Creative Freelancers Network

19th January 2015 at 10:39

Creative Freelancers Network

Calling all professional freelance artists, filmmakers, musicians, theatre makers, photographers, writers, makers and those working in other creative disciplines…

Creative Freelancers Network is a pilot project for Spring 2015, supporting freelance artists and creatives with networking events, FREE seminars, shared information and opportunities.

Each session will consist of a one hour seminar with lots of opportunities for individual questions and conversation. There will also be an opportunity to network with freelance artists and people working in many creative fields, make new connections and share ideas. These sessions are also an opportunity to share information and support each other, so please do bring along any news of opportunities to share, and be prepared to take part in discussions. But don’t worry – we won’t put you on the spot!

Spring 2015 Sessions will take place in Lancaster and Burnley.

Like the facebook page: for information and updates, and feel free to ask questions, chat with other freelancers, and post information about events and opportunities.

Creative Freelancers Network is supported by Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council, Talk with LEAP and Burnley Arts Centre.

Seminar Programme: Spring 2015

The first two seminars are now open for booking:

Funding Your Project, with Karen Barnes, Artistic Director, Burnley Youth Theatre

Monday 26th January 6pm - 8pm Burnley Arts Centre

Karen’s seminar will cover how to access funding (Arts Council England) as an individual artist and also look at other available funding streams.
Karen will discuss the value of partnership working to enable you to access more funds and alternative fundraising ideas, finding your Unique Selling Point (USP) and communicating this to potential funders / donors, and managing funds, evaluating impact and opening doors to future funds.
An essential seminar for artists, creative freelancers and small organisations, ideal for those new to the world of arts funding, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

Click here to book your FREE place via the EventBrite link.

Funding Your Project, with George Harris, Independent Producer & Fundraising Consultant

Wednesday 28th January 6pm - 8pm The Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster

George will cover the essentials of raising funds for your arts project: where to start, how to find the right funding for your project, and how to plan your strategy and make the initial approach.

Covering the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of working with funding partners, what to expect when applying for funding. The seminar will cover Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts funding stream and other sources of funding for arts projects.

With plenty of time for discussion, this session is ideal for those with an arts project in mind, or those wanting top tips for fundraising success.

Click here to book your FREE place via the EventBrite link.