The Project will recruit 10 visual artists who are sole traders / small businesses, 5 will need to be start ups and 5 more established artists. An application process will ensure that all participants are committed to sustainable business development. Priority will be given to applicants who have not benefitted from training and business development initiatives previously offered for the creative sector in Somerset. These participants will be visual artists sole traders but will not exclude applications from sole traders working in the creative sector.
Becky Wright Coach for New Leaf Life Design said, “We are delighted to be offer ten Somerset Visual Artists this unique offer, last year was a huge sucess and its on this merit that we have been given the green light once again. Participants will not only receive two sessions of free coaching but be able to participate in 4 evening workshops which have been tailor made to support them in digital media, sales and marketing. The coaching aims to develop a stronger sustainable business model. This in turn develops a competitive advantage by creating the conditions for growth in the creative sector.”
This is a collaborative venture with:
Jim Hardcastle Viper Marketing & Communications Group offering two digital media workshops
Barnaby Adams Cuckooo Design Studio offering branding workshop http://www.cuckooo.co.uk/
Presention on Sales
Pam Knight PR, Marketing and Rumwell Hall White Knight Marketing
Katie Venner Evaluation Day and Project Advisor
Alex Roland Your IT Now and Phil Dyer Trendbuster Films for filming dates will be filming some events and interviewing.
Deborah Durrant Evaluator from Be Curious Ltd.
The application form can be accessed via New Leaf website
Last years project details can be located : http://www.newleaf.uk.com/
All applications must be received by 12 noon on 14th September 2012
Full list of workshops and details of coaching can be accessed here:
The creative industries sector in Somerset employs circa 8,000 people and accounts for approximately 8% of the county’s workforce. The sector generates approximately £400 million in output per annum in the county and forms a growing part of Somerset’s economy. The creative economy also contributes to the vitality, identity and cultural development of the county.
Katie Venner will be Project Advisor to New Leaf Life Design. She has extensive experience of the Creative Industries as a coach and action learning set facilitator.
The only cost involved for the 10 chosen artists will be £5 per workshop to cover food costs. Workshops will be open to a further 10 participants who are involved in Creative Industries in Somerset, cost to external participants £25 per workshop.