The Artist as Creative Entrepreneur

A weekend of questions, talks, workshops and ideas led by Elisabeth Clarke-Hasters and Oli Pinchbeck
11am – 6pm
9-10 February 2019

We aim for you to leave this workshop with a better practical understanding of what it takes to make a career in the arts, and with a wider knowledge of the skills to be developed or sought from others.

Money and success in artistic creation
The cliched picture of the starving artist is still dominant in the collective psyche today. But this is a product of Romanticism and Bohemianism that may no longer be relevant in the fast-changing world of the 21st century. Is it necessary to be poor to be unconventional? Does being paid for your work corrupt it? Should I pay other artists, or offer an exchange? How should I price my work?

Facebook and Social Media
Social media can be a powerful publicity tool, but is there a ‘right’ way to use it? What is the ‘best’ platform for artist’s promotion and publicity? What does it take to be an influencer in the arts?

Creation, Training and Funding
The current creative process is strongly focussed on obtaining funding and grants for creation – but is this the only way? How can we develop our own work? If I do want to look for funding, how do I write a ‘good’ application?

CVs, dossiers and applications
How does the quality of my publicity material affect my application? What should be on my CV? How long should it be? Where should I send a CV, and where should I send a dossier? Basic aspects of document creation will be covered, and individual consultations with the session leaders will be available in the days around the workshop.

Networks and networking
Networking for its own sake is somewhat dirty, so how can we harness our personal networks in a positive way that benefits those around us as well as ourselves?

Session leaders:
Elisabeth Clarke-Hasters
Born in the U.S., she has been living in Europe for over 40 years. A dancer, actress, choreographer and teacher, she has worked with, among others, Pina Bausch and Maurice Bejart, at major opera houses and theatres throughout Europe. She has worked for many years in the field of arts education, and after training as a life coach, is developing a coaching programme especially designed for artists.

Oli Pinchbeck
Oli studied maths, economics and languages at school, before graduating university with a degree in Chinese. He has lived and worked all over Europe, and further afield including Brazil, Dubai and China. He has worked as a teacher, a book-pricer, an event caterer, a computer programmer, a street performer and a project manager. In his first job in his career in advertising, he helped grow his account from a team of two valued at 400.000€ per annum to a team of eleven valued at 1.500.000€ per annum before leaving to work freelance at some of the top agencies in London Ad-land. He now uses his corporate experience to manage Katapult.

Places: 40
Level: Open to all
Price – Early bird: 20€ Regular: 30€
On-the-door: 40€
Individual CV/dossier consultation: 20€

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