Creative Pathways?

Creative partnerships 1
What I get out will only be multiplied by what I can put in.
 

A Hot House style course designed to bring sustainable practice – my interpretation from enrollment on the 10th of November.­

Why am I doing this course?
The question posed to me;
I am not sure
I have a definitive answer.
My head is a fog of,
A primary boy
And
A teenage girl,
Existing business commitments
And home refurbishments
(cold hard shell to cosy – eventually!).
Yet I find myself starting something new.
I do know I need a creative outlet,
I need to earn money to be able to do it and
Need something that is me
Or
I may disappear completely.
So far…8 creatives –
A student,
3 painters, a
Jeweller and
Printmaker,
A textile artist,
A sculptor
And me, a ceramicist;
Then…


17th November, the first session – there was a lot on offer last night but perhaps I should lower my personal expectations?  What I get out will only be multiplied by what I can put in.

Sarah Dixon began module 1: Being a Practicing Artist - Exhibiting, Finance and Marketing. I am not ready for this stuff. Most of the group are already trading, for a number of years in some cases, but probably best I don’t dwell on that for too long; I will have to suck it up and retain it all for future reference.  Some links given out that might be useful to you too…

artquest.org.uk/articles/view/how-to-get-an-exhibition
gov.uk/working-for-yourself/what-counts-as-self-employed
theabundantartist.com/pricing
thedesigntrust.co.uk/free-resource
artscouncil.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/toolkits

Looking forward to next time (8th December) – Approaching Galleries, Pricing Work, Trade Shows and Transporting Work.

Written by Amanda Cornelius