NN Contemporary Art is currently closed whilst we undergo capital renovation works at 24 Guildhall Road, with a planned opening to the public in early 2022. Meanwhile, we host our programme of events online.

CPD: First Steps to Setting up an Arts Practice or Working Freelance with Alison Branagan

03/07/2021
First Steps to Setting up an Arts Practice or Working Freelance

In this online event First Steps to Setting up an Arts Practice or Working Freelance with Alison Branagan, you will learn more about how to get started in the creative industries.

In this short talk, we will cover how to set up a visual arts practice, as an artist or maker. Equally, you may be a professional creative wishing to work freelance within the arts or creative industries. In seven easy to follow steps we will cover the basics of how to get started, covering research, networking,  finding support, promotion, planning, funding, and registering yourself as a self-employed artist, maker freelancer.

Alison Branagan is an author, visual arts consultant and an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins. She has written several business start-up and enterprise books her most recent publication is ‘The Essential Guide to Business for Artists & Designers’ (2nd Edition, Bloomsbury 2019). She has also devised and facilitated upon many enterprise projects for universities and business support organisations. She has a Masters degree in Applied Art and Visual Culture, is an Associate of the Institute of Consulting, a Member of the Society of Authors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also an associate of the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education, a consultant to The Association of Illustrators and a Craft’s Council Talent Development Associate.

Access Notes
In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the event will happen on Zoom – a link will be emailed to attendees. This event will be live captioned and transcription will be available afterwards. The event will be recorded for archival purposes. For help with how to set up Zoom and accessibility enquiries, email maria@nncontemporaryart.org.

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