Affordable, accessible online training for freelancers and small arts organisations. Courses include: Writing Funding Bids, Crowdfunding and Setting up an arts organisation.
“A great mix of practical and informative. I found the whole thing really inspiring .” Lou
“I feel really empowered by the knowledge you shared. It was easy to understand, constructive and actionable. So thank you so much!” Sarah
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I think that training should be both useful and enjoyable. I keep the pace up and the focus on activities and discussion, so participants leave with their questions answered and an action plan to get started. I run regular online courses and you can sign up to be notified of upcoming courses here. I can offer in-house or online training, deliver for artist development programmes or guest lecture. You're also welcome to buy in a training day for your organisation and then make it a public training session to cover the costs.
Funding bid writing
An introduction to who funders are and how the application process works, followed by a series of activities exploring different sections of a bid. I ask attendees to come with a (real or hypothetical) project idea so that you can leave with notes or drafts ready to write a bid. Designed for first time bid writers and for those who want to hone their skills or increase their success rate.
Intro to arts finance
This is finance for those with little previous experience or people who would rather wrestle a crocodile than do a budget. We will demystify budgets, look at finance planning for your project and share the spreadsheet love.
A chance to explore the crowdfunding phenomenon, test out different platforms and begin campaign planning.
Arts project management
An overview of each stage of arts project management, from planning through to evaluation. We will cover an introduction to budgeting and marketing arts projects and hone your project idea.
Time to focus on evaluation planning. We will consider how to structure your evaluation to ensure you're collecting the data you need and telling the story you want to tell. We will also explore a range of creative ways of capturing feedback for evaluation purposes.
to suit you
I'm happy to tailor existing training sessions or put something together to suit your area of work. Previously this has included GDPR and finance for artists, fundraising specifically for a library context, budgeting for emerging producers, business planning for creative start ups, risk assessment and events management for young people.