Are you are considering setting up your own business in the Creative Industries? Or looking to make a little extra income with your creative skills? Well this FREE project is for you.
This short, accessible programme will enable learners to develop a full business plan and a portfolio, including IT presentations and promotional material of their craft/ skills. Participants will also receive guidance from a mentor who will prompt and guide them through this experience.And all within a creative learning environment. This project has been developed by the WEA in response to specific needs identified in the Creative Industries and follows on from the highly successful pilot scheme which took place last year.
"Prior to starting the course my work revolved around PR shots,weekly gigs and the occasional wedding. I was lacking focus. Creativity Thirst has given me this focus and has helped me think outside the box and now my weddings have doubled. My understanding of self promotion and finance has increased; as has my confidence. I would recommend this programme to anyone who wants to make the most of their career."
Arts Officer and Flowerfield Arts Centre Manager Malcolm Murchison (pictured above) comments:
"This course offers the perfect helping hand for those who want to make a start with their business in the creative industries – the programme will help participants to develop a full business plan, a portfolio, and promotional material through the use of specialised mentors relevant to their business idea. Coleraine Council recognises that the creative industries is a major growth sector and contributor to wealth in the economy and initiatives such as this offer the perfect opportunity for individual talents to develop business ideas and make their own contribution to the development of this exciting sector."
This project is supported by the Creative Industries Innovation fund.The funding bodies are the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure (DCAL).Thanks to this support, this project is FREE to participants.
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