Specialist self-employment seminars

These online seminars aim to cover particular aspects of making a living as a creative practitioner. Host institutions can put forward two students or graduates interested in self-employment for each seminar. Numbers are limited to 25 attendees, so everyone can ask questions. Dates given are provisional and will be confirmed at the beginning of each month

Support organisations for Creatives   Tue 24th Jan 2023   13:30 - 14:30 (confirmed)
looking at organisations offering networking, web profiles, insurance etc
Guest creative - Pamela Schilderman

Projects and funding    Tue 21st Feb 2023  13:30 - 14:30 (confirmed)
applying for traditional funding, crowdfunding, delivering successful projects
Guest creative - Shirley Harris

Social Media and web presence    Tue 28th March 2023  13:30 - 14:30 (confirmed)
how to promote and sell your work online, build a following, use scheduling apps
Guest creative - Jessica Grady

Charging for work and invoicing    Tue 25th April 2023  13:30 - 14:30 (confirmed)
working out what to charge, using recommended rates of pay, creating invoices
Guest creative - Tod Jones

Copyright and licensing   Tue 23rd May 2023  13:30 - 14:30 (confirmed)
protecting your 'IP', negotiating contracts, dealing with copyright infringement 
Guest creative - Celia Smith

Keeping records and tax   Tue 27th June 2023   13:30 - 14:30 (confirmed)
simple digital and paper systems, understanding Self assessment, dealing with HMRC
Guest creative - Rory Buckland

We often have spare places to offer to those on our back-up list, so let us know if you’re from one of our hosts and would like to attend