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Time to flex: coping as a freelancer post Covid-19

In 2018, Beckie Smith, Directing Consultant at Flying Geese shared her journey setting up her own consultancy and tackling a career as a freelancer in My Freelance Journey – a series of eight blogs written for AMAculturehive. Two years on Beckie takes us through how her consultancy has grown and now, as an established freelancer, ... Read more


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

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Working from home: tips and advice for the arts industry

Working from home is new to many as the sector adapts to life during Covid-19. Ticketsolve shares tips and advice on ways to stay productive and positive.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Research

Cooperative working to save the cultural workforce

The Catalyst Network says now is the time for more inter-team panning and delivery, to look beyond job titles and departments and not forget how organisations work with freelancers.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

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A Guide to Successful Freelancing

Nick Cooper, resident blog author at NCC covers a wide range of useful information in this fulsome guide to successful freelancing. Includes: how to set up, get work, tax, insurance and other legal aspects, invoicing, staying motivated. A general guide for all types of freelancers across all sectors.


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Business resources for artists, creatives and freelancers

A compendium of resources created by the Arts Development Company through the Culture+ programme to support artists, small businesses and freelancers. Culture+ is funded by the ERDF and Arts Council England. Illustration by Bel Burkill


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Guide/tools

How I Cope

How I Cope – Arnelle Paterson

How I Cope  is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.      Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. By ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

How I Cope

How I Cope – Finola Billings

How I Cope  is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.        Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

How I Cope – Hannah Mason

How I Cope  is an on-going blog series where colleagues from across the sector – and at different stages of their career – share their experiences of self-care and wellbeing.   Mental health and balancing work and life is increasingly recognised as essential to our happiness and ability to make the most of our talents. By ... Read more


Published: 2019 | Resource type: Article

My Freelance Journey: Blog 8 – New year, new you

The final blog in a series of 8 where we follow Arts Marketing and Fundraising consultant Beckie Smith on her journey into life as a freelancer. 


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

My Freelance Journey: Blog 7 – A day in the life

MY FREELANCE JOURNEY is a new bi-monthly blog series where we follow Arts Marketing and Fundraising consultant Beckie Smith on her journey into life as a freelancer   .    


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

My Freelance Journey: BLOG Six – Networking and training

MY FREELANCE JOURNEY is a new bi-monthly blog series where we follow Arts Marketing and Fundraising consultant Beckie Smith on her journey into life as a freelancer    


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

My Freelance Journey – Blog 5: Highs and Lows

MY FREELANCE JOURNEY is a new bi-monthly blog series where we follow Arts Marketing and Fundraising consultant Beckie Smith on her journey into life as a freelancer  .  


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

My Freelance Journey: Blog 4 – Marketing yourself and getting work

MY FREELANCE JOURNEY is a new bi-monthly blog series where we follow Arts Marketing and Fundraising consultant Beckie Smith on her journey into life as a freelancer  


Published: 2020 | Resource type: Article

My Freelance Journey: Blog Three – Understanding your place in the market

MY FREELANCE JOURNEY is a new bi-monthly blog series where we follow Arts Marketing and Fundraising consultant Beckie Smith on her journey into life as a freelancer. Understanding your place in the market So, how does my new freelance venture fit in the market? It is here that I need to name check and thank ... Read more


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

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My Freelance Journey: Blog One – Introduction

MY FREELANCE JOURNEY is a new bi-monthly blog series where we follow Arts Marketing and Fundraising consultant Beckie Smith on her journey into life as a freelancer.


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article

My Freelance Journey: Blog 2 – Practicalities

MY FREELANCE JOURNEY is a new bi-monthly blog series where we follow Arts Marketing and Fundraising consultant Beckie Smith on her journey into life as a freelancer


Published: 2018 | Resource type: Article