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10th June 2019 Carol Jones

Resources tagged with "freelancer"

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

By Culture+Published:2019 Type: guide-toolkit


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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 encouraging greater awareness and exchanging tips and helpful advice,  How I Cope  aims to create a space for us to support each other, and the health of our sector in general.       Arnelle Paterson is a freelance journalist   How I Cope From the moment I walked into my freighting and logistics work …

Published:2019 Type: blog


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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. By encouraging greater awareness and exchanging tips and helpful advice,  How I Cope  aims to create a space for us to support each other, and the health of our sector in general.      Finola Billings is a freelance writer.   How I Cope I always knew establishing a career in a creative industry would be a …

Published:2019 Type: blog


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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 encouraging greater awareness and exchanging tips and helpful advice,  How I Cope  aims to create a space for us to support each other, and the health of our sector in general.     Hannah Mason is the founder of  The Content Managers, an agency that support artists and creative businesses to …

By Hannah MasonPublished:2019 Type: blog


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MY FREELANCE JOURNEY: BLOG Eight – NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

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       BLOG 8: New Year, New You  Before we look at what the New Year holds, lets reflect on the first six months of my leap into freelance life.  Fortunately, I had heaps of beginner’s luck and contracts came my way quite easily. Life was good for three months - I had the happy (yet chaotic) balance of a family life, and a work life with clients, and my invoices were being paid.   Unfortunately, I fell into the trap of forgetting to market myself during times of ‘feast’ and when my contracts came to a natural end; I plunged into a period of ‘famine’ that …

By Beckie SmithPublished:2019 Type: guide-toolkit


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MY FREELANCE JOURNEY: BLOG Seven – 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       Blog 7 - A Day in the Life    I’m a good five months in to being a Freelance Arts Marketing and Fundraising Consultant now. Is it what I thought it would be?   Working for clients is exactly what I expected.  But the thing that has surprised me the most is the balance between the need to market yourself and doing the work.  When I was employed the typical day began with me answering emails, sometimes (let’s be honest) batting them away with a short and sweet answer in …

By Beckie SmithPublished:2019 Type: guide-toolkit


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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       Blog 6 - Networking and Training    Working from home is often one of the most life changing things for a freelancer, especially if you have never done it before. Like marmite, you either love it or hate it.   In order to be at my most productive, I refuse to load the dishwasher or do the laundry as “I wouldn’t be doing that if I were in an office.” Keeping ‘work time‘ just for work is very important to me.  Sometimes, it’s hard. For employed people, a “bad day in the office” results in …

By Beckie SmithPublished:2019 Type: guide-toolkit


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My Freelance Journey – Blog Five: 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    Blog 5 - HIGHS and LOWS   Those of you with children will know that there are certain phrases that people say so often they become annoying. “They grow up so fast”, “Everything is just a phase”, “We’ve all been there”. Silently, you shout back “I wish they would grow up”, “This isn’t a phase, they are like this all the time” and “Yes, well good for you, I’m here right now and it sucks!”  I soon learned there are equally annoying phrases associated with freelancing. “It’s feast …

By Beckie SmithPublished:2018 Type: guide-toolkit


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My Freelance Journey: Blog Four – 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 Marketing yourself and getting work With all the background work done, I needed to put myself out there and start getting work. I thought this would be easy – having been at the top of my game in marketing, I assumed that marketing myself would be second nature. I was wrong. I found myself standing on two polar extremes. On one hand I was ready and eager to go. There were people to meet, organisations to help, …

By Beckie SmithPublished:2018 Type: guide-toolkit


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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 Ron Evans (Group of Minds), Carol Jones (AMA) and Deborah Reese (Cast in Doncaster) who helped as I grappled with shaping my direction because I found this question hard. What have I got that no one else has? What is my USP? Why hire me instead of someone else? …

By Beckie SmithPublished:2018 Type: guide-toolkit


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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   Introduction to Beckie Smith As I sit in my kitchen with my laptop open, my cup of tea just made and the title of my first blog post just typed, I can’t help but feel a bit like Carrie Bradshaw, posed in her New York apartment looking out of the window as she did at the start episode of Sex in the City.   And with that, you have my introduction; I’m Beckie Smith an experienced Arts …

By Beckie SmithPublished:2018 Type: guide-toolkit


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My Freelance Journey: Blog Two – 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   Blog 2 - Becoming a freelancer – the practicalities So decision made – I’m going freelance. Where do I start? Luckily, I had a friend who made the same decision 2 years ago, and we agreed to meet for a play date (child lingo for cup of coffee) to get the low down. “It’s great,” she tells me. “You can work your hours around the kids (or traveling if you’re young free and single) and if you’re too …

By Beckie SmithPublished:2018 Type: guide-toolkit


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