Alison Branagan

Alison Branagan is an author, visual arts and creative industries consultant. She is also an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins.

She has recently worked at the University for the Creative Arts as the Creative Enterprise Coordinator for UCA Epsom, UCA Farnham and The Royal School of Needlework.

Over the last decade she has written several business start-up and enterprise books and has studied different approaches to teaching business theory and enterprise skills. Her key text is The Essential Guide to Business for Artists & Designers published by Bloomsbury. She has also devised and facilitated upon many enterprise projects for universities and business support organisations. Entrepreneurship for Creatives Business Start-up for Creatives and Presentation Skills for Creatives are current courses at Central Saint Martins.

Alison is currently working on developing an exciting new professional development module for first year BA students called Creatives Vocations at the Art Academy. She is also piloting a mentoring programme with the Goldsmiths’ Centre and The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths.

She has a Masters degree in Applied Art and Visual Culture, is an Associate of the Institute of Consulting, a Member of the Society of Authors and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is also an associate of The Design Trust and has worked as a mentor on the Crafts Council’s Hothouse Programme.

Short Courses and Workshops

The Crafts Council Central Saint Martins
New Ashgate Gallery Creative England
The Art Academy The Goldsmiths’ Centre
The Design Trust Wandsworth Enterprise Week

 

Consultancy and Enterprise

Arts Thread The Freelancer Club
RCA Fuel Artquest
Asos The Future Foundry
Projection Artworks The Artists Information Company

 

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What do her students say?

Testimonials from some of the many students Alison has coached in Entrepreneurship & Business start-up.

Alison's course is very eye opening and informative, I feel confident I can start my own business adventure. I feel motivated and excited for things to come.

Leighton Johns
leightonjohns.co.uk

This course has transformed my way of thinking about negotiation. The intellectual Property lessons have given me much enthusiasm and also confidence to trade and earn a living.

Sophie Giblin
kollektivgallery.com

I really liked how the course was geared towards the commercial world. It had a very good real life application.’

Rob Dakin
clockworksoldier.com

Very inspiring course, excellent for getting to know the harsh realities of being self-employed. This course covers everything you didn’t know.

Audrey Whelan
audreywhelan.com

Alison's workshops were a wealth of information and presented in an interesting way. I've had my own business for 5 years and have still learned so much.

Stephen Hall
magpiedesigns.co.uk

Alison's courses will inspire any creative who dreams of starting their own business. You learn to think like entrepreneurs do, and all of a sudden even the most ambitious aspirations seem within arms reach.

Alana Biviano
bvncreative.com.au

 

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