Alison Branagan MA AIC FRSA is a specialist business adviser working within the visual arts and creative industries. She has a proven track record in research, devising innovative short courses for artists, designers and creative people, which have enhanced their professional standards, increased entrepreneurial skills and generated opportunities to further their practice or enterprise. For further infomation please visit the Central Saint Martins' website or click through the link below to enroll.

Entrepreneurship For Creatives – Evening Course

 

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Alongside talent, artists, designers, image makers and creative professionals have prospered through a variety of means. Many skills need to be enhanced or acquired to become a successful practitioner or build a business within the creative industries. This course aims to assist in developing a range of inter-personal and practical enterprise skills to help you profit from opportunity.

Topics covered

Through a series of workshops, you will learn how to focus, negotiate, construct networks, create a vision, work with others, understand key legal aspects and business strategy. Learning about these topics will assist you in pursuing an entrepreneurial outlook which can inspire a new sense of direction. The course includes exciting talks by successful creative entrepreneurs.

There will be sessions on idea generation, publicity stunts, innovation, trend forecasting, crowdfunding, presentation and creating an inspired sales pitch

The city law firm Laytons LLP is offering a free business name check and trade mark search to delegates on this course.

Who should take this course?

Artists, makers, designers, photographers or any other creative professionals wishing to develop their entrepreneurship skills.

 

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Dates & Times

 
Dates  08/01/19 – 26/2/2019 (8 Evenings)
Day/s of Week Tuesdays
Time 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Cost £525 Term Time
Location Granary Square, Kings Cross
Enrol Please click here to enrol & view more info
 
Dates 16/04/2019 – 11/06/2019 (8 Evenings)
Day/s of Week Tuesdays –NO CLASS ON 21 MAY
Time 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Cost £525 Term Time
Location Granary Square, Kings Cross
Enrol Please click here to enrol & view more info
 

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Student testimonials:

Very interesting and useful course, rewarding, great handouts, ideas and tips”Claire Silvestre

Thank you for all the wonderful insights you provided us! I would not have been able to successfully substantiate my photography practice without your valuable inputs”Vishal Kumaraswamy

“A wonderful world of insights into the very complex universe of business”Jacinta Sullivan www.jucintasullivan.com


 

Business Start Up For creatives – Weekend Course

 

This course is for artists, makers, designers, photographers and image makers who wish to know about how to set up in business, and learn about the benefits of becoming self-employed. Did you know for instance that you can be employed and run an arts practice or design business at the same time? Did you know that if you freelance, sell work or need to gain commissions or run workshops on an ongoing basis you might need to gain legal trading status? But don’t panic!

This course will give you a concise overview of where to find sources of support, how to write a business plan, promote and identify a market for your artworks, designs, and creative skills. Other topics covered include raising awareness of legal issues, taxation, costing and pricing, what to charge and how to get paid.

The course includes a talk by a recently self-employed arts, design or lens-based start-up.

City law firm Laytons LLP is offering a free business name check and trade mark search to delegates on this course.

Who should take this course?

Artists, makers, designers, photographers or any other creative professionals wishing to develop their entrepreneurship skills.

 

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Dates & Times

 
Dates 08/12/2018 – 09/12/2018 (2 days)
Day/s of Week Saturday and Sunday
Time 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost £325
Location Granary Square, Kings Cross
Enrol Please click here to enrol & view more info
 

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Presentation Skills For Creatives

 

To make a success of your practice, career or business within the visual arts and creative industries, ideas need to me conveyed in a clear and engaging manner. This course will support you in raising your profile and attracting new clients. It is essential to present yourself and your artwork, creative products and proposals confidently to potential sponsors and be able to buy at fairs and exhibitions.

Topics covered

During this course you will learn by a mix of taught theory and practical exercises and techniques that will build your confidence and help you overcome any public speaking fears.

This summer school course will assist you in the structuring or oral presentations; improve vocal performance, webcam use, and make the most of written, printed and visual materials.

Who should take this course?

This course is aimed at artists, designers, photographers or creative professionals who are already trading or employed in the arts or design sectors or who intend to set up an arts or design practice.

 

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Dates & Times

 
Dates 09/02/19 – 10/2/2019
Day/s of Week Saturday – Sunday
Time TBA
Cost TBA
Location Granary Square, Kings Cross
Enrol Please click here to enrol & view more info
 

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If you would like to have a business advice session with Alison Branagan or are interested in her running a workshop for your business or organisation, please contact her on 020 8365 0453 or email her on alison@alisonbranagan.com

 

 
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