Training Workshops and Business Talks


I currently offer the following workshops:

Setting up a community group or a community interest company (CIC) – the pros and cons

Learn what you need to do to set up a group that supports an aim, ethos or community need and how, by formalising your group, you can achieve funding and support.

Running workshops in your local community

Covering all the things you need to take your skills out to others including developing a teachable workshop from your skills, health and safety/risk assessment, insurance & DBS, tips on engaging and motivating people and finding/creating the groups in the first place.

Writing a Business plan and business forecasts – the way forward for creatives

This is an essential for many of us and yet crunching numbers and being pinned down to a plan is the last thing we want to do. However it doesn’t have to be dreary and formatted so it is of no use to us. A business plan and business forecasts are meant to help not hinder us (as well as help us if we are trying for business bank accounts, loans or funding). I can help you develop a business plan that reflects you and your business and that will help you to grow a sustainable future for yourself.

Funding – how to find it, how to prepare for it, and how to get it

A fairly in depth workshop on what you need in place to apply for funding, developing an idea, writing the application and identifying potential funding streams.


I charge £35 per person for my training workshops to a minimum sized group of 8.

Please get in touch for more information and to schedule a workshop with me.


I currently offer the following talks:

  1. Becoming and being a self- employed creative practitioner- all you need to know
  2. How to find, prepare and achieve funding
  3. Applying to the Arts Council –  what is required to write a successful application (based on my personal experience/artists perspective)
  4. How to set- up a community group or community interest company (CIC).
  5. Being a self-employed artist- What you need to know to make it work.


I charge £80 for a 2 hours talk plus travel expenses for a group of up to 8 people. Additional attendees will be charged at £8 per person.

Please get in touch for more information and to schedule a talk with me.

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