Managing a Creative Arts Future

Ref: C3530844

Delivered over three days, the course is designed to facilitate creative practitioners into the workplace by identifying driving forces and key transferrable skills. We explore the idea of allied career and consider and identify further supportive studies. We also look at setting up the basic groundwork to establishing good business practice for self-employed practitioners including establishing a good work flow, administration systems, data, financials, marketing, press, networking and legal and ethical considerations. The course is delivered with a less formal approach and leans more towards adult learning and facilitation.

Course aim

To facilitate creative practitioners into the workplace by helping identify key driving forces, transferrable skills and introducing the notion of portfolio careers. Also, setting up and supporting a framework for good business practice.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify at least two transferrable skills and two areas for development
  • List 5 important considerations for a strong operational framework when setting up a creative business
  • List at least 2 important factors to consider when planning a press, publicity or marketing campaign
  • Recognise at least 2 potential areas of legal and ethical consideration when pursuing a creative arts career
  • Identify at least 3 ways in which to support good mental health whilst working in the creative arts

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • You may want to bring a notebook and pen for taking notes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Tutor will suggest sources of additional information where relevant

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Managing a Creative Arts Future

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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