Creative Spark Coaching
I offer 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring for creatives as Creative Spark Coaching. I’m based in Worcestershire but can work across the UK via Zoom.
I work with artists, makers, photographers, musicians, and performers to help them build businesses that work. My enthusiasm to help creative professionals to find new ways to bring their ideas to life is at the heart of everything I do.
As an experienced producer and fundraiser with over 20 years’ experience, I offer coaching and mentor support and project consultancy.
I can help you to:
- Explore your goals and focus on what's important
- Work out what's stopping you and get things on track
- Write successful funding applications for your projects
- Explore and implement ways to increase your income
- Think about change and how to adapt in uncertain times
Areas of Specialism for Mentoring
- Goal Setting & Planning
- Overcoming Barriers
- Business Planning
- Financial Management & Budgets
- Product Development
- Leadership and People Management
- Developing Networks
- Marketing & Social Media
Manda Graham, Funding Mentor and Coach for Creatives
I have mentored and supported 100s of artists to deliver project throughout my 20 year career as a producer working initially as a Events & Exhibitions Manager at Highcliffe Castle in Dorset and then as Arts Development Officer at Malvern Hills District Council in Worcestershire. In 2015, I joined Meadow Arts, Shropshire-based NPO as part-time Assistant Director and in 2016 set up my consultancy business as a creative producer and a socially engaged arts events company, Equal Vision CIC.
I have been a qualified RD1st coach since July 2019 when I launched Creative Spark Coaching focusing on supporting creatives to build thriving creative companies.
"I’m so pleased to be a mentor for the Advance programme. In these tough times it’s more important than ever that creative businesses can access support to enable them to explore options and move forward with confidence. I hope that I can use my experience of working in the cultural sector to provide insights and new approaches to support companies to clarify, plan and work towards their goals."