Networking

Evie Godfrey

Meeting other creatives gives you the chance to learn from others and may even lead to future work or collaboration opportunities. Find networks associated to your field online or join the Creative Wakefield Network to meet other local creatives.   Other local creative networks: ● Leeds Arts University Creative Network ● Kerning the Gap: Female Graphics Collective ● The Yorkshire …

Grants and Financial Support

Evie Godfrey

Keep your eye on our News page for latest grants and funding news or sign up to email to receive alerts relevant to your sector.   Find grants: ● ARTS COUNCIL Support and funding for arts and creative sector. ● ARTS & CULTURE FINANCE Funding aimed at organisations in the arts and cultural sector. ● ARTS FUNDRAISING & PHILANTHROPY Free …

Coaching

Evie Godfrey

A specialist career coach can offer expert guidance, but this type of support usually comes at a cost. However, with a little dedicated research you may be able to find free or subsidised opportunities, such as: ● ADVANCE– Support for creative and cultural practitioners, freelancers & SME’s in Wakefield. ● AD:VENTURE– West Yorkshire regional support if you’re looking to start …

Upskilling

Evie Godfrey

In fast-paced creative industries, it’s important to keep on top of your skills.   Here are a few suggestions of where to look for up-skilling opportunities: ● ARTS PROFESSIONAL– Professional development event listings. ● COURSERA– Online courses from leading organisations and universities. ● WFD CREATIVE PATHWAYS- Find creative qualifications within an hour’s commute of Wakefield (coming soon) ● DIGITAL CULTURE …

Sector Support

Evie Godfrey

Find the umbrella / governing body for the sector that you work in and check regularly for opportunities such as mentoring schemes, funding and courses.   Sector support suggestions: ARTS COUNCIL                    Support for the arts and creative sectors. BRITISH COUNCIL UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and education. BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL Supporting the growth and success of the British …

Practical Support

Evie Godfrey

When freelancing or running your own business, questions often arise about how much you should be charging, keeping on top of your taxes and how to find work.   Useful Resources: ● AD:VENTURE– Free dedicated support for new start-ups in West Yorkshire. ● A-N– Resources and information to support professional artists. ● ART QUEST– Everything a graduate needs to know …