Freelancing or Starting Your Own Business

Evie Godfrey

Freelancing or Starting Your Own Business

In many creative industries, it is very common to be self-employed.


Here are some resources to look at if you’re considering setting out on your own:

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 about becoming an artist.

DIGITAL BOOST– Volunteer experts to help small businesses and charities grow.

FREELANCER CLUB– A collection of resources to support freelancers.

FREELANCER NEWS– Learn how to become a freelancer.

FUTURE GOALS– A free course about starting your own business.

NOVA– Supporting community and voluntary sector initiatives.

THE DOTS– Get advice, meet collaborators, find jobs.

THE LEP– Guiding small-medium sized businesses in West Yorkshire.

WAKEFIELD FIRST– District wide support for businesses.


What should I charge?

Artists Union England– Helping artists and employers determine fair pay for artists.

Creative Lives in Progress– Salary transparency in the creative industries.

Musician’s Union– Rates of pay for musicians.

For further practical tools and tips, search ‘business support’ in our Resource Library.