Our professional development seminars run as a full day from 10am - 5pm and cover a wide variety of topics including:
Pricing and product viability - looking at how to calculate your prices and whether a product line is working.
Continual Professional Development - identifying your stengths and weaknesses and looking for opportunities to improve your skills.
Making the most of being online for marketing - websites and social media and how to make them work for you.
Time management and planning - structure your day, week and year to make the most of your time for work, life and experimentation.
Selling yourself - portfolios and talking about your work to different audiences.
Keeping it legal - how to keep records and make sure are correctly registered and reporting.
How to run a course. Planning, timing, preparation and delivery of creative courses.
Getting your work out there. What opportunities are there for artists locally and nationwide and how to get your work selected.
Giving talks and presentations.Structure and content. Methods of delivery and clever tricks to calm your nerves!
Writing for Creative Professionals. Ways of writing the texts you will be asked for from a bio to a statement or a piece description.
Presentation techniques. From individual pieces to collections, we will look at branding and identity as well as personal presentation
All seminars are included in the business support membership.
Non-members can book the seminars at £45 a day.
contact your local centre to find out the date of the next professional development day
Forms are in PDF format so you can open them on any computer, print and fill in or in Excel format with formulae to help you get the prices right to complete on your computer. Stock checks must be completed on site so please print them to fill in manually.