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How to set up, survive and thrive as a freelancer in the cultural sector

  • NCVO 8 All Saints Street London, England, N1 9RL United Kingdom (map)

A one-day training course for those aspiring to be effective and successful freelancers and consultants.

Join this practical and inspiring training workshop designed to kick-start and sustain a flourishing freelance or consultancy business. The day is jam-packed with proven approaches, ideas and tools to get started, market yourself, find work, win work, manage your finances, handle client relationships and look after your health and well-being.

The course is run by Marge Ainsley and Christina Lister, experienced trainers and award-winning freelancers who work in the cultural sector and co-run the Museum Freelance Network.

The day is for anyone thinking about freelancing, or has been freelancing for less than a year by October 2019, and is working with arts and heritage organisations across any art form or specialist area. The course is relevant to all artforms and aspects of the day will be tailored to the participants attending, but please note that there is a particular focus on museums, heritage sites, libraries, galleries and archives.

“Thanks for an awesome, jam-packed day of practical info. Definitely value for money!!!” (Previous delegate)

“This was an absolutely fantastic day: I’ve learnt so much and Marge and Christina are not only excellent facilitators, but also incredibly generous in sharing their own experiences. I highly recommend this day for anyone – existing, potential freelancers – and actually people who contract freelancers in organisations too. Thank you.” (Previous delegate)

“So brilliant! One of the most useful and relevant workshops I’ve ever been to. Thank you.” (Previous delegate)

Early bird places are £200, then standard tickets are £230. Includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments. No VAT payable.