Factory is a free professional development programme for creatives in Staffordshire. View our free Factory sessions planned for April 2023.
Factory Seminar: Creative Business Planning
Join us for a fascinating and practical Factory Seminar about business planning for creative businesses. If you feel daunted by the idea of creating a business plan, then this is the session for you.
When: 5 April 2023, 6–7:30pm, Online
Factory Lunch Hour: Crafting Your Next Job Application
Competition in the job market is higher than ever, which makes it important to craft a standout application. Join us for this session to find out what gets you noticed and invited to interview. In this Factory Lunch Hour – Crafting Your Next Job Application, you will be given insight into the recruitment process in the cultural and creative sectors.
When: 17 April 2023, 1–2pm , Online
Factory Seminar: Knowing When to Change Direction
If you want to talk about changing direction in your artistic practice then this is the seminar for you. This in-person Factory Seminar – Knowing When to Change Direction will be an interactive conversation between artists and creative businesses focusing on the theme of change and growth. It will be led by Dan Southward, the Relationship Manager at ACAVA Studios and Rob Fenton, Graphic Designer and Muralist. Using their experiences with change, Dan and Rob will create space for participants to question how they might adapt their practice or pursue new skills or opportunities.
When: 19 April 2023, 6–7.30pm, In-person
Where: ACAVA Spode Works Studios
Two-part Factory Seminar: A Guide to Finances for Creatives
Join us for a Two-part Factory Seminar – A Guide to Finances for Creatives led by published author and start-up business expert Peter Ball. From workshop planning to ordering materials, selling work, choosing the right business insurance, taxes and delivering projects – managing finances is vital to ensuring you don’t overspend. This means you can set your prices, manage your time effectively and create a sustainable business.
When: 25 and 26 April 2023, 5–6.30pm, Online
Factory is a free professional development programme for creatives in Staffordshire.
Delivered in partnership with Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, Staffordshire University and the British Ceramics Biennial. The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Every month, established artists and other professionals deliver practical and interactive workshops online. The participants are encouraged to meet in breakout rooms, which offers an opportunity for networking.