Professional Development

Design Your Practice

Cultural Enterprise Office

Deadline: 05 May 2017 at 12:00

Cultural Enterprise is launching an 8 week evening programme for creative freelancers to establish their practice and proactively take control of their future.

A freelance career is becoming a common prospect for new creative graduates as the labour market becomes more fluid. You need transformational assets to proactively seek out opportunities to develop and sustain your practice. You also need an entrepreneurial and business approach to make sure you manage aspects of your self-employment effectively.

A foundation of business understanding in recent graduates allows the journey to sustainable practise to happen quicker. It also adds a professional toolbox and ensures that if in the future you want to develop a freelance practice into a significant business you have the foundation to do so.

We will cover

Costing and pricing your work
Marketing your services
Planning and Business Structures
Finance and Administration

We want this programme to be sustainable and repeatable, so there will be a charge of introductory charge of £100 per participant. This means it will covers its costs. It will commence on the evening of Monday 15th May. We are running it in Glasgow initially but plan on rolling it out across Scotland.

We believe this programme which will help you earn more, focus your skills and talent, avoid costly mistakes, manage your time and energy and give you a grounding in business which will let your creative practice flourish. And you can set it against your tax bill!

Are you a Glasgow based creative who is interested in this? To express an interest please email When you are accepted on to the course. Full payment will secure a place.

Location: East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire

For further information, please contact (, or call 03339997989, or visit

The deadline is Friday 05 May 2017 at 12:00.

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