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Workshop: Busyness Planning

Wednesday, 9 January 2019
4 – 8pm

Taking place at STEAMhouse.
Advance Booking is essential. Please note this is a two part workshop - Part 2 is on 21 January, 1–5pm

Be more organised in 2019!

In these two 4-hour sessions, led by artist Rosalie Schweiker, you will learn how to make your own ‘busyness plan’.

Who is it for?
People whose work might, or could, have a commercial element, such as a product or service, but don’t fit neatly into capitalist and growth-centred economic theory. It has been designed for artists, designer makers, and other creative and cultural producers, but anyone who is interested in exploring a different, artist-led approach to business planning is welcome.

What will you get out of it?
A busyness plan, tailored to your individual needs + useful methods to get organised, refine your ideas and brands, schedule your progress and evaluate the artistic and economic viability of your projects. We will also explore alternative methods of networking, draft our own terms & conditions and practice saying No.

When is it?
This is a two part workshop with sessions on 9 January, 4–8pm and 21 January 1–5pm. Participants will need to attend on both dates.

How do I book?
To book a spot email ruth.claxton@bcu.ac.uk 

Advance booking is essential, and priority will be given to STEAMhouse members and self employed sole traders or businesses based in the GBSLEP region. If you are not a STEAMhouse member, please tell us a little bit about yourself, and why you would like to take part.

What’s STEAMhouse?

STEAMhouse is a new centre for creative innovation and cultural production. Developed by Eastside Projects in partnership with Birmingham City University, Phase 1 is based on Digbeth High Street and has 15,000 sq feet of space with a range of spaces including co-working, project spaces and the Production Space – a substantial, new makerspace with equipment and technicians to support production and prototyping in digital, wood, metal and print.

STEAMhouse is focussed on the development of new products and services, which Artists produce in the form of artworks, arts projects and creative services. Therefore, though you might have a new commercial product idea, you can also propose to produce a new body of work; make new work for a particular opportunity; build technical and business skills; test new production processes; or explore ways to extend what you already do through new collaborations or the application of your ideas in different contexts.

Find out more HERE