SELF-MADE SERIES: Turning Creativity into a Career

Working in the creative industries doesn’t mean not being able to pay the bills. You could be a musician, performer, journalist, graphic designer, filmmaker or any part of the creative industries and be able to turn your creativity into a full-time career.

In this hands-on session, journalist and founder of the freelancer community platform FJ&Co, Anna Codrea-Rado, will talk you through the tools you need to create a sustainable career out of your creativity.

The session will cover how you can use the creative skills you already have to build a viable career in the arts. You’ll learn how to turn your side hustle into your main hustle, find untapped income streams and make a full-time business out of your creativity. You’ll leave with a clear plan for taking the next steps on a path towards building a creative career for the long-haul.

Who will be teaching the project?

Anna Codrea-Rado is a freelance journalist who writes about culture and technology for the publications including the New York Times, Guardian and Wired. She is also the founder of FJ&Co, a platform for freelancers that gives them the tools, resources and community support they need to make a sustainable self-employed living. Before going freelance, Anna was a news editor at Vice and before that, she worked at the Guardian in both their New York and London offices.

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I’m not sure I can afford to take part…
If you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare, we can help. Find out how you can get support.

If you are using a bursary to pay for the project, please ensure you arrange this with the Advice Base with plenty of time before the start of the project.

I have additional needs. Can I still take part?
We have places available on all our projects for individuals with additional needs. Get in touch so that we can discuss your requirements and do our best in supporting you.

This event is part of the Self-Made Series. If you’re aged 18-30, looking to make a career out of your talent, monetise your practice and stand out from the crowd, these events will provide you with the essential tools you need to be successfully Self-Made

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