06 June 2022

New FREE 4 week course to help Creatives build their business

The Business and Intellectual Property Centre in Devon (BIPC) has worked with experienced artists and experts to create a new FREE course designed to help early stage creatives to develop their business.

The 4 week Art of Business course starts on Monday 4th July and can be accessed both online and in person. Local Artists will be sharing their knowledge and experience, through interactive sessions at Exeter and Barnstaple Libraries, and online.

The Art of Business Course will incorporate business skills for those working with:

  • Written Word
  • Photography
  • Film-Making
  • Music
  • Painting & Sculpture

The programme aims to develop the business skills to support an artist in creating a career from their creativity. Our skills-based workshops include marketing, branding, social media training, and web design. Alongside the events and workshops, there will be networking events for creatives to meet other like-minded individuals.

BIPC Devon Manager Richard Love said: We have some great Colleges in Devon, with many excellent courses for art students, as well as thriving arts and creative communities all over Devon. We wanted to work with colleges to reach early-stage creatives as well as those looking for a career change. We have worked with local successful artists and experts, to create a programme covering key business skills and gives attendees a flavour of what it is really like to make a living as an artist, and what that entails.

BIPC Devon’s ART of Business Course runs throughout July and features weekly webinars and online workshops, interactive sessions, networking opportunities and 1-1 support. Attendees will grow their business skills and learn how to find their niche, build an audience, grow a career as an artist, and find inspiration from the creatives delivering the course. The material will be recorded so participants can review it at their own pace. There will also be opportunities to join up with existing creative communities for networking sessions.

The course is free to any resident of Devon and more information is available at: https://bipc.librariesunlimited.org.uk/the-art-of-business/

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