FREELANCING 4 CREATIVES
Hastings House, Fitzalan Place
Cardiff, CF24 0BL
Saturday 23rd November
9.30am – 4.30pm
Tickets: £15 – £20
To identify the legal and business obligations of working on a freelance basis in a friendly and safe environment along with other creatives.
This interactice workshop will explore the different business models and provide useful tips and practical tools to help you with the practical side of working as a freelancer/sole trader.
By the end of the workshop you should be able to…
- Identify the different types of business models
- Compare the key legal obligations of different types of freelancers i.e. between individual responsibility for paying Tax and N.I. and an employers’ responsibility
- Examine relevant fees and expenses to negotiate with potential employers
- Demonstrate how to calculate tax and national insurance payments
- Analyse what expenses you can include in your tax returns
- Identify practical financial business templates – e.g. invoices, income and expenditure spreadsheets
- Review top tips and useful resources
Level / Experience
This workshop is aimed at anyone who would like to explore the practicalities of setting up as a freelancer / sole trader and improve their practical business skills. Whether you have been made redundant; are new to the industry; are returning to work; or wish to improve your work situation, this course will help you on your way.
“Many people are becoming self employed. We need all the help we can get from reliable sources. Keep the courses going please.”
Trainer – Siân Gale
Siân manages the CULT Cymru project. She has run her own companies specialising in business support and equalities. She has worked as a freelance Production Manager in TV and film and on a highly successful business start-up programme. (PGCE Qualified Trainer)
For further details and to book a place please go to the Eventbrite page:
Pitching your Ideas
Thursday November 28th
Suite 2 & 3, 1 Cathedral Rd
Cardiff, CF11 9SD
9.30am – 4.30pm
Tickets £25 – £50
Do you work in the creative industries and have an idea or piece of work that you’d like to pitch?
Whatever you want to get across, regardless of what your role is in the creative sector there are key basic principles to a great pitch.
This one-day practical workshop aims to help you to create and practise a pitch that will help you present your idea or work in a coherent and business-like way. (In a supportive environment).
By the end of the workshop you should be able to:
- Convey your idea / piece of work in an engaging, clear and concise manner
- Communicate your vision effectively
- Indicate what resources you’ll need as well as what you can bring to the table
- Explain why your proposal should be commissioned or taken on board
No previous experience of pitching or presenting is required but it is important to bring a written outline of an idea or piece of work with you so that you can work on it during the course.
You will develop and practise your pitch in the morning and, as there are only 8 places on this workshop, you will be given an opportunity to present your idea / work and receive feedback from the group in the afternoon.
Trainer, Angela Graham:
Producer / director of more than 100 broadcast documentaries in Welsh and English.
Feature film producer and screenwriter; journalist and fiction writer.
Member of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain
For further details and to book a place please go here