I'm A Creative, Get Me Out Of Here!
I'm A Creative, Get Me Out Of Here is an exciting one-day event to equip final year students at Bath Spa University with the survival skills needed for life after your degree in the creative and cultural industries.
You've got the ideas, you're about to get your degree, what happens next? Well, we'll show you, in an exciting, action-packed and information-loaded day.
- Wednesday 2 May 2007 (9.30am-4.30pm: Drop-in or do the lot ... it's your call)
- Bath Spa University Theatre, Newton Park (Shuttle bus operating between Somerset Place and Newton Park)
- Shuttle bus departs Sion Hill (Somerset Place) 0930 and 1300
- Shuttle bus departs Newton Park (Library) 1330 and 1630
- 0930 Networking area opens (until 1330)
- 1000 Survival Skills Choose A1 (Copyright) or A2 (Career Planning)
- 1100 Survival Skills Choose B1 (Freelancing) or B2 (Sponsorship)
- 1200 Survival Skills Choose C1 (Start-up) or C2 (Marketing)
- 1330 Digi:Nation and SatNav:Creative Industries
- 1430 Industry Insights
- 1600 Networking reception with wine
From 9.30am until 1.30pm, our Networking Area in the University Theatre foyer is the place to be. Instant advice and guidance will be available from a range of relevant support organisations and services, including:
- Arts & Business
- Arts Council England
- Bath Area Network for Artists (BANA)
- Business Support Office (BSU)
- Careers Service (BSU)
- Creative Learning Agency
- National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship
- South West Screen
- Transition Tradition
- Volunteer Challenge (BSU)
In addition, Ed Preedy, our resident Creative Business Doctor will be on hand all morning to offer personal health checks on any new businesses you've got underway or new ventures you're about to embark on. Visit the Arbutus Innovation website for more information http://www.arbutusinnovation.com
If you're wondering what other fellow students are planning for their future, why not share and compare on our dedicated Wonder Wall?
Everyone's on hand to let you know about the wealth of help and support available to you once you graduate including our own teams from Business Support Office, Careers Office and the Volunteer Challenge.
No need to register - just pop along!
A series of intensive Survival Skills workshops will take place between 10am and 1pm covering all the basics and some. Places on most workshops are still available. Book now to secure your space (see below).
Know your (copy)rights!
A1 : 10am-11am : Facilitated by Amelia Freeman
What does © copyright mean for artists? Profit from your intellectual property: Take control over the value locked up in your precious ideas, designs, inventions, performances etc. Understand Intellectual Property (Copyright and other expressions) and learn to profit from it.
A2 : 10am-11am : Facilitated by Annie Warbuton (ArtsMatrix)
A guide to career planning and navigating your way in the creative industries.
B1 : 11am-12noon : Facilitated by Amelia Freeman
Working as a successful freelance artist: Where to begin starting out on your own: find out about marketing yourself: selling your talent, networking, keeping organised, how to register for tax and where to go for help and support.
Get that arts sponsorship deal
B2 : 11am-12noon : Facilitated by Rachel Hemingway (Arts & Business)
How to get commercial sponsorship: Understanding business and exploiting their agendas to meet yours …
Starting your creative business
C1 : 12noon-1pm : Facilitated by Amelia Freeman
Setting up a successful creative business or enterprise. Take the right steps from day one: learn to how to research, plan and implement a strategy that can reward you in the highly competitive setting of the UK creative industries.
Marketing & Promoting your Work
C2 : 12noon-1pm : Facilitated by Ruth Staple (ArtsMatrix)
A guide to arts marketing, promoting yourself and promoting your art.
** Capacity in each session is limited. ** To guarantee your place on one or more of these sessions, please e-mail your session choice(s) (e.g. A1, C2) along with your name and student number to email@example.com or sign-up in person at the main receptions at both Newton Park and Sion Hill campuses.
Digi:Nation and the SatNav:Creative Industries (1.30pm-2.30pm)
From 1.30pm, the action moves in to the main auditorium of the University Theatre. We're delighted to be able to offer you a vivid insight in to the nation's digital habits. Martin Prendergast Arts Manager, Guardian Newspapers highlights some very recent in-depth research comissioned by The Guardian on how different 'digital tribes' are using and relating to technologies some of us, at times, take for granted. Do you regard yourself as a member of the Digi:scenti tribe or perhaps you're a Digi Joe Public. Find out here ...
And then, to help you find your way around the often confusing and complex creative industries landscape, we hear from Tracey Guiry Director, ArtsMatrix - your reassuring guiding voice in SatNav:Creative Industries.
For Nine-and-a-half minutes we challenge the experts to tell us all we need to know what they think is needed
today to succeed in the creative industries ... in absolutely no more than nine-and-a-half minutes.
No handouts. No bull. Just the raw facts.
- Tom Chambers Actor, Holby City's 'Sam Strachan'
- Leigh Aspin Interactive Editor, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 7
- Katrina Percy Studio Assistant, Team Rubber and BSU Cultural Studies & Media Communications Graduate (2005)
- Rachel Evans Freelance Producer (“Don’t Die Young”, BBC2 2007; Producer “Newsround”, “Short Change”, BBC1 2001-2004)
- Ryan Norman Junior Editor, New Moon Television and BSU Creative Writing Graduate (2006)
- Karen Smith Freelance Arts Consultant/Researcher
How did they get where they are today? What would they have done differently? And, from our recent graduates, what was life really like after University? There will be plenty of time for Q&A and dedicated one-on-one networking time over a glass of vino at the end of the afternoon.
Put everything you've gained from the day in to practice. Meet the speakers, meet the funders, meet future colloborators. Oh, and we'll give you a glass of wine to help the conversation flow that little bit more easily ...
How do I get involved?
Simply get the date in your diary, register for the Survival Skills workshops above and then sit back, relax and wait for I'm a Creative, Get Me Out Of Here! to hit Bath Spa on Wednesday 2 May 2007.
Schedule subject to change
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