Looking for inspiration and ideas to take your creative / cultural business to the next level?

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Yorkshire and Humber Contemporary Visual Arts Network (YVAN) is running a free professional development seminar – The Business of the Arts – for anyone in the region working in the contemporary visual arts sector, 1.30-5.30pm, (plus networking afterwards) Monday 1 July in Sheffield.

This free seminar forms part of YVAN’s Cultural Entrepreneur Programme (CEP) that is supporting six cultural entrepreneurs working in the contemporary visual arts and design sector. But we’ve decided to open the session up to anyone from across Yorkshire and Humber region who may want to come along. 

Who is speaking?

The sessions will focus on business planning and development, including how to sell work online, on site and through events and third parties. Leading creative industries consultant and author of T-shirts and Suits David Parrish will share his extensive knowledge of working with small to medium sized creative enterprises with practical steps in how to understand your business and develop its potential. Laurence Lane and Paulette Brien from Manchester-based International 3 will share their expertise in helping artists to sell their work, fresh from leading the YVAN and Arts Council England supported Market Share programme. As CEP 2013 project managers Andrew Palmer and Helen Palmer will also give an overview of the initiative.

Who is it for?

This event will be of genuine interest for any independent people who want to see how some cultural and creative entrepreneurs can and do grow their enterprises. The event also includes a social session for further networking and conversation – and even perhaps finding out more about CEP and how a future course might help you.


Showroom Cinema and Workstation Creative Business Centre

15 Paternoster Row

Sheffield, S1 2BX


Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment, and also to let us know how many seats to put out and drinks vouchers to print. For more information, visit www.cvan.org.uk/yorkshire, or the CEP blog at yorksculturalentrepreneurprog.tumblr.com.

To sign up for this free seminar, go to: cep-businessofthearts.eventbrite.co.uk

If you have any queries, do please email Jennifer Dean on j.dean06@gmail.com