A freelance career in the creative arts
A freelance career in the creative arts

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Week 3: Identifying my support network

Introduction

Last week, you reflected on your own needs and perspectives when considering self-employment or working as a freelancer. This week you’ll focus on those needs and explore the support networks that can help to meet them. These might be organisations that offer support to freelancers, or individuals who can help you with your specific needs. You’ll also consider ways in which you can help yourself by networking more proactively and using social media.

Watch this short video in which creative freelancers share insight into their own first steps, and the courses and individuals who supported them.

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By the end of this week you should be able to:

  • analyse gaps in your own skills and knowledge
  • identify the support available to you
  • build a useful network of contacts and collaborators.

You’ll begin this week by investigating some of the key elements involved in the growth of your idea and your freelance business.

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