Free downloadable resources

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Discover what funding is available

Wish you knew what sources of funding were out there for craft makers? Wish no more! I've done the research so you don't have to.

This pdf shares the main sources of funding available to makers and offers starting points for your own investigations.

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Question your creative practice

Every day last February I posed 28 questions that encouraged makers to share the why behind their work.

Doing this they built up a collection of valuable insights into their practice (which could be really handy for applications, writing artist’s statements or generating content for their online platforms). Why not give it a go yourself? Download the pdf of the questions to get started.

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Reflect on what lies ahead...

8 makers share their experiences of starting their creative careers and offer advice for those at the beginning of their creative journeys.

This resource is perfect for recent graduates or any maker in the early stages of their careers.

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Get inspired...

A round up of all the books I recommended in 2017.

A great place to start looking for ideas on making, creativity, living the creative life and much more!

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Get inspired...

A round up of all the books I recommended in 2018.

A great place to start looking for ideas on making, creativity, living the creative life and much more!

 

eBooks

A compilation of resources that all makers at the start of their creative careers should have. From crucial application deadline dates, to templates for Press Releases, there should be something here that will be invaluable as you take your first steps on your journey.

22 pages of essential information & writing templates/guidelines

In this e-book I share with you tips for establishing a writing routine, and exercises you can do at any time to help you investigate your making practice and craft words that reflect your work.  Build a writing routine into your creative practice and feel more confident communicating about the work you do.

12 pages of guidance and exercises

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In this ebook I share with you insights, tips and tricks on how to write an awesome artist’s statement about your work.

 All the tips and strategies are based on tried and tested methods I have used working with makers to enhance their written communication about their work. Many of these ideas form the basis of talks or lectures I give and can offer you new ways of approaching a piece of writing.

12 pages of essential information & writing templates/guidelines

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In this e-book I share with you 5 tips for 5 different topics, covering the most common types of writing you'll have to do about your practice (including artist's statements, marketing copy, social media posts, funding applications & product descriptions). Perfect for anyone looking for ideas on how to make their writing shine.

14 pages of tips, strategies and links to online resources