So what do creative professionals need to know about finance – video recap

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On 12th March 2014, Sarah Thelwall joined Be Smart About Art founder Susan Mumford online to explain some basics of finance for creatives using her Plain English style. Sarah is a strategist and consultant in the Creative Industries and grand dame founder of MyCake.org, our resource for online financial management and benchmarking business tools. Sarah Read the full article…

From studio to pop up gallery: Sarah meets artist Kellie Miller as she ventures into retail

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In January Lauren and Sarah met with artist Kellie Miller at her new pop up gallery in Brighton’s Lanes. Kellie kindly let us film a series of short ‘top tips’ videos in the beautifully presented Kellie Miller Arts gallery space, the videos will form part of the work we are doing this May with Yorkshire Read the full article…

Be Smart About Art: What do creative professionals need to know about finance? Tonight 8pm

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Be Smart About Art runs a series of free online sessions called Second-Wednesday Webinars. They cover essential knowledge for professionals working in the arts sector and are given by specially chosen experts. Tonight’s webinar will be given by our very own Sarah Thelwall and will address the question What do creative professionals need to know Read the full article…

Fashion stars call on Scots to ‘Love Your Clothes’

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Director of Edinburgh International Fashion Festival Anna Freemantle and top Scottish designer Niki Taylor launch new campaign to stop millions of pounds worth of clothes going to landfill A new campaign to encourage Scots to value clothes more and waste less was launched last week by top fashion industry figures. The Love Your Clothes campaign Read the full article…

Commissioning opportunity for South East based artists: HOUSE 2014

Brighton and Hove’s annual visual arts event HOUSE 2014 are inviting applications for this year’s artist commissions. Hurry though there is one week left to apply, the deadline is Friday 17 January 2014. HOUSE 2014 have launched a commissioning opportunity in partnership with Lighthouse, Brighton Festival, Photoworks, The Regency Town House and University of Brighton. Read the full article…

Engage International Conference 2013

The engage International Conference 2013 takes place across Birmingham this week. Sarah will be contributing to the conference programme on the topic of the value of arts to society beyond the economic. The conference sessions will be at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) building and at Ikon gallery from 7th – 8th November with Fringe Read the full article…

Amato – the avant garde Middle East label meshing cultures through fashion

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Soniya Kirpalani, award winning documentary filmmaker and Sarah Thelwall, MyCake’s founder (as well as an avid follower of fashion industry developments in the Middle East), are in Dubai over the next 3 days for Fashion Forward. Whilst there, they are meeting with designers, industry experts and leaders in fashion academia to document the event and Read the full article…

Sarah urges Folksy sellers to learn from their numbers (plus last day for MyCake discount)

If you go down to the Ecclesall woods today … you would never have guessed that it was invaded last weekend by a hoard of Folksy sellers, staff and speakers. Not only was the Folksy summer school weekend event on 10th and 11th August sold out but all the talks were packed out and the Read the full article…

Autumn arts conference & events announcements 2013

August – September 2013 Creative Europe: Gearing up for 2014 Information and funding advice seminars from the UK Cultural Contact Point happening across the UK this month and next. http://www.culturefund.eu/events/   7th & 8th November 2013 Extraordinary Change: The 2013 engage International Conference The 2013 engage International Conference at the CBSO will explore the challenges Read the full article…