Meet the Finance advisors helping the creative industry flourish

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Launched across England in September 2014, Creative Industry Finance is a programme designed to assist creative and cultural enterprises in securing the finance and investment needed to develop and grow into sustainable businesses, and is delivered and managed by Creative United. Meet three of the Creative Industry Finance Advisors in this video (filmed by MyCake’s Read the full article…

Blast Theory – Part 2 – Interview with Matt Adams

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In the second part of our interview with Matt Adams, of internationally acclaimed artists’ group Blast Theory, we chatted to Matt about ratios of grant funding to earned income within the organisation. “We spend much more time and energy now on how we survive than we did 3 years ago or even six years ago“ Read the full article…

Blast Theory – Part 1 – Interview with Matt Adams

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We visited Matt Adams of Blast Theory at their HQ in Portslade, UK to catch up on where the arts organisation is currently at with their business model and to ask what have been some of the interesting challenges on the way to success. Here is Matt telling us a bit about their experiments with Read the full article…

Testing out the market: Fashion

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One of the key challenges new fashion businesses face is that of reaching their customers. Since the recession retailers have become more risk averse when it comes to trying out new brands and for a label which wants to position itself above the high street then a stall in a market just won’t cut it. 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…

Make Art Pay

Episode 1: Katharine Morling – 9 years In this new series of videos Artquest presents three artists and makers who, focussing particularly on the issue of money, funding and finance, look back at their careers and consider what has worked for them when investing in their businesses, getting commissions and selling work. In the first Read the full article…

Jotta recently caught up with Sarah Thelwall

Jotta the online platform for exploring collaboration in art and design recently caught up with MyCake’s Sarah Thewall for an interview for their Features section of the jotta website. Sarah talks about using the wisdom of crowds in the data that is collected at MyCake and Culture Benchmark as well as the risks new creative Read the full article…