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Our Made For Each Other wellbeing tips

Last Sunday (10 October) was World Mental Health Day, and to mark it we ran Made For Each Other, a day of free digital talks, workshops and coaching sessions, made by and for creative freelancers to help us all take a few moments for our own wellbeing and creativity. It was part of the hub’s […]Read More

MADE FOR EACH OTHER – our 2021 World Mental Health Day offering

Made For Each Other is a day of free digital talks, workshops and coaching sessions, made by and for creative freelancers to help us all take a few moments for our own wellbeing and creativity on World Mental Health Day. It’s part of the hub’s ongoing Balance programme, which helps creatives take better care of […]Read More

Balance #11: You’ve got this – how to boost your confidence and self-esteem

As things start to open up again, it’s a big moment for lots of us in the creative sector; some are heading back to work or pitching for new gigs, others finding that their careers remain on hold. Many of us find ourselves riddled with fear and insecurities. The truth of course is that, no […]Read More

Our free Invent Your Future (The Art of Creative Pivoting) course returns in July

“The course helped me put my values into real focus, not only regarding what I want for my business but also what I want and need for myself and my family. It was refreshing to do a course where both of these aspects felt equally important. It’s also really helped me drill down into what […]Read More

Back by popular demand! Our Balance your mind training returns this June

“It was great to spend time thinking about practical solutions…Lovely, warm atmosphere too; the way you facilitated made it easy to chat or add comments, which were all picked up and woven in beautifully. It was great – thank you!” Katharine, poet (on our 1st edition of this course)   Balance your mind is the […]Read More

Our free ‘Taking Care of the Business’ business planning course is back!

“Thank you so much. The way this was framed and the debunking of language was so helpful and liberating. Business planning now feels possible and dare I say it exciting.” Karen, creative producer   After selling out earlier this year, our Taking Care of the Business – Getting Creative with Business Planning course is back! […]Read More

Balance#10 – Help! I need somebody… Here’s what you missed!

We’re stronger together, but knowing how to help can be tricky. And asking for help can be even trickier, especially at times like this, when things are apparently getting back to normal (whatever that is). Sometimes – whether we’re the one offering help, or the one who needs it – we are simply our own […]Read More

Balance#9 – Forget FOMO! Currently it’s all about FOGB – fear of going back

With the government offering us a roadmap out of lockdown, hopes are high within the creative sector that things will begin to right themselves in the summer, and that come the autumn the stage will be set for our music venues and theatres to throw open their doors, for film sets to be buzzing with […]Read More

Our new Balance Your Mind training course is now open for applications!

Balance your mind (so you can balance the books) is our new mental health and wellbeing course for artists and creative freelancers and entrepreneurs. It’s designed to help you understand what helps you to take care of your mental health, and identify tools and habits to improve it, all things that will also help you […]Read More

Inventing Your Future – The Art of Creative Pivoting: apply now for our new course

With business as usual out the window for so many in the creative sector, we need to be thinking more than ever about what comes next. About what business ‘not as usual’ might look like. About how we might change our game, switch careers. About where the new possibilities are, which the right ones are […]Read More