On this special edition of Elevenses Rachael Brown is joined by freelance creative practitioner Kathryn Welch to share the research findings from The Creative Hustle: How Artists Make it Pay project.
Through a series of frank interviews with creatives from all kinds of backgrounds and disciplines, this research sets out to understand and share freelancers’ experiences of piecing together a sustainable living in the arts. The aim of this work is to tackle taboos around talking about money, to help more people understand the challenges and opportunities of a career in the arts, and to share knowledge about how to make it work.
The research also offers challenges to employers and organisations about better practice to help more people feel able to make their living in the arts.
At the end of this conversation, the speakers will open up the discussion for attendees to ask questions and share their experiences.
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More about Rachael
Rachael is committed to supporting businesses that are creative and want to make a social impact. She has over twenty years of experience as a leader in the creative industries and social enterprise sector building impactful businesses and turning ideas into reality.
As Chief Executive of The Future Economy Company, she leads an all-female executive team across a wide range of innovative programmes that up-skill, empower and connect our community. When not at her desk or in a meeting, she can usually be found hosting or speaking at events, running business skills development workshops, consulting with a range of organisations and institutions and working with the government to negotiate policy change on behalf of our sectors.
Connect with Rachael at the Creative Entrepreneurs’ Club
More about Kathryn
Kathryn Welch is a freelance practitioner interested in championing communities, building connections in unlikely places, and celebrating creativity at the heart of it all. Formerly Director of Voluntary Arts Scotland and Operations Director at Macrobert Arts Centre, Kathryn has a wide range of interests across the arts, and is excited by the possibilities of bringing people from different backgrounds together.
Connect with Kathryn at the Creative Entrepreneurs’ Club