How to Freelance
Mar 27, 2021 at 11:00 — 13:00 (GMT)
Join serial freelancer, artist & educator Rachel Dobbs for this 2 hour workshop to think through ways in which we can address some of the structural problems of being self-employed in the arts. Let's figure out how we can each think, act, and work in ways that are less precarious and more sustainable over the long-term. We'll address ways to re-think ideas of ‘success’ (drawing on Rachel's experiences as 1/2 of LOW PROFILE), finding ways to work collectively (considering worker cooperative & collaborative models), and ways to set your own terms & conditions (inspired by Rosalie Schweiker).
Before the session itself, you'll get a bespoke Resource List - of videos, weblinks, texts etc - for you to have a look through before / after the session, and help inform our discussions during the workshop.
SOME EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – "How To Freelance" is ideal for both those who are new to freelancing, and those who already have a history of self-employment or 'portfolio working'. To get the most from this workshop, you will need to have either some initial ideas for arts or creative freelance work you wish to develop, or have an emerging or established self-employed practice.
This workshop will take place on Zoom, using video & audio, and the workshop leader will ask you to participate throughout (either by voice or text chat). There will be a scheduled 10 min off-screen break during the workshop. You are very welcome to bring a support worker with you to the session (just let us know by email after you book so we can share the Zoom link with them too). We can also arrange live-captioning, BSL, or other on-screen access support that helps make it easier for you to attend.
Please let us know if you have any access needs by 15 February 2021, via email@example.com, so we can make arrangements
About Rachel Dobbs:
Rachel is ½ of LOW PROFILE (with long-term artist collaborator Hannah Rose), co-director of Jamboree (a national gathering of artists & curators), founder of North Star Study Group (a creative learning project for adults investigating the contexts and impacts of colonialism) and is a member of a-n The Artists Information Company’s national Artists Council. Rachel regularly delivers community education projects for Take A Part and specialises in project development & consultancy, creative education, supporting neurodiverse artists & crowdfunding for creative and community projects.