It can be really intimidating looking at how to build a business as a freelancer and a multidisciplinary artist. There’s a lot to think about and juggle – admin alongside creativity and actually having a life? It’s not easy and it’s taken me 10 years to feel like I’m starting to find my feet. I’ve had mentors in the past and it’s been so beneficial to see how they work and hear what tips they’ve picked up along the way.
After being asked to mentor one Rising Arts Agencies creative cohort in 2020 I realised how much I love mentoring! So if you’re looking for someone to share advice they have as well as be your personal cheerleader, get in touch if you think I might have some insights for your journey!
Currently I am a:
- Director of three business
- Content creator
- Audio editor
- Visual artist
- Event planner
And those are just the ones that I can listen off the top of my head right now! It looks like a lot right? Well yeah, it is – I would be lying if I said it wasn’t but I love that every day is different. I love that I get to have space to think and create, learn and grow every day. My career path has never been clear and though that can bring some fear it’s also very exciting. SO! If you are a creative person and you would like to talk through where you, your ideas and just have another brain to bounce ideas off – get in touch!
You can book in for a one-off or set up regular meetings via phone call, or zoom. Depending on how you best work it can be a half-hour coffee catch-up or a more in-depth hour with focussed conversation. When you book a mentoring session in I’ll ask you to let me know what area of your work you’d like us to look at.
In the past, I’ve mainly worked with early-career creatives and freelancers who are finding new ways to use their work and challenge themselves. The beauty of being creative is that you can adapt your talents to a huge variety of occupations but sometimes it’s hard to see where the links are. If you’re someone with a lot of ideas and passions but you’re not quite sure of how to prioritise or adapt them, I can share some tips on how I’ve developed mine.