INDIVIDUAL CREATIVE BUSINESS MENTORING
Lets put our heads together....
It doesn't matter if this is new to you entirely or you want to branch out in a new direction. Maybe you want to put some changes in place to help your work feel more manageable? Or finally put some time into getting that passion project up and running that you've always wanted to run,
I'm here to help.
I am passionate about sustainable creative careers and supporting people to share their creativity with others. I am a firm believer that freelancing is sustainable with the correct approach and support, and that independant creatives work is an invaluable resource that is so often unsupported, therefore putting strain on those facilitating the spaces. This is particularly the case when individuals work across many organisations or settings. I want to support your creative practice as a whole, in a holistic way to encourage planning and resilience for yourself and your participants.
I qualified as an Art Psychotherapist in 2017, and have more than a decades experience in the field of mental health. This includes charity management and grant funding applications, evaluations and project delivery. I have successfully produced creative sessions both independently and through charitable organisations supported by National Lottery and Arts Council England funding.
Notable grant funded spaces to date
One year Arts Council funded role as charity manager (2016)
Fundraiser for charitable sector organisation (2018-2021)
Covid Support Grant from Arts Council England (2021)
'Wellbeing Studio' grant funded from National Lottery (2019-2022)
Other notable experience
British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT) regional coordinator (2018-2021)
Delivered training and/or creative workshops for Severn Arts, Spare Room Arts and Meadow Arts.
Board member of Droitwich Arts Network (DAN) (2019-2022).
Guest lectured at Worcester University (Fine Art/Psychology degree course).
Founding member of Worcester Arts Collective CIC (2023).
I can help you to:
️Formulate your own projects and plan out what you need in place get going.
️Set yourself up as a sole trader and start your own side hustle, make sure you have all the logistics and formalities covered.
️Have the tools to make tracking your business ins and outs so much easier.
️Support your mental health/wellbeing whilst you use your own unique skills to support others (you can't pour from an empty cup).
️Identify funding streams and spaces where your work can be shared and supported with likeminded individuals.
Share my experiences and understanding of the mental health and wellbeing sector.
Consider your own continued professional development and next steps to progress to where you want to be.
This is all about supporting your vision of where you want your practice to fit, all our focus in our time together will be tailored around what you are wanting to a develop and achieve.
To arrange a free, no obligation 30 minute phone call to think about working together please get in touch.
Are you running a current project which is public facing with a mental health focus? Could you benefit from regular checking in and/or space to process, plan and problem solve? Could your wellbeing be supported around that particular group or space?
That's called Project Supervision - and I can offer this too. There's more of a definition of this space and some testimonials HERE.
Please don't worry about the exact type of space you need - If you aren't sure, get in touch and we can talk it through.