Creative Business Workshop at The Water Tower

I’m off to Northamptonshire on the 5th of March to run a Creative Business Day with Pete Mosley.  I’m taking The Refectory Table ‘on the road’ for the day.  Our days for makers, artists and creative businesses are popular, very well received, and are designed to help people identify and develop key aspects of their creative business. This workshop’s suitable for people at all career stages and works for people that have just started out as well as more mature practitioners.

We’ve developed this event specially for The Water Tower, the beautiful home and creative workspace of Rosalind Stoddart. The Water Tower was shortlisted in 2011 for the Architects Journal Award for Best Project under £250,000 – the internal staircase was moved outside the Tower to provide more space inside, releasing the remaining building for various uses. Seen as a sculptural addition, the staircase is a black monolith, inspired by the work of American artist Richard Serra.

Rosalind describes herself as an Independent Cultural Engineer – engineering connections between people to create new cultural events and projects. Her work to date has resulted in her commissioning projects with jazz singers, storytellers, printmakers, filmmakers and yoga practitioner. Rosalind’s practice has established her as a major contributor and influence on the visual arts scene in Northamptonshire and beyond.

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art started as a gallery that Rosalind curated and ran within her own home for twelve years and became highly regarded. The gallery project is now based in Thrapston, so Rosalind has been able to rearrange her space, relocating the fully equipped print studio – complete with etching press, into a well appointed outbuilding, and turning the vacated studio into a yoga space. These spaces can be hired, and Rosalind recently hosted two 2-week print residencies in the print space.

We’ll be working on the ground floor with access the gardens during breaks. The fantastic garden is a site for permanent sculpture and temporary installations and an ever-changing plethora of bird life!

What’s included on the course:

A course pack and a copy of ‘Make Your Creativity Pay’ by Pete Mosley.

Hot and cold drinks all day, healthy lunch, plus home-baked cake before the final workshop session.

You’ll leave having had the time to think about your business, with a much clearer idea of where you are heading, a personal action plan with clear goals and milestones, and a visual timeline

You can find out more about this friendly and sociable creative business day here.

Finally, thank you Rosalind – we’re looking forward to it!

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