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CG members meeting/arts & culture forum

  • The Pavillion (Raikes Room) Hatherley Lane Cheltenham, GL51 6PN United Kingdom (map)

Making meaning - making money. How can we ensure we are sustainable as artists or organisations without "selling out?"

This seminar will focus on Income Generation and different business models.  Pippa Jones, Development Director at Create Gloucestershire will discuss ways we generate money individually, but also share and gather feedback on CG's proposed business model.

We are delighted Debbie Bird from AbleGrowth will be joining us to share her experience of developing sustainable business models. Debbie is based in Gloucestershire and is the founder and managing director of Able Growth - she has extensive experience of training and supporting new and established businesses. Previous clients include John Lewis, Co-op Pharmacies and the Muslim Council of Britain.. She is accredited to the government funded Growth Accelerator programme.  

* We are able to offer a number of FREE one to one coaching sessions with Debbie to discuss your particular ideas/vision but these need to be booked in advance. These sessions will take place on the day between 12.15 - 1.30pm.  Please email Louise at Create Gloucestershire if you are interested in booking a slot with Debbie here.  

Refreshments and vegetarian lunch will be provided.
You can book a place here.  

Further meetings in late Spring and Autumn will focus on: 

  • Cultural Education and Cultural Challenge – what conditions are needed to provide meaningful, high quality experiences with young people and wider communities.
  • Update on ‘Putting Culture at the heart of Gloucester for the Good of all’ consultation meetings and 'Art of Listening' artist commission, which will help shape Gloucester’s 10 year Cultural Strategy.

Earlier Event: 26 January
Open Doors - Creative Careers Event