Free workshop for members

The date and time: 28 November, 10.30am to 4.30pm

Musicians’ Union
60-62 Clapham Road

You’re probably highly motivated when it comes to doing the core creative work that you love. However, you may be much less keen on the business side of freelancing, e.g., sourcing new clients and pitching ideas, which is vital in helping to create satisfying work opportunities and manage your working lives efficiently. This workshop will help you tap into and channel your creativity so that you can better tackle the essential tasks that you usually put off or avoid.

Apply online by 18 November

Workshop Content

This workshop will help you improve your productivity and efficiency.

We will demonstrate how you can change the way you see some of your business tasks and embrace them as not just essential and necessary but as fun and motivating! This workshop includes how to:

  • prioritise your work
  • motivate yourself to do the bits you currently don’t like
  • manage your time
  • use your creative talent to improve your business skills
  • understand and tap into your own motivation strategies.

This workshop will be a mix of tutor input and exercises to help you achieve the balance you would like.

Who should attend?

Freelances who want to improve how they approach and complete the business tasks that support their creative work.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • identify your own effective motivational strategies and know you can use these on your business activities
  • know how to use your creativity to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the business side of your career
  • re-define ‘difficult’ or ‘unappealing’ tasks so that they motivate and support you
  • recognise how your creative talents and business skills are both essential, and support each other when more integrated.

Tutor: Muriel McClymont

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: if we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap.

Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand.

All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a couple of days of this date.

Further enquiries
t: 07580 348726

Business skills training
for creative freelances