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Jobs and Opps Editor, Kate Brundrett looks at the world of freelancing from the freelancers view.
So you've all the flexibility in the world, but how do you motivate yourself to get on with the job in hand? How will the recession impact on your work and practice? How do you manage to keep yourself on track and in the know? The following blogs and articles examine the world of freelancing from the freelancer's view, and offer first hand experience of the highs and lows of working independently.
In Honest About Freelancing, Becky Hunter looks hard at the tasks and pressures involved in working alone and growing a business - getting work, getting paid, time, marketing & networking, and dispelling the myths around creative portfolio careers.
The only difference with freelancing is that there's no-one (except your inner critic) keeping an eye on how much work you do, how long it takes, and whether you've met your targets for the day. Read on »
Emily Speed's second a-n blog, Getting Organised » looks at how artists are advocating better working conditions and organising themselves to effect change. The new blog continues from the well-followed Getting Paid, Getting Paid » started in 2009.
Becky Hunter shares thoughts on Academia and freelancing, balancing finishing an MA dissertation and initiating an artist run gallery in West Philadelphia, USA in her Diary of an Art Historian »
As artists, academics and creative people, we want always to be challenging ourselves and doing new things, expanding our horizons and abilities. Then something comes up and we're suddenly just trying to keep head above water for a while.
On Tumblr, Ben Tallon reports on how the current economic climate is making the world go mad in his blog A freelancer in the recession
And in Career profiles, Mitra Memarzia responds to some thoughtful questions and offers 5 key tips for developing professional practice.
The balance between paid work and what I would call “passion projects” (projects that don’t pay- but are absolutely what I want to be doing) is one that is always a challenge, but one that I think is a major aspect of the freelancer portfolio career artist. Read on »
Typically, artists are versatile and flexible, engaging in diverse practice, sometimes in collaboration with others.' Read about what it means to be a freelancer in Self-employment Read on »
In Artists' business Brigid Howarth looks at how 4 artists make a living thourgh selling their work or skills. Read on »
And in Self-employed artist Linda Ball explores how artists operate and how an artist-run business can work. Read on »
In Artists' product, Hilary Williams finds out from artists about how they developed different income streams with different ideas, and how they marketed their products. Read on »
Find out about the nitty gritty details of being self-employed including finance and tax with this monetary guide. Read on »
Read how you can make the best use of Jobs and opps in Not just a job but an opportunity. Read on »
For more Career profiles Read on »
Kate Gilman Brundrett
Kate is an artist, business adviser and consultant to the creative industries sector.
First published: a-n.co.uk November 2011
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