What we offer: Administration
Creative practitioners, whatever genre of the arts they are involved in, never seem to have enough time for the “other” bits and pieces that need doing. You know, the “administration” bits that need doing but only when there’s enough time…. which there never is. Creative-Business-Solutions can take on those “other” bits and pieces, whatever they might be. Below are some of the services we can offer;
Both as an individual and as a director of Creative Business Solutions Jeremy has successfully applied for funding for companies he has been associated with. And what’s more Jeremy is now working as part of Dartington’s Fundraising team.
It is common knowledge that there is a knack to fund-raising; there are certain phrases and certain words that increase the chances of a successful application. Criteria need to be hit and there is undoubtedly specific phraseologies that hit the required spots. This is the case whether the application is to a trust or foundation, Arts Council England, a crowd-funding campaign or a private sponsor. And of course we can offer advice on which options to take and when they should be processed. And if we don’t know we will say so and find out on your behalf.
Whenever the word “marketing” is mentioned all sorts of creative people seem to take a deep sigh. Marketing tends to be one of these “necessary evils” that there is never time to do. Marketing can be very simple, and relatively free. But the clue is in the word. MARKETING. It is not the same as advertising or promotion. It is all about understanding your market. Your demographic. And once this is understood the job of accessing that demographic becomes easier to undertake. We (at creative-business-solutions) make a point of only marketing where and when necessary. Money is scarce; there is not enough of it to be wasted on presumptions. Hence, whenever possible we advocate either free and/or cost effective marketing methods.
Maintaining websites is essential. It is not an option. It is essential. The public face of a creative practitioner is their raison d’être and a website is that public face. Finding a website that is not maintained and out of date creates a very bad impression. We can make updates for you and keep information ticking over. We can also set up websites through an external web designer.
Social media updates
As already mentioned above, keeping on-line resources up to date is essential and this includes social media. Uploading images to Facebook and Instagram as well as regular tweets will keep you in the minds of fellow artists, customers and agents alike. We can undertake to keep your social media ticking over.