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Free Training for Unemployed Artists

CAN Do Creatives

Are you an artist who needs support to build a successful career in the UK?

CAN is offering FREE training for unemployed creatives and community leaders who use the arts to empower their communities.

CAN DO Creatives will support you with:

Employability:  Job applications, Interviews, speaking and presentation skills.

Self employment and finances: Registering for tax and self-employment, budgeting, contracts, rates of pay.

Marketing: How to promote your work online and to other people.

Project Planning and Design: How to write up a project idea to apply for commissions or funding.

Health and Safety and Legal: Health and safety for artists, risk assessments, legal frameworks, Union membership.

Networking: Build your creative networks and links with Greater Manchester’s- arts organisations and networks.

Dominic, who’s currently part of the CAN DO Creative training, talks about his experience of the training:

“It’s a great course!  So far, it’s helped me get my passion back for my art form.  If you want to improve your CV and sell your work, this is a great place to start.”

The course is supportive and friendly, and you’ll be learning alongside other creative people with diverse skills and backgrounds.

Starting in September, the course will be delivered by Zoom with possible group sessions if conditions allow.

This is the time to build your skills, networks, and get ready to work in the creative sector.

Places are limited – make your application now.  Closing date for CAN DO Creatives (Phase 2): Friday 4 September 2020. 

Further Information

CAN Do Creatives is for people who are taking their first steps into a career in the arts in the UK.  We especially welcome applications from refugees, women, people aged 50+, young people aged 19 or over, disabled people, and those who have significant barriers to employment.

To take part you must be:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Living in Greater Manchester
  • Unemployed and in receipt of full universal credit, or have no income of your own
  • Have permission to work in the UK
  • Not in full time education

Download an application form here and return it with a Diversity Monitoring Form to We can send both forms by email if you can’t download them. Places will be given based on the strength of your creative work, whether the training is a good fit for your needs, and the above eligibility requirements.

You can apply at any time before 4 September 2020, but we have limited places so the sooner you apply, the more chance you have of getting a place, and the sooner we can get started.

We look forward to hearing from you!

This programme is funded by the European Social Fund.

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