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Guide to Freelance Working

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Date

25 May 2023 3:00pm   to   4:30pm

Location

Online via Zoom
Scotland

Free Event


A practical and supportive workshop on navigating your career in the creative arts as a sole trader.

Heather Parry is a Glasgow-based writer, editor, and publisher who created the free-access Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide with artist Maria Stoian, to help creatives understand their rights and best practices as freelancers.   

This session is for sole traders in the creative industries; while the information will be particularly helpful to early-career freelancers, it is applicable for those at any stage of their career.  

How do you operate as a creative freelancer? What are your rights, and how do you protect them? What happens when things go wrong, like late payment or a dispute with an employer? How the heck do you do your taxes? 

Join Heather Parry, the co-creator of the Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide, for a practical and supportive workshop on navigating your career in the creative arts as a sole trader. With a focus on easily understandable help and simple guidance, this workshop will cover five top tips for operating as a creative freelancer, including specifics on: 
 
1. Setting your rates. 

2. Saving for the future. 

3. Dealing with late/nonpayment.  


We will end with a Q&A to discuss anything at all, so you can bring your particular questions and queries.  

Learn how to advocate for yourself and your peers from the start of your career onwards – and how to make the scary stuff less scary! 

Event image copyright of Maria Stoian

For any access requirements, please contact Fiona.mccurdy@scottishtheatre.org