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Welcome to Open To Create... Newsletter Autumn 12

  1. 1. Open To Create . . . Follow your dreams & your... Welcome to Open To Create... Autumn Newsletter 2012 Its that “back to school/new term” feeling here at Open To Create... This quarter we layout, like a well stocked picnic, a spread of the different ways you can take bolder steps to grow your robust and sustainable arts practices and creative businesses. The theme being following your dreams and passions. Inside are new events, tips and more inspirational artists and creative business owners.
  2. 2. EVENTSWe have the following events you will want to sign up for...Dream Corner interview with Anna B. Sexton12noon– 1pm 6th September 2012 OnFM 101.4 FMTune in to find out more about how following my dream of being involved in the2012 Olympic games saw me moving back from Wiltshire and re-inventingmyself at the heart of East London’s Cultural Quarter. First successfully runninga range of community arts programmes and now my third creative business.Plus hear how after 3 years of applications, interviews and training saw meachieve my goal of becoming a London Ambassador. I even managed to manifestanother long cherished goal... but you will have to listen to the show to hearmore about that.And how did I have the pleasure of working with Dream Corner... throughtweeting an Instagram photo of my breakfast!? Check out my latest blogCreating Creative Capital to find out more http://bit.ly/QKtAkOTune in as we will be running a competition to give away to one luckylistener as place on the Authentic Creative Networking workshop listed ona later page...
  3. 3. Open To Create... goes to Brighton!Creative MOTs Day in Brighton 13th September 2012We are blessed to have had a range of clients & friends to Open To Create...based in and around Brighton – so we are going on an Away Day.During the day on 13th September 2012 Brighton based artists & creatives canbook in FREE taster Creative MOT diagnostic sessions. Sessions will take placeover an hour in a central Brighton meeting space – venue to be confirmed.Call Anna 07941 655 856 to book your FREE hour session. ** Once you have booked your appointment a cancellation fee of £30 is due if you cancel within 24hours prior to your appointment.Creative Pitstop in Brighton 7.30pm – 10pmThink informal gathering of creative folk up for sharing ideas and a goodconversation over tasty local food. Not an icebreaker in sight although do bringways to share your practice and business as you never know who you will meet...feel free to bring your friendsTin Drum - Seven Dials, 95-97 Dyke Road, BN1 3JEYou can secure your place via http://on.fb.me/PNNFYU or call Anna 07941 655856 to book
  4. 4. Sharing our love for other creative inspirers...Shout out time to inspirational creatives who have been supporting Open ToCreate... to grow in the last quarter.Viv Oyolu...is founder of Dream Corner a radio show about inspiring women of all ages tofollow their dreams and passions. Viv herself is a living embodiment of thismantra when she made her bold move to set up Dream Corner with OnFM 101.4.She now interviews a host of inspirational women spreading their stories acrossthe London airwaves and beyond via the wonders of the Internet.Website: www.dreamcorner.co.ukTwitter: @Dream_CornerAccident & Emergence...are an ever evolving partnership between the inspirational Anika Carpenter &Ellie Howitt. They met in 2007 and discovering a shared desire to createdevelopmental opportunities for fellow artists, Accident & Emergence ( A&E )was born! Under this guise the pair have created projects that encourageparticipants to re-examine their individual creative processes & chosen subjects,& re-consider how their work is presented, interpreted & critiqued.Website: www.accidentandemergence.comTwitter: @_AandETop TipWant to make the most out of all your various social media connections acrossFacebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? And are not in the place to invest £ into an allsinging CMS (Content Management System) just yet?Visit www.connectedHQ.comThis free service aggregates all your online contacts and keeps them up to date –think of this as a place where you can delve into what each of your contacts issharing about and who they work for in one go. It’s a content managementsystem for online contacts and well worth getting your head round to createmore from your contacts.
  5. 5. Next up – future events with Open To Create... • Authentic Creative Networking workshop Due for launch 20th October 2012 – email anna@opentocreate.com to register your interest in a place. • Creative SEO workshop Due for launch 17th November 2012 – email anna@opentocreate.com to register your interest in a place. • Creative Visioning Retreat Spend a whole weekend with 9 other creative practitioners and /or business owners sharing conversations and creative practical sessions to vision yourself your most creative & successful 2013. You will hosted in a cosy, exclusive National Trust property with a twist 1 ½ hours out of London – more details once you apply. You will be fuelled by creative company, home cooked food, warmed by a well stoked wood burner and nurtured by walks in nature. During your weekend you will be lead by Anna B. Sexton and guest facilitators working with a range of tools from walking meditations, one to one coaching sessions and group making sessions. Potential dates; 8th-9th December 2012 or 25th-27th January 2013 Prices will be £500 per person. Places are limited to 10 sharing the house – to register your interest. email anna@opentocreate.com by 15th September 2012. Once dates are finalised you will be asked to put down a £75 (non- refundable) deposit to secure your place. • Annual Business Training programme Due for release in mid 2013 Expressions of interest are being taken for the year long course – email anna@opentocreate.com to find out more.
  6. 6. And...Book your FREE Pre Creative MOT check and follow this session up with a4, 6 or 12 month programme of Creative MOT support to grow yourpractice and/or business.And finally...Do keep in touch with Open To Create... as it’s great to hear what you have beencreatingYou can stay in touch in the following ways;Call us 020 7515 9451 or 07941 655 856Our Facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Open-To-Create/274308092603973Twitter @opentocreateWebsite www.opentocreate.comToodle bye for now& a big thank you for your ongoing support in sustaining Open To Create...Anna B. SextonDirectorOpen To Create...To unsubscribe to our mailing list simply email: anna@opentocreate.comwith Unsubscribe Me in the email subject.