As Bradford’s arts scene explodes onto the national and international platform of UK City of Culture 2025, there’s never been a better time for you to Know Your Worth and Your Rights as an artist.
Know Your Worth and Your Rights is a 2-day series of workshops designed to provide invaluable support to freelance artists and creatives. Through these sessions, you will explore the essential tools to confidently establish your true worth and understand your rights as a self-employed practitioner.
Whether you’re an experienced freelancer or considering taking the leap into self-employment, these workshops are designed to empower you right from the start, equipping you with the confidence to establish your true value while staying informed about your rights.
What will these workshops cover?
You can book for one or both of these days, subject to available spaces.
Day 1: Knowing Your Rights
Wednesday 12 July 2023
10am – 3pm
Online via Zoom
10am – 12pm: Understanding and Protecting your Rights
With Charlotte Jones, CEO of the Independent Theatre Council
This session will cover intellectual property (IP) and help you to identify where IP rights might exist when you’re planning a show, who is likely to own them, and how to get permission from the Rights Owners to use their work.
The session will also cover copyright and other areas of IP law that you are likely to come across in the course of creating a production. It will look at the areas of IP law that come into play when you are recording or streaming a production, what to do when you can’t find the IP Rights Owner and how best protect your company brand. There will also be a chance to discuss the tricky area of ownership of the Rights in devised work.
Charlotte Jones is CEO of ITC (independent Theatre Council) the Management Association and representative body for 500 Professional performing arts organisations across the UK. She trained as a lawyer and has worked for 25 years with arts and voluntary organisations advising, problem-solving, resolving disputes and negotiating with unions.
1pm – 3pm: Knowing Your Rights as an Artist
With artists’ rights advocate, Susan Jones
An interactive session drawing on Susan’s wealth of experience mentoring and supporting artists on their rights. Explore some guiding principles, professional approaches, and real-life examples to know your rights as an artist.
An independent arts researcher and writer, Dr Susan Jones holds specialist knowledge and insight about the social and political environment for artists and contemporary visual arts.
In her role as mentor, advisor, critical friend or coach to individual artists and artists’ initiatives, her starting point is to understand artists’ motivations, social circumstances and human needs.
Read more about Susan at padwickjonesarts.co.uk
Day 2: Knowing Your Worth
Thursday 13 July 2023
10am – 3pm
Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
with Eleanor Snare
Knowing Your Worth is an interactive workshop where you will strengthen your skills and confidence in knowing your value, communicating that value to organisations, and practising professional, sustainable behaviours around money.
Through this workshop, you will:
- Get comfortable thinking and talking about money: your value, your fee, your goals
- Practise managing expectations and conversations around money with arts organisations
- Develop a stronger sense of personal value as an artist and practitioner
- Connect with value-focused peers who are committed to getting paid properly
- Introduction to the day
- Part 1: identifying your value and exploring your current behaviours around money
- Part 2: practising communicating your value and developing new behaviours around money
- Wrap up and mini-celebration!
Eleanor Snare is a coach and facilitator whose vision is a world in which each person recognises their unique value and feels confident to express it. Their experience covers creative career advice for 100s of university students, including keynote speaker at the University of Leeds’ Design Futures, and coaching mid-life professionals to change careers (and get paid properly doing so).
Who are these workshops for?
Know Your Worth and Your Rights is for independent, freelance artists from any art form who want to find out more about their rights when it comes to creating and selling work or skills.
These inspiring and informative workshops will encourage active participation. So bring your pen, notepad, and an open mind to uncover your true creative value.
How much does it cost?
These workshops are completely free!
However, places are limited, especially for the in-person Knowing Your Worth session on Thursday 13 July. Please only book a place for these workshops if you know you can attend. If you need to cancel your place for any reason, please do so as soon as possible either via Eventbrite, or by emailing email@example.com so that we can offer your place to someone else who would benefit.
Repeated non-attendance to our programmes without notice may result in you no longer being able to book onto Bradford Producing Hub events.
How to register for this workshop
We’d love to have you there! If you would like to join us, please book your place via the green buttons below.
If you have any questions or need any assistance with your booking, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bursaries, access and travel costs
For the Knowing Your Worth session on Thursday 13 July we can provide bursaries of up to £75 and help to cover any access costs you may have to reduce any barriers to attending. You will be asked about your financial support requirements after you have booked a place at this event.
For the Knowing Your Rights online session on Wednesday 12 July, we cannot provide a bursary or cover access costs due to the capacity of the event. However, if you do have any access needs please let us know when booking and we will ensure we accommodate them as best we can on the day.
Bursaries: a contribution towards your time to enable you to attend when you may otherwise be working. You can claim up to £75 for the in-person session on Thursday 13 July 2023.
Access costs: additional costs you may have to enable you to attend; things like disability support, BSL interpretation, translation, or childcare.
Travel costs: the cost of travel to our events ideally using public transport. If you need to take a taxi, please get in touch with us to let us know as we’ll need to approve this in advance.
We do not means-test or ask you to prove that you need this financial support, but where possible we need to agree in advance on what costs we will cover, and you will need to provide receipts to claim costs back from us. Please only apply for these if you need to, as this will ensure we can provide funds to those who really need them.