Managing The Money For Creative People Workshop

Workshops and Learning , Artist Development
Wednesday 4 July 2018

Wednesday 4 July - Alan Bates Room at Derby Theatre -10:30am – 5pm

This workshop aims to give practical and detailed information on how to make sure excellent financial management is at the forefront of any successful project or business. This workshop is split into four sections:

Creating and managing a budget and cashflow (10:30am – 11:30am)

-Making a budget from scratch: what do you need to include? How can you make Excel work for you?

-How does the budget become a cashflow? Understanding the relationship between expenditure and income and working with partners. Understanding the difference between Net and Gross

-How do you manage the budget and cashflow on a day to day basis? Recording expenditure and income

Developing robust financial systems (11:45am – 1pm)

-A rundown of good computer finance packages

-Reporting – internal and external

-Examples of good practice

Scenario planning (2pm – 4pm)

-What happens when a project’s needs change?

-How do you make your contingency work for you?

-Talking to partners about changes in the budget

Reflection and actions (4pm – 5pm)

-Respond to questions that have come out of the day

-Understand each participants’ actions points that they will take back into their everyday work

-Reflect on what has been most useful in the session

About Louise Blackwell

Louise Blackwell is an independent arts producer working across art forms with artists such as Clod EnsembleMelanie Wilson, Andy Smith and Encounter. She produces work in the UK and internationally and supports artist development in Sussex where she is based.

She is currently an Artist Fellow at Queen Mary University, London, on the Advisory Boards for the D’Oyly Carte Chair in Medicine and the Arts at King’s College London and COMMON, an arts organisation helping working class artists to build sustainable careers in theatre. She is a Director of Marlborough Productions CIC who run the Marlborough Theatre, a home for queer performance in Brighton.  

She co-founded producing company; Fuel in 2004 and was Co-Director until July 2017 when she became an independent producer. From 2001 – 2004 Louise was Senior Producer at Battersea Arts Centre, London.

This workshop is presented by The Big House. Big House is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is aimed at developing your company as a business.  We help you develop new audiences, identify funding opportunities, boost your profile with venues and develop your company into a sustainable business.