“Why are You an Artist?” –  Mentoring and Questions

“Why are You an Artist?” – Mentoring and Questions

As anyone has worked with us will attest, Creative Shift are forever extolling the virtues of getting a mentor.  This week we will be blogging about the process and some top tips on finding and being a mentor. Here Dean gives us his thoughts on the mentoring process, and the questions you should ask yourself.

The best of Creative Shift

Following the closure of Creative Shift in March 2016, with the consulting arm of the business moving within Birmingham Hippodrome, this site now operates as an archive for our free business resources and the wealth of information available here on the blog. Here are some of our most popular posts: William Ury: Negotiation skills and the […]

Creative Advantage Fund sponsors FREE business development – get to market faster, cheaper or better.

Do you have ideas about great new products or services but don’t know how to test them in the marketplace?  Want to innovate but don’t know where to start? The CAF Mentoring Sprint (a three month programme of workshops and 1-2-1 support) has been funded by the Creative Advantage Fund – the UK’s first dedicated Venture Capital fund for […]

Speakers announced and a new date for the RE:Position roadshow (Creative Industries). Book now!

Speakers announced and a new date for the RE:Position roadshow (Creative Industries). Book now!

Last year Creative Shift undertook a major piece of research into how creative businesses can access the money and resources they need to grow.  We didn’t find any magic wands or instant solutions – but there are some interesting case studies, inspiring individuals and different thinking that we would like to share. With the support […]

From Helga Henry:

Creative Shift has operated from Birmingham Hippodrome since 2011 to bring creativity and consultancy services to a range of clients from the corporate, creative, cultural and academic sectors.  It has also contributed to the development of staff at the theatre itself.  Over the last five years our work has increasingly focused on developing its brand values and behaviours as […]

Homegrown – Artist Development Programme Call Out

Home for Waifs And Strays are proud to present An artist development project run by Home For Waifs And Strays and supported by Jerwood Charitable Trust and Arts Council England. The project is designed to develop and showcase some of the amazing talent that the West Midlands has to offer. This is an exciting opportunity […]

RE:Position road show to inspire and inform Birmingham creative industries

Birmingham City Council are offering a series of roadshow events to support Birmingham based businesses in the creative and cultural sector, offering them information and inspiration. The events will be run by Creative Shift and Bass Clusker in Birmingham during April. Last year Creative Shift undertook a major piece of research into how creative businesses […]