Monday Makers is Rural Arts’ free 10-week course for unemployed people. The course provides skills and knowledge to help you on your journey to self-employment, employment or further education/training.
Each session is led by a tutor, with guest artists offering crucial insight into what you need to become a self-employed artist or maker. The course will also support you to develop skills in digital marketing, set up as self-employed and explore routes into further education or training.
Monday Makers offers a variety of unique workshops that give you the chance to develop creative, digital and employability skills.
Our programmes in 2022 focused on skills in design, printmaking, ceramics, bookbinding and photography.
In addition to this, we provide a marketing session, led by an expert and fellow self-employed person, as well as a session on business planning – to give you the confidence, skills and support you need for your future as an artist/maker.
Our objectives for you:
- Increase your employability skills
- Develop your creativity skills
- Increase your IT and digital skills
- Increase your confidence
- Provide a route into further education or training or setting up your own business