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Monday Makers

Duration: 10 weeks

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 programme in 2022 focuses 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

Currently, Monday Makers is funded through Community Grants 5, which requires that you can answer YES to the following questions to qualify for the programme:

  • Are you over the age of 18?
  • Are you unemployed and living in North Yorkshire?
  • Are you interested in either becoming self-employed, employed or continuing with further education/training by the end of the sessions?
  • Can you commit to attending all (or the majority of) the 10 sessions?
  • Can you bring your National Insurance number, passport/driving licence and evidence of any benefits (such as Universal Credit) to the first session?

This is part of the Community Grants project funded by Your Consortium in partnership with Humber Learning Consortium.

A photo of an art studio with several people partaking in printmaking activities

Please contact catherine@ruralarts.org or call 01845 526536 to find out more.