Developing your interpersonal network is essential if you have a creative career, as the market is mainly hidden.

Phase(s)

Pre-Production, Post-Production

Subject

Sources of support

Target groups

Artists, Creative and Cultural Professions

Sectors

for all sectors, photography, visual and graphic arts, music, webdesign, dance, media, performing arts

Level of experience

for all levels, Beginners, Intermediary, Experienced

Prerequisites

A clearly defined project. Preferably have participated to the training "Network: a leverage for creative professionals".

Comments

Our training session "Clarifying one's professional project" could be useful if you need to define more precisely your project. This module doesn't detail the usage of online social networks.

Description

The concerns regarding the development of one's network are manyfold: who to contact, how to manage the bulk of potential contacts, how to approach certain people, how to promote your activities, which communication channels should be used, how to sell without selling out? This workshop suggests concrete ways to efficienlty widen and maintain your network.

Content

  • Exchanges about the partipants questions/difficulties
  • Experiences sharing among peers
  • Trainer advice

Method

Active methodology, putting the accent on the participants' inputs and giving them the possibility to exchange among peers. Animation by the trainer as an expert of that field

Objectives

  • To know how to develop your professional network on a daily basis
  • To acquire basic tools to maintain your network in a sustainable way
  • To be able to "sell without selling" your own projects

Results

  • To be able to develop your professional network and to know how to maintain your network in a sustainable way

Resources

  • bibliography
  • Basic equipment (computer, video projector, flipchart, wifi)

Evaluations

Questionnaire to be filled out by the participants (paper and online versions exist)

Support material

Powerpoint, Documents distributed to the participants

Other related recommended resources

  • Our trainings "Network: a leverage for creative professionals" and "Social networks as professional tools" are complementary to this one.
  • Infosheet "How to find a partnership?"
  • evaluation available

Duration

3 h

Participants

up to 12

Course language(s)

Français, English

Past track experience

since 2016

Trainer

Michel Seifert

Organisation

SMartBE

Contact

Sophie Ypersiel

Tested

under the project Routes to Employment

Download

📎 Module PDF (0.11 MB)

Personal curriculum


This Curriculum was developed with funding from the EU programme ERASMUS+ as Strategic Partnership in the field of Vocational Education and Training.
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This curriculum reflects only the authors’ views; the European Commission and the ERASMUS+ national agencies are not responsible for any use that may be made of the informations it contains.

Contact

Organisations

SMartBE

SMart is a non-profit organisation created in Belgium in 1998 which is developing itself in 8 European countries. SMart aims to simplify and support the professional paths of creative and cultural workers. Their principal goal is to help the self-employed to develop their own activities through a secure system.