Your Art Is Your Business

Your Art Is Your Business


June 22, 2023    
10:15 am - 1:00 pm


The Loft - Burnley Mechanics
Burnley Mechanics, Manchester Road, Burnley, BB11 1BH

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Do you want to turn your arts practice into a sustainable business?

Building a successful business is one of the very first things you need to do to make a livelihood from your arts practice. 

This practical masterclass will give you the tools to help you do this. Packed with exercises to help you to think about your arts practice in a different way, Sita Brand will share her learning through establishing Settle Stories and how their work now reaches over 100,000 people every year from a small rural community in the Yorkshire Dales. Topics covered will include What is Entrepreneurship, Pricing, Cost Structures, Revenue Streams, Customer Segments and Value Proposition. You will go away with a practical toolkit to help you transform your arts practice into a sustainable business. 

Bookings for this event are now closed. If you are seeking a last minute place please email [email protected]

With grateful thanks to the Burnley Mechanics for all their help. This event is additionally supported by grant funding from Arts Council England.

About Sita Brand

Sita Brand is a storyteller and the founder and CEO of Settle Stories. After graduating with a degree in Drama she went on to tour internationally as a performer and storyteller. Her later career saw her work as a director and producer in the UK,India and South East Asia..Her previous roles include Associate Director of Theatre Centre, Artistic Associate of Haymarket Theatre Leicester, Artistic Director for Rich Mix and Programme Director for decibel at Arts Council England where she raised £5 million. Her greatest strength is an ability to combine her creative talents with management expertise to make things happen. In 2010, Sita established Settle Stories who use the transformative power of story to change lives. Based in the Yorkshire Dales, Settle Stories is committed to collaboration and doing things differently.  Sita curates Yorkshire Festival of Story, the largest  storytelling festival online globally and an extensive learning programme. In 2022, Settle Stories reached over 100,000 young people through their schools programme – Stories for Schools. She has also launched Storyversity, a new online platform that teaches people how to tell stories so they can make a difference. It has a growing worldwide audience.


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