If you’re a screen printer, lino-cut enthusiast, excited by etching or a creative crossing disciplines from illustration, design, fine art to printmaking of any process, we can put you on a pathway to help turn your passion into your livelihood.
We are looking for emerging and start-up creative practitioners with a focus on printmaking to join us on the cohort of Start Something Print.
You might be fresh out of university or have been creating prints on your kitchen table, we can help you think about the next steps for your practice with our industry experts.
Start Something: Print is currently closed for new applications To explore other potential business and start-up support please click here .
To apply, you must be:
To be part of Start Something we ask that you complete the expression of interest form below. Once your expression of interest has been reviewed, if you meet our eligibility criteria you will be sent an application form.
We are proud to be making steps toward inclusive recruitment! As part of this we welcome applications in both written and video recorded formats.
Please submit your application in either a word document/PDF or MP4 format. More information on the application process will be included in your welcome email.
Click below to find out more about some of our Start Something beneficiaries.
Start Something is funded by Arts Council Southwest
We will cover all the basics of business, starting with working out your goals, planning, defining your customer, looking at the numbers, and working out who can help you make things happen.
We need you to commit to attending the online sessions we run. The more you put in, the more you get out and the sooner you will make your business or project a reality. You will also need to be a Member with Real Ideas.
We will also need you to commit to a 1.5 hour diagnostic meeting with one of our coaches between Monday 22nd May and Friday 2nd June 2023. If you are not available between these dates, please highlight that in your application.
We know that most people cannot drop everything and start a project without other interests and responsibilities. Moreover, we want you to work on your business, not sit in a classroom. Therefore, we can help you to prioritise your time to be more efficient.
The project support will last for three months, so will end at the end of August. After this, you can remain part of the Real Ideas membership for as long as you like and you can choose to purchase pieces of ongoing support in a variety of forms.
For this particular programme we are looking for ideas using 2D Printed Media. If you are not sure whether your idea fits with the above, please feel free to contact us to explore further.
Feel free to get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and specifying that you would like further information about the Start Something: Print programme.