CREATIVE ARTS MEETS BUSINESS SMARTS
Because the most important product you’ll ever have to sell, is YOU.
CEO ARTIST is a marriage of the left and right brain, designed to educate, stimulate and enhance the business component of your creative aspirations and endeavors. Students and clients come away with a better understanding of their industry and market, a strong online presence, creative ways to approach launches, start ups and products, and a defined sense of their goals and mission. We offer classes, workshops and consultations for universities, small businesses and entrepreneurial artists, educating individuals for a successful career while pursuing their passion.
We're about connection. Building relationships with your tutors, your colleagues, and your community. Understanding how to successfully navigate your industry starts with one main concept - understanding who you are and what your desired outcome is from your education, your business, and most importantly, your career.
Courses and consulting offered by CEO ARTIST will provide both an overview and in-depth analysis of resources and approaches for students/clients. This creative consulting and development company is specifically designed to bridge the gap between the creative soul and business professional, resulting in an artistic entrepreneur fully equipped to take on their industry and make their dream a reality.
"An excellent course for anyone trying to make a living as a creative artist. Makes you confront the reality that the 'business' side of things won't look after itself. If you're competing with others, you need to give yourself an edge. Christina helps you do that. And the first part of that 'edge' is the knowledge of who you are, and what you're doing. She makes you realise that if you don't 'define' yourself then it's really hard for the people who might give you work to know why they should. The course gave me both practical advice, and empathetic encouragement and support. And the wake-up call I needed to both take myself seriously, and to take responsibility for my own creative future. She's as much a mirror as she is a mentor – and both services are invaluable in a competitive creative world. Definitely money well spent." ~Rohan Candappa, Writer/Performer
"Christina's Entrepreneurial Artist workshop was fantastic at helping me clarify my vision for my career and learn communication tools I can put into practice. After taking part last weekend, I have recommended the course to two friends already! It would be great to learn these business skills before entering the industry and would highly urge drama/film schools to add this workshop to their curriculum." ~Leona Allen, Actor/Writer
I have taken many courses over the last year in order to improve the business side of being an artist, but I found Christina's course the most useful by far because I came away with a practical To Do list of things I could implement straight away. I also got insight into the way I currently market my work on the internet/social media, and ways to focus in order to start earning a living. ~Rhiannon Brace, Choreographer/Performance Artist
Christina delivered a personal branding workshop at the University of Warwick in January 2018 to a group of aspiring entrepreneurs on the Warwick Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme. The workshop incorporated a breadth of both entrepreneurial and life experience from Christina which was well-received by the audience. Christina succeeded in delivering a relevant, insightful and positive session on how to build a personal brand. Despite the audience being fairly reserved at first, Christina persevered and encouraged participation in an inclusive and welcoming way, which resulted in lots of participation and a successful ‘speed networking’ session that followed. ~Vicki Murphy, University of Warwick
"Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful Project Skills Lab. I think it's been one of our best and has been of real benefit to the students! Definitely information they all needed to hear." ~Kate Shenton, Raindance Postgraduate MA
Making Theatre As The Entrepreneurial Artist
This workshop is designed to help students break down the “big picture” plan into smaller, more obtainable goals. You'll learn how to utilize the artistic tools you innately possess to take control of your future. Topics covered will include networking basics, time management, utilizing free industry resources, and discovering your USP (Unique Selling Proposition) through conversing and connecting with your fellow colleagues in the class.
Restore Your Core
The Actors Centre, 1a Tower Street, London, UK
A Pilates, stretching, and movement-based workshop to help actors find their core strength, flexibility, and natural movement for a more polished performance on stage and screen. The workshop incorporates breathing exercises, core strengthening, and peripheral awareness movement that will educate professionals on how to alleviate pains and postural damage from long hours on set or in rehearsals, and in turn develop a commanding presence. Students will practice various techniques, in addition to learning exercises they can utilise both at home and at work. No previous dance or movement experience necessary. Please notify the teacher in advance if you have any previous injuries or physical limitations. All fitness levels welcome - wear comfortable clothing that you can move in!
Recently graduated film school or a creative arts programs and unsure of next steps? Looking to expand your network and connect with new people in your industry? Does the word 'networking' induce fear and panic in you?
Tick off one of your New Year resolutions and join CEO ARTIST for a New York-style workshop dedicated to creative individuals pursuing a career in the arts, navigating them through the business of the "business."
This unique evening is a hybrid of a professional development class, followed by a live event to put it all into practice. Workshop attendees will gain advice and insight on how to connect, cultivate, and develop your career in the ongoing hustle of the DIY creative arts world.
The workshop not only breaks down networking into a manageable and (dare we say) fun experience, it will also help you learn how to pitch yourself, how to have a successful 'coffee', and highlight the professional impact of cultivating lasting relationships.
The evening will culminate with a curated mix & mingle, designed to cut the 'stress and guess' work out of networking, and connect you with optimal professional matches. Ideal for filmmakers, writers, musicians, actors, and all those interested in a fresh approach to pursuing their passion.
Ticket price includes the CLASS, the NETWORKING, WINE (and other light refreshments), and a BUSINESS CARD RAFFLE - the winner will receive a professional consultation with the host, Christina Morelli.