CREATIVE ARTS MEETS BUSINESS SMARTS
Connecting. Forming relationships. Building confidence. Discovering your community.
Understanding how to successfully navigate your industry starts with one main concept -
Knowing who you are and what you desire out of your career.
Workshops and consultations offered by CEO ARTIST bridge the gap between the creative soul and business professional, resulting in an artistic entrepreneur fully equipped to make their dream a reality.
CEO Artist educates, stimulates and enhances the career component of your creative aspirations and endeavors. Students and clients come away with an understanding of the "business" side of the industry, a stronger online presence, unique ways to approach personal branding, and a defined sense of their goals. We offer classes, workshops and consultations for universities, small businesses and independent artists, educating individuals for a successful career while pursuing their passions.
"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
"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'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
"Many thanks for the superb pitching workshop you ran with my MA Producers in October. I know that they all found it immensely valuable and you certainly inspired them to up their game!
This week the class delivered their final pitches for the Web Series pilots. A challenging task but you provided them with both the tools to do the job and the confidence required to succeed. It made my final choice of project to shoot very hard.
I look forward to your help with the the major drama treatment pitches the class will undertake in the Spring Term." ~Mike Dormer, Royal Holloway University
"Christina has been our industry lecturer for our membership and guests on several occasions. In every instance, she took the time to thoroughly understand the event brief, tune her presentation to the audience, and come well prepared. She is an engaging speaker that connected with our audience, kept them involved, and best of all, wanting more. We will definitely be asking her to speak again in the future!"
~ Bryan Cook, International Moving Image Society
"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