Fri 17 Feb 2023: 2:30PM
Tron Theatre

Creative Freelancing

Venue: Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB
Prices: £10, £8.50 or £7

Join Heather Parry for a practical and supportive workshop on navigating your career in the creative arts as a sole trader and creative freelancer.

Fri 17 February 2023, 2.30pm • Part of the BUILD programme (Jan-Mar 2023)

How do you operate as a creative freelancer? What are your rights, and how do you protect them? What happens when things go wrong, like late payment or a dispute with an employer? How the heck do you do your taxes?

Join Heather Parry, the co-creator of The Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide, for a practical and supportive workshop on navigating your career in the creative arts as a sole trader. With a focus on easily understandable help and simple guidance, this workshop will cover:

1) the basics of operating as a creative freelancer
2) maintaining your sanity + advocating for your rights
3) a Q&A to discuss anything at all

Learn how to advocate for yourself and your peers from the start of your career onwards – and how to make the scary stuff less scary!

Heather Parry is a Glasgow-based writer, editor, and publisher. She is the co-founder and Editorial Director of Extra Teeth magazine and the Scottish Senior Policy & Liaison Manager for the Society of Authors, a trade union for writers. In 2021 she created the free-access Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide with artist Maria Stoian. Her debut novel, Orpheus Builds a Girl, was published in October 2022 with Gallic Books.

NOTE: All paid-for workshops are eligible for Pay What You Want. As everyone’s circumstances are different, we’re aiming to make our programme of work more accessible. There is a minimum price that they can offer and one that is slightly higher, for those who can afford to pay a little extra to help support the work that they do. They also have a limited number of free spaces on offer, in response to the cost of living crisis.

For further information, please contact, call 0141 552 4267 or visit

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