Arts News


A Guide to Going Freelance, South East Creatives

  • South East
  • crafts, combined arts, film, interdisciplinary arts, photography, music, theatre, visual arts
  • Philippa Wall


Nikky Lyle Creative presents a guide to setting yourself up as a freelancer.

Nikky Lyle is a Creative Recruiter and D&AD President Judge with 8+ year’s experience working with some of the top UK freelance talent and creative agencies in UK, US and Europe. As well experiencing setting up two successful businesses herself. 

During these sessions Nikky will talk you through the entire process of setting yourself up as a freelancer.

The course will cover everything from choosing a company name, registering your company with companies house, the pros and cons of being a sole trader, using an umbrella company or registering yourself as a limited company.

You’ll also cover how to setup a business bank account, deciding if to use online software or an accountant and how to make sure you’re legally compliant.

The course will also touch on how you should market yourself, covering the best social media platforms to use for your business and the best way to create your website.

By the end of the course you’ll have all the knowledge you’ll need to set up with your back office infrastructure, all the way through to your online shop front, which you can use to start attracting customers. 

You’ll be fully independent and ready to start your new venture and exciting adventure of being your own boss!

Live workshops & group coaching sessions available from 7th of December to 14th

This is free to attend - book here:

Unpaid opportunities

View our policy on unpaid opportunities and internships

Find out more
Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

Want to work with us?

Take a look at the latest job vacancies with the Arts Council

Find out more
Photo, Jennie Gill, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield. Photo Our Favourite Places / Nigel Barker for Yorkshire Artspace.