episode 4- Freelancing

In this episode we talk about the realities of going freelance as a creative; inspiration, networking and the dreaded tax return! How do you take the plunge and do it yourself as a freelancer?

Jay Sykes- Audio Producer

Jay Sykes is an audio producer who is passionate about participatory arts and making radio for the people. After graduating from his Masters in Radio Production and Management, Jay went freelance. Here are some of his current projects.

Jay’s website where you can find all of his work such as ArtyParti and Speak up Sunderland.
You can also take a look at the Bectu website if you want to join a freelancers Union.

Jenny Westgate- Enterprise Place Co-ordinator

The Enterprise Place is the hub of the university which supports students and graduates in starting up their own business or becoming freelancers.
The Enterprise offer free co-working space in a professional office, access to one-to-one business advice, marketing advice and a space on our start-up skills course and a range of other all workshops delivered by professionals.

The service are a funded project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, which enables us to provide grants of £1000 to registered businesses.

If you want to see a company that have started up through the Enterprise place have a look at Media Savvy; The Community Interest Company Jenny spoke about in the podcast

Leia Ankers- Freelance photographer

Balancing her studies, independent projects and freelance work, Leia Ankers is a documentary and Portrait photographer. Leia’s focus is to breakdown stigma and change perceptions of identity within contemporary society.
Her photography features on the front cover of DIY Youth’s latest zine; Hopes, dreams and reality.