A brand new network for Creatives in Cornwall! Networking can be invaluable, it can also be the thing that you dread the most. We've all stood there staring at our feet thinking, does the fact I'm wearing trainers, and that the one business card I have left has a jam stain on it, count against me?!
The FiveCs network (Cornwall Coffee & Cake Creatives Club) is about getting rid of all the things people hate about traditional networking, and making this work for us, as Creatives.
But this is just about a group of people who have choosen a career than can be challenging, the Creative industries are vital to our local and national economies.
The reasons why - and how this network seeks to address some of those problems are listed below in our short film** but can be summed up:
Cornwall as a Creative Capital
Meetings at the right time for us (i.e. not at 7am or after work, but around mid-morning!)
Informal, friendly, encouraging.
A network by a Creative, for Creatives.
Partnerships and Collaboration.
And why we need funding is for:
Website improvements, £100
Membership scheme, £60
Travel fund for members (over two years), £300
Travel expenses for speakers (over one year), £200
Social and profile raising events, £350
Room bookings (over two year), £120
A big arty thank you for taking the time to read this and checking out the film. It is important, and we do appreciate your interest.
** Please excuse the rather basic film! A nice one was shot, got damaged and another one had to be filmed with a day's notice. Nothing like a bit of excitement to start a project!