Culture+ programme came to an end last week and we said goodbye to our amazing colleagues Andrew Knutt, Jacky Thorne and Laura Mulhern. A lot of artists and creatives have been supported by them the last 3 years, and they’ve all run useful workshops (result of more than 500 after workshop evaluation said so).

Here are some of your comments:

Speaker was excellent. Very patient. Very clear and knowledgeable.

Speaker’s no-nonsense approach to the realities of being an artist. Great wealth of useful resources and practical advice.

They’re continuing their professions and all doing some wonderful stuff that might be useful for you. Andrew is offering support for artists, Laura is developing workshops for creatives, and Jacky continues to develop her copywriting agency.

Andrew Knutt

Andrew has several endeavours, check these out:

Design & Digital Agency:
CICCIC Art Centre:
SABCA – sector support organisation for Somerset :
CIC Ltd – incubation and office space in Taunton:

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Jacky Thorne

Jacky runs Wordsmith Services, a writing and copyediting service. It aims to help business owners use the right language on the right platforms – websites, social media, press releases, speeches and so on.

It also offers a comprehensive proofreading service to students who may not have English as a first language and need help with written work.
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Laura Mulhern

Laura is the creative director of Storiie, an arts marketing and design company based in Dorset that delivers a variety of projects for charities, corporate businesses and publicly funded arts organisations. Storiie commissions artists for large sale art murals, bespoke illustration and branding projects. Storiie also project manages creative marketing campaigns for arts festivals, programmes and events.

Recently Laura partnered with Octavia Bromell,  on a new enterprise called Plan Make Do that offers emerging creatives an opportunity to access online resources, workshops and talks to support their working life as freelancer. Sign up to their newsletter here to find out more.

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