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Musicians Union CPD Workshop

Thursday 1 July, 10am - 4pm

Following on from the success of the Musicians Union's last CPD Workshop, which was delivered collaboratively with MusicLeader, another CPD session is now available for Musicians Union members to attend at the National Centre for Early Music in York. The workshop will assist and encourage musicians to understand and optimise the transferable skills that they possess in order that a portfolio-style musical career can be achieved. The different income streams available to musicians will also be explained. In addition, those present will have the chance to fine-tune their CVs, and thus maximise potential working opportunities.

This training session will be particularly useful to those musicians looking to broaden their income streams in a time of public spending cuts where income from publicly funded projects is likely to be reduced. The session will be delivered by Dave Smith, who is an experienced artist manager and Continuous Professional Development Coach. By the end of the session you would have:

Developed the basis of an improved CV

Broadened your understanding of the different types of income streams available to you as a musician.

Improved your understanding about your transferable skills, and where you might look for income in other sectors.

Developed an optimistic and balanced view of how to progress your career, with some realistic aims, and the beginnings of an achievable action plan.

Working again with MusicLeader, and also with Music4U, this full-day session will take place 10am - 4pm on Thursday 1 July at the National Centre for Early Music in York, including lunch. Places are FREE to Musicians Union members and are also FREE to musicians who have worked for NCEM or Music4U in the last twelve months, but are they are limited. To register, or for further information, please get in touch with the Musicians Union Regional Office directly at: manchester@theMU.org / 0161 236 1764.