Reading and Analysing Finances for your Creative Business

The biggest difficulty for a life as an artist arises from not having a regular income, and the biggest challenge is to ensure that there is always enough to cover the expenses and be self-sufficient. Determining the cost of making art is an essential step to ensure that you can make yours ends meet; ensuring that the money is in your account just when you need it, is the second step to be sustainbale and thrive.

Course Content

During the session we will explore the concept of breaking even, and look at how to calculate the break-even for your creative enterprise; we will introduce principles of budgeting and financial mangement (including sources of funding) to ensure the viability of your artistic activities.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Assessment Methods

This is an informative session that will start and end with a self-assessment of knowledge and skills.

Further Study Options

If you are interested to learn more on one (or all) of the topics above, why not apply for one of the other courses on offer.

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

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