Make. Baltic: Help Starting Up as a Freelance Artist!

Make. Baltic: Help Starting Up as a Freelance Artist!

Make. Baltic: Help Starting Up as a Freelance Artist!

Venue: Make Baltic
Date(s): 11.10.18
Time(s): 18:30 - 20:30


Are you starting off as a freelance artist? Do you want some help figuring out how to get yourself out there and finding people to pay you for your work? Then join “HELP! Starting Up as a Freelance Artist” at Make Baltic!

Cath Garvey is a Freelance Illustrator who has learned from scratch how to promote herself, get work, and what to do when there is no work. At the start Cath had little knowledge about how to start her art business, so now she has decided to start a class called “HELP! Starting Up as a Freelance Artist”. Which is for any artist who needs help getting their work out there.

During this workshop Cath will teach you several steps to follow when starting off as a freelancer. After the presentation, there will be interactive activities where you’ll be able to evaluate your online presence with other artists and ask questions, so bring an example of your work! You’ll leave with a wealth of information and small leaflet of places, websites, apps and other suggestions to help you start out!

Check out Cath’s work at, on Instagram @Cath_Garvey, or on her blog


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Any child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and we operate a no under 10 policy.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Baltic Triangle parking is 2 hours no return with on-street parking free after 6pm. There is free nearby parking on Grafton Street and Stanhope Street. Public transport links are nearby, and the venue is easily accessible on foot from Liverpool City Centre.

How accessible is the venue? The workshop is located on the 2nd floor of Elevator Studios which provides full accessibility to the premises including a disability lift. We would advise wheelchair users to contact the workshop provider on the sale of the ticket to arrange building access due to equipment requiring a keycode.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Feel free to get in touch with Make Liverpool office on 0151 601 8665 or email

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? If you find that you cannot attend then you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend who may find it useful. Please let the organiser know if you need to do this. Alternatively tickets can be transferred to a future event up to a 14 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? A register will be taken at the workshop, it isn’t necessary to print your ticket.

What is the refund/cancellation policy? Refunds will be offered in the event of the class being cancelled – in this instance we will give as much notice as possible, usually at least 5 days, and offer alternative dates if appropriate. This class does have a minimum requirement of ticket sales to proceed, so there is a possibility of it being canceled, but we will contact you five days before if this is the case.

If for any reason you find you are unable to attend then please get in touch and a refund can be offered up to 14 days before the workshop. After this date we will only offer a refund if we able to fill your space.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay? Please bring along a print out of your ticket if the registration does not match the attendee, or contact to have them change the ticket so it contains your name.

What can I bring into the event? We would advise bringing something to take notes with, and wearing comfortable clothing.