Stories

More than 400 individual artists and creative businesses have benefited from the Equal II: The Last Mile programme. Read the personal success stories from just a few of the participants.



Helen

Learning how to make a living from a career in writing

 

Sonali

A supportive programme leads to paid writing commissions

 

Natasha

Joining a network of diverse, dynamic and talented writers

 

Moqapi

Developing a fresh business approach as a writer

 

Punam

Gaining the confidence to work as a professional artist

 

Shona

Learning about becoming a self-employed writer

 

Alex

Generating paid work as a writer

 

Ahmed

A musician with business acumen and new opportunities

 

Helena

Turning a creative talent into cash  

 

Richard

Learning about focus, gaining confidence, and starting to shine

 

Cheryl

Developing new skills leads to a writing commission

 

Kimberley

A new career as a writer

 

Phil and Ben

Professional development and new opportunities for artists  

 

Richard

Industry exposure gets a single aired on Kerrang radio

 

Hannan

Developing a career in stage management  

 

Giovanni

From redundancy to Birmingham Poet Laureate

 

Len

Building confidence, and sharpening his skills as a writer

 

Aran

Opening doors in the music industry

 

Andy

From an amateur to a professional carpenter

 

Amanda

Life changing:  From a call centre to a full time musician

 

Kate

Gaining insights into commercial jewellery making

 

Ranbir and Colin

Learning how to raise funds to develop a prototype

 

Matt

Securing new work in lighting design

 

Debbie

New business insights means growth for a creative business

 

Clare

A life changing experience and huge achievements

 

Kate

Building a business out of product production