How to write a proposal (or apply for funding)

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Proposal writing is often one of the hardest things creative people have to do. Here's how to master writing proposals with 10 killer tips.

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Sheila Chandra - Thursday, September 28, 2017

Do you buy celebrity endorsed products because they’re endorsed? Convinced there’s a little ‘stardust’ included in the bottle? Sadly not!

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How do you know if your work is any good?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Being able to judge the quality of your own work is a crucial skill for any creative person. But this is something that new artists often lack. Here’s how to do it…

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Buying hope...

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, September 14, 2017

How many times have you tried to solve a problem by simply ‘buying’ your way out of it with the latest gadget? Does that work? Or are you knee-deep in clutter?

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'Down with Childhood' - a review

Sheila Chandra - Monday, September 11, 2017

A personal take on this analysis of the use of childhood imagery and rhyme within popular music.

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How to tame your email inbox

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, August 31, 2017

Email overload is a serious problem for creative people because they need large chunks of time to concentrate on their main work. Here are 9 tips to stop email overload ever happening.

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What is the difference between a successful artist and an unsuccessful one?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, August 28, 2017

What makes the difference between growing a thriving career and not? Here are some of the qualities you’ll need to be a successful artist.

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The real reason why your desk gets messy…

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, August 24, 2017

Is your desk acting like a giant ‘to do’ list? Is that why you panic if someone moves something or, horror of horrors, tidies it? Here’s the solution….

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Do artists have the right temperament for social media?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, August 21, 2017

Many artists find it a challenge to ‘shout’ about themselves on social media. And yet, building their platform is essential. What is the answer?

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Why lack of space is not the problem…

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Clutter isn’t caused by lack of space. It’s caused by believing you have more years to do things in than you actually do. Here’s how to cure both problems.

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