As part of Place, Space and Identity 3 we are offering Metapod Be Effective to all locally based creative entrepreneurs!

Are you a musician, fashion designer, jeweller, graphic artist, web designer, game-maker, milliner, ceramicist, performer, artist, textile worker, creative writer, dancer, film maker?

Do you want to start a business using your talent doing the things you love?

Over the last 10 years Metapod has been supporting creative individuals and businesses in starting up, maintaining and expanding their businesses. We’ve done this through training, seminars and by networking events, led not by accountants and business advisers, but by creative, entrepreneurial people in the region who have been there and done it.


1. Getting Started: Thursday 23 June

2. Easy Legals: Thursday 30 June

3. Finance: Thursday 14 July

4. Marketing your Business: Thursday 4 August

5. Fundraising: Thursday 1 September

6. Planning: Thursday 15 September

Cost – FREE

Venue – Mitchell Arts Centre, Broad Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4HG

Time – 10.30am – 5pm (latest)

Catering – Tea, Coffees and a light lunch will be provided.

To Book – Fill out the Application Form, and send to