InsightsFilter - AllFounder's InsightsInsights for CreativesInsights for OrganisationsFeaturesFilter - AllFeatured CreativesFeatured Organisations Creative Questions: Writing AwardsImage by Charlie CrossReadInsights for CreativesWriting awards can be daunting, particularly for those new to the craft. To help you navigate the process, we asked three industry professionals: 'what do you look for in a writing awards application?' These firsthand insights will equip you with the knowledge that you need to take the plunge, and submit to that opportunity you've been mulling over! Trends for Running Competitions in 2021Art by Aphra ShemzaReadInsights for OrganisationsMuch has changed in 2020. For that reason, we've compiled our top tips on things to take into consideration when planning & running a successful competition in 2021. Creative Resources: Self-PromotionImage by Kiki LjungReadInsights for CreativesMany creatives shy away from self-promotion fearing they’ll be branded arrogant, but their fear is misplaced. If you don’t tell people about what you do – and why you do it – how will they know? If you want to create a sustainable business then you’re going to need customers, supporters and champions. Self-promotion will get you there. Jie Gao: OasisReadFeatured CreativesZealous Stories Illustration winner, Jie Gao, is a London based visual artist and graphic designer. Her winning series, Oasis, uses digital art techniques to express deep-seated loneliness, as the main character gradually looses herself, paralysed by the modern world. Kate MacRitchie: Fairy WordsReadFeatured CreativesZealous Stories: Short Story winner, Kate MacRitchie, grew up in a small town in the heart of Scotland - a place of Fingalian legend and high, windy fields. Her writing is driven by the shadow selves we keep secret, collective memory and the meeting of landscape and language. Creative Questions: How Do I Get My Name Out There?Image by Charlie CrossReadInsights for CreativesWe’re tackling those all-important questions asked by our creative community. In this article we explore: how to get your name out there. Three arts professionals share their wisdom to provide you with a series of valuable insights. September / October HighlightsImage by David Richie RSAReadFeatured OrganisationsIt’s been a while! With museums, galleries and art spaces reopening to the public, you may want to dip your cultural toes back into the art world’s waters. If you’re struggling with what to check out first (both online and in person), here's a list of 5 events to add to your cultural calendar for the coming weeks. Top Sites to List Your Writing Competition OnReadInsights for OrganisationsBoost submissions to your writing contests by listing them on these amazing sites. Creative Resources: Studio SpacesReadInsights for CreativesThe right studio space can enable artists to develop their practice, network with other creative practitioners and gain access to opportunities which stem from their environment. We have compiled a list of studio resources to help you find the perfect workspace to suit your needs. The Story of Miss Ruby RibbonReadFeatured CreativesZealous Stories: Print winner, Rebecca Carrington, blends prints and embellishments into lively womenswear designs with an innovative twist. Her winning collection, ‘The story of Miss Ruby Ribbon’, is based on a playful narrative, inspired by her childhood and a tribute to her parrot Ruby. Francesca Fini: A Networked PerformanceReadFeatured CreativesZealous Stories: Digital Art winner, Francesca Fini, is an interdisciplinary artist focused on experimental cinema, installation and performance art. Conceived during lockdown, her winning work is a fascinating exploration of the deserted Italian squares. Creating Opportunity in AdversityRMB Turbine Art Fair LogoReadInsights for OrganisationsDiscover how four innovative organisations are currently supporting society and talent in the creative sector at this time.