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Cratis Breakfast Discussion – Innovative Funding Strategies for Creatives

28th February 2020


Location: 37 Queen Street

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A relaxed discussion with Oliver Squirrell about innovative funding strategies for individuals and companies in the Creative Industries.
About this Event
The Cratis Breakfast Discussion is scheduled as an informal discussion around a certain topic of interest to the Creative Industry in Colchester, with a special guest.

Oliver is the owner of Statement Art, a company that represents bold visual artists whose work has been incorporated into major Hollywood films, exhibited widely and collected globally by art historians, actors and directors of Merrill Lynch. Oliver believes that art used to be the pinnacle of culture but is now seen as little more than a joke by most people (cough, banana!) His goal is to represent work that transcends the art world and re-engages and inspires the wider public. As part of this mission he has raised £250,000 in alternative funding, including investments, patronage, sponsorship and crowd funding.

This Cratis event is part of the National Apprenticeship Week 2020.

This Discussion is with Oliver Squirrell, Artist Manager at Statement Art.

The event is open to everyone in the Creative Industries.

Arrival at 8AM, coffee and tea will be provided.


The Cratis Programme is a 6-month programme social networking, skill-building and skill transfer programme for Creative Industries professionals living or working in and near Colchester.

Cratis aims to connect creative professionals in Colchester, creating opportunities for collaboration and new business being kept in Colchester.

The Cratis programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the South East Creative, Cultural and Digital Support programme and organised by Game Anglia C.I.C.

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