Reimagining Creative Work: Thriving as a Freelancer

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What's the future of freelancing?

August 13, 2021
16:00 – 18:30
Hackney Wick
reimagining creative work

Join a panel discussion with local creatives on how to build a sustainable freelance career.


After a challenging year for the creative industries, HWFI Creative Enterprise Zone, Echo and Women of the Wick are excited to invite you to reimagine the future of creative freelance work together.

Join a panel discussion with local creatives on how to build a sustainable freelance career, and stick around for a drink, chat and networking afterwards. (It's okay if you are feeling rusty—so are we!)

The panel will be hosted by Sara Kärpänen, the founder of Women of the Wick a community and consultancy championing marginalised voices and tackling inequality in the creative industry.  

Our panel guests will bring diverse viewpoints from their experiences working as freelancers and creating new ways to work, collaborate and thrive.

Our panelists:

Natalya Moosa

Artist, DJ, Activist and Founder of The Organic Afro helping Black people embrace their natural hair and natural selves

Emily Hana

Visual Artist and Printmaker with a residency at Hackney Wick Underground

Simone Lezzi

Photographer, Director at Camera Work and Cre8 Studio in Hackney Wick

Adelaide Lumor

DJ, Cultural Curator, Director at BORN N BREAD and Community Manager at the Good Growth Hub

Who is this for?

Creative freelancers and small business owners, or anyone interested in the future of the creative sector.

About the host

Co-organised and hosted by Echo, Women of the Wick and Number 90 Bar, and supported by HWFI Creative Enterprise Zone.

Events with purpose

Re-imagining creative work post-pandemic.

What our members say

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"Echo is great! It's given me the opportunity to meet with interesting, talented people across London. It's a rewarding and enjoyable way to grow as an individual and a business."

Co-founder at Adventure Stories

"The value I got from Echo is trusting your community, understanding that there are so many people out there that can help you, and to ask for help. Meeting other local entrepreneurs on similar journeys made a huge difference for me."

Founder at REUS London

"Echo has provided me with a network of like minded people who have become firm friends. It has accelerated my business in a way I could never have done on my own. I absolutely love it!"

Founder at Lick & Mix

"Echo was instrumental in the early stages of our community project. The network has supported us with the know-how and tools to better serve our community."

David & Esana
Founders at Vine Connect

"Not only have I found new clients, I've also found a community of folk who have such a diverse skill set; you can find someone here for everything from photography to newsletter design. I've already benefited so much!"

Founder at Brick London

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