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Groundwerk 3.1: Self-Employment for Creatives

Sat 26 May 2:30-4pm // Free And Open To All


In this free artists’ workshop led by Shakyra Campbell, learn how to set up as a Freelancer and successfully complete a tax return as a self-employed artist or creative. Gain an understanding of what you need for your tax return and how to navigate HMRC. There will also be an opportunity for discussion on how to identify a good contract and what your rights are as a Freelancer working for an organisation.

Turf’s Groundwerk programme is a monthly series of free practical workshops for artists and creatives wishing to gain the skills to support their practice.

This workshop is free to attend and open to all but booking is recommended, as spaces are limited.



When booking you can now add a donation to Turf to support our programme if you wish. We’re a registered charity (#1160527) and have supported the work of over 350 artists since 2013, whilst also running MOSS (a collective of local artists living with learning disabilities), a support & residency programme for Croydon School of Art students, free family workshops, a youth programme, projects with local Croydon schools & more. We value any and all support; your support in simply attending our exhibitions & events is just as valued if you’re not able to donate.



Shakyra Campbell is a HR Manager for a multi-disciplinary property consultancy firm based in London. Shakyra has almost 3 years experience working in HR where she has worked for an asset and wealth management firm and a private equity and venture capital association. She previously worked as a Freelancer whilst practicing as an artist in China, London and USA. In 2012 she was the recipient of the prestigious Red Mansion Art Prize. Completing, a residency in China, where her work was later exhibited at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. She holds a BFA in Fine Art from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford where she was the recipient of the Peel Award and is a College Scholar.

Her previous work can be seen at

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