Monday 4 March 2013
Jade French, describes their social enterprise, Not So Popular, which has received funding from QM Careers and Enterprise Centre’s Try It, Grow It funding.
Not So Popular is an arts collective supporting emerging artists which is run by Jade French (22, studying BA English), Liv Jeffes (21, studying BA Drama) and Rachel Rigby (20, studying BA Comparative Literature). We put on exhibitions, poetry events, publish a ‘zine and generally find a platform so that those active in the arts can do their thing. We are a social enterprise, aiming to engage people to showcase their work and hone their skills.
We're all based in East London, where most of our events currently take place. After graduating we hope to take Not So Popular further – creating a regular zine and hosting more events, we want people to know they have somewhere to go with their ideas and work.
The funding we’ve received means that we can give life to our ideas – it’s integral to developing plans. It’s not only a cash injection - it also gives us a confidence boost and the urge to continue.
If you've got a social enterprise idea you need help to develop, the QM Careers and Enterprise Centre are currently taking applications for funding.