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emma blake morsi


Industry Insights: Sustaining your creative practice

23rd April 2024

7.30 pm BST

£8.30 or free for sustainer & soulmate members

Saffron’s monthly workshops are part of the Saffron Members Club, but non-members who are women, non-binary people, trans or gender non-conforming folks may also purchase a ticket.


Ready to level up your portfolio and looking for tangible tools to build resilience into your freelance career? Whether you’re a musician, DJ, or industry practitioner, this workshop by Emmanuella (Studio Morsi) provides poignant industry insights to evolve your creative practice, with tangible resources and activities that ensure you come away with clear next step actions. With over 10 years experience, Emmanuella x Studio Morsi is multi-disciplinary by nature and radical by choice, so you can also expect thoughtful and inclusive insights on how to build resilience into your work while underpinning sustainability principles for authentic delivery, long-lasting relevance and high-impact projects.

There will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunities to ask questions of your own.


With over a decade in the creative industry, Emma Blake Morsi is an award-winning Multi-Disciplinary Arts Producer, Non-Executive Director of Rising Arts Agency and former Bristol City Council’s Culture Board member. A prolific visual storyteller, she predominantly works across photography, words, illustration, design, film, events and sound. Morsi challenges approaches to inclusion and innovation in the spaces she works, producing work that can be experienced by all but most importantly gives visibility to and engages those from marginalised groups.

Born in Nigeria and Bristol-raised, she has previously lived in Germany and worked internationally across the Middle East to Africa, with commissions by Arts Council England, Forestry England, Method, gal-dem, Enviral, Greenpeace UK, Harper’s Bazaar, Bustle, BBC, Saffron, Youth Music, PUMA, National Portrait Gallery, Situations x Theaster Gates, Creative & Cultural Skills, University of Bristol, University of Manchester, Watershed, M Shed, The Resilience Project, Bristol Green Capital, Bristol City Council and many more. As a creative intersectional environmentalist following years in STEM, her research consisted of developing a sustainable circular system repurposing waste substances to using hybrid tools for creating inclusive nature-inspired experiences.Featured by the BBC, Morsi was also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Nocturnal, an interactive magazine using the Arts to creatively address social and cultural issues. The biannual publication was a collection of digital stories as an authentic voice for young Creatives to showcase their obsessions and creatively express themselves through the Arts. She was awarded Rife Magazine’s 2015 24 Influential Bristolians Under 24 title as well as nominated for Babbasa’s EMPOWERED 2016 Award for her Nocturnal work. Since then, she has also been the Lifestyle Assistant Editor for gal-dem, and now writes in a freelance capacity. In 2017 she was awarded UK Apprentice Of The Year for her work with Saffron, Bristol’s first record label for women, non-binary and transgender people, as well as taking on invaluable opportunities within Rising Arts Agency, such as the Whose Future? billboard campaign.


We never want money to be a barrier to people accessing music tech, so if you are unable to afford a ticket but believe you would benefit from attending these workshops, please email us on

Workshops are open to people worldwide, but will be running at 7.30 pm GMT so please bear differences in time zone in mind. If you purchase a ticket but are unable to attend live, you will automatically be emailed a recording of the workshop(s) after the event.

We are committed to making our online events as accessible as possible. We have created a guidance document about this – Click here to view the accessibility document. Alternatively, please email us with any access requirements you may have:


The gender imbalance in the music technology industry is well-recognised. While we are absolutely not ‘anti-men’, we see that a shorter-term solution is to provide fellowship and learning environments that are not dominated by the cisgender male perspective. Therefore, these workshops are intended for women, non-binary, trans and gender non-conforming people to attend. While we do not ban cisgender men from attending, we hope that they will respect that this event is not intended for them.