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Professional Development: Winter 2021

Dates:
Tue 12 Jan 2021 - Sat 30 Jan 2021
Location:
Virtual
Price:
Free

About the event

Develop your digital skills with our films on the Colonnade House YouTube channel.

Join our 6pm screenings and take part in a live Q&A with Colonnade staff Richard and Joe.

 

How to: Getting Started on Instagram

Wednesday 13 January 2021 // 18.00

Digital and social media skills are now needed more than ever. It’s time to transform you from an Instagram zero to hero!

As part of Colonnade House’s Professional Development Week, we are re-sharing easy to follow film on how to get kick started in the Instagram world – filled with all sorts of tips and tricks to get you social media savvy, so you can promote your artwork or creative business.

This session is aimed for absolute beginners so we will run through simple steps on how to get your Instagram started from scratch.

Our video will premiere at 18.00 on our Youtube channel. Be sure to join in then as there will be a live chat where you can ask questions.


How to: Smartphone Photography

Wednesday 13 January 2021 // 18.00

This film with help you to get kick started in the photography world – filled with all sorts of tips and tricks so you can begin to showcase your artwork, craft or products to their full potential.

This session is aimed for absolute beginners so we will run through simple steps on how to make the most out of your smartphone camera.

Our video will premiere at 18.00 on our Youtube Channel. Be sure to join in then as there will be a live chat where you can ask questions.


How to: Start an online shop with Shopify

Friday 15 January 2021 // 18.00

Looking for a way to start selling your work? Or maybe you are trying to find a way to take your creative business online?

This session is aimed for absolute beginners so we will run through simple steps on how to start your very own Shopify.

Our video will premiere at 18.00 on our Youtube Channel. Be sure to join in then as there will be a live chat where you can ask questions.


Creative Commissions 2021 Launch event and exhibition

Apply for funding for a creative project

The Creative Commissions 2021 grants programme launches this week with an exhibition in our Studio gallery and a live introduction to the scheme from Karen Simporis, Chair of Adur & Worthing Trust.

Creative Commissions 2020 had to be shelved due to Covid-19, but it’s back bigger and better for 2021 with grants of between £300 and £700 on offer.

Take a look at the projects that were funded by Adur & Worthing Trust in the last round of Creative Commissions in 2019 – the exhibition in our Studio gallery will be on view from 12th – 31st January. (opening hours tbc)

Adur & Worthing Trust hope to support at least ten creative projects in Adur and Worthing in 2021. To be able to apply you must be based in Adur or Worthing and your creative project must be shared with the public in some way. Find out more about the application process by joining the launch, or visiting the exhibition.

Take your digital skills to the next level this week at one of our bookable 1-to-1 sessions;

 

Digital 1-to-1’s

Our introductory films on Instagram, Smartphone Photography and Shopify are aimed at people who want to get started or improve their skills with using these platforms and digital tools. View the films on the Colonnade House Youtube channel.

Follow these up with bookable 1-to-1 support from Colonnade House staff to take a deeper dive into any of the three topics covered. Choose from virtual or face-to-face options and learn from our experience to help you to use digital technology to promote, document and sell your creative work. 

There are four slots available each day on Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Thursday 21, Friday 22 January at 10.00, 11.00, 13.00 and 14.00.


Tech Resort: Digital Triage for Creatives

Wednesday 20 January

If you have a digital, web, coding, or electronics issue that you don’t know how to solve, we are running a day of Digital Triage with Liz Crew from Tech Resort which is aimed at people working creatively with tech. It could be something simple or something complicated, Liz will help you with diagnosis and treatment drawing on her own knowledge, and Tech Resort’s expertise in helping people who work in the creative sector to innovate and create. And if they don’t have the answer straight away, they’ll know someone else who can help. After all, how hard can it be? 

Tech Resort are based in Eastbourne and they share digital skills to make the UK more resilient, equal and fun. You can browse through their previous projects here. 

Bookable 1 hour slots from 10.00 – 17.00.