Get a head start this year with our programme of professional development events aimed at people working in the creative sector. Funding, finance, planning and ideas. Find it all here at Colonnade House. Events will be added as they are confirmed, so keep checking back! Some events will be free and some will be charged, but all events will require booking so please click the links to book your ticket on Eventbrite. 

  • Monday 21st January // Planning your exhibition – SESSION 1: Writing ‘blurb’ and choosing images to publicise your show // 18.00 – 20.00 //FREE

Are you having an exhibition at Colonnade House this year? This is the first of two sessions led by Colonnade House staff to help you get the most out of your exhibition. In our Hirers Guide we ask you to send ‘blurb’ to publicise your show, but it can be hard to write about yourself and your work. In this session we will focus on ways to write about yourself and your work, and how this can be used along with images to publicise your show. What to bring: at least 1 image of your work – a physical copy (if not too difficult to carry), pictures on your phone, tablet or laptop, photographs or print-outs Places are limited – BOOK HERE

  • Tuesday 22nd January // Arts Council England Funding Surgery //11.00 – 13.30 // FREE

Find out more about how to apply for Project Grants and Developing Your Creative Practice. Arts Council Relationship Manager Anna Jefferson will give an overview of funding at the start of the session, and will then be available for 1-to-1 advice on your projects until 13.30.  Book your place here and then sign up on the day for 1-to-1 sessions.

  • Wednesday 30th January // AWT Creative Commissions 2019 Launch Event // 17.00 – 19.00 // FREE

If you are planning to apply for funding in this round of AWT Creative Commissions join us at the launch event to find out more about past commissions and to ask those burning questions! Book your place here.