Professional Development January 2023

Kickstart 2023 at Colonnade House.

As part of an ongoing series that aims to help you develop your creative business, each year Colonnade House hosts several Professional Development Weeks that encompass a variety of events designed to share and build skills. This January, Colonnade House is hosting a range of informative and engaging sessions that aim to provoke conversation and advance creative careers.


Photograph Your Work

Photograph Your Work

Monday 16 January 2023 // 10.00 – 11.00, 11.30 – 12.30 & 13.30 – 14.30 // Free

Bring your artwork, sculpture or product and have a go at photographing your work in a professional gallery setting.

Try our hanging system, use our plinths & our ERCO lighting system and photograph your work. Bring along a maximum of 3 pieces and we will show you simple techniques on how to photograph your artwork or product for social media & website. Please bring along your camera and/or smartphone for the session.

Book a free 1 hour slot to take away new photography skills & high quality photos of your work.

Book onto the session here.

Arts Council England

How to apply to Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants

Tuesday 17 January 2023 // 10.00 – 11.30 // Free

Join this introductory session with staff from Arts Council England at Colonnade House, Worthing.

Relationship Manager, Engagement & Audiences, Dulcie Alexander & Relationship Manager for Museums, Michael Cooke for the South East from Arts Council England will be running an introductory session, offering advice on applying for funding from ACE. Including;

– The new guidance for applicants

– Recent changes to the programme and what they mean for potential applications

– Useful tips and things to remember to create strong applications

– Q&A after the presentation

– Insight into our other funding stream, Developing Your Creative Practice.


The Joyful Academy

The Joyful Academy: Social Media Reels & Ads

Wednesday 18 January 2023 // Social Media & Reels //10.00 – 12.00 // £31.85

Over the last year, Reels have become Instagram’s fastest-growing feature worldwide. In this workshop, They’ll be showing you how to bring the JOY into your Instagram Reels & TikToks and create content that showcases what you have to offer in a way that’s impactful, fun and easy.

You can book Tickets onto this workshop here

Wednesday 18 January 2023 // Ads // 13.00 – 15.00 // £31.85

In this 2-hour foundational Facebook and Instagram Ads training, we’ll cover how NOT to waste your money, create ads that get clicks, and reach the people who want to work with you or buy your products.

This isn’t a highly technical workshop so don’t worry if you’ve never run a Facebook or Instagram Ad before – we’ll start right from the beginning and make sure you leave with the knowledge, skills AND confidence to get started with social media advertising.

Book tickets here.

Women in Business Worthing

Women in Business Worthing: Creativity, Courage & Connection

Thursday 19 January 2023 // 18.30 – 20.00 // £5

An evening with inspiring guests, talks and a panel discussion to help you to bring creativity into your work and life.

The event will begin at 18.30 with some informal networking followed by a keynote and a panel discussion.

Guests will be announced shortly and the ticket includes a free drink upon arrival.

Any proceeds from the event will be donated to Safe in Sussex, a local charity supporting women through domestic violence.

You can book tickets here.

3D Printing Session

Space to Make Sessions 

19 – 21 January 2023 // 10.00 – 12.00 & 14.00 – 16.00 daily // Free

Our popular space to make sessions are back! Have a go trying out digital tech such as laser cutters and 3D printers in a 2 hour bookable session. All events are free of charge but book here to avoid disappointment. 

Genius Brighton: Coding 2023

Genius Brighton: An introduction to electronics and hacking with Python & Minecraft & Coding for Girls

Saturday 21 January 2023 // 09.30 – 11.30 & 14.30 – 16.30 // £17

Genius Brighton are running their classic Introduction to coding & electronics with Minecraft & Python as well as a Coding for Girls 2-hour introductory coding workshop. Aimed for young people aged 9+ , you’ll learn about a basic knowledge of coding in the world we live in.