Professional Development September 2023

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 September, Colonnade House is hosting a range of informative and engaging sessions that aim to provoke conversation and advance creative careers.


Liz English Workshop

Creatives Network Lunch

Monday 4 September 2023 // 12.00 – 13.00 // Free

Join the Colonnade House team & Studio Members for an informal networking lunch.

If you are a creative living & working in Worthing, join us at Colonnade House for an informal get together to meet other local creatives.

This is a free event with snacks & hot drinks.

You can book your free space here.

Inside Publications

Print Media for Artist Promotion: Making an Impact in the Community with Inside Publications

Tuesday 5 September 2023 // 11.00 – 12.30 // Free

Join Liana & Esme from Inside Publications as they talk through tips & tricks of print media publicity in this free workshop.

Attendees can expect to learn;

  • The impact of print media.
  • Understand print costs and limitations of the publication.
  • How to craft effective press releases.
  • How to tailor your pitch to persuade us to publicise.

You can book your free space here.

Arts Council England

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

Wednesday 6 September 2023 // 11.30 – 13.00 // 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.

Places are limited so please book your free ticket.

Book your place and then sign up on the day for 1-to-1 sessions.


shake it up creative

Shake It Up Creative: Excel, Empower, Create. Small Business Workshops

Thursday 7 September 2023 // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free – £38.62

Join Rachael Dines founder of Shake It Up Creative and other guests for a range of workshops designed to help your creative business.

Public Speaking For Introverts Workshop // 10.15 – 11.20 // Free

Pubilc speaking coach Rachel Brady will take you through breathing, vocal, body language and confidence building techniques to get you talking with ease.

Creative Business Coaching Taster Slots // 11.30 – 13.00 // Free

Helen Jane Campbell will be running a series of 5 free creative business coaching taster slots throughout the day.

SEO Workshop // 13.15 – 15.00 // £10

Join Rachel Dines to learn how to handle the basics of SEO to improve your websites search ranking positions.

Calligraphy Workshop // 15.10 – 17.00 // £35 + Eventbrite fees

Are you ready to unleash your creativity and learn a new skill? Join Millie Attwater for a relaxing beginners calligraphy workshop.

Book your place on the workshops here.

hello DODO Pull a Funny Face!
hello DODO Badge Club

hello DODO: Pop up Workshop

9 & 10 September // 10.00 – 16.00

hello DODO is a colourful, pun loving indie business from Worthing, with a focus on ethical unisex clothing for adults and kids screen printed in their Studio & Shop on Tarring Road.

Join the team on the 9th and 10th of September anytime between 10.30am and 12pm for our screenprinting fun workshop “Pull a Funny Face”. In this workshop you choose your own paper stencil shapes to build your own funny face which you then get to pull as your very own screenprint with some guidance from hello DODO’s Jam.

The creative fun doesn’t stop there! Between 1pm and 4pm they will be hosting the much loved BADGE CLUB at Colonnade House!