Professional Development


As part of an ongoing series that aims to connect growing business and individuals in Worthing, 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 collaborating with local businesses to host a range of informative and engaging talks that aim to provoke conversation and advance creative careers.


Some events are free of charge but booking is essential for all. Follow the links for more information and tickets.

Marketing, Social Media, Press for small creative businesses

13 January 2020 // 10.00 – 12.00

Anne-Marie Shepherd will be introducing you to all the essential tools that you need to get you started with marketing your business.

Introduction to DRIVA arts DRIVA

13 January 2020 // 13:30 – 14:30

The session is led by the University of Brighton team who will provide an overview of the programme and how you can access the Gatwick Airport data and funding.

DRIVA arts DRIVA: Data Driven Innovation

13 January 2020 // 16:00 – 18:00

Join us for a talk and Q&A with Mike Herd (former Director of the Sussex Innovation Centre) exploring what we can do with data. Specifically, how it can be used to create services, products and experiences as well as being an asset for innovation.

SOL Design Collective: The Price is Right!

14 January 2020 // 9:30 – 12:00

A workshop to help you find the right price for your work. If you are ready to remove the guess work, and get comfortable and cosy with costs, then reserve your seat and ensure your Price is Right!

DRIVA arts DRIVA: Experiencing Data: Sensory Data Mapping

15 January 2020 // 14:00 – 16:00

A session run by artist, educator and researcher Clare Plumley. In this free event, you’ll be guided through Clare’s recent work, Participants will be asked to capture their own data sets of observed smiles during the session by walking the streets of Worthing.

Social Media for Creatives

15 January 2020 // 18.00 – 20.00

Artist Nicky Bell shares what she has learned about how to use social media to promote yourself and your work.

Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Commissions 2020

Launch event: 16 January 18.00 – 20.00 // Exhibition; 14 January – 9 February

Applications will open in the new year for the latest round of Creative Commissions for projects in Adur & Worthing. 

Watch this space for more information!