February at Colonnade House

There’s lots to discover at Colonnade this month, with funding advice sessions and the launch of the Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Commissions. We are also back to regular exhibitions this month; featuring colourful florals, creative collectives and stained glass murmurations.

Read on for more and sign up to one of our sessions and other creative opportunities;

Grants & Funding Opportunities: February 2022
1 – 4 February // Various times // Free, Booking essential

How could you find funding for your next creative project? Right here… at Colonnade House! Book onto our sessions and learn from industry professionals, cultural organisations and local experts.


Professional Development February 2022
Meet The RISE Team
Tuesday 1 Feb 2022 // 12.30 – 14.30 // Free, Booking Essential

RISE is a collaboration between business experts and university partners. We’re excited to welcome Mark and Zoe from RISE at this introductory advice session. Book now to find out how you can get involved with the scheme.


RISE Research and Innovation
Independent Worthing
Wednesday 2 Feb 2022 // 18.00 – 19.30 // Free, Booking Essential

Did you know that Independent Worthing has a following of over 5000 people? Meet the founders and find out more about this new network, and enjoy delicious vegan doughnuts from Cat Burglar Dough Co.


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Creative Commissions 2022
Launch 1 February 2022 // Deadline 13 March 2022

Creative Commissions are back for a fifth time! The Adur & Worthing Trust are looking to support and fund creative projects taking place in Adur & Worthing. With grants of up to £1000 available. If you’ve never applied for funding before, then now’s your chance.

Take a look at previously funded projects in our Studio Gallery exhibition which runs from 1 – 20 February and look out for our short film series on social media.

You can also join one of our launch events on February 1st to find out about the scheme and find out how to apply.

Venture Coders Workshop
Introduction to grant funding from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund
Wednesday 02 Feb 2022 // 12.30 – 15.30 // Free, Booking essential

For this session, Arts Council England & Heritage Lottery Fund are here to guide you through the National Lottery Grant Scheme and how you can apply for grants from £3000.

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Funding advice session – Adur & Worthing Councils
Thursday 03 Feb 2022 // 14.00 – 16.00 // Free, Booking essential

Looking for local funding advice? We will be joined by Adur & Worthing Councils Investment Officer, Sam Gritt, who is offering a guided tour through local grant funding that can be accessed by creative businesses, arts organisations and artists.

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Hacking with Minecraft and Python
5 & 6 February 2022 // Various 2-hour sessions // £15

Andrew Riley-Watson from Genius Brighton is back with his popular coding workshops. Suitable for children 9+, In this short two-hour session you’ll get a fast introduction to one of the most important programming languages in the world at the moment – Python and use it to hack Minecraft.

Venture Coders Workshop
Liz English: From the Sublime to the Colourfully Ridiculous
8 – 20 Feb 2022 // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free, Open daily

Step into the ‘sublime and colourfully ridiculous’ world of local artist Liz English. As well as vibrant paintings, Liz is also skilled in the magical art of decoupage. In a free workshop on 13 & 20, Liz will show you how to decoupage and transform your object into an item of beauty that you’ll want to show off to all your friends.

Liz English: Look up and Feel the Magic
The Luminous and the Grey
22 Feb – 6 March 2022 // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free, Open daily

How many stained glass birds can you fit in a gallery? Ellie Bond and a collective of artists and tutors at Northbrook MET have banded together to showcase the variety of their creative practice.

Featuring; Ellie Bond, Celine Cospen, Rebecca Ellis-Brown, Rebecca McCardle, Rosie Mortimer & Richard Walker


The Luminous and the Grey
Support the Creative and Digital Hub!

In the past five years the creative and digital industries have flourished in Worthing and Colonnade House has played a key part in this with opportunities for affordable workspace, exhibitions, networking and events. The community that we work with is strong, supportive, creative and diverse and is not limited to the people who work or exhibit in the building. Worthing Borough Council works in partnership with Adur & Worthing Trust to support and manage the project and its success has led to plans to expand to include more studio spaces, meeting space, a cafe, lift access to all floors, a roof terrace and access to the high speed gigabit network – imagine how much more will be possible with these new facilities! As well as the new hub, the scheme also provides some much-needed accommodation for people in housing need.

If you think it is important for this new scheme to succeed please take this opportunity to support the new planning application and let the planning committee know why!

  • Write a letter quoting reference number AWDM/2309/21 to Planning Department, Adur and Worthing Councils, Town Hall, Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HA



Creative Digital Hub