Karen Simporis giving a talk at our previous professionall development events

We want you to start off 2023 the right way – developing skills, experimenting with new technology and getting that amazing local project you always wanted to do, funded!

Photograph Your Work
16 January // Various times // Free, Booking essential

Start off the New Year by getting photographs of your artwork in a professional gallery setting with our Photograph Your Work sessions. Bring along your artwork, sculptures or products and have a go at using our hanging system, our plinths and our ERCO lighting system to get some professional photos of your work.

Spaces are limited so book here!

Photograph Your Work
How to apply to Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants
Tuesday 17 January // 10.00 – 11.30 // Free

Interested in learning more about how to apply for Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants? Join this free introductory session with staff from the Arts Council. Relationship Manager, Engagement & Audiences, Dulcie Alexander & Relationship Manager for Museums, Michael Cooke for the South East from Arts Council England where they will be providing advice on applying for funding.


Arts Council England
The Joyful Academy: Reels & Ads
Wednesday 18 January // 10.00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 15.00 // £31.85

The Joyful Academy runs actionable, impact-focused courses, workshops from sales and marketing skills to business planning and strategy, to time and mindset management. In these workshops at Colonnade House you can learn all about bringing JOY into your Instagram Reels & TikToks as well as a workshop on understanding Facebook and Instagram Ads.

The Joyful Academy
Women in Business Worthing: Creativity, Courage & Connection
Thursday 19 January // 18.30 – 20.00 // £5

Join us for an evening of talks and panel discussion with inspiring guests to help you bring creativity into your work and life. The event will start with some informal networking followed by a keynote and a panel discussion. Any proceeds from the event will be donated to Safe in Sussex, a local charity supporting women through domestic violence.

Women in Business Worthing
Space to Make Sessions
19 – 21 January //  10.00 – 12.00 & 14.00 – 16.00 // 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 below to avoid disappointment.

Space to Make
Genius Brighton: An introduction to electronics and hacking with Python and Minecraft

21 January // 9.30 – 11.30, 12.00 – 14.00 & 14.30 – 16.30 // £17

Genius Brighton are running their classic Introduction to coding & electronics with Minecraft and 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.

Genius Brighton: Coding 2023
Creative Commissions 2023

24 January – 5 March

The Creative Commissions 2023 grants programme launches on the 24 January with an exhibition at Colonnade House and a live introduction to the scheme from Karen Simporis, Chair of Adur & Worthing Trust. You can apply for grants between £500 – £1000 for your project.

Creative Commissions 2021
Jackie Bent: Evoke Your Senses
24 – 28 January // 10.00 – 17.00 

Jackie Bent is an up-and-coming local contemporary artist that specialises in acrylic pouring and resin work. You can come and enjoy Jackie’s wonderful creations for a week from the 24th – 28th of January 2023.

Jackie Bent