We’re gearing up for our Professional Development where we’ll be bringing you a range of events from workshops, talks, networking and more. Get involved this September at Colonnade House!

As part of an ongoing series aimed at helping you to develop your creative business, our Professional Development weeks encompass a variety of events that have been designed to help you build and share skills. This September, we’re bringing you a variety of events from networking, talks with Inside Publications, surgery sessions with Arts Council England as well as creative workshops with Hello DODO.

And there is more! Read on to find out…

Creatives Network Lunch
Monday 4 September // 13.00 – 13.30 // Free

If you are a creative living and working in Worthing, join the Colonnade House team and studio members for an informal networking lunch.

This will be a free event with hot drinks and snacks.

Book your free space.

Print Media for Artist Promotion: Making An Impact in the Community with Inside Publications
Tuesday 5 September // 11.00 – 12.30 // Free

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

Expect to learn about the impact of print media, understand print costs and the limitations of publications and how to craft an effective press-release.

Find out how to promote yourself in print and book your free space

Find out more about Inside Publications and visit their website; www.insidepublications.ltd

How to Apply to Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants
Wednesday 6 September // 11.30 – 13.30 // Free

Relationships manager Dulcie Alexander and Michael Cook from Arts Council England will be running an introductory session, offering advice on applying for funding from ACE.

The session will cover new guidance for applicants, useful tips and things to remember to create strong applications, insight into our other funding stream, Developing Your Creative Practice as well as a Q&A after the presentation.


You can book tickets here.

Shake It Up Creative
Thursday 7 September // 10.00 – 17.00 // Free – £35

Join founder Rachael Dines, founder of Shake It Up Creative alongside other guests for a day of workshops at Colonnade House.

Join a free public speaking workshop with Rachel Brady, have a taster business coaching workshop with Helen Campbell, get to know the basics of SEO and get creative with calligraphy in a relaxing beginners calligraphy workshop.

Shake It Up Creative is a purpose-led collaborative design and marketing company specialising in Arts & Culture, Charity and Hospitality. Find out more about Shake It Up Creative and visit their website; www.shakeitupcreative.com

Learn all about marketing with Shake it Up Creative

Hello DODO Printing Weekend
Saturday 9 & Sunday 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!

hello DODO Pull a Funny Face!

With so many events going on in the gallery this week it’s important to book your slot to avoid any disappointment!

You can book onto any of the workshops above via our eventbrite.