HI-Arts, the cultural development agency for the Highlands and Islands, is visiting the Outer Hebrides in September to deliver a series of Crowdfunding workshops and 1-2-1 sessions for professionals and individuals working in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors.
On the 12th and 13th of September the team will visit Stornoway and Lochmaddy to offer specialist advice and support in the areas of Crafts, Visual Arts, Heritage, Music, Writing, Marketing and Audience Development.
The events are being delivered in partnership with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Business Gateway, An Lanntair and Taigh Chearsbhagh.
What is Crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a modern, online and interactive way to raise funds for your projects and activities directly from the public – or the Crowd. With the advent of Crowdfunding we can now turn our audiences into supporters and funders, by collecting multiple small donations online and offering unique incentives to encourage giving. Not only can you raise funds to get your project off the ground but you can start to create a ‘buzz’ around it before you start. The Crowdfunding workshop will cover all the aspects you will need to create, implement and market your project. The workshop is suitable for all individuals, organisations and professionals who work within the cultural, creative, heritage and arts sector.
1-2-1 Sessions Join colleagues and fellow creative people, meet HI-Arts staff to discuss your professional development, your future plans and get advice on a wide range of topics – tea and coffee provided.
Discuss your professional development, your future plans and get advice on a wide range of topics. Advice sessions available in the following areas:
- Audience Development & Marketing - Sian Jamieson (HI~Arts)
- Governance, Project Planning, Fund-Raising – Robert Livingston (HI~Arts)
- Crafts & Designer Fashion - Pamela Conacher (HI~Arts)
- Screen & Broadcast – Amanda Millen (Creative HI)
- Music – Alex Smith (Creative HI)
- Business Start Up and Development – Outer Hebrides Business Gateway
Lunch and Q&A Panel Session: An opportunity for a quick ‘bite to eat’ followed by your chance to participate in a question and answer session with people involved in the supporting the development of the creative and cultural sector in theHighlands and Islands.
Where will the Hit Team be?
Wednesday 12th September: Stornoway –An Lanntair
- 10am – 12pmCrowdfunding Workshop
- 12pm – 2pmNetworking Lunch and Q&A Panel Session
- 2pm – 5pm1-2-1Sessions
1-2-1sessions are available with HI-Arts Audience Development Manager, Sian Jamieson; Talent Development Manager for Craft, Pamela Conacher and HI-Arts Director, Robert Livingston.
Thursday 13th September: Lochmaddy – Taigh Chearsabhagh
- 10am – 1pm1-2-1Sessions
- 1pm – 2.30pmNetworking Lunch and Q&A Panel Session
- 2.30pm – 4.30pmCrowdfunding Workshop
1-2-1sessions are available with HI-Arts Audience Development Manager, Sian Jamieson; Talent Development Manager for Craft, Pamela Conacher; Talent Development Manager for Writing, Peter Urpeth and HI-Arts Director, Robert Livingston.
To Book your place with the Hit Team please click on the appropriate link to our event registration (you can book for both the Crowdfunding workshop and1-2-1sessions).
Book your place in Stornoway here www.hitteaminstornoway.eventbrite.co.uk
Book your place in Lochmaddy here www.hitteamlochmaddy.eventbrite.co.uk
For more information about the event and for booking information please visit: www.hi-arts.co.uk/
If you have any queries regarding these events then please feel free to contact Robert Livingston at HI-Arts on email@example.com or call 01463 720886.
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