SPACE Toolkit Professional Development Programme Summer 2018
May - July 2018

37 Queen Street
Colchester CO1 2PQ
Every first Thursday

SPACE Toolkit is a new professional development programme at the creative hub 37 Queen Street, Colchester. The programme presents a series of inspirational talks and workshops with artists, creative practitioners and industry experts, which provides participants with new ideas and practical skills.

Ticket includes complimentary drinks and networking after the talk.

Thu 3 May, 7-9pm
Turning your ideas into a flourishing creative business
A workshop led by Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust
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Do you have loads of ideas for your work but find it hard to turn them into reality? Are you struggling with juggling too many different responsibilities as you work for yourself? Would you like to earn a bit more money with your creative skills? 

In this practical evening session, creative business adviser and coach Patricia van den Akker will work with you on creating a practical plan for your creative career or business.


Thu 7 Jun, 7-9pm
How to work with Schools
Panel discussion in partnership with Firstsite
Chaired by Fiona Fieber, Head of Learning & Participation at SPACE
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Are you interested in working with schools? Do you want to develop your skills in this area? This panel discussion will present different experiences of artist-led projects in schools from both the artists’ and the teachers’ perspectives. Participants will leave the session with a list of top-tips on how to develop and deliver a successful learning project with a school.


Thu 5 Jul, 7-9pm
How to write a successful funding application
A workshop with Arts Council England
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With a new set of funding programmes recently launched by Arts Council England, the session will provide an overview of the different opportunities available for artists and creative practitioners and provide practical advice on how to get your application right.  


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