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Social Media for Creatives: A Beginners Guide

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

You will know that as a creative practitioner social media is a great channel to raise your profile, sell your product or service and even network across the arts and culture sector on a global scale.

However, if you are completely new to the scene or feel you are a bit of a novice when it comes to using different platforms, then this can be a daunting task at best. This workshop will deliver a comprehensive beginners guide on how to use three main social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help you as an artist, craft maker or creative enterprise.

You will leave the workshop with:

-How to set up and promote your own Facebook business page

-How to set up and promote events on Facebook

-How to tweet – and some suggestions on what to say!

-Knowing what hashtags are and how to use them

-How to use Instagram and why

-Then the all-important time management of your social media – how to schedule your posts, when it is best to post and how often per platform.

-There will also be a brief introduction to other platforms such as Pinterest, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Youtube.

This workshop is delivered by Culture+ Business Skills Coordinator Laura Mulhern, who has over 10 years’ experience in digital marketing and has worked on award-winning social media campaigns across the arts and culture sector.

Please bring:


-Pen and paper

-Should you wish to bring some images of your work please do

-Laptops and iPads are welcome but not essential

-If you are a Sole Trader please bring your Unique Tax Reference Number, if you own a registered company/organisation please bring your registration number.

Please note, this workshop is for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole based artists, makers and creatives only.


Dorset Centre for Creative Arts
Middle Farm Way
Poundbury, DT1 3AR United Kingdom


The Arts Development Company
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