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Social Media for Creatives: A Beginners Guide

9th February 2018 @ 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.


9th February 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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


The Arts Development Company
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