Make the Most of Berwick

06 June 2022 to 07 June 2022
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

A fully funded two-day programme designed for artists and creative practitioners located in Northumberland and North of the Tyne to explore how we can all, individually and collaboratively, benefit from making the very most of the area’s assets.

There are communities of artists across the land pooling their imaginations and skills, sometimes to build an identity around a theme - like, say Scotland’s National Book Town, Wigtown, a similarly isolated spot, sometimes to spark collaborations.
So come and switch off from the day-to-day routines of running your business and invest time exploring how you can make the most of the area's assets to develop your creative practice at a free two-day creative enterprise workshop in the wonderful Berwick .

Workshops will be held on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June at the Radio Rooms in Tweedmouth, Berwick

When Dr Johnson passed through Northumberland to start his celebrated tour of Scotland, he was 'repelled by the wide expanse of hopeless sterility’ he found here! In his haste, the gouty old fool missed the reality that to travel from Tyne to Tweed is to encounter natural, legendary, military, industrial, artistic, and folk riches enough to sate anyone’s curiosity.
All the way up from Tynemouth to Berwick there are a myriad of stories that are ripe for creative interpretation across the artistic spectrum. So what about adding a new twist to these riches to produce something saleable?
Over the course of the two days you will:

  • Explore the potential of the area to inspire new creative and commercial opportunities

  • Generate ideas for creative products and services with different audiences in mind

  • Find out how other artists drawing inspiration from their community's assets have successfully developed their practice and new income streams

  • Develop entrepreneurial know-how to critique and exploit ideas

  • Link with creative and commercial networks that may add value to your propositions

  • Find out about funding opportunities

  • Meet representatives of the major cultural and creative organisations in the area

  • Find out about upcoming creative and commercial opportunities  

  • There’ll be contributions from local specialists, and the day will be festooned with opportunities to spend time with other creatives and build your networks.

To access the training you will need to complete a registration form. Places are fully funded but limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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This workshop will be delivered by Jane Shaw. Jane is a founding director of Create North, one of the UK’s longest established enterprise animation companies specifically focused on helping individuals and organisations to exploit their latent enterprise talents. Jane will share insights from her 25 years’ experience of supporting creative practitioners generate income from their work.