Skills Development Programme for Artists and Makers at Flowerfield

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A fantastic skills development programme for artists and makers in the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough continues at Flowerfield Arts Centre throughout February and March.


On Wednesday 28th February, small business consultant Liam McGarry will look at how preparing a business plan can help artists set goals. During the session he will also educate artists on how to measure progress and clarify any business ideas with tools such as flow forecasting. The workshop will take place from 1pm – 4.30pm.
Liam has 17 years’ experience working with businesses and has mentored creative people on behalf of Belfast City Council, YENI and Blick Studios.


If you would like some information on how digital images can help your profile, a workshop with Mervyn Smyth from Belfast Exposed will take place on Friday 2nd March. Providing information on how to catalogue your images and how to best use them for online marketing purposes, Mervyn will help participants get to grips with making your images work for you. This workshop will also take place from 1pm-4.30pm.


A six-part course in Marketing for creatives launches on Tuesday 6th March and will run fortnightly until Tuesday 15th May. Facilitated by Sharon Adams, this innovative course explores social media, websites and publicity to help participants create and work on a personal marketing action plan. The class will run from 7-9pm.

Non-Traditional Spaces

On Wednesday 28th March, a workshop will be held by curator and arts project co-ordinator Tonya Mc Mullan. Artists and makers are invited to Flowerfield to explore the many techniques for creating coherent, intelligent group or solo exhibitions in non-traditional spaces. This will take place from 1pm-4.30pm.

For information on any of the above courses, please visit or call the team on 028 7083 1400. All courses are free to residents of the Borough or who are members of Visual Artists Ireland. The only exception is the six part course in Marketing which has a cost of £25 inclusive.