Cannon Hill Lectures are for young creatives aged 16-24yrs from the West Midlands. The sessions aim to de-mystify the creative and cultural sector and help young people to find their route in, whether that is as an employee, freelancer or as an entrepreneur.
Creative & Cultural Sector an Overview
Tuesday 30 April | 5-8pm | Amy Martin
This session will introduce you to the Creative Industries; Architecture & Design, Craft, Digital Media, Fashion, Film & Video, TV & Radio, Photography, Music, Theatre, Dance, Literature & Visual Arts. We will look at which ones belong to the cultural sector and why John Maynard Keynes is such a dude.
Portrait Photography Session with Kate Green
Tuesday 7 May | 5-8pm | Kate Green
Learn the basics of portrait photography with Kate Green and go home with a good shot of yourself that you can use online or as part of your CV or portfolios. Remember to scrub up and wear your best garms!
Think Like An Artist Act Like A Boss – Tips for a creative career pt 1.
Tuesday 14 May | 5-8pm | Amy Martin
What’s your ambition for yourself? To be like your creative hero? To earn a living from what you love? To be the best in your industry? To change the world or make people think differently? This session looks at your goals and how to achieve them
Creativity & Goals – Tips for a creative career pt 2.
Tuesday 21 May | 5-8pm | Creative Shift
What’s your ambition for yourself? To earn loads of money, to solve important problems through your art, To Inspire people? This session continues to look at your goals and how to achieve them.
Tuesday 28 May | 5-8pm | John Berkavitch
The art of creative collaboration is a careful mix of communication, clarity, cooperation and creativity and collaborating across artforms can create true innovation. This session will explore collaboration with Hip Hop Theatre specialist John Berkavitch.
Networking – more than just business cards
Tuesday 4 June | 5-8pm | Creative Shift
This session will look at networking in its broadest sense and will consider how important building networks and getting mentored are to grow a successful creative career. Creative Shift Coordinator, Dean Melbourne, leads this session
Ca$h money – Funding Pt 1.
Tuesday 11 June | 5-8pm | Amy Martin
What is the difference between finding funding and earning money? How do you learn the language of CSR, G4A, Trusts & Foundations, Individual Giving, Sponsorship What funding is out there for young creatives and what are your options….?
Crowdfunding – Funding Pt 2.
Tuesday 18 June | 5-8pm | Sarah Gee
Crowdfunding is the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money often via the Internet. Artists and arts organisations can use crowdfunding to raise money and awareness for projects. Come and learn more about what works, what doesn’t, and how you can be part of this emerging trend with Sarah Gee.
Twitter, facebook, Instagram, Vine, Flikr, Tumblr, WordPress, Vimeo, YouTube & your Personal Branding online
Tuesday 25 June | 5-8pm | Amy Martin
They do not like you, they cannot find you, and they do not know you exist. How to improve your presence online to help you in your creative career.
Tuesday 2 July | 5-8pm | Amy Martin
This final Cannon Hill Lecture will conclude the 10 weeks with a round up and highlights from all the best bits of the series. Bring a tissue it could get emotional…
Illustrations by Louise Byng.