Cannon Hill Lectures: Autumn 2013

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Following on from this summer’s Cannon Hill Lectures, a new series of sessions is upon us this Autumn at mac birmingham, led by totally awesome creative producer Amy Martin.

CHL can help you to shape your creative ideas and explore how to make them work. The lectures share case studies and tips from successful creative entrepreneurs and arm you with the skills you need to succeed.

Getting Your Creative Project Off The Ground
Tuesday 8th October | 5pm-8pm | Alex McCorkindale
So you’ve got an idea for an awesome creative project but don’t quite know where to start? This lecture will give you the rocket fuel to get going and the key to making it a success.

Knowing Your Audience
Tuesday 22nd October | 5pm-8pm | Amy Martin

For a successful creative career it is important to know your audience, and understand the demand for your product or service. In this lecture we’ll look at how to match your skills to the right audience, how to get your voice heard and your work in front of the right people.

Events Management and Festivals
Tuesday 5th November | 5pm-8pm | Ian Francis

Got a killer festival idea but not sure how to make it happen? This lecture will help to demystify events management and break it down in to an easy peezy step-by-step guide.

How To Not Give Up On Your Creative Career
Tuesday 19th November | 5pm-8pm | Jodi Ann Bickley

Choosing a creative career can be hugely rewarding but also pretty tricky to navigate, with plenty of twists and turns. Building up your resilience can help you to bounce back from set backs, help with stress and cope when things change. This lecture offers practical skills, strategies and insights that help you not to give up on your creative career.

Skills for the 21st Century
Tuesday 3rd December | 5pm-8pm | Amy Martin

Did you know that Sixty-five percent of today’s schoolchildren will eventually be employed in jobs that have yet to be created. How do we prepare for jobs that don’t currently exist? This lecture looks at the skills needed for the 21st Century and why a creative career is a good choice for a changing future and an increasingly connected world.

Illustrations by Louise Byng.

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