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Training: Photographing Your Work for Creative Enterprises

Training: Photographing Your Work for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 11/02/2017 - 10am

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE

A learning opportunity for creative individuals and enterprises with Geoff Tynan. 

This introductory session with Geoff Tynan will help you create photographic images of your products for sale, without any fancy gear. This is a vital skill particularly if you are developing online sales.

This workshop is a collaborative effort by Bradford Independent Creative Enterprise Network, Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

To book your place, please e-mail thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk

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Training: Pricing Your Work for Creative Enterprises

Training: Pricing Your Work for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 21/02/2017 - 6pm

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE

Partner: BICEN + Two28

A learning opportunity for creative individuals and enterprises with Jane Wynn. 

Pricing your own creative output for market can be really tricky. This workshop will give you an opportunity to discuss the issues, look at production, wholesale and retail pricing and help you structure your own pricing methods. After all that there will be some convivial networking with drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

This workshop is a collaborative effort by Bradford Independent Creative Enterprise Network, Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

To book your place, please e-mail thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk

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Training: Product Photography for Creative Enterprises

Training: Product Photography for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 03/12/2016 - 10am

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE but spaces are limited so please book

 A self taught photographer from the 1970’s, I picked up a camera and never put it down. Born in Bradford and still live here now and would never think of living anywhere else.

Getting the image is more important than developing or printing it. Without an image you have nothing. I process images very little now and try and achieve the image in the camera. The digital camera has taken over and everyone wants to take photos so I teach people how to get the best out of their cameras and themselves. I teach on the basis of workshops dealing with product images for those selling on the internet. For those who want to just take better photos generally, I also lead photo walks in Saltaire.

Although this is a free event there are limited spaces available to allow for one to one tutoring from the photographer so please book by emailing: thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk to book.

This is a free workshop sponsored by Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

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Training: Small Business Accounting for Creative Enterprises

Training: Small Business Accounting for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 16/01/2017 - 10.30-12.30

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE

A learning opportunity for creative individuals and enterprises with Samantha Martin. 

This workshop will cover topics such as:

– Book-keeping, including setting up systems and maintaining your records.
– Suggested templates and spreadsheets.
– General accounting procedures, such as self-assessments, HMRC and Companies House.
– Other useful information such as what can be claimed on expenses, managing payroll, etc.

If participants have specific questions, please e-mail them in advance (no later than Monday 9 January) as this will give Sam the opportunity to prepare the information most useful to you.

This workshop is a collaborative effort by Bradford Independent Creative Enterprise Network, Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

To book your place, please e-mail thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk

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Training: Social Media for Creative Enterprises

Training: Social Media for Creative Enterprises

Training Opportunity

When: 15/11/2016 - 6pm

Genre: Training Opportunity

Cost: FREE but spaces are limited so please book

Artworks Creative Communities and enterprising professional Jane Wynn bring you a programme of creative enterprise training sessions to help people who are trying to make a go of their creative small businesses.

First up is SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CREATIVE ENTERPRISES.
The trainer is Becky Moore who has many years’ experience working in the voluntary and community sector, as an educationalist, writer, event manager, community worker, and PR manager.

Becky explains “This workshop will be interactive, participatory and hopefully fun too! We will look at how you can maximise the potential of your social media marketing, marrying it with your business plan and desired outcomes. By the end of the session, you will have the tools to build your own social media plan, and resources to help you create engaging and effective content.”

There will be hot drinks on arrival and the chance to socialise and network with the other creatively enterprising after the session from 8-9pm. The bar will be open and we can all practise tweeting!

Although this is a free event there are limited spaces available so please book by emailing: thealternativeshop@yahoo.co.uk to book.

This is a free workshop sponsored by Artworks Creative Communities and Two28.

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Arts for Engagement

Arts for Engagement

Creative Engagement and Consultation

Genre: Creative Engagement and Consultation

Funder: Sure Start Children’s Centres North & East Halifax

Artworks were commissioned by Sure Start Children’s Centres North and East Halifax on a number of projects to increase both numbers and quality of service at the 5 children’s centres within their area. The resulting Arts for Engagement Project used formal and informal consultation methods to explore the services available and the reason for lack of access to these with both professionals and local people.

The Arts for Engagement Project was formed of a series of distinct pieces of work which included:

Sure Start DVD

Artworks developed and delivered an art project for parents which resulted in a DVD to promote Sure Start Children’s Centres Services made by the parents themselves and in their own words. To watch the DVD please click here.

 

Mapping Workshops The aim of these sessions was to have a clearer understanding of which services were being delivered in the area and to begin to explore how they could work together better. There was an emphasis on looking at ways in which what was already on offer could be pulled together and better used without the need for further resources, as well as identifying gaps in provision.

Sure Start Champions Training

Artworks developed and delivered training sessions for ‘Sure Start Champions’. These were parents who were part of the Parent’s Forum set up by Sure Start and who were trained to be on the frontline of local involvement, encouraging those who didn’t access services to do so.

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Testimonials

The DVD has been incredibly useful as a tool to get people understanding the services we offer and so accessing specific groups. Sure Start Children’s Centres North and East Halifax Staff
The mapping session was unique in its visual delivery and had a big impact. Sure Start Children’s Centres North and East Halifax Staff
The Community Champions have definitely made a difference. 2 of the 4 we trained are still active and undertake various promotional work to highlight what services are on offer. An example of this is several more recruits to the Parents Forum Board and more families accessing services as a result of the work they do. Service Development Manager at Sure Start Children’s Centres North and East Halifax

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Care Quality Commission

Care Quality Commission

Funder: Care Quality Commission

Since 2008 we have been working with the Involvement Team at the Care Quality Commission developing and delivering a wide range of training and consultation for them. We have delivered facilitation training, engagement and consultation training and produced a number of videos on different aspects of their work.

You can watch one of these by clicking here

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This was a very challenging group with such a lot of diverse needs which makes it even more of an acheivement that everyone came away saying they had learnt something and fired up to work with CQC! C Delap, Involvement Manager CQC
I have to say that this was one of the best training sessions I have taken part in for a very long time. I believe that this training would be very beneficial for Compliance Inspectors' as the knowledge can be transferred to LD and Dementia. Training Participant CQC
A very big thankyou for all the work you have put into our third IGNITE programme with Artworks. Everyone had a really great time and took so much away with them....new skills, new ideas, new friends and most of all an understanding of how using the HOW 2 cards can help their work for CQC but also for their own organisations. It has been well worth labouring over the programme and the attention to detail from Artworks has been impressive. J. Golden, Community Engagement Officer, CQC

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Creative Consultation

Creative Consultation

Funder: Calderdale LINks

Calderdale Local Involvement Network (LINk) had done some initial scoping work and wanted to find out about service provision and user satisfaction in four different localities in Calderdale: Todmorden, Central Ward (Halifax), Brighouse and Mixenden. They wanted to concentrate on health & social care issues of concern for the locality and what was being done to meet that need. Artworks designed and delivered four workshops which answered their queries, specifically asking:

  • What is there in the area?
  • What are the main health issues in the area?
  • What are participants’ concerns for their community?
  • Does the service provision meet needs and if not why not?
  • What stops people from using services?
  • What more do people need?

One of Artworks’ highly experienced artists delivered the four workshops in Autumn 2010. Participants were invited to draw, colour and cut out figures, services, building blocks and hammers in a creative participatory exercise which engaged all those who took part.

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Outcomes

100% of those who participated felt they had a better understanding of health issues that affect the community they lived in and 92% of participants felt more informed about the services in their area. The commissioning body were extremely pleased with the project and the local authority commended the high quality of the feedback collected.

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Engage For Change

Engage For Change

Creative Training

Genre: Creative Training

Funder: The Department of Health

Partner: The Care Quality Commission, The University of Central Lancashire

Artworks has created a fantastic training resource, Engage for Change, which is all about getting the voices of seldom heard and diverse groups heard in health and social care. Over 100 people have been through the courses in the last year and feedback has been fantastic with a huge range of people taking it up including staff and volunteers from Healthwatch, NHS England, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations. The courses last 12 weeks and two of the three have a face to face day at the end.

The first course, Understanding the Health and Social Care Environment, takes you through the key players and strategic documents and then asks you to carry out your own intervention to make positive change for a group or community of your choice. The second course, Facilitation and Engagement in the Health and Social Care Environment, begins by going through the whys of engagement and the relevant legislation around equality and diversity, then moves on to hearing, through individual videos, from 20 seldom heard and diverse groups talking about the barriers to engagement and asks each learner to design and deliver their own engagement session for a seldom heard group of their choice. The third course, Using Data in the Health and Social Care Environment, begins by looking at data sources and terms and then asks each learner to carry out a data collection and interpretation exercise to support a health and social care case of their choice.

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Outcomes

The training courses have been very well received and to date we have trained around 150 people. The development of Engage for Change has led to further work with NHS England.

Testimonials

I am better equipped to make a clear informed case…and have already made real progress in achieving my intervention. Participant
The course has been really useful! I’ve learnt so much about why we do what we do. Participant
I feel more knowledgeable about bodies/panels and other organisations which are regularly mentioned in my office. I feel I am more useful to my colleagues now…. It is already helping me to locate bodies and organisations that I am asked to check on. Healthwatch staff
More so, well laid out, good overview and perspective – made me understand how much I did and didn’t know, helped me be more aware of useful alliances for us. Participant
I feel this course has enabled me to provide a more informed voice to my organisation and the confidence and understanding to approach other organisations etc. when asking for help. Participant
I now know so much more about the new structures in health and yet I had thought I knew a fair bit before. Participant
Information is power! It clarified the new health structure is a easy way to understand. Helped to understand how health structure and influence. Confirmed the importance of strategic level understanding. Participant

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Horton Housing Consultation Event

Horton Housing Consultation Event

Creative Consultation and Engagement

Genre: Creative Consultation and Engagement

Funder: Horton Housing

Artworks were commissioned by Horton Housing to design a day long creative consultation event for 100 clients and to train their staff to facilitate the event. They wanted to consult clients on six of their policies and asked us to come up with a different creative technique to consult on each of the six policies.

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Improving Patient Experience

Improving Patient Experience

Creative Training

Genre: Creative Training

Funder: Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Artworks were commissioned by Bradford and Airedale NHS to develop a series of training days around the theme of Patient Experience for staff based at St Luke’s Hospital in Bradford.

The participants included a range of hospital staff; including porters, domestics, healthcare assistants and nurses. The participants were taught a range of creative techniques including visual arts, creative facilitation and forum theatre to allow participants to explore and work through a number of issues including:

  • Exploring body language and its effects
  • Exploring use of language and conversation
  • A chance for participants to learn and practice how to get themselves from one emotional state to another more resourceful state
  • An opportunity for participants to explore and practice strategies for copying difficult situations
  • Exploration of behaviour and the underlying reasons for difficult behaviour
  • Practice new skills through forum theatre
  • An opportunity for participants to recognise the value of the work they do and how that is appreciated

Artworks delivered 10 training sessions each catering for between 15-20 participants.

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Outcomes

Participants and Commissioners were extremely pleased with the training.

Testimonials

I realise that I have a negative filter with some patients Participant
It helped to look at what qualities you each had and helped to be more perceptive of people. Participant
The body language training has made me more aware of watching my tone and manner. I value my colleges more. Everyone has changed as a result of the training, we appreciate each other more. Participant
The amount of work is the same, but I am better able to manage it. Participant
It made me aware how much my team copy me and how important it is that I treat people well” Participant

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Artworks Creative Communities’ training inspires creativity and encourages engagement in the arts. Our bespoke creative training, mentoring and development programmes develop artistic talent, improve wellbeing and inspire positive change.

We design and deliver training in close consultation with our clients to ensure the needs of both the commissioning organisation and the trainees are met in the most effective way.

Artworks is a recognised CERTA centre for the delivery of accredited awards and qualifications and as such can design and deliver new accredited training on almost any subject.

Training for Artists

  • We have developed and delivered a number of CPD training and mentoring programmes for artists which aim to increase talent development and skills

Training for Children and Young People

  • Artworks is an Artsmark centre and we are trained to deliver Arts Awards and have delivered a number of projects within formal and informal education settings including schools, youth clubs and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)

Training in Facilitation and Engagement

  • We are experts in community engagement and have designed and delivered a range of training for a variety of organisations on these topics. Our training is engaging, effective and fun

Training in Health and Social Care

  • Artworks continues to develop and deliver training and consultation within the health and social care environment using creative processes to deliver innovative, fun and exciting programmes locally, regionally and nationally
  • Artworks has a long-term working relationship with the Care Quality Commission, designing and delivering bespoke products and services that meet their needs
  • Artworks has designed and delivered a national training programme on the Health and Social Care Environment which has been funded by the Department of Health and is now being used by NHS England. The training can be accessed at engageforchange.org.uk

Training for Community Champions

  • We have designed and delivered bespoke training for Children’s Centres and local authorities that has trained volunteers on how to deliver valuable engagement work in their local communities. An example of such work is our Parent Champions programme for Bradford Council

Mentoring

  • Artworks aims to develop and retain local creative talent by offering development programmes which include mentoring and opportunities to develop skills in such areas as budget management, promotion and test-bedding new ideas
  • We also take on a number of University and College placements each year with fantastic results including a high percentage progressing into paid employment

Please see the list of our current and past projects below for examples of our work.

If you have an idea you would like to explore or a training issue you would like to solve then please Contact Us for an informal chat.

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