Archive for March, 2017

Creative Feature

Duet Invisible Flock and Quicksand

Duet Invisible Flock and Quicksand

Duet is a collaboration between Invisible Flock (UK) and Quicksand (India); an innovative and ambitious piece of work about making cultural connections between the UK and cities across
India. Quays Culture is proud to be a co-commissioner of the project, introducing this exciting exchange opportunity to the people of Greater Manchester. http://duet-app.com/

Anonymously connect with someone for a year via the free mobile app and exchange details of your lives by answering one question a day. Prompted by Duet, gradually build a picture of your partner and their surroundings through your shared messages. Available to download and get involved with now on:

iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/duet-app/id1141451019?mt=8

Android –https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.invisibleflock.duet&hl=en_GB

See the project unfold in real-time via the web platform, a beautiful portal into thousands of global conversations: http://duet-app.com/duetVis/

Funding

Up to £20,000 of extra funding for artists & arts organisations

Supporting a dynamic and captivating English arts scene: www.crowdfunder.co.uk want to discover England’s most exciting artists and arts organisations who are bringing something to their local community or the people and communities around them. With the support of the Arts Council England, they have £125,000 of extra funding to put towards crowdfunding projects. Do you have an artistic project or an idea that will help you develop as an artist? If so, you could get up to £20,000 extra funding towards your crowdfunding project.

New to crowdfunding? Get the advice you need to start raising money for your idea – sign up to learn from our experts in this FREE series for individual artists, groups and organisations.

Find out more: Up to £20,000 of extra funding for artists & arts organisations

Events

Advanced Digital Marketing – The Tools, Tactics and Technology To Thrive

Do you want to know more about digital marketing? Join us for practical advice on how to harness a variety of digital tools to build your online presence, increase engagement with customers and reach your target audiences. We will also cover some of the digital trends to look out for and help you to develop a digital marketing strategy.

This session is aimed at those who want to get more out of their social media and digital marketing. For the beginners workshop please book here

Benefits of attending

Upon completion of this course, you will have an understanding of:

  • Digital marketing platforms – which platform is most suitable for your business and why
  • Social media management tools – how to make the most of your time online
  • Social media do’s and don’ts
  • Digital marketing strategy – plan and understand how to implement a campaign to drive sales and traffic to your website
  • An overview of digital advertising including how Google Adwords can help you to sell online
  • Using web analytics and reporting to understand your customers and target your social media more effectively

Who should attend?

To be eligible to attend this event, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • Your business is based in Greater Manchester
  • You employ fewer than 250 full-time employees
  • You can demonstrate that you are a growing business and plan to employ 3 new employees in the next 3 years
  • Your annual turnover is less than €50 million and/or your annual balance sheet total is less than €43 million
Events

Beginners Digital Marketing – The Tools, Tactics and Technology To Thrive

Do you want to know more about digital marketing? Join us for practical advice on how to harness a variety of digital tools to build your online presence, increase engagement with customers and reach your target audiences.

This session is aimed at beginner level to understand the key elements that underpin Digital Marketing. For the Intermediate Digital Marketing workshop please book here

Benefits of attending

Upon completion of this course, you will have an understanding of:

  • Digital marketing platforms – which platform is most suitable for your business and why
  • Social media management tools – how to make the most of your time online
  • Social media do’s and don’ts
  • Digital marketing strategy – plan and understand how to implement a campaign to drive sales and traffic to your website
  • An overview of digital advertising including how Google Adwords can help you to sell online
  • Using web analytics and reporting to understand your customers and target your social media more effectively

Who should attend?

To be eligible to attend this event, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • Your business is based in Greater Manchester
  • You employ fewer than 250 full-time employees
  • You can demonstrate that you are a growing business and plan to employ 3 new employees in the next 3 years
  • Your annual turnover is less than €50 million and/or your annual balance sheet total is less than €43 million

Find out more: http://www.businessgrowthhub.com/events/digital-growth/beginners-digital-marketing-the-tools-tactics-and-technology-to-thrive-march-2017-1

 

Events

Next steps with WordPress

 This is a 2 day workshop running over 16th and 17th March

Are you looking to take your WordPress website to the next level? This two-day workshop will give you the tools to develop your WordPress website to a higher level. From editing images to utilising plug-ins and social media you will learn how to fully optimise the layout and effectiveness of your site.

Over the duration of the course you’ll learn;

  • How to configure WordPress
  • How to create engaging content
  • In-depth website design
  • How to make plugins work for you

Suitable for anyone who has completed our Beginner course, and is ready to know more – or anyone who already has a basic WordPress site, and knows how to add content, but wants to take the next step towards managing and updating the website

This is a practical course and you will need a laptop for the workshop