Sign up for Voluntary Arts’ £15 Online Learning Workshops on Creating a Podcast and How to Write a Funding Application

Voluntary Arts, an organisation which promotes participation in creative cultural activities across the UK and Republic of Ireland, is running the following heavily subsidised Creative Learning Online sessions for anyone involved with voluntary, amateur or community-based creative groups.
Each session will last 90 minutes on Zoom, with a brief exercise in a breakout room and time for questions at the end. The sessions will be recorded, so you can have access to them afterwards, too.

1. An introduction to creating your own podcast

o Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021, 2-3.30pm
o Cost: £15 per person. Click here to book your place on Zoom.

Join freelance producer and BBC broadcaster, John Offord, to learn how to tell powerful, memorable stories through audio. In this workshop, you will learn:

o What a podcast is.
o How to produce and record a podcast.
o How to prepare for an interview to get the best answers.
o The elements of a good story.
o The basics of editing a podcast, and
o How to promote your podcast.

John will be joined by special guests, Sandra Evans and Geoffrey Valentine from Community Bridges, an organisation that helps people stay connected and supported, to improve their health and wellbeing. Sandra and Geoffrey will speak about their own experience of making podcasts with their local community.

2. How to Write a Funding Application – and an introduction to the fundraising landscape

o Date: Monday 22 March 2021, 2-3.30pm
o Cost: £15 per person. Click here to book your place on Zoom.

Are you looking to fund a creative idea? Do you have a project you want to develop but don’t know where to start?  There are many approaches to raising funds – this introduction to fundraising will help you navigate the landscape, providing practical tips on how to present your ideas and your project to funders.

Join experienced fundraiser Duncan Bremner, as well as special guests who have successfully fundraised for their own creative community group.