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How to Develop Audiences through Crowdfunding

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Burnley Mechanics

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FIRE UP
Ignite your creative career
A series of professional development sessions for artists and creatives in and around Burnley.

How to Develop Audiences through Crowdfunding

With Hen Norton

Friday 9th February 2018

1pm – 4pm

This one-day hands on workshop helps participants to identify and build their audiences and make the most of networks and social media through crowdfunding and crowdsourcing platforms. The session includes examples of successful campaigns along with practical exercises to help you develop the skills to pitch your ideas effectively. Through the course of the day participants will gain the background knowledge to turn their crowdfunding proposals into a reality. The session is open to artists with some experience of writing proposals and securing funds for projects. It has also proven to be of great value to other arts professionals such as arts organisers, cultural producers and curators looking to extend their skills base.

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Henrietta Norton is an independent Creative Producer, Director and Writer and co-founder of the crowdfunding platform wedidthis.org. Since the site’s merger towards the end of 2012 with Crowdfunder, she has turned her attention to exploring how we can better understand the crowdfunding model and apply these findings to a wider context, as a tool for the social and creative sectors to build sustainable business models, systems and networks. Henrietta is also the co-director of 'Hot Feet' a film company that seeks to create documentaries that platform silent, unheard voices' through storytelling. Their first feature length documentary Born and Reared launched in Spring 2016 and has been nominated for Best Irish Documentary and Best Human Rights film. Henrietta produces and directs editorial films and branded content for a variety of clients including Conde Nast Video, The Guardian, and Pentagram. Alongside her film work, Hen works as a Creative Producer for a variety of arts organisations such as Artichoke, motiroti and Coney. Most recently she was one of 3 producers on Lumiere London. Hen works as a consultant to the arts and cultural sector, advising on alternative audience development, fundraising and marketing strategies. She has facilitated workshops around these themes across the UK, Europe and the Middle East since 2011 and has partnered with a variety of organisations as part of this work including a-n The Artists Information Company, The British Council, Arts Council England and Artquest. www.hen-norton.com

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All places are Free. Booking is ESSENTIAL.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee and soft drinks provided. Lunch not included. Attendees can bring their own lunch or enjoy our Simply Classic Burnley Mechanics Bistro, serving a range of hot and cold meals and snacks between 11 – 3pm. Many other options are also available in Burnley town centre just a minute away.

This workshop is offered in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company and forms part of a-n's professional development programme that also includes networking events, bursaries, advice and guidance as well as online toolkits and expert guides. To find out more visit a-n.co.uk. The Fire Up series is funded and supported by Arts Council England, Creative Lancashire, a-n the Artists Information Company and Burnley Leisure Trust.

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