Bridging the Gap CPDL – Curious Minds

Bridging the Gap CPDL

The world as we know it has been turned upside down in recent months and, as a result, our colleagues from the sector are facing professional challenges on a level never experienced before. With much of our daily work and lives moving online for the foreseeable future, it has never been more important to adapt and work in new and unfamiliar ways. As a North West Sector Support Organisation, Curious Minds has been listening to our cultural education freelancers and smaller arts organisations articulate what gaps they feel they have in their knowledge and skills in order to survive and thrive in this brave new world.

We reached out to those on furlough who may have skills to share and we were delighted with their generous response. We’ve also commissioned other partners who we know have expertise to share. Our volunteers bring expertise from their time working for Bruntwood, The RSA, The Lowry Theatre, Events Northern and TiPP.

With their help, we were able to deliver a range of online FREE CPDL webinars. They are intentionally short, designed as ‘beginner level’ and focus on some of the key themes revealed in our consultation. Whilst they are open to all, they were commissioned primarily in response to freelancers who told us they had very little experience in these areas. They might not be suitable for those who already have some degree of knowledge in these topics.

Recordings from the sessions and supporting documents are available below.

A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media Marketing

Webinar date: 08/06/20
Guest speaker: Sarah Lowe; Bruntwood
Resources: Transcript

A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Your Impact

Webinar date: 11/06/20
Guest speaker: Mark Londesborough, RSA
Resources: Transcript, RSA Handbook

A Beginner’s Guide to Safeguarding Online

Webinar date: 16/06/20
Guest speaker: Simon Ruding, TiPP
Resources: Online Safeguarding Resources, Transcript
This webinar is time sensitive due to the area of work and the information updating all the time.

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating your Events Online

Webinar date: 18/06/20
Guest speaker: Becki Cross, Events Northern
Resources: Presentation, Transcript


A Beginner’s Guide to Marketing Strategies

Webinar date: 19/06/20
Guest speaker: Dan Jarvis, The Lowry
Resources: Presentation, Transcript



A Beginner’s Guide to Web Law for Online Content

Webinar date: 24/06/20
Guest speaker: Keith Arrowsmith, Grace Astbury, Counterculture
Resources: Presentation
Disclaimer: this session is not providing legal advice and will be available for a limited time.

A Beginner’s Guide to Intellectual Property Online

Webinar date: 25/06/20
Guest speaker: Keith Arrowsmith, Grace Astbury, Counterculture
Resources: Presentation
Disclaimer: this session is not providing legal advice and will be available for a limited time.
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