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A Castle In England Art Exhibition & Event Series

June 13 @ 11:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm

£15

We will be hosting an art exhibition with the ‘A Castle In England Graphic’ novel project which will be exhibiting artwork from the book and the illustrators involved.

Over the course of the art exhibition, we will be hosting various talks, presentations and networking opportunities for writers, illustrators, artists and creatives.

You’re invited to attend one or all of the upcoming events which include topics such as Writing for the arts, how to use digital marketing to increase followers and sales, and writing for comics.

You’re also invited to drop in for a one-on-one consultancy session with Jamie Rhodes (see more about Jamie in the event descriptions).

Please select which event or day you would like to come to and buy your tickets here. Events will be £10 each or buy all 3 for £20. First come, first serve. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite and the Castle In England Website.

Register your interest here.

Three days of comics events to go alongside the exhibition!

EVENT 1: ARTS FUNDING AND DIGITAL MARKETING FOR THE ARTS

Time: 6:30 -8:30
Location Stour Space
Address: 7 Roach Rd, London E3 2PA

Agenda:

  • 6:30 – 6:45 Open Networking: Coffee and teas served
  • 6:45 – 7:15 Presentation 1: Arts Funding
  • 7:15 – 7:45 Presentation 2: Digital Marketing for the Arts
  • 7:45 – 7:55 Q&A
  • 7:55 – 8:00 Drinks & Networking to close

Carving out a career as an individual working in the creative industries is more challenging than ever. You’re invited to join us this evening for two exciting talks that will equip you with the knowledge for getting ahead in the game!

6:45pm – 7:15pm:
HOW TO GET ARTS FUNDING AS A WRITER AND/OR ARTIST
Jamie Rhodes will talk about getting financial backing as an individual working in a creative field. Jamie is a writer who has been supported by a wide range of funding bodies in the UK and abroad. He has cracked the formula for writing successful funding bids and will present ideas and insight into how writers and artists can take the big step to getting their ideas and creations funded. He has had two books – Dead Men’s Teeth and A Castle In England – supported by Arts Council England, drawing investment of approximately £30,000.

About Jamie Rhodes
Jamie is a writer and Co-Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s London & SE region. He has worked with Arts Council England, National Trust, Koneen Säätio, EM Media, IdeasTap, Arvon Foundation, Spread the Word, and the British Library. Find out more about him and his work here: https://thisisjamierhodes.com/

7:15 – 7:45:
DIGITAL MARKETING FOR THE ARTS MADE EASY
Craig McCartney will be presenting ideas, hacks and best practices on how to use effective digital marketing to generate awareness, followers and sales for your creative projects and brands. Good digital marketing can boost your career and help small businesses to grow on a minimum budget. Craig will demonstrate how to use digital channels such your website, email, social, blog, PR and paid-for advertising to generate you opportunities online through you digital presence.

About Craig McCartney
Craig McCartney has over 12 years’ experience in the digital marketing space and has worked for and with clients from a number of verticals including creative agencies, writers, the arts, automotive and technology. Craig is the co-founder of Mr Four Fingers and the Skull Appreciation Society, as well as marketing director of Chief Nation, a marketing agency in the city. Craig worked alongside Jamie Rhodes on the Castle in England book and headed up the digital marketing and gallery curation for the project.

7:45 – 7:55:
Q&A WITH BOTH SPEAKERS
After the talks there will be a chance to ask questions, as well as post-event drinks and networking.

7:55 – 8:30:
DRINKS, NETWORKING TO CLOSE



EVENT 2: WRITING FOR COMICS: THE LINK BETWEEN ARTIST AND WRITER
Time: 6:30pm – 8pm
Location Stour Space
Address: 7 Roach Rd, London E3 2PA

Agenda:

  • 6:30 – 6:45 Open Networking: Coffee and teas served
  • 6:45 – 7:15 Presentation: Writing For Comics & Graphic Novels
  • 7:15 – 7:45 Activity: Artist/Writer Speed Networking
  • 7:45 – 8:00 Drinks & Networking to close

6:45 – 7:15
WRITING FOR COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Having recently transitioned into writing for comics from writing for screen and prose, Jamie Rhodes will give an insight into the key things writers should know about the writing side of creating comics. Jamie will share with you the devices and techniques at a writer’s disposal and how the medium compares to other writing crafts.

About Jamie Rhodes
Jamie is a writer and Co-Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s London & SE region. He has worked with Arts Council England, National Trust, Koneen Säätio, EM Media, IdeasTap, Arvon Foundation, Spread the Word, and the British Library. Find out more about him and his work here: https://thisisjamierhodes.com/

7:15 – 7:45
ARTIST/WRITER SPEED NETWORKING
After the talk, there will be a writers-artists speed dating event! You may have a great story for a comic and would love to team up with a talented artist, or perhaps you are an artist looking to partner with a writer who can bring greater storytelling insight into your work. Writers and artists are notoriously solitary creatures, don’t miss this opportunity to meet a potential collaborator!

7:45 – 8:00:
DRINKS, NETWORKING TO CLOSE



EVENT 3: PROJECT DEVELOPMENT ADVICE AND CONSULTANCY
Time: 9:30am -17:30pm
Location Stour Space
Address: 7 Roach Rd, London E3 2PA

Agenda:
9:30am – 5:30pm Creative projects and art funding consultancy drop in sessions all day

Jamie will be available to give 1-to-1 feedback and consultation on specific creative projects. He will be advising on how to frame a project in a way that makes it more eligible for funding and making suggestions for potential collaborators and platforms. Jamie will be sharing his own feedback, experiences and lessons learnt with you so you can take the important steps forward to realising and executing your dream project.
Email us to book a 30 min slot, or just turn up on the day!


Summary of Dates:

Tuesday 13th – Opening Night
Wednesday 14th –  Sunday 18th – open to public
Monday 19th: Event 1
Tuesday 20th: Event 2
Wednesday 21st: Event 3
Thursday 22: Exhibition ends – take down

Details

Start:
June 13 @ 11:00 am
End:
June 22 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
£15
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writing-illustration-marketing-events-for-the-arts-tickets-34704013639

Organiser

Jamie Rhodes
Email:
contact@acastleinengland.com

Venue

Stour Space
7 Roach Road
London, E3 2PA United Kingdom
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