Friday, 22 August 2014

2Funky Arts FREE training course for people aged 16+

2Funky Arts are running a FREE training course for people aged 16+ who are interested in a career in the arts, events and/ or festivals. The 7 week course will run on Saturdays, 2-5pm, from 13 September to 25 October 2014, at SEED Creativity Hub (95 Humberstone Gate). It will include sessions, run by experts and guest speakers, on topics such as marketing, programming, photography, front of house and stewarding, as well as CV development. It will also include work experience at Midlands Best Dance Crew (Curve Theatre) on Saturday 4 October and at Festival2Funky (Braunstone Gate) on Saturday 18 October.

Volunteers will gain valuable skills and experience that will give them an advantage in this competitive field of work. The autumn programme, which is the first of 4 courses of its kind, will be led by professional arts managers. Director of Seed Creativity, Dan Lamoon is a media production specialist and editor for From Dusk 2 Dawn online magazine. Vijay Mistry is Director of 2Funky Arts and a successful promoter of comedy, music and dance shows for established venues.  He has managed a variety of high profile shows, including The Real McCoy at De Montfort Hall.

Light refreshments will be provided at all sessions.  This opportunity is free but places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To sign up, contact Vijay Mistry on

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