Posted 14 July 2021
Written by Lyla Johnston

Five workshops and events for creatives looking to try something new

Every few weeks, we’ll be sharing some of the hottest opportunities on our Opportunities Board. This week, we’re showcasing five workshops, events and courses for creatives starting out or looking to upskill.

The creative industry is constantly offering opportunities for designers, artists and general makers-and-doers to help excel in their careers. That’s why, every few weeks, Creative Lives will be rounding up all the best job listings, events and programmes our Opportunities Board has to offer.

This week, we’re featuring five workshops, events and courses to help emerging creatives pick up some tips and learn new skills. From portfolio reviews to intensive workshops, and even year-long training programmes, there’s something for everyone.

All Ears Talks – Animade

Type: Online event
29th July 2021, 12pm

All Ears is a monthly series of talks by London-based animation studio, Animade. Working as a Q&A format, for each talk, the team also make a donation to a charity of the guest creative’s choosing. This next talk is with art director, designer and animator Glen Miralles, dialling in all the way from Australia to speak about his practice and raise money for St Vincent’s Foundation.

Read more about this event here.

Let Me Blow Your Mind – Create Jobs

Type: Online event
27th July 2021, 5.30pm

Part of Create Jobs’ Startup Summer School alongside courses on entrepreneurship and digital marketing, join F*ck Being Humble’s Stef Sword-Williams in a masterclass on self-promotion. She’ll teach you how to confidently communicate your achievements, build your reputation and capture what makes you distinctly different. While sessions are targeted at those aged 18 to 24 and early in their careers, all ages and skillsets can apply.

Read more about this event here.

Design Studio Workshop – Werkhouse

Type: Workshop
Based: Bristol
Applications open: 23rd September 2021

In 2017, a group of design professionals felt that something was missing from traditional design curriculums – the experience of actually working in a studio. Thus, Werkhouse was born. Based in Bristol, but open to all, this is a chance to spend 48 hours taking an idea through to a finished product with 20 professional designers.

Applications open on 23rd September, read more about this workshop here.

Open Door Portfolio Review – venturethree

Type: Online event
22nd July 2021, 6pm

The team at venturethree have worked with clients from Sky to Sports Direct to Penguin, so you know they’ve got some trustworthy advice up their sleeves. They’re looking to review the portfolios of graduates interested in starting a career within any creative discipline – with a 30-minute talk about working in brand as an added bonus. Places are first-come, first-served, so be quick!

Read more about this event here.

Climate Action Lab – Activate The City! X Allbirds

Type: Summer School
Applications close:
19th July 2021

If you’re aged 16 to 19 and a Londoner, this could be the summer school for you. Activate the City! have teamed up with sustainable shoe brand Allbirds to bring you a Creative Youth Lab focused on climate action. For seven weeks from July 26th, you will be telling stories through content creation, making a zine, making a branding campaign on TikTok and even customising your own pair of trainers – all in the name of climate justice and ahead of the COP 26 conference in November. Travel grants, goody bags and snacks will be provided throughout.

Read more about this programme here.

None of these events and workshops for you? Head over to our Opportunities Board page to see what other opportunities are in store:

Written by Lyla Johnston