Creating a community is a series of 3 webinars for South East Creatives
Creating a community is a series of 3 webinars brought to you from 4 members of Craftship Enterprise CIC (Made in Ashford) working with South East Creatives to share what we know about forming communities in our creative businesses.
Bringing people together with common values, ideas, style, inspiration, location and many more similarities helps form connections, socialisation and elevates your community and your business through purpose and popularity which creates sales, opportunities and most of all, fun! This series of 3 LIVE webinars held on South East Creatives Facebook page will explore different themes hosted by Melissa Dawkins (Made in Ashford) with a different guest speaker for each, at the end there will be a Q&A discussion.
Create, Nurture & Grow a Community
Fri 5th March, 11am
Danielle from Tinybeegle and Melissa from Made in Ashford/Craftship Enterprise CIC -
Danielle & Melissa will take you through the Made in Ashford journey of how a little shop in Ashford has blossomed into a community hub for local people, Kentish creatives in their bricks & mortar store and online. They will give you their top tips on how they have grown their community physically & online.
Taking your Physical Community Online
Saturday 6th March, 11am
Casey from Branch & Brush CIC (Melissa Made in Ashford/Craftship Enterprise CIC Q&A)
Branch & Brush was a thriving little art club showing up at various locations across East Kent & collaborating in lots of physical art projects growing communities of creatives all over Kent. Then bam! Pandemic. Lockdown. Casey picked up her paint brushes and delved into a new way of supporting her communities online and she is going to share her story of that transition.
Turning your Community into Customers
Sunday 7th March, 11am Leigha from Mini Medley (Melissa Made in Ashford/Craftship Enterprise CIC Q&A) -
Mini Medley sells bright, bold childrenswear and is a Facebook page predominant creative business. Leigha has successfully formed an active community of fans & followers on her page and through a Facebook group. Inside it she has made a colourful, safe space for fans of her brand to build connections, have fun and even sell preloved clothing items! She is going to share how she interacts with her community and how that transfers into sales for her business.
Join the event here.
Join the event here.