Do I.T. 2013 certificate presentation

"Yes I do have a website, courtesy of the CAN Artists Do I.T. course! I'm so happy to be able to say, 'I've got a website!'" Cheryl Martin, Do I.T. participant

Do I.T.

Do I.T. is a free introductory training course run by Community Arts North West aimed at artists & creatives who have little or no online profile or presence, are unemployed or working less than 8 hours per week.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn how to create your own website using WordPress, how to use social media effectively and introductory tools for working with graphics, photography, audio and video. The first half of the course will be structured learning followed by a creative project in the second half of the course.

What software will I learn to use?

Most of the software you’ll be using will be free and open source so that you can carry on using it after the course finishes. For example, Gimp for photo editing and Inkscape for graphic design.

Am I eligible to apply?

This training is part-financed by the European Union, via the European Social Fund, with the aim of helping disadvantaged artists & creatives into employment.Priority will be given toparticipants from: culturally diverse backgrounds, refugees, women, people aged 50 and over, people with a disability and other disadvantaged groups.

To qualify for this training you’ll need to be an artist or creative who is 19 years old or over, resident within Greater Manchester and eligible to work within the UK.

When and where will Do I.T. take place?

Do I.T. took place every Wednesday starting on Wednesday 1 October 2014 and ending on Wednesday 25 March 2015. 

The first 12 weeks up to Christmas will be structured learning followed by a 6 week project and the opportunity to use the digital resources at CAN from January to March 2015.

The training will take place at CAN, Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE. You’ll attend a morning or afternoon workshop depending on your level of experience.

When is the deadline?

Sorry, the deadline was Monday 8 September 2014

If you submitted an application within this time, we’ll let you know if you’ve been successful by Friday 12 September. Enrollment for the training will be on Tuesday 16 September.

Where can I find more information?

There’s more information about the last two series of Do I.T. training here.

If you’d like to speak to someone about the training please contact Sara Domville, Creative Digital Producer.

DO I.T. 2014 flyer - front

DO I.T. 2014 flyer - back



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