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. was a free introductory training course run by Community Arts North West aimed at artists & creatives who had little or no online profile or presence, were unemployed or who were working less than 8 hours per week.

We taught how to create a website using WordPress, how to use social media effectively, and offered introductory tools for working with graphics, photography, audio and video.

The software used was free and open source so that students could carry on using it after the course finished. For example, Gimp for photo editing and Inkscape for graphic design.

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

Do I.T. took place every Wednesday starting in October 2014 and ending in March 2015.

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

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

DO I.T. 2014 flyer - front

DO I.T. 2014 flyer - back




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