Factory (ERDF)

FACTORY is an ERDF funded project that supports innovation-led-practices for the SME Creative Industries in Stoke-on-Trent. Our partner organisation BCB has also a webpage dedicated to FACTORY available here.

Coming up

Season Autumn/Winter 2020

  • 13/11/2020 Prepare to Sell: Retail and Auctioneers (Experts: Designer Reiko Kaneko and Studio Ceramics specialist Jason Wood of Adam Partridge Auctioneers, Macclesfield) (Sign-Up Link) More info
  • 04/12/2020 Creative Recovery – How can artists, arts organisations and addiction recovery services work together?  (Experts: Vicky Lomas & Joanne Ayre) (Sign-Up Link) More info

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Resources from our speakers:

Season (Lockdown) Spring/Summer 2020

FACTORY COVID19 UPDATE: During lockdown in spring/summer 2020 we organised online meets, where we had the opportunity to come together and chat informally about topics around current challenges for our Creative Communities. In the era of Covid19, we and our creative sectors have specific challenges when wanting to connect with audiences, creatives, customers, networks and each other. Each meet had a speaker, and there were opportunities to share experiences and network within our communities. We collated a list of resources from those meetings that creative professionals in our regions might find useful.

  • 06/04/2020 Links and Resources for our Creative Communities (pdf)
  • 17/04/2020 From Physical to Digital During COVID-19 (Experts: Rhiannon Ewing-James and Sharon Roberts) (pdf)
  • 20/04/2020 Funding and Finance Update
  • 01/05/2020 ‘Not a Pub Crawl, but…’ Video conferencing tools for creative professionals (Expert: Carola Boehm) (pdf)
  • 2/05/2020 Photography for locked down artists (Expert: Jenny Harper)  (pdf)
  • 05/06/2020 How to win at social media – for artists and creatives (Expert: Gabriella Rhodes) (pdf)
  • 19/06/2020 How to look great in your next video conference (Expert: Richard Mellor) (pdf)
  • 03/07/2020 Socially engaged art – extending your practice to work with the public (Experts: Alice Thatcher and Sarah Fraser) (pdf)

Season Autumn/Winter 2020

  • 09/10/2020 Creative Studios and Shared Spaces (Expert: Dan Southward, ACAVA)

How to use our conferencing systems

  • MS Teams Guide for participants (pdf)
  • Hopin Guide for participants (pdf)

Evaluation (ongoing)

Archive of our Newsletters and Announcements: