What is it?

Instagram is one of the top social media platforms in the world, and it is perhaps the most visual. As artists and creatives, it is the perfect stage and place to promote your work.

What will you go away with?

Instagram allows its users to network, reach customers and build a brand. In this workshop we will cover:

Starting an account

Writing your bio

Taking the perfect shot

Writing good copy to accompany your images

Integrating Instagram into your other accounts

Who is it for?

This workshop is for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole based artists, makers and creatives only.

Who is speaking?

This workshop is delivered by Neil Leonard.

Neil Leonard is primarily a web and print designer, design writer and design educator – you’ll notice a theme. In agencies, he has completed projects for a number of clients including BT, John Lewis, Sony, Creative Skillset and The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills. As a freelance designer, he has worked for clients as varied as The Big Issue, Relays, David Atkins, Macks Faulkron, Shell, Sainsbury’s, South West Artwork and many more.

Neil has also run workshops and talks on the theme of digital marketing for creatives for many years at conferences and institutions such as New Designers, Plymouth College of Art, London College of Fashion and Design Your Career.

What to bring

  • You might want to bring pen and paper. Laptops and iPads welcome but not essential.
  • If you are a Sole Trader please bring your Unique Tax Reference Number, if you own a registered company/organisation please bring your registration number.

We will be providing refreshments, please be sure that you let us know your dietary requirements on the Eventbrite Event Registration.

How to book

  • Spaces are limited, only one place available per business
  • If you book and find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket as soon as possible and at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. This allows us to release the booking to others that are on a waiting list

This Culture+ workshop is specifically for artists and creative practitioners based in Dorset. Culture+ is funded by Arts Council England and the European Regional Development Fund. It is providing support for the creative industry strand of the Dorset Growth Hub programme lead by WSX Enterprise.


1 December 2018
13:0 – 16:00


Pavilion Dance South West



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