The Arts, Culture & Museum Committee of Niagara Falls spoke to the community about their wants and needs with regards to support and opportunities to allow the community to be part of a vibrant community. We are very excited to announce the first of these workshops. The emphasis will be on marketing and branding. Working closely with the Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre, these workshops will be opportunities for the arts & culture community to come and understand how they can market themselves, their events, their businesses and understand what potential there is out there. We will have sessions that discuss business plans, marketing basics and how to tell your story.
These are the first in what we hope will be ongoing sessions to get the community together, to share ideas, best practices and information about what is happening around our city. These workshops are free and open to all who wish to participate but are geared towards individuals and groups that create (or wish to create) events and activities involving arts, culture and heritage.
Our Spring 2016 workshops included such takeaways as: The Lean Business Plan, SWOT, Telling your Stories and Sharing it and Marketing Basics. It included dicussions with local art entrepreneurs and culture media outlets. Our Fall workshops will be announced shortly.
Social Media Basics – How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Brand
Monday, October 17th at 7 p.m.
Niagara Falls Small Business Enterprise Centre
4321 Queen Street
(Across from City Hall)
In this session, we will provide a basic overview of how popular social media platforms can be used to build a following. For those looking to build a business in the art and culture industries, social media has the power to help you create and project your artistic expression to people all across the world. Don’t know which platforms are best for what? Confused with how one builds followers or gets likes? Interested in creating a social media account specifically for your artwork? Join us as we cover social media basics for art and culture businesses.
Our guest speaker will be Brianne Carter. Brianne does social media management work with Chimpanzee Marketing and is on the GNCC’s Next Niagara panel & Women in Niagara panel.