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My Block

My Block celebrates and showcases independent businesses and culture and is supported by Innovate UK.

Dig Deep

Dig Deep was a creative enterprise support program that brought young women (18 – 30) from different backgrounds NI & BAME together in a supportive and nurturing environment over a 9 month period to help them build successful and sustainable creative industry businesses.

Rewriting The Narrative

We’re excited to announce that we are creating a special 4-part audio documentary series exploring the experiences and personal stories of creatives during the Covid-19 crisis.  We’ll be looking at how the last few months have impacted on the work, communities, networks and health of entrepreneurs, freelancers and workers within the creative industry sector in Northern Ireland. We want you – the listeners – to get involved too and we’ll be sharing some call-outs so you can add your voice and tell us your stories!

This project is funded by Future Screens NI and NI Screen as part of their ‘Rewriting the Narrative’ project and co-produced by Blick Shared Studios with Small Town Big Dreams.

The Time is Now

The Time is Now is a collaborative project with Creating a Space focusing on honest and meaningful conversation style events for early stage creative entrepreneurs still on their creative journey.

Flock NI

Flock NI is the new trading arm of Blick. Flock is a company that delivers multidisciplinary creative projects.

Flock brings together the creative talent involved with Blick to work on creative industry projects managed by the team behind Blick Shared Studios.

The Design Salon

A design collective for people in the design industry in Northern Ireland, to discuss projects and plans that are contemporary, cutting-edge and promote design locally and internationally.

Late Night Design

A chance to see behind the scenes of some of Belfast’s most creative design studios and meet and connect with other design industry professionals

Womenfolk

Womenfolk is a project celebrating female design entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland. The project aims to encourage more women to start up their own design businesses through showcasing the profiles of Northern Irish designers, guest blogs, talks, workshops and meet ups.

Blick Academy

Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community to help people start and grow their creative industry business. Previous workshop topics have included Crowdfunding, Pricing Your Work, Selling Online and Setting up a Website.

Share 6

At Share 6, 6 creative speakers share their stories over 60 minutes on a theme with an audience Q&A at the end.  Previous topics have included “Fashioning the future,” “Made in Northern Ireland” and “Going against the grain.”

NEST Creative Incubation Programme

The NEST program was a bespoke business support program we developed and managed for Eighty81 Creative Workspace in Derry-Londonderry for creative and digital start-ups. The program included affordable workspace, industry mentoring, business planning support and advice and business growth workshops over a 15 month period.

The Burning Question

The Burning Question is a panel discussion with design industry leaders. This interactive event seeks to find out the human element behind businesses through the sharing of stories as well as advice and tips for creative entrepreneurs.

Eighty81 Club for Creative Startups

Eighty81 Club for Creative Startups is a community for startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses in Derry-Londonderry.  It is a series of events including workshops, clinics and case studies with industry professionals sharing their skills and knowledge to help support creative and digital industry startups.

Graduate Entrepreneurs in Residence

The  Graduate Entrepreneurs in Residence programme in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry is designed to support newly graduated designers to develop their business ideas with the help of free studio space and mentorship from an industry expert.

25 Pop Up

25 is a design-led pop up showcasing and retailing independent design brands with products all priced at £25 or under, making it affordable for everyone.  25 Pop Up has been in Blick Shared Studios, Eighty81 Creative Workspace, Indigo Coffee & Gelato and Victoria Square.

Exhibitions at Blick

Exhibitions at Blick include “The Art of the Comic” and “Failures” and aim to support creativity through showcasing local talent and highlighting important areas within creativity and entrepreneurship.

The Faculty

The Faculty is a collaborative project with Seedhead arts offering courses and workshops designed to teach you a new creative skill – be it photography, film-making, street art, flower arranging, stand-up comedy or creative writing.

 

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Hill streets lovely breakout areas, where you can sit and have some lunch or a coffee away from your desk 

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Congratulations to our resident Dani McFerran, founder of award winning Graphic Design studio @doneanddusteddesign, as she was recently celebrated for her contribution to entrepreneurship at the House of Lords to mark International Women's Day! 

Read all about the F:Entrepreneur event, and Dani's amazing businesses on our blog - link in bio. 

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Our lovely main room in our Malone studios is available for hire and we now have a special reduced rates for anyone wanting to make an ongoing longterm booking of 8 weeks or more, we currently still have availability for Thursday and Friday evenings and Sundays. Prices and details are on our website (link in bio) or email christine@blickstudios.org for more info 

#roomhire #maloneroadbelfast #belfast #eventspace #blicksharedstudios
Our Malone Road studios illustrated by resident and team member @jenny_eva_design 🌿

Offering private and shared studio space, 51 Malone Road is a beautiful space full of character and natural sunlight, perfect for finding some Monday motivation!

Find more of Jenny's work at jennyevadesign.com ✨

#blicksharedstudios #blickresidents #belfastcreatives #belfast #maloneroadbelfast #illustration #studio #coworkingspace
A warm welcome to Holly @holly.e.m who has recently joined Blick as a resident in Cotton Court.

Holly is a theatre graduate and has recently moved to Belfast, working as the marketing and growth lead for a production company called Tell based in York!

Check out @tellyork and our interview with Holly on our Blog >> link in bio ✨

#meettheresident #blicksharedstudios #coworkingspace #studio #remoteoffice #dedicateddesk #cottoncourt #belfastcreatives
Our second studio space in the Cathedral Quarter; Cotton Court, illustrated by resident and team member @jenny_eva_design ✨

Find it on waring Street opposite the Merchant Hotel. This space provides dedicated desks and private offices for creative businesses, and is the perfect city centre base to meet clients! 

Find more of Jenny's work at jennyevadesign.com 👀

#belfastcreatives #supportlocalartists
#blickresidents #blicksharedstudios
#illustration #hillstreetbelfast #belfastcathedralquarter
What a gorgeous weekend. Hope everyone got to enjoy the good weather.
Did you know that as well as providing physical workspace for creatives we also provide virtual office space for only £20 a month. A city centre address creates a confident and professional first impression and separates your business and home life. You can choose between our South Belfast address at 51 Malone Road, BT9 6RY or our Cathedral Quarter address 46 Hill Street, BT1 2LB

For more info visit our website (link in profile) or get in touch
Hill St soaking up all the sunlight today ☀️

Our shared studio space on the top floor of this lovely building is the perfect base for a growing creative business, with great coffee around the corner, break out spaces to catch up with clients and a friendly organising team on hand to help!

Find out about our other studio spaces on our website > link in bio 🌿

#blicksharedstudios #belfaststudiospace #coworkingspace #sharedstudios #dedicateddesk #networking #belfastcitycentre #belfastcreatives #inspiration
Our lovely Hill Street studios by resident and team member @jenny_eva_design✨

Check out more of her work at jennyevadesign.com!

#belfastcreatives #supportlocalartists
#blickresidents #blicksharedstudios
#illustration #hillstreetbelfast #belfastcathedralquarter
Beautiful sun filled views from our Hill St. studios this morning ☀️

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We got the chance to chat with Documentary fillmmaker Gillian Callan, one of our newest residents at Cotton Court. Gillian shared her top tips as a freelancer, who inspires her (Whitney Houston!) and how she overcame any hurdles starting out. 

Have a read on the blog 👉 link in bio!

#meettheresident #blicksharedstudios #studiospace #belfastcreatives
We have three desks available in Hill St!

Come and work in this beautiful light and airy space.

All desks come fully furnished at £150 per month (inclusive), and are available from February. Get in touch to find out more - christine@blickstudios.org
Belated Happy New year, we are easing ourselves into 2022, looking forward to a new year and fresh beginnings. Finishing off a few bits and pieces, making some new plans and feeling optimistic about the year ahead. Its a beautiful day, full of hope and the possibility of a brighter future after a challenging couple of years. Hope everyone's years have started well and this will be an easier year for everyone
Merry Christmas from everyone here at Blick Studios! 

We are winding down for the festive period and will be back in the New Year with fresh ideas and exciting plans.

Thanks to all our brilliant residents this year for their support, here's to 2022!

- Christine, Rosy and Jenny ✨🎄
Here at Blick we aim to support and promote local creatives in Northern Ireland. 

A number of our fantastic residents are crafting, painting and illustrating artwork that would make a perfect christmas gift for your loved ones! 🎁

@roryquiggillustration
- bespoke illustrations 

@dannisimpsonart
- Northern Irish themed illustrated prints, homeware, clothing 

@autumn.aurelia
- whimsical acrylic jewellery

@wee.nuls
- homeware, accessories, illustrated prints 

@nineteenthirtyatelier
- bespoke men’s shirts and unique accessories

@gallery545online
- contemporary art 

Read more on the blog 👉 link in bio!
Meet Ray Walsh, our newest resident in 46 Hill Street!

Ray is a Graphic Designer working remotely for a design studio based in Birmingham. He shared some brilliant advice for creatives working remotely in our interview on the blog - link in bio!

Check out his passion projects on his Instagram @ray_walsh.jpg

#meettheresident #newresident #blicksharedstudios #hillstreetbelfast #studiolife #sharedspace #coworkingspace
If you're heading to Belfasts Christmas Market, stop by our resident @dannisimpsonart's amazing stall and #supportlocalartists! 

#blicksharedstudios #belfastchristmasmarket #christmas #spendlocalbelfast #illustrator #artist