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5/5/21 6:30PM - 8:00PM

A DIY GUIDE ON SALES & SELLING WITH EMMA JOHNSTON AND LISA SMYTH

Do you struggle to know how to get paid for your creative work? Do you struggle to know how to pitch for new opportunities? Do you find it hard to talk about money with clients? In this workshop, we are covering how to sell our services/products and learn how to get paid for creative...

26/04/21 8.00 - 9.30pm

CREATIVES DURING CORONAVIRUS: ONE YEAR ON

Join us online with Black Box next Monday 26th April at 8pm for "Creatives During Coronavirus: One Year On" with a selection of our fabulous guests from 2020! During the summer of 2020, the team behind the Small Town Big Dreams podcast made a 4-part audio documentary called The World Turned...

14/04/21 6:30PM - 8:00 PM

A DIY GUIDE ON SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING WITH EMMA GRIBBEN

Do you struggle with knowing how to create ads on Instagram & Facebook? Do you struggle to know what is the right platform for you to promote your creative business? Now more than ever, during the pandemic, we are seeing that social media is one of the key ways that businesses can connect...

07/4/21 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A DIY GUIDE ON LINKEDIN WITH EMMA GRIBBEN

Are you a young professional or a creative business owner struggling to build your network? We are excited to introduce our next event - ‘A DIY guide on LinkedIn’ with Emma Gribben. As creative business owners, it can be hard to know what platforms are important to use to build your...

03/04/21

A DIY GUIDE ON WRITING FOR YOUR BUSINESS WITH HEATHER MCGARRIGLE

Do you struggle with knowing how-to-write content for your creative business? As creative business owners, it can be hard to know how to write for your business. It can be hard to how to structure our workflow to create written content and follow through with our projects. It can be hard to know...

27/3/21 10.00 - 11.30am

Small Town Big Dreams Guide to DIY Podcasting

Have you been dreaming of starting your own podcast? Are you a beginner looking for tips from those who know? Join us for this special event as part of the Nerve Centre’s Spring Into The Creative Industries Programme. In this event we’ll catch up with experienced producers and presenters in...

08/8/21 6.30 - 8.30pm

The Time is Now: Diversity in the Creative Industries Panel

We are delighted to be part of the Nerve Centre's Spring Into the Creative Industries Programme with A Time is Now panel discussion on diversity in the creative industries for International Women's Day next Monday 8th March at 6.30pm. The Time is Now is a collaborative project by Blick Shared...

13/3/21 10 AM - 12:00 PM

A DIY GUIDE TO INSTAGRAM WITH LAUREN TAYLOR & DANNI SIMPSON

AIMS The aim of this event is to help you gain knowledge of how to build a brand or business on Instagram through hearing the story & journey of Lauren Taylor and Danni Simpson. They will be sharing their insights on how they have built their business, how they have built their brand and how...

3/3/21 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A DIY GUIDE ON PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WORK WITH CARRIE DAVENPORT

Aims The aim of this event is to help you get valuable tips and tools to be able to photograph your own work straight away. Whether you are shooting products or creating content for your business, we will be covering the basics of photography and how to create a quality image with a phone or...

10/2/21

A DIY GUIDE ON CREATING YOUR OWN BRAND WITH KARISHMA KUSURKAR

AIMS The aim of this event is to help you become knowledgeable in getting started with understanding how to set up your own brand DIY style. We will be covering how to create your own logo, what font to use, and what important things you need to include in setting up your own brand. As a...

02/10/20 - 31/10/20

Latisha Reihill – ‘Ways of Seeing’ Solo Exhibition

Francesca Biondi, Art Director of Gallery 545 will be having a solo exhibition at their new premises in Blick Shared Studios, Malone Road. The exhibition, ‘Ways of Seeing’ features award-winning emerging artist Latisha Reihill. It presents her new unique abstract paintings, a series of...

The World Turned Upside Down

Funded by Future Screens NI and Northern Ireland Screen as part of their ‘Rewriting the Narrative’ project, Small Town Big Dreams presents a 4-part audio documentary exploring personal stories of how the Covid-19 crisis has impacted on the work, communities, networks and health of creative...

14/10/20 - 14/06/2021

DIG DEEP

‘DIG DEEP’ is Womenfolk's new free creative enterprise support program that brings women from different backgrounds together in a supportive and nurturing environment over a 9 month period to help them build successful and sustainable creative industry businesses. The 9-month online program...

01/02/2020

Blick Animation Club (Children 6-14 years)

This animation club offers a great introduction to the colourful world of animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles and lots of imagination! Your child will learn about the basic principles of...

7/12/19

Blick Animation Club

This animation club offers a great introduction to the colourful world of animation! The workshop will allow participants to make a complete animated Lego film on an iPad, using sound effects, visual effects, titles and lots of imagination! Your child will learn about the basic principles of...

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Hill Street, Belfast

Cotton Court, Belfast

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    Our beautiful main room is now available for hire! 😍

This evening its being used by the wonderful @lp.physio.pilates who is adding a splash of colour. 

Get in touch at christine@blickstudios.org for more information

#blicksharedstudios #roomhire #belfast #maloneroadbelfast #pilates
    Calm corners in our Malone studios
    To celebrate Good Relations Week 2021 ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ for Young People, our resident  @creatingaspace have teamed up with @allnationsbelfast to create a project called "How They See Us'.

'How They See Us' is a project that investigates how people from different backgrounds navigate their lives.

The project explores how people think society sees them as an individual, and what labels and stereotypes have been placed upon them based on how they look, their race, their ethnicity or where they are "from".

In this season, we have interviewed 5 amazing individuals from different cultural backgrounds, who shared their experiences of what it is like being a person of colour in NI and what their experiences have been like growing up here.

We talked about the struggles of navigating identity, representation, grief, belonging, race, discrimination and self-love & acceptance.

For this event, we will be having a panel discussion with some of the people that took part in the project.
We will be asking them about
- How they felt about sharing their story
- What they have learned about themselves throughout this project
- How they see their future

Stay tuned for the release of the full project!

Grab your ticket via @creatingaspace's link in bio!

This project is funded by Community Relations Council.
    ✨Post services✨

Are you seeking a professional image for your business but are currently working from home? Blick's virtual post service offers a confident and professional city centre address from either our Hill Street or Malone Road studios.

Interested? Get in touch 👉 info@blickstudios.org

#virtualservices #post #belfastcitycentre #lovebelfast #blicksharedstudios #belfastcreatives
    Introducing our newest resident Eoin O'Shea! 

Eoin is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and runs his business PIM smart.

Take a minute to read the interview on our blog with Eoin and find out more about how he stays inspired, the current projects he is working on and his advice on starting your own creative business. It's a really inspirational read!

Link in bio 🔗

#blicksharedstudios #meettheresident #coworkingspace #belfastcreatives #belfastcathedralquarter
#hillstreetbelfast
    We are delighted to welcome Tom Mathews to our Cotton Court studios!

Tom is a digital artist and animator with a focus on video games and interactive software. He is currently working with Level 91 Entertainment who are based in Northern Ireland.

Find out more about his creative work on our blog where chatted about his inspirations, software and advice he would give to anyone starting their own creative business. 

Link in bio!

#blicksharedstudios
#belfastcathedralquarter #cottoncourt #waringstreet #studio #coworkingspace #belfastcreatives #gamedesign #animation #meettheartist #meettheresident
    Did you know that the Merchant Hotel is opposite our Cotton Court Studios?

This distinctive building was originally the headquarters of Ulster Bank and was transformed into the 5 star hotel in 2006. It's so nice to have it on our doorstep! 

#belfastcathedralquarter #cottoncourt #waringstreet #lovebelfast #belfasthistory #merchanthotelbelfast #blicksharedstudios #coworkingspace #studio #doorstepviews
    Brilliant to have businesses back open again on Commercial Court, just round the corner from our Hill Street Studios! 

#blicksharedstudios #belfastcathedralquarter #commercialcourtbelfast #coworkingspace #belfastcreatives
    Lovely write up on @graeme_theory and @karishmakusurkar the main folks behind Small Town Big Dreams podcast that we helped create/ support

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/news/living-the-dream-40728706.html?fbclid=IwAR1XDlWdwrUmDm5P-EVqdIxzSo2oI86u5uT7Kn-Q42r8PrIETik2lStiiiw
    From the start of September you can book the main room in our Malone studios for meetings, workshops and classes

#blickmalone #blickstudios #creativespace #creativeworkspace #coworkingspace #creativehub #workspace #studiospace #southbelfast #venue #periodfeatures
    ✨ New team member ✨

Introducing Jenny Patterson who has joined Blick to help with our social media, admin and virtual services!

A current resident at our Cotton Court Studios, Jenny runs @jenny_eva_design, a Graphic Design and Illustration studio that specialises in branding.

"Working alongside Blick has been brilliant so far and I am excited for what's next both with Blick and in my own business". 

Read more about her story on our blog 👉 link in bio! 

#newteammember #freelance #blickstudios #belfast #belfastcreatives
    Introducing Aaron Hickland, one of our newest residents to join Blick at our Cotton Court Studios!

Aaron is a freelance performer, facilitator and writer, check out his amazing animation voice show reel at @aaron_hickland.

We got a chance to chat to Aaron and find out more about his business, find it on our blog at https://www.blickstudios.org/uncategorised/meettheresident-aaron-hickland/

#blickstudios #studiospace #belfastcreatives #belfastcathedralquarter #belfast #coworkingspace #meettheresident #creativehub
    Thankful for our leafy trees at Malone that are providing some welcomed shade and keeping us cool throughout this beautiful sunny weather! ☀️🌿

#summer #studiospace #belfastcreatives #maloneroad #trees #shade #coworkingspace
    We are happy to be welcoming another new resident to Blick Studios, this time at our Cotton Court Studio, right in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter Belfast! 

Liam O'Neill previously worked for @kaffeo honing his coffee and social media skills. He has has now set up @liamonetwo specialising in content creation, brand identity and messaging. 

We got the chance to find out a bit more about his business, read the full interview at
www.blickstudios.org/uncategorised/meettheresident-liam-oneill/

Photographer - @creatingaspace

#blickstudios #coworkingspace #meettheresident #belfastcreatives #belfastcathedralquarter #coffee
    We are delighted to introduce our newest resident @wee.nuls to our Malone Road Studios. 

Nuala is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of mediums including printmaking, digital illustration and spray paint.

Head over to her page today to check out her artwork or visit weenulsstore.com.

We also chatted to Nuala and found out about her business, read the full interview here at https://www.blickstudios.org/meettheresidents/meettheresident-wee-nuls/ 

#blickstudios #coworkingspace #belfastcreatives
    Summer sun ☀ creating amazing shadows in our Malone studios
    Brilliant to have a lively atmosphere back in the Cathedral Quarter, just outside our lovely Cotton Court Studios. Get your work done in the quiet tranquility of the studio and come out and treat yourself to a lovely lunch and pint at our new neighbours; The Second Fiddle or at tapas bar; @2tapswinebar. Get the best of both worlds!

#blickstudios #coworkingspace #summer #studio #creativeworkspace #belfastcathedralquarter
    We are pleased to introduce our newest Blick resident; Ciaran Crudden, who will be based in our Hill Street Studios.

Ciaran is a Graphic Designer and Filmmaker and the Director of @crudestudios.

We got a chance to hear about Ciaran's business and his journey to becoming self employed.

Find the full interview at https://www.blickstudios.org/uncategorised/meettheresident-ciaran-crudden/

#blickstudios #coworkingspace #businesscreative #creativeworkspace #creativehub #meettheresident #community #belfastcreatives #cathedralquarterbelfast
    @whatsonmyblock_ is now live and you can visit it on whatsonmyblock.com (link in their bio!) 

My Block celebrates and showcases independent businesses & culture and is supported by @weareinnovateuk

There are over 100 Belfast businesses already on the platform and they are looking forward to including more from the rest of NI too in the coming months. If this platform sounds up your street, get in touch! 

This special short film by Simon Mills captures 3 great independent businesses in Belfast: American Madness (Vintage & Fashion), Murphy & Bailey (Pet Store & Coffees) & FRUIT Shop (Food & Culture) They were  warm, friendly and invited the My Block team in to their spaces so they could find out more about their businesses. 

They hope over the coming months to feature a wide range of businesses!

Thanks to Simon for this beautiful film. 

#supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness
    Dani, one of our lovely residents @doneanddusteddesign working away in our cosy Cotton Court Studios this morning ☀️
    Colourful views, leafy plants and plenty of character in our Hill Street Studios, making it the perfect space to work 🌿

#blickstudios #coworkingspace #studiospace #belfastcreatives #creativeindustries #studio #workspace #creativeworkspace #belfastcathedralquarter
    Plants make such a difference to working spaces. All our spaces are filled with them
    Nice to have a new exhibition by Blick resident @gallery545online in the main room of our Malone studios
    As a small local business, impacted like so many others over the last year. So we are really excited to have been working on this project with @belfastdesignwk celebrate and champion local independent businesses. 

@whatsonmyblock_ is a curated online platform that aims to increase awareness of and encourage people to support local independent businesses.

If you run a small business and would like to feature email myblock@belfastdesignweek.com