July 14, 2015


LeftCoast Academy is a programme of professional creative practice workshops – designed to support the needs of local makers, artists and generally creative folk, by giving you the fundamental building blocks upon which to build a solid professional future.

From working as a freelancer to managing a project,  managing your finances to writing a success funding bid or communicating with confidence to top-notch social media marketing, LeftCoast Academy is a comprehensive guide to a successful career in the arts – best of all, the sessions are FREE!

Workshops will be held in accessible venues across Blackpool and Wyre and we regularly repeat sessions so if you cannot make a particular date let us know and we will alert you when new dates are announced.

Click HERE to see some of the workshops we have previously delivered as part of LeftCoast Academy…


Join us for the last Academy session of the current run, this might be your last chance for a while to get some specialist FREE professional development training – book your place quickly to avoid disappointment.

Creating Compelling Social Media – with Katie Moffatt from The Audience Agency

Date: Tues Feb 6th – Venue Civic Centre, Breck Rd, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7PU

Times: 10-4pm – arrive from 9.45 to register and have a brew!

(Free parking available at the venue)


How to cut through the online noise to reach and engage your audience…

Social media is viewed as being a fantastic marketing channel but with the intense competition for people’s attention, it can be tricky to really engage an audience and all too often posts and tweets go unnoticed. This workshop will help you to understand the principles of what makes compelling social media content and apply it to your own situation.

This session will include:

-Exploring the value of social media

-Principles of compelling social media content – including original and curated content

-Thinking ‘feed first’

-Developing a strong tone-of-voice

-Measuring the results

Bring your own packed lunch – or pop out for a sandwich. We provide tea, coffee and biscuits but the rest is up to you!



For more information about LeftCoast Academy contact