Ropetackle Arts Portal

We’re happy to have launched a new series of workshops offering invaluable insight for aspiring arts professionals.

Taking place on the third Saturday of each month, these professional development sessions will
introduce participants to key skills and working practices across a wide range of disciplines within the arts; including song-writing, event management, and sound engineering.
Ropetackle’s new director Phil Jackson said: “These sessions mark an exciting new chapter for the
centre. We want to enable local artists, musicians, and arts practitioners to open the door to their chosen profession, so we’re giving them the keys they need to do that. The Arts Portal will also provide an excellent opportunity to connect with a wide range of creative professionals.”

Future Arts Portal sessions will cover areas including sound engineering, funding, business
management, and music law.

In line with Ropetackle’s continuing commitment to the community, this promises to offer genuine support for local artists and arts practitioners.

Sessions start from just
£10, with concessions for students. Spaces are limited so advance booking is recommended.

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  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

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