Kent Creative Online Meet-up – Friday 20th November 2020

Clare Smith and Joanna Jones to update us about Dover Arts Development (DAD)’s recent projects.

A free meet-up designed for artists, creatives and practitioners in Kent to chat, collaborate, learn, share ideas and get support.  Because it is nice to see people.

It’s a simple get together with like-minded creative people supporting each other during the Covid 19 crisis. It’s about building a more robust community for artists and creatives where the support comes from the community itself.

  • 10:00 – Logging in and warming up
  • 10:05 – Participants briefly introduce themselves for 30-60 second each (Only if you wish, there is no pressure).
  • 10:15 – Guest speakers: Clare Smith and Joanna Jones will update us about Dover Arts Development (DAD)’s recent projects.
    Practising artists Clare Smith and Joanna Jones founded DAD as an artist-led organisation, where artist directors conceive, manage & deliver ambitious projects of artistic excellence within the visual arts, poetry, sound & music.
  • 10:45 – Discussion Time – (more questions about the topic previously discussed / requests for help/advice from the group (if you are looking for a bit of advice or feedback on an idea, it’s an opportunity to get feedback & gauge response) / your news….)
  • 11:00ish – Close.
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    Prior to the meet-up, we invite you to:

    1. Make notes of useful information and tips that you’d like to share with everyone. 
    2. Test your set-up (see below).

    Important Notes regarding your set-up:

    • Use a desk computer or a laptop rather than a tablet or a mobile phone (these don’t always have all features available with online conferencing).
    • Use Chrome or Firefox . Avoid Safari browser.
    • Make sure that your computer, headphones, microphone and camera function properly.
    • Avoid background noises
    • Enter the meeting a couple of minutes before it starts so you have time to set yourself up.

    And also

    • Watch the angle at which you position it. Put it on something a high so it is facing you in a horizontal angle, a better perspective than from below.
    • Be aware of the light, which should come from the front, not from behind you.
    • Watch what’s behind you. Is the background what you want people to see? When possible, put your own artwork in it!