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Our Aims
  • To provide working spaces for creatives outside the home to encourage productivity, creativity, connection and better work/life balance.
  • To provide affordable workspace for creatives in beautiful buildings with character in Belfast.
  • To offer fully serviced workspace without commitment that takes the hassle and risk out of renting premises and allows our resident creatives to concentrate on their creative practices.
  • To bring together creatives to encourage community, connection, collaboration and peer learning within our workspace and events and activities.
  • To provide meaningful support for creatives in Belfast to inspire and support them to follow their dreams, gain inspiration and motivation and meet and connect with other like-minded creatives.
  • To remain a financially sustainable and independent organisation, able to provide long-term support and facilities and adapt quickly and flexibly to the needs of creatives.
Blick Summer Meet 2023
Our Values
  • INDEPENDENT
    To remain an independent, financially sustainable social enterprise.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL
    To maximise opportunities and be flexible and business-minded in our approach so we remain financially independent and sustainable.
  • INCLUSIVE
    Be inclusive and open-minded to new ideas and new people, and be an organisation open to everyone.
  • INDUSTRY FOCUSED
    Remain focused on the needs of creatives.
  • INNOVATIVE
    Be innovative and forward-thinking to provide sustainable solutions to the needs of creatives.
Belfast Design Week Photo credit: Joe Laverty

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Thanks again to everyone who came to our last Blick Academy talk last Wednesday evening. We have our Womenfolk JUNIOR.SENIOR event this Saturday then will be taking a little break from events over the summer while we get ourselves organised for Autumn/ Winter when we are hoping to also introduce some more practical workshops. Let us know if there is anything you would like us to cover!
Just over a week to go until our Womenfolk JUNIOR.SENIOR event on Saturday 15th June with two amazing creative women sharing their stories! 

SENIOR SPEAKER: ESTABLISHED CREATIVE - NUALA CONVERY - @wee.nuls 

Wee Nuls (Nuala) is a multi-disciplinary artist and creative director based in Belfast. She works in a number of mediums including spray paint, hand drawn and digital illustration, and printmaking. Wee Nuls street art murals can be seen across Belfast and have become a part of the visual identity of the city over the past few years. She is inspired by challenging gender inequalities, beauty ideals, sexism, and raising awareness for feminist issues in a playful way. 

JUNIOR SPEAKER: EMERGING CREATIVE - MAJA SZOTKIEWICZ - OWNER OF MAJUKOOO - @majukooo 

Maja Szotkiewicz is the founder of Majukooo (selling her illustrated stationery, prints and jewellery online) , and is currently in her final year of her Graphic Design and Illustration undergraduate degree at Ulster University. Maja's work is inspired by everyday, imperfect moments, as she believes finding beauty in the mundane is the key to true happiness. Maja has been featured in Belfast Telegraph's 30 under 30 list in 2024, was a finalist at the NI Social Media Awards in the 'Entrepreneurial Student of the Year' category in 2023 and has her products stocked in 49 stockists in the UK, Ireland, US and Canada. 

EVENT DETAILS 

Event Date(s): June 15, 2024
Event Time: 11.30am
Location: Blick Shared Studios, Hill Street, Belfast BT1 2LB
Book through website (link in profile) 🌼 🌸 ♥️ ✨️
A quick summary of the month of May at Blick! you can find details on everything on our website! Link in profile 🌟 🌟 🌟
Happy Monday! Start the week by checking out our latest roundup of funding, support, opportunities, events, exhibitions and festivals for NI creatives. 

Read the full listings including links on our blog on our website (link in profile)
Another chance to find out a bit more about Saul Duffin founder of YEO magazine who is speaking at our next Blick Academy event next Wednesday evening at 7pm in our Hill St studios!

You can read the full interview on our blog or get your free tickets on our website!
Less that a week to go until our next Blick Academy Creative Talk with Saul Duffin, founder of YEO Magazine, sharing his creative story and only a couple of tickets left!

EVENT DETAILS:

Event Date(s): June 5, 2024
Event Time: 7pm
Location: Blick Shared Studios, 46 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LB
Cost: Free

Book on our website ✨️ (link in profile)

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Off for the bank holiday and wanting to work on your creative business idea? The next exercise on our resources for creatives section on our website is now available to view and download

Exercise 4 - Understanding Your "Why" or Your purpose

Your “Why” or purpose is the reason you have formed your creative practice boiled down to a single sentence (or two). This exercise will help you to understand your purpose and communicate it to the world.

Downloadable PDF and Word Versions available on our website ✨️ (link in profile)
Happy Monday! It's back to typical NI rainy weather! But it's always cosy in our Cotton Court studios in the cathedral quarter, right opposite the Merchant Hotel!
We have had a hectic few weeks with a big funding deadline last week, so only getting caught up with ourselves. We will be doing a write up on our last Blick Academy event with Paul Boal from Clever Ghost sharing his creative story this week. In the meantime here is a bit more info on Paul from an interview he gave us before his talk earlier this month!
Not long now until our next Blick Animation Club event for children aged 7-14 to learn all about Lego animation with Can Do Academy!

Event Details
Saturday 18th May
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Blick Studios Malone Road 
Cost: £15

Book via the events page on our website ✨️ (link in bio)

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Our next Blick Academy Creative Talk with a local creative sharing their creative journey is coming up on Wednesday 5th June!

Speaker details to be announced shortly, sign up now for your free ticket (link in bio)!