ACED - Free training opportunities and next networking event

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Dear Creative,

We’ve been delighted with the positive feedback from our ACED fundraising and marketing training earlier this year. This month, we launch our next three training opportunities in carbon literacy, volunteer development and recruitment, and making a living as an artist. Plus it’s not too late to sign up to our last three online marketing sessions.

We hope to see you at our next ACED Network meeting in June.

*Save the date*

ACED sign up

Next ACED Network Meeting: 28 June, 10-12 at Axminster Guildhall

We want our agenda to be set by you, the ACED network. We invite speakers for our next meeting and welcome suggestions for agenda topics. Please email with your thoughts: . Links to sign up for the meeting will be in our next newsletter.

*New* free ACED Training 

Learn how best to recruit and retain volunteers, both sessions are recommended. Sign up for all three Carbon Literacy training sessions to gain a certificate in Carbon Literacy.

  • Making your volunteer opportunities standout27 April, 10:00–13:00, in-person, Kennaway House, Sidmouth. 

Sign up

  • Good practice in volunteer recruitment: 15 June, 10:00–13:00, in-person, Kennaway House, Sidmouth.

Sign up

  • Carbon Literacy Training for cultural organisations: 
    Session 1 – self-led online learning module
    Session 2+3 - participant sessions via Zoom: 6 June 10:00–12:30 and 8 June 9:15–13:15 

Sign up

Delivered by the South West Museum Development Programme.

Making a Living as an Artist 
31 May, 10.30 - 12.00 online
Covering income sources for artists, national and international art scenes, public funding and 'making ends meet' among other topics

Sign up

Delivered by ArtMakers, a not-for-profit, Devon-based support organization for artists and makers.

*Reminder* free marketing training for creatives

You can still sign up for the next three, jargon-free, online marketing sessions:

  • 20 April, 10-12 - Tailoring Content and Digital marketing
  • 4 May, 10-12 - Campaign planning
  • 18 May, 10-12 - Measuring success and evaluation

Suitable for both East Devon cultural organisations and individual creators.



These training sessions are brought to you by ACED and are funded by the UK Government through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

Other training opportunities

Spotlight on Digital Tech - free event
13 April, 9.15 – 12.15 at Cullompton Community Centre
Insight into emerging digital trends to support your small business.

Sign up


Youth opportunities


Start a career in music/media and support Devon musicians. Online radio station Devonstream has two paid producer/presenter opportunities for 18–25 yr olds:


Aged 16–25? Join THG's brand new youth network - Create Our Space
Connect with young creatives in your area, collaborate and make your own exhibitions, learn through free workshops.
First meet-up -Thursday 4 May, 5-6.30pm: COS | Thelma Hulbert Gallery

 You can now keep up to date with all the latest ACED content on our new Facebook page

About ACED

Arts and Culture East Devon (ACED) is a forum connecting the artistic communities of East Devon and providing a central platform to engage, network, promote and talk about arts and culture across the region