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Bow Skills workshop: an artist’s guide to social media and building your online presence with Jess Bruno

Tuesday 13th February 2024 , 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Level up your social media and digital marketing skills with content strategist and coach Jess Bruno as she walks us through how to leverage digital platforms to get your work seen and make social media work for you as an artist. 
Photo credits: Donna-Ford 2023

Building an organic community and presenting yourself and your work in a way that really reflects who you are an artist can be a difficult thing to grapple with – especially in our increasingly online world. 

To kick things off, Jess will encourage us to reflect on our current relationships to social media and map out where we want to be in 3 months, 6 months, and a year, to help us set realistic goals about the benefits of these digital tools and how to leverage them in a way that suits and is bespoke to us. 

She will then deep dive into Instagram for artists specifically, breaking down how to navigate the algorithm and get your work seen, craft your unique online presence, and convert creativity into online sales and work. We will also zoom in on newsletters – why you might want one, the best platforms to set one up on, and how to build engagement and an audience through them. 

Throughout the session, artists will be encouraged to build out their workbooks – which will be sent in advance of the event – allowing them to leave the workshop with an initial plan and ‘brand bible’ which can be actioned right away! 

The workshop will end with a coaching session where Jess will tackle specific questions and scenarios sent in from attendees to provide actionable guidance on what to do next. 

In this workshop you will: 

  • Leave with an actionable plan and ‘brand bible’ of sorts which you can action right away 
  • Gain an understanding of how to use Instagram to build visibility and an online audience 
  • Discover how to engage current and new audiences with newsletters and how to set one up 
  • Connect with other artists and practitioners 

This workshop will be held online via Zoom. The joining link will be sent out to all attendees after you have booked your place!

£5 £3 concessions

Concession rate applies to students, over 65s, under 18s, Bow Arts artists, National Art Pass members, and key workers

More about Jess Bruno 

I’m the go-to gal that creates shit-hot, no-stress social media strategies. Stripping away the feelings associated with social media allows my community to truly show up in their business without the stress. By removing the distractions and stress associated with social media, you can focus on what you do best, your creativity. 

I’m on a mission to shake up the content marketing game for creatives and small business owners. When you’re rolling with me as your social media strategist – you can say goodbye to stress and hello to fun, easy, and effective content creation that actually brings in sales! 



Linked in: Jessica Sophia Bruno 

About Bow Skills  

Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education.   

Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to students, over 65s, under 18s, Bow Arts artists and key workers.   

Access information 

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 3967 1643.  

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space or anything else you can think of!