Kent Creative Online Meet-up – Friday 24th July 2020

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 Coronavirus 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 speaker and/or group discussion.
  • 10:45 – Question Time – questions or 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.
  • 11:00 – Close

Prior to the meet-up, we invite you to:

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

Important Notes regarding your set-up:

  1. 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).
  2. Avoid internet browser Safari. Use Chrome or Firefox instead.
  3. Place it on a table, so that it is stable and does not move.
  4. 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.
  5. Be aware of the light, which should come from the front, not from behind you.
  6. Make sure that your computer, headphones, microphone and camera function properly.
  7. Watch what’s behind you. Is the background what you want people to see? When possible, put your own artwork in it!
  8. Preferably use headphones rather than speakers (they produce an echo).
  9. Avoid background noises
  10. Enter the meeting a couple of minutes before it starts so you have time to set yourself up.
  11. Locate the “mute” button on the left hand side of the screen. You will need to mute yourself when you are not speaking, and un-mute yourself when your turn comes.