WebinArt is Creative Leicestershire’s flagship one-year Professional Development Programme for early-career creatives and artists in Leicestershire. We collaborate with experienced professionals online and in-person to help creative start-ups navigate their way to confidence and success. The programme is FREE for a limited time.
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Thanks to all who applied! The new programme is in full swing. If you are interested in applying in 2020, follow us on social media to stay in the loop.
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WHO + what
+ EMERGING ARTISTS
bespoke 1-2-1 mentoring sessions for each member
engaging + practical
PEER SUPPORT+ NETWORKING
THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY OF
when + where
Programme duration : march 2019 > march 2020
participants + mentors from across Leicestershire.
Lead artists from the east midlands.
what people say
JO NASH - PARTICIPANT
"I’m glad to have been part of such an inspiring programme. The content has been really interesting and relevant, and my mentor is amazing. It’s nice to meet and just talk to someone who understands the pressures of being a creative."
KAJAL NISHA PATEL - LEAD ARTIST
"It really is a wonderful project. The short and snappy style of the interview was perfect for social media and it was received very well by followers, friends, fellow artists, commissioners and other professionals."
kat starczewski - participant
"To have a confidential space with an experienced mentor where I can talk about my practice as well as my work life, and how that fits together, was really great and a rare experience since graduating."
rachel carter - lead artist
"I can’t believe my facebook video had over 700 views over the course of a week or two! Love the edited version too, this would be too cost prohibitive for an artist to commission for their website, so getting this as part of the programme is wonderful."
"I’ve had a ball! I enjoyed delivering my webinar and would love the chance to do another one. The mentoring was interesting and personally speaking, very satisfying for me. It was good to be able to encourage people to see them move on."
martha moger - mentor
shauna mckeon - PARTICIPANT
"The programme has been very enjoyable and encouraging as I've had the chance to listen to and meet professionals who’ve made a success of themselves. My mentor has also enabled me to clearly refine my goals as well as helping me develop a plan of action to reach them."
Sam Whelan - mentor
Jodie cresswell-waring - mentor
"I feel delighted to be involved - It’s such a needed programme! Programmes like this can help bridge that gap to ensure they know what the broader creative industry looks like - or at least to make visible what is existing around them."
"The flexible time to make contact, guide, challenge and support participants at the pace and depth that suits their needs is great, however formally that fits with them."
Meet The Team
creative leicestershire manager
Catherine Rogers currently manages Creative Leicestershire supporting artists and creative enterprises in the region. She is Chair of Trustees for Junction Arts, and also works as an Artistic and Quality Assessor for Arts Council England. Catherine has a particular interest in researching and developing an entrepreneurial mindset through training and managing spaces and is a co-director of Community Interest Company, Haarlem Artspace in Wirksworth.
TECHNICAL PRODUCER + COLAB CREATION OWNER
Colab is built on the values of being collaborative, inventive and passionate. These values are shared throughout Webinart culture, where Dan and his team are passionate to create engaging and inspirational video content to share the knowledge of our expert artists to the programme members and the world.
The programme is always look for new inventive ways to connect with our audience and encourage professional development with emerging artistic talent. Collaboration is at the heart of WebinArt, Colab is continually inspired and motivated by working with such a brilliant team to progress and build a apirational community. To see more of what Colab Creation can do and brings to the project, visit
Cath Pilling coordinates the Webinart programme, overseeing all communication, marketing and organisational admin. She’s dedicated to bringing the WebinArt participants, mentors and artists together, providing them with support to ensure everyone involved gets the most out of the programme and has a great experience.
With a background in Fine Art (BA) and Museum and Gallery Studies (MA), she has worked in Arts Consultancy and Curatorial Research for several National Arts Organisations. She’s also a former Gallery Owner and Artist.
Introducing past lead artists
based poet + writer
Leicester dance school founder + dance producer
Innovative award-winning international sculptor
photographer + filmmaker
internationally accredited nottinghamshire artist