Podcasting 101 for Creatives

Wednesday 22 July 2020, 2pm-4pm

Online, via. zoom

Have you thought about podcasting as an extension of your creative practice, but not sure how to take the next steps? Learn and discuss the basics of idea generation, audiences, storytelling and sound design in this overview workshop – to get you started on your podcasting journey.

Led by Jay Sykes, who teaches audio and radio production at the University of Sunderland and is a freelance Audio Producer, the workshop will cover:

• why make a podcast? Thinking about audience, aims and ambitions.
• things to think about before you start
• basic technology requirements
• basic software requirements
• how you get a podcast online

The session will also look at examples of different podcasting approaches, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

This workshop is aimed at creative practitioners and organisations who want to know more about how to get started with podcasting or how podcasting can be useful to your practice/ organisation.

To register:

To book a place on the workshop, please complete this online form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WJypIyKLZ0SeATYtF7HcNed_xnWa8NlAkQlVIieItuJUODAwUERYRlFSUzZLRTZBMDBZUE1DQkZVRy4u.

We will be in touch to confirm your place and with zoom details. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Please note: Due to our funding conditions, this workshop is only available to individual creative practitioners who live work or study in Sunderland or creative/ heritage organisations and creative businesses who are based in Sunderland.

These workshops are offered as part of the Unlock the City programme which supports the development of artists and creative businesses in Sunderland. Unlock the City is delivered in partnership by Sunderland Culture, Sunderland City Council, Digital Catapult, North East BIC and Sunderland BME Network, with funding from Coastal Communities Fund, and Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Great Place programme.

During the session:

We know Zoom sessions can be tiring, and that current circumstances mean that there may be other things going on in your home while you’re taking part.

If you need to you can:
• keep your camera off during the session
• take a break when you need
• comment using the chat rather than on camera

If you want to tell us about any specific requirements you have during a zoom session, please contact [email protected].

About Jay:

Jay has taught audio and radio production at the University of Sunderland since 2015, and is a freelance Audio Producer based in Sunderland.

Jay works with companies and charities to harness podcasting as a way to grow and strengthen audiences; Jay hosts and produces the “Stand Alone Podcast” for the charity Stand Alone UK, provided podcast training and consultation support for the mental health charity Mind, and produced the New Writing North podcast series “10 Words for a Northern Landscape”, and “Rich Seams” – which won “Podcast of the Year” at the Community Radio Awards 2019.

Beyond podcasting, Jay has produced documentaries for BBC radio; “Drawing in the Dark” on BBC Radio 4, the annual Charles Parker Prize programme on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and the upcoming “Accidental Therapists” on BBC Arts. Jay’s other podcasting projects include arts discussion show “ArtyParti”, Sunderland-focused “Speak Up Sunderland”, and the upcoming “Black Lives” podcast with Prof. Donna Chambers.


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