09 Feb 2021
Ribble Valley Borough Council’s Arts Development Newsletter

Calling all Ribble Valley Arts Website contributors.

As you feature on the www.rvarts.co.uk website here are a few opportunities for you to get involved in.

Website Updates Wanted – We have recently upgraded the website and are in the process of changing the format of each webpage. I’m working my way through the 100+ pages. If you take a look at your page/pages and let me know if you would like to make any updates to the text, contact details, social media pages or website. Any new images you send please make sure they are a min. of 800 pixels wide. Those of you that send me new info. will get updated first! send your new info to katherine.rodgers@ribblevalley.gov.uk

New Members Wanted – We are always wanting more people to join the website so that it is a true representation of the creativity in the borough. If you have a friend or family member that is based in the Ribble Valley that you think should join please pass on this email. It is the perfect time to join us before we relaunch.

Marketing – Once the website has had all it’s updates I will be looking at targeting different audiences to make sure people use the site as it is intended, to get direct access to Ribble Valley creatives. Feedback over the past year has been that some members have gained commissions, jobs and sales in direct response to featuring on this site. This is something I would like to see more of. As you all work within your own very specialized arts sector it would be good to hear from you what you think would be useful to maximise this potential.

Filming – In preparation for the relaunch of the www.rvarts.co.uk website we are getting a short video created by local videographer Tom Pope. We are hoping for the piece to follow a journey across the Ribble Valley through the eyes of the creatives and businesses who are currently listed on the website, to work as an advert to promote all things creative in the Ribble Valley. Please let me know if you would like to be involved and would be happy to be filmed (when Covid restrictions allow it). Or if you don’t think you could be filmed due to the nature of your work e.g. musical performance, but you have footage you think could be used, let me know. Here is a similar piece Tom created in 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGJTDqt1oOQ&t=1s

Ribble Valley Arts Trail – We’re going to create an interactive map on the www.rvarts.co.uk website for people to use as a virtual trail of the creatives in the area. Each person/organisation will be pinpointed on the map with details of how to contact them, linking the viewer to their individual page for more info. I would like all those wanting to be included to get in touch with me, stating your full postal address. Please state clearly if you don’t want your address to be made public on the website.

If you have any questions or ideas please email me on katherine.rodgers@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Deadline: please register your interest for the Filming or Ribble Valley Arts Trail opportunities by Monday 22nd February 2021.


Follow this link to the Arts Funding & Support page on the Ribble Valley Borough Council website for more information on support available.

It is always good to hear of current issues, if you have a story to share, a problem to solve or just need to connect do get in touch katherine.rodgers@ribblevalley.gov.uk

Best Wishes

Katherine Rodgers, Arts Development, Ribble Valley Borough Council