Welcome to YCAT’s 21cMusician toolkit: a series of interviews, tutorials, videos, blogs and live events, each with a different monthly focus, to help kickstart your career as a musician.

1. Reboot your project: Project Coaching with Chad Goodman 

2. Developing Artistic Projects: Our exciting new course developed in partnership with the Manchester Collective

3. A beginner's guide to Search Engine Optimisation: Everything we learnt from Maddy Shaw Roberts

Picture of Chad Goodman. Text reads: Reboot your Project. Project Coaching with Chad Goodman. 28th March, 3pm

Do you have a project gathering dust? 

Give those ideas an energy injection with some small group project coaching!

If you come to this session, here’s what you can expect:

  • Expert advice from Chad to turn your ideas into reality

  • To find out what your next steps are to polish your project plan

  • The chance to share ideas with other musicians like you

  • Opportunities to practice pitching your project to a supportive audience

No project management experience necessary, but you do need to have a project idea that you would like advice with.

Limited spaces available, so apply now for the chance to take your project to the next level!

Sign up here.

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YCAT is delighted to announce an educational partnership entitled ‘Developing Artistic Projects’ with Manchester Collective.

The Developing Artistic Projects is a three-part course designed to equip artists with the skills they need to get new projects off the ground. The course is delivered live in Manchester and is free for artists from all disciplines to attend.

Sessions will be taught by industry experts from both YCAT and Manchester Collective, and each workshop will be followed by a mixing event where participants and mentors can connect, share ideas, and ask questions. This course is open to all, however, registration is essential as numbers are limited.

The deadline for registration is 11.59PM on Sunday 13 March 2022.

For more details, eligibility, and registration, please visit our events page.

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A beginner’s guide to Search Engine Optimisation

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): The art of making your website and content more visible online, by bumping it further up the search engine results.

Have you ever googled your project or group, only to be disappointed that it is nowhere to be found on the results page? It sounds like you need some help with your Search Engine Optimisation! Luckily for you, Maddy Shaw Roberts led an SEO workshop for us in January. She’s the digital managing editor for Classic FM, so she certainly knows a thing or two!

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