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Foundation U: Watch the Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists and Creatives Webinar


This week, we presented our first webinar training as part of Tamarack Foundation U, our professional development and education program for West Virginian artists and creatives.

Demystifying Website Building for West Virginia Artists and Creatives was hosted by foundation Program Director Emma Pepper, and the presentation was led by Megan Bullock of MESH Design and Development with support from Robbie Sherrard. Fifty-three creatives from 22 counties across West Virginia took part in the training, including a group who watched the presentation stream live at the West Virginia Community Development Hub’s New Story conference in Morgantown.

The agenda included:

  1. Internet 101
  2. A Dedicated Website: why it’s a must for professional creatives
  3. Good Websites: tips on what to consider
  4. Content Gathering Tips: images and writing
  5. WordPress Themes 101
  6. SquareSpace Themes 101
  7. Recommended steps for getting your website started

The team at MESH will present two follow-up trainings with step-by-step instructions on building a website on two of their three recommended platforms (WordPress, Squarespace, and Shopify). Registrants to the Demystifying Website Building webinar are being asked to vote on their top two choices.

Join our email list as an Artist or Arts Organization to receive updates on future webinars and other Tamarack Foundation U training opportunities.

Watch the Webinar

Follow-up Research and Links

To research the topics mentioned in the presentation in our online Resource Library, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Tamarack Foundation for the Arts Online Resource Library.
  2. Select the “Marketing & PR” tab.
  3. Click both “Website” and “Product Presentation” items. (Articles about website building and how to present and photograph your work will be listed.)

Follow up on the links that the presenters mentioned:

WordPress

Squarespace

Shopify

Additional Tools

Find free and low-cost options to add a watermark over an image: