Mainframe Newsletter - January 2021

Mainframe Newsletter - January 2021

Happy New Year!

So, it's not quite the start that we hoped for but here at Mainframe we've plenty to keep your creative minds busy and nourished over the coming weeks.

Our partners in The Big House also have a full programme of online events, workshops and networking to help and inspire you on your creative business journey.

We had an amazing run up to the holiday's hosting the Christmas Make & Trade Market which proved to be a huge success and we can't wait until our next opportunity to event in-person.

In the meantime we'll see you online...

The Mainframe Team (Hana & Charlene)

Main Image: QUAD & QUAD Cafe from the Christmas Make & Trade Market.

Awards Deadline 31st January 2021:

Back on track with our usual timings for 2021 means there is just three weeks to get your submissions in - but why wait!

Mainframe Awards 2021:
The Mainframe Awards are the region's biggest celebration of digital & creative people and businesses and you can take part for free!

All it takes is 500 words and anything you'd like to add to support your submission. You can nominate yourself, your business, your friends or colleagues and with ten categories to choose from these is something for everyone.

> Nominate now
Need help? Join our Power of Awards workshop coming up just in time!

Upcoming events:

CreativeMornings/Derby - Promise:
Friday 15th January 2021 08.30am on Zoom

What is the value and impact of being individuals of our word?   > Join CM/Derby

The Power of Awards Workshop:
Free online workshop full of tips on how to write award winning applications that can help increase exposure for your company and bring in new business. Plus how to make the most of applying, reusing the content and what to do if you win/don't win.  > See Details

orange design bookAdobe Workshop:
26th-29rd January 09.30am-12.30pm daily on Zoom

Digital Essentials Skills Workshops - an introduction to the Adobe creative suite for marketing and communications.  > See Details

1-2 Diagnositc Sessions:
The 1-2-1 diagnostic sessions are up to an hour of time where we find out more about you, your business and what support might help you to reach your business goals. We would then look to direct you to the right partner or partners in The Big House to access the help you need.

> See Details

The Big House:
Our partners in The Big House are continuing to run a great range of events & support online for digital and creative people and businesses across Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire.   > See Events


Jobs board:

We want to help local digital and creative people find local digital and creative jobs.

If your advertising a digital or creative role, let us know and add it for free to the Mainframe jobs board - let's help local people find these amazing roles and stay local!

> See Jobs Board


The Power of Awards
By Rachel Hayward (Managing Director, Ask The Chameleon)
YES…even right now, in the midst of lockdown 3 (sometimes the most irksome of sequels) I am here to tell you that putting yourself and your business forward into the spotlight for an award IS the right thing to do…

Because it's true....
> Read More

Young Format21
Exhibition opportunity for young photographers aged 25 years and under.

QUAD is excited to announce that our Young Advocates are seeking photographs from children and young people, to exhibit in a virtual group show online.

FORMAT21 is an international Photography Festival taking place in venues across Derby from 12th March - 11th April 2021.  It’s a brilliant opportunity to show your photographic skills to a huge audience of photography fans from far and wide.
> Read More

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020

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