Ten artists now have websites courtesy of STARTS

WEBSITE LAUNCH: Sean Carnes from LNS Computers, Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk, artist Walter Brecely, RDI Southern Inland project officer Camilla Staff and STARTS officer Giselle Newbury at the launch of the new websites at Workspace 2580 last week.
WEBSITE LAUNCH: Sean Carnes from LNS Computers, Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Bob Kirk, artist Walter Brecely, RDI Southern Inland project officer Camilla Staff and STARTS officer Giselle Newbury at the launch of the new websites at Workspace 2580 last week.

Ten people recently graduated from the Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) Website Building for Creatives course in Goulburn. 

The participants created websites in Wordpress for their arts practices in two sessions across six hours.

They made some engaging websites in the process. 

STARTS CEO Susan Conroy said the idea was to help people working in arts-related fields to have an online presence.

“This is important in recognising not only their body of work, but also work that is going on in the creative industries in the region,” Mrs Conroy said. 

“Wordpress allows you to have a blog, links to other social media and details of your projects.”

She said this course came out of the Build Your Own Arts Business course that ran at the start of the year. 

The course was run by Sean Carnes from LNS Computers.  

Artist Walter Brecely’s website was voted the most advanced and he won three more hours assistance with Mr Carnes. 

It was a joint project developed by Southern Tablelands Arts and Regional Development Australia Southern Inland, who provided the funding for the course.

Regional Development Australia Southern Inland project officer Camilla Staff said it was great to see the websites up and running within six hours is pretty amazing

“The most important thing for the participants now is to maintain those sites and get more content up there,” Ms Staff said. 

“These are micro businesses and our focus is to bring economic development and growth to the Southern Region and part of that is supporting small and already established businesses.”