A Guide to PR in the Arts

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Key information:

Course dates:
Tuesday evenings, 26 September - 17 October 2023
Course times:
7.15pm-8.45pm, BST (UTC+1)
Art form:
Skills for the Creative Industries
5pm, Friday 22 September 2023
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools (ages 18+)
Mode of study:
Autumn Courses (September–November) | Online Short Courses | Evening Courses

Course info

This course has now reached capacity. Please join our waiting list and we will get in touch if a space is available.

Ages 18+

Course Dates & Times

Tuesday evenings on 26 September, 3, 10 and 17 October 2023

7.15pm-8.45pm, BST (UTC+1)

About the A Guide to PR in the Arts

This new four-week online evening course will explore everything you need to know about arts PR from working with print, online and broadcast media outlets, to how to navigate social media and content creation and everything in between to tell your story.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at anyone interested in working in or gaining an understanding of arts PR, including artists wanting to understand more.

What can I expect?

The sessions will take you through a ‘how to’ guide on arts PR. You can expect to receive expert advice and access to leading performing arts media relations agency Rebecca Driver Media Relations (RDMR).

Do I need anything for the course?

Nothing other than an interest in discovering more about the world of PR.

Course Fee

This course has now reached capacity. Please join our waiting list and we will get in touch if a space is available.


Online Short Courses Requirements

All sessions will take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to you in advance of the course start date with further instructions.

To participate in online classes you will need the following:

  • An email address
  • A reliable internet connection
  • A laptop/tablet/desktop computer with a microphone and camera (most have these included)
  • Speakers/headphones (the speakers in your laptop/tablet/computer should be sufficient)
  • A fully updated web browser able to use the most up to date version of Zoom, or a fully updated Zoom client

If you have any questions regarding joining one of our online courses please contact us.

About the Course Tutor

The course is taught by Rebecca Driver.

Rebecca Driver has 20 years’ experience in arts PR. She founded RDMR in 2010 after working in classical music PR at Dvora Lewis PR, as Publicist at the BBC Proms & later BBC Radio 3, and Head of Press at English National Opera.

Current clients include Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Aurora Orchestra, Britten Pears Arts including the Aldeburgh Festival, Cadogan Hall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The English Concert, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Manchester Collective, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and The Sixteen, and as well as a number of individuals including violinist Nicola Benedetti and her Foundation, saxophonist and presenter Jess Gillam and composer Anna Clyne.  

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