Getting started with live streaming

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A webinar for arts and cultural organisations to learn the basics of live streaming using Facebook, YouTube and Zoom.

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During restrictive times live streaming has become a vital tool in our ongoing communication with our audiences. In this one hour webinar, the Digital Culture Network’s Tech Champion for Digital Content, Dean Shaw, will cover the basics of live streaming and guide you through the software options for Mac and PC users and the best settings for the main live streaming platforms (Facebook, YouTube and Zoom). Dean will also cover best practice for optimum use of your mic and camera and provide a glimpse into solutions for monetising your live streams.

You will learn:

  • Features and settings for Facebook Live, YouTube and Zoom
  • Audio and video best practice
  • Options for monetising your live streams

What level is it?

Beginners - No experience with live streaming is necessary, but a basic understanding of the functionality of your choice of live streaming platform would be useful.

Can I book a place?

This webinar is presented as part of a funded programme for arts and cultural organisations. Free places are available for anyone who works with or for a publicly funded arts and cultural organisation and for those currently in receipt of or usually eligible for Arts Council funding.

We would be very pleased to book a BSL interpreter upon request so please get in touch or request the booking at registration. We ask you give a minimum of 10 days’ notice where possible.

Can I ask questions?

Yes and we actively encourage it to shape the content. You can ask in advance on Twitter using the hashtag #DigitalCultureNetwork or message @ace_dcn.

You can also ask questions on the day using the Zoom live stream chat facility.

Can I receive 1-2-1 support?

The Digital Culture Network is part of a funded programme for arts and cultural organisations. We have a team of 9 Tech Champions across the country, who can provide free 1-2-1 support in a range of areas including digital strategy development, websites, social media, data analytics, digital content creation, SEO and paid marketing, CRM, box office and ticketing systems and email marketing. This support is available for those currently funded by or usually eligible for Arts Council England funding. You can indicate whether you would like to be contacted by a Tech Champion as part of the sign-up process.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about your eligibility.

Date not convenient or you didn’t get a ticket?

Don’t worry! We regularly add new webinars to our event schedule. Visit the Digital Culture Network website to sign up to our newsletter and be the first to hear when we announce new events, and to watch recordings of all our webinars.


Please email us on or for more information about the Digital Culture Network. To request free one-to-one support from a Tech Champion visit or find us on Twitter @ace_dcn.


When you register for an event, please refer to Arts Council England’s privacy notice to see how we use your personal data. Please note that in line with this policy, we may share your basic data (name, job title and organisation) with other participants and event partners. We will only share your contact details with partners should you opt-in to do so during the registration process.


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