A series of events about making and maintaining opportunities in the visual arts. Led by tutor Alastair Gordon, the programme aims to help artists establish a long-term, sustainable and rigorous art practice.
Through a series of lectures and workshops, artists will discuss practical strategies for surviving as an artist and how to thrive beyond art school. Subjects will include how to grow in confidence in approaching galleries, building your support network, making the most of social media, developing your online presence, knowing your rights within art law, applying for open call exhibitions and residencies, managing resources of time and money, writing an artist statement and building your CV. There will be opportunity to receive critical feedback on your work through group crits and to discover how to situate your practice in the wider context of the contemporary art world. A selection of visiting artists and guest speakers will also be invited to lead individual sessions.
Wednesday 6th June, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
'What Happens Next: Making a plan for the future'
In this final session we'll be thinking about what happens next in your art career. Where would you like to be this time next year? What about the years beyond? We'll be thinking about making the most of opportunities you have now and how to cultivate possibilities for the future. We'll discuss how the gallery networks and art fairs work in the UK, how to approach curators and gallerists,managing time and resources so you can survive and thrive as an artist plus the upcoming GDPR changes and how this will affect you.