Professional Practice - Strategies for Artists

Professional Practice - Strategies for Artists

Professional Practice - Strategies for Artists



Events 04 October 2017 - 06 June 2018 18:30 - 20:30 monthly St James Campus

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.


NOW BOOKING: Wednesday 2nd May, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

'Group Crits'

This month we are pleased to be hosting group crits. You are invited to bring up to 5 works for the group to give feedback and critique. We’ll do this in a small group setting with opportunity to also present your work to the wider class. 

For most artists, peer critique is an invaluable part of the creative process. In our time 
together this month we will aim towards a critical environment that is honest and 
rigorous whilst remaining encouraging in the hope to inspire you towards greater things in the studio by the end of the evening. Newcomers and regulars are all welcome.

Wednesday 6th June, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
'What Happens Next: Making a plan for the future'


Visit the Professional Practice page on our website to book online or phone the School on 0131 5545761.


*Excluding January & April 2018, when sessions run on alternate dates due to public holidays. Dates TBC.