Artists' practices are characterised by persistence. Continuous research and development is punctuated and energised by creative interaction, provoked and inspired through multiple communications and dialogues, all the time gathering the momentum which drives and sustains them over a life-time.
This symposium for artists in Somerset and the South West offers new conversations, skills, insight and resources, providing space for independent and collective reflection and learning and exposing fresh ideas about collaboration and activism.
Symposium convened by the Artist-led Research Group (Leeds) in partnership with Yorkshire and Humberside Visual Arts Network [YVAN], University of Leeds, and Music and Arts Production [MAP Charity
The Art of Coventry is a programme of events designed to support and develop artists and curators. Season 1 ran from May – July 2018 and Season 2 will start in September and run through to early November. Events include curator talks, practical workshops and is supported by visiting art works.
TCCE is holding it’s summer symposium: Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at The Art Workers’ Guild in Bloomsbury, London. The symposium brings together academics, artists, creatives, policy-makers and people from other sectors. Refresh Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times sets out to create a space in which to encourage, debate, conversation, play, knowledge exchange and co-creation about some of our most important contemporary challenges including: politics, diversity, identity, place and environment…
The Family Arts Campaign is delighted to announce their first ever national Family Arts Leadership Symposium, inviting both established and emerging cultural leaders to engage in some of the big issues affecting our work and to shape the future landscape for family arts. The programme will include keynote speakers in the field of Leadership along with cultural leaders in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area who will be discussing leading family-friendly organisational cultures.
Hosted by originalprojects; on behalf of East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (ECVAN), the summit will explore the role of creatives (individuals and organisations) in creating great places and how creative workspaces can make the most of a town's potential.
The Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands' Annual Event, taking place on Thursday 19 April in Northampton will explore what conditions are needed and what are the right risks to run to make something happen. What might future art practice look like and what are useful new ways of doing things.
NECVAN's first social event, with talks, workshops, dinner and bar followed by artist commissions and DJ. Please join them for this opportunity for the network to come together, celebrate achievements, contribute to plans for both the national and North East CVAN, and to socialise, make connections and enjoy a few performances.
Being an artist can take you to places you never thought were possible, but the paths are unclear and the maps complicated. Come on a trip that treads the routes that artists take, goes back to places we have all been before, and shares the picnics along the way to help us plan the next excursions.
This conference forms part of Making Ways, delivered through a partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and Yorkshire and Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN) with additional support from Bloc Projects and Yorkshire Artspace.
CVAN East Midland's 2017 Annual Event will consider how we make art and maintain an art practice, where we turn for help in the process and practice of making art, if we are looking in the right places and whether we need look at all.
Visual Arts South West's annual event will take place at City Art Gallery, Southampton this year.
An afternoon of discussion that seeks to unravel how and why certain cities have become recognised as centres for the Art Market as well as exploring what kind of Art Market centre Manchester, and the North West, currently is / can become.
This one day symposium is hosted by De Montfort University Fine Art Department and Leicester Print Workshop with support from DMU Local and the Fine Art Practices Research Group. Through interviews and panel discussions this symposium explores different approaches to making and creating new art work.
Social Making: Socially Engaged Practice Now and Next is a symposium which will bring
examples of international socially‐engaged practices to the South West of the UK, giving the region exposure to a wider network of projects and organisations, and an opportunity to consider a range of methods and their impact.
Working with colleagues in the Netherlands, this symposium will explore the dynamic relationship between artist, curator and organisation; looking at how collaborations on new projects and commissions allows for institutional methodologies and processes to be challenged and changed. Organised by East CVAN.
A half day symposium exploring the role and importance of cultural tourism. Wednesday 16 December 2015, 10am - 2pm, Turner Contemporary, Margate. Tickets: £5
Six stimulating and provocative conversations between art world professionals, including artists, curators, consultants, gallery directors, academics and researchers will explore core problems in the structure of the art world, and seek to address its contemporary system failure. As well as diagnosing the problems, these conversations aim to suggest alternative ways that the art world might function, in order to improve the status and earning power of visual artists.
A one-day symposium that brings together prominent policy-makers, artists, researchers and health professionals to explore the role of conceptual and empirical research in understanding the cultural sector’s impact on people’s health, wellbeing and social connectedness.
Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 2015
Special Guest Speaker: Sam Chatterton Dickson, Director of Sales, Lisson Gallery
This two-day seminar offers an overview of issues in professional practice and development for visual artists. It is particularly aimed to advise artists and students making the transition from BA or MA courses to the "real" world of professional practicing artists.
A unique feature of the seminar is that each participant will have a one-on-one hour-long private tutorial in which they can focus on issues and questions particular to their situation. It also provides students with a detailed course manual which is a useful long-term reference.
The first session is an all-day lecture/discussion from 10.00 - 18.00, which will cover the following:
- Managing Materials ie CV / Portfolio
- Marketing and Self-Promotion
- Networking and Press
- Dealing with galleries
- Looking for work / Interning
- Useful resources
- Creative approaches to funding projects
- How to conduct a successful research campaign - using the Internet as a strategic tool
We are fortunate to have a special session with guest speaker Sam Chatterton Dickson, who is the director of Sales at Lisson Gallery, one of the world's leading contemporary art galleries, who will be taking about working with galleries.
The second day is devoted to individual tutorials.
Students will have a private hour-long coaching session/tutorial to discuss whatever issues they would like.
Doug Fishbone was born in New York in 1969 and earned an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London in 2003.
He recently exhibited a major new project, Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf - a 9 hole artist-designed miniature golf course - at this year's Venice Biennale:
His project Made in China, in which he switched an Old Master painting with a cheap Chinese replica, was on view at the Dulwich Picture Gallery from February to August, 2015 in London:
His film Elmina, which had its world premiere in a solo exhibition at Tate Britain in 2010, was recently voted one of the most iconic artworks of the past 5 years by the website artinfo:
Selected group exhibitions include: Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2014); Akademie der Kunste, Berlin (2013); Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (2012); BFI, London (2012); SMBA-Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011); FACT, Liverpool (2011); Dublin Contemporary (2011); ZKM Karslruhe, Germany (2011); Tate Britain (2010), Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea (2008); Hayward Gallery, London (2008); British Art Show 6 (2006). He performs regularly at both international and UK venues, including appearances at London’s ICA and Southbank Centre.
Fishbone lectures in professional practice at the University of Westminster and is a frequent visiting lecturer at Chelsea College. He has been invited to guest lecture at dozens of universities around the UK, including the RCA, Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths College, Christies, Sotheby's, and the Slade.
The course is limited to a maximum of ten students, to enable comfortable discussions and a generally comfortable vibe.
Course Fee: 125 pounds
Coffee, Tea and snacks provided.
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Previous students have found the seminar very helpful. A few comments from recent sessions:
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"I found the seminar really useful and have been telling all my art friends so. It was so inspiring"
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"Thank you for sharing your insight into the business side of the art world. It was valuable information that you shared and I really appreciate it!"
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Join leading thinkers, practitioners and collectors in an exclusive summit examining emerging global trends in philanthropic funding. The debate will seek to inform the development of a new framework for building greater support for the visual arts beyond the major cultural capitals.
b-side invites you to join 2 days of conversation, creative provocation and intervention with guests from the world of art, heritage and environment. The symposium will explore the impact of tourism on community, environment and economy and the role art can play.
The day will explore how contemporary artists working in rural environments and with rural themes, either permanently or as part of short term projects and residencies, are developing new platforms and ideas for creating and showcasing visual arts practice and new approaches to collaboration and audience engagement.
Do we need to grow up? forms part of The NewBridge Project’s 5th Birthday, it encompasses an exhibition, 2-day conversation and birthday party – the programme will critically consider and celebrate the nature of artist-led communities and workspace.