Figuring Out…
Finding the right opportunity

Fleeting Flights | David Bethell | 2018-19 | exhibition installation view, HOME, Manchester | curated by Mark Devereux Projects & Bren O'Callaghan | image: Lee Baxter

Tuesday 19 July 2022, 6-8pm

Identifying the right opportunity is not always as easy as it sounds. As your career develops, opportunities will change and you will have the chance to be more selective. This online workshop will share tools and ideas to help understand what is available and if/how they relate to your practice. We will look at techniques to increase your success rate for applications and how you can pitch your work or idea in the right way.

One of the key components for artistic development is forming relationships with curators, producers and commissioners. Moving beyond the dreaded ‘networking’, we discuss how you can start nurturing relationships with key stakeholders to move towards more tailored, long-term projects.

Designed for emerging / early-career visual artists (in the broadest sense), this online workshop will be delivered by curator and mentor, Mark Devereux to give you the tools and knowledge to take those important next steps in your career.

“Relevant, accessible and stuffed full of real lived advice. Thank you…could be life changing!”
[Previous workshop participant]

Finding the right opportunity is part of our brand-new series of workshops and short courses, Figuring Out Taking place online and in-person, Mark Devereux Projects will take a deep dive into some of the most fundamental aspects of creating and sustaining an artist career.

We are proud to also introduce our new Pay It Forward ticket scheme, giving two new options to support artists from low income backgrounds. For further information please click here.

Image: Fleeting Flights, David Bethell, 2019. Curated by Mark Devereux Projects at HOME, Manchester. Image: Lee Baxter.

Cost & booking

GENERAL ticket: £30
For those who are comfortably able to meet all their basic needs.

PAY IT FORWARD ticket: £39

For those who are comfortably able to meet all their basic needs and who would like to contribute to Mark Devereux Projects’ Pay it Forward Ticket scheme.

LOW INCOME ticket: £21

For those who have low income and find it difficult meeting their basic needs.

Book your place by clicking the Eventbrite logo below or copying and pasting the URL into your browser:


We are committed to creating Safer, Braver Spaces for artists to share, learn and make. This workshop will include a break to rest and take time away from the screen. Please contact Mark directly at [email protected] if you would like to discuss any access needs in advance.

The workshop will include live Zoom transcriptions. The sessions will also be recorded and shared via a password protected Vimeo video link for the course participants only. The video will be available to re-watch for 1-month.

You will be sent a Zoom link and password via the Eventbrite booking process.

* We are currently finalising our new Access Manifesto: Safer, Braver Spaces – please get in touch if you would like to know more.

Further information

For further information please contact Mark at : [email protected]

Mark Devereux Projects (MDP) is an independent curatorial and artist development organisation. We specialise in supporting artists to flourish at pivotal moments in their careers.

We believe in artists. Our passion is to support practitioners in developing sustainable long-term practices and careers. We do this through creative collaborations and by providing tailored mentoring, professional development and critique, responsive to each artist’s individual needs.

Mark Devereux holds over 17-years’ experience within the art sector, specialising in artist professional development, curation, production and project management.

After practicing as an artist following his graduation from BA Photography and MA Fine Art at Staffordshire University, he found his passion and skills to be within facilitation and supporting artists. Between 2006 – 2012, Mark founded and directed Blank Media Collective and later BLANKSPACE Gallery in Manchester, swiftly establishing a reputation for unearthing exciting emerging talent.

In 2013 Mark established Mark Devereux Projects to support and nurture early-career talent. Since this time, he has collaborated with and supported hundreds of artists across the UK and Internationally. Mark has curated exhibitions, produced participatory events, and facilitated professional development programmes with a range of partners across the UK.

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