Planning your project | Tuesday 13 November 2018
Led by Mark Devereux & Jack Welsh
Planning your project took a practical look at how to develop, manage and successfully realise projects of different scales and durations. The workshop highlighted the journey from developing the seed idea, through to realising the project and its resulting legacies. Providing an in-sight into the challenges artists can face when managing projects, this session equiped participants with tools and techniques to encourage success. The session also looked at how artists can formulate a longer-term career plan to support future developments and growth within your practice.
Artists were invited to share their questions, concerns or previous experiences associated to project planning and management when booking their ticket.
Led by Mark Devereux & Jack WelshHow you talk, write and present your work is crucial. Getting this right will be invaluable to securing opportunities, commissions and tendering for future projects. This participatory session shared practical exercises to give participants the confidence to present their practice and its intricacies to audiences. By recognising audience and the various approaches artists can employ, participants were given the skills and awareness of how to articulate their practice in the most relevant way, whilst allowing personality to shine through.
Artists were invited to share materials that demonstrate how they present various aspects of their practice in advance, which was then discussed during the session.
Led by Heather Peak Morison with Mark Devereux & Jack WelshIdentifying the right opportunity is not always as easy as it sounds. As an artist’s career develops, opportunities will change and you may start receiving invitations that impede your progress. This workshop gave tools to help dissect and understand the opportunity artists are offered and how it does or doesn’t relate to their practice ambitions. The session also looked at platforms to find or create the right opportunity and how to increase your success rate.
Artists were invited to share their questions, concerns or previous experiences of recent opportunities when booking their ticket.
Heather Peak Morison has established an ambitious collaborative practice over the past fifteen years that transcends the divisions between art, architecture and theatre. She is co-director, with Ivan Morison, of STUDIO MORISON, their artist led creative practice which supports and realizes their ideas and projects. On a societal level STUDIO MORISON is working to re-establish aspects of civic life and on a human level it looks to bring meaning, beauty and purpose into everyday life. They have exhibited internationally including solo projects at Tate Modern, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Vancouver Art Gallery, The National Trust, National Theatre Wales and represented Wales at the Venice Biennial. Heather is also employed as an artist strategist for Heart of Glass and working to deliver Bliss Park, a sculptural skateable civic square in St Helens.
Led by Mark Devereux & Jack WelshThis session highlighted the various funding avenues and options available for socially engaged practitioners, including trusts, foundations, individual giving and sponsorship. Participants also undertook a practical, in-depth workshop on making an application to Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants, helping breakdown each question and what is required.
Artists were invited to share their questions, concerns and previous funding and fundraising experiences when booking their ticket.
Keith Arrowsmith with Mark Devereux & Jack WelshParticipants addressed key issues that arise for artists working within socially engaged practice when negotiating and submitting project contracts and tenders. When working with various partners across sectors, it is important to ensure artists are working to the correct terms and are able to negotiate a fair agreement. This workshop aimed to increase confidence, understanding, preparation, planning and skills to enable projects to be successful.
Artists were invited to share their questions, concerns and previous experiences with contracts and formal agreements when booking their ticket.
Keith Arrowsmith qualified as a solicitor in 1995, and has worked in law firms in London, Manchester and Sheffield, building up a reputation for providing practical, cost effective legal advice in the arts, heritage, digital and media sectors. He is now head of the legal team at Counterculture, where he provides guidance and assistance on charity law, data protection, governance, intellectual property, business law, contracts, and website law. He also contributes to workshops, planning days, talks, written reports, and provides other bespoke guidance. Keith is a co-author of the Clore Leadership Programme publication Governance in the arts and museums: a practical guide. He is a member of the Charity Law Association.
Led by Shaun C Badham with Mark Devereux & Jack Welsh Socially engaged practitioners work with a variety of people, from the public to local authorities, and often require several different ‘voices’. This session looked at the strategies artists can employ to work with a range of diverse stakeholders, communities and partners; including how to navigate bureaucracy.
Artists were invited to share their questions, concerns and previous experiences when booking their ticket.
Shaun C. Badham born and lives in Essex. He received his BA Fine Art from University West of England in Bristol (2012) and MFA Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London (2017). Through his long-term projects I’M STAYING and MORNING, Badham has developed extensive of working within the public realm and socially engaged practice. For further information please visit: www.shauncbadham.com