Gaining Resources

Castlefield Gallery is running a professional development seminar on Gaining Resources.
This seminar, is the third and final event as part of a year long Emerging Artist Programme created and managed by Castlefield Gallery (Manchester) for the Brewery Arts Centre* (Cumbria), has been tailored specifically for contemporary visual artists who want to develop their art practice.

It will be especially of interest to contemporary visual artists who want to gain more insight into how artists can gain resources to both make work and to develop their practice. The event will focus on applying for funding, working as a consultant to generate an income, cross trading, and making the most of development opportunities.

In the first masterclass of the afternoon, arts and fundraising consultant Stephanie Graham will share her extensive knowledge of arts fundraising, including completing funding applications such as Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, as well as highlighting other funding options for artists. Stephanie has worked with Arts Council England in various guises since 2011 and in 2013/14 she worked as a fellow at the Barbican Centre with The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium’s programme, in association with the Royal Northern College of Music, Opera North, Whitechapel Gallery, Sadler’s Wells, Roundhouse and Tate Liverpool, among others.

The second masterclass will be hosted by Maddi Nicholson, an artist and Co-Founder/Director of Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, an artist led independent international research facility and agency engaging associate artists and architects in design led regeneration. Through referencing past projects Maddi will discuss how artists can work as consultants, for example in tourism and regeneration.

Stephanie and Maddi will then be 2 of 4 table hosts at a World Café session, where attendees have the opportunity to spend 35 minutes with each table host in small groups, asking questions and discussing ideas. The other table hosts are; Manchester based artist Richard Shields who will facilitate a discussion around how artists can ‘cross trade’ to gain resources and share skills, and Louisa Fairclough, Spike Associates Programmer, at Spike Island (Bristol) who will be able to share her knowledge of how artists can make the most of development opportunities.

BOOKING: Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Booking essential via eventbrite.

Deadline: 31/05/2015