Don't Give Up the Day Job

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Have you got a job or paid employment that supports your creative practice? Does it get in the way of you making work? Could it nourish it instead? In partnership with Castlefield Gallery and Manchester Craft & Design Centre, on Saturday 27 January 2018 Redeye present a day of talks, discussions and workshops encouraging photographers, artists and makers to draw inspiration for their personal practice from other paid and commercial work.

The day will include short presentations from creatives with advice on how they ensure that their day job feeds their practice both creatively and practically. Throughout the day there will be a chance to network and get fresh perspectives on what your “bread and butter” work can offer to your creative practice, while also learning top tips from the latest research offered by support organisations such as a-n. 

The aim of the day is to encourage people to keep sight of their artistic dreams and to shed new light on how working a day job in parallel to your creative ambitions can benefit both.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Andrea Allan, editor of Entitle magazine, artist and writer.
  • Sam Curtis, artist, educator and curator.
  • Susan Jones, visual arts researcher with specialist knowledge of artists’ practices and employment. 

This event takes place at Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HR. Tickets cost £20/£17.50.

Further information about the event can be found here.