Tuesday 15th January 2019

3: Finding the right opportunity (Artist Professional Development)

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This workshop will give tools to help dissect and understand the opportunity you are offered and how it does or doesn’t relate to your practice ambitions.

When

Tuesday 15th January 10:00 am  —  4:00 pm

Where

Heart of Glass

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Price

Free

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Finding the right opportunity is the third workshop in a series of six practical artist professional development sessions for artists working within socially engaged practice, hosted by Heart of Glass in collaboration with Mark Devereux Projects. The sessions will take place in St Helens between November 2018 and April 2019.  Find out more about this programme and Mark Devereux Projects here.

Identifying the right opportunity is not always as easy as it sounds. As your career develops, opportunities will change and you may start receiving invitations that impede your progress. This workshop, Finding the right opportunity, will give tools to help dissect and understand the opportunity you are offered and how it does or doesn’t relate to your practice ambitions. The session will also look at platforms to find or create the right opportunity and how you can increase your success rate; it will be co-facilitated by Heather Peak Morison, co-director of STUDIO MORISON. 

Introducing Heather Peak Morison

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. 

 

  • Each workshop will be tailored to the participating artists’ key questions and concerns; providing information, advice and guidance alongside open discussions and peer-to-peer sharing.
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Workshop lunches will be hosted by a different member of the Heart of Glass staff/associate artist team to provide informal networking opportunities and access to staff expertise where relevant.
  • Whilst primarily aimed at artists working within socially engaged practice, artists working within other mediums are also welcome.
  • Sessions can be booked individually or as a whole programme at a discounted rate.

Location
Heart of Glass, Old Beecham’s Building, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP

Times
10am – 4pm

Costs
Individual sessions: £25 per session (£10 concession for students, senior citizens & St Helens based artists) All 6 sessions: £135 (£54 conc.)

Heart of Glass is proud to be based in St Helens and is keen to support the development of artists living and working in the St Helens Borough. All artists with a St Helens postcode are eligible for a concessionary ticket rate.

You can book your ticket for Finding the right opportunity here or book to attend all six sessions and receive a discount here.

Access Support

If you require access support to attend a workshop please be in touch with us via criticality@heartofglass.org.uk or on 01744 623290 so we can arrange this for you.

Travel Bursaries 

We are now delighted to offer a limited number of travel bursaries (up to £50 per individual, per session) to support attendance. Bursaries may be used to contribute towards the cost of travel and/or childcare costs. All artists attending (including those who have already booked tickets) are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to those who would otherwise be unable to attend. Those wishing to apply for a travel bursary should send the following information by email to criticality@heartofglass.org.uk no later than Thursday 8th November 2018:

  • Amount applied for (up to £50 per individual, per session)
  • Brief explanation (200 words max) of how the bursary will support attendance
  • Breakdown of costs

Travel bursaries will be paid after attendance, and on receipt of proof of expenditure.

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