Wednesday 3 October 2018

Artist Professional Development for Socially Engaged Practitioners

A series of six practical artist professional development sessions for artists working within socially engaged practice led by Mark Devereux Projects

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Heart of Glass, in collaboration with Mark Devereux Projects, is delighted to announce a series of six practical artist professional development sessions for artists working within socially engaged practice. The sessions will take place in St Helens between November 2018 and April 2019.

This new collaboration is one component of Heart of Glass’ new national professional development programme for artists, producers and commissioning agencies working in social and community contexts. Details of other components including specialist areas of practice and coaching & mentoring will be announced in due course.

Led by Mark Devereux Projects, each workshop in the series will address key aspects of realising projects and commissions, providing attendees with the confidence and know-how to move their practice forward.

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. Find out about the season ticket here.

Find out more about each workshop by following the links below:

  1. Planning your project
  2. Talking about your work
  3. Finding the right opportunity
  4. Funding and fundraising
  5. Working with contracts
  6. Collaboration in the field

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.

Costs

Individual sessions: £25 per session (£10 concession for students, senior citizens and St Helens based artists)
Season Ticket – all 6 sessions: £135 (£54 concessions: students, senior citizens & St Helens based artists)

Professional Development at Heart of Glass 

Professional development is one of a number of research and talent development strands initiated by Heart of Glass to establish essential critical pedagogy around collaborative and social arts practice, and to offer a collegiate space for debate, enquiry and sharing in this field. Other strands include WITH FOR ABOUT – Heart of Glass’ annual conference, the fourth iteration of which will take place in May 2019; writing & publishing – PRAXIS Volume II will be published later this year; and FIERCE AND URGENT CONVERSATIONS: The First International Triennial of Social and Collaborative Arts Practice, which will take place in Autumn 2021.

About Mark Devereux Projects

Mark Devereux Projects has established a proven track record of developing artists’ practices and careers since forming in 2013. This year marks our fifth anniversary.

Mark Devereux Projects:
• specialises in supporting artists during crucial transitional stages in their career
• works collaboratively with artists, placing their core interests and ambitions at heart
• believes in paying artists
• supports artists both outside and within the commercial art market
• provides tailored information, support and guidance through mentoring and
• professional development programmes
• champions art which is compelling, critical and ambitious
• produces and curates exhibitions, talks programmes and events that challenge artists and audiences
• encourages creative risk
• forges connections between artists, galleries and audiences
• advocates for artists and works to enhance their national and international profile

Many of the artists we have worked with have gone on to receive important commissions, prizes, exhibitions and grants that have furthered their careers.

Mark Devereux Projects is a Company Limited by Guarantee (8818208), receiving project based funding to support our activity and programming.

For more information visit: www.markdevereuxprojects.com

 

 

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