Work - Life Conference

07.12.2017 to 07.12.2017

Thursday 7 December I 11am - 4pm I FREE 

Join us for a day of speakers and provocations on professional development for graduating fine art students. 

Speakers include:
Glen Stoker, Co-Director of Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Nick Kaplony, Artquest, Rebecca Huggan, Programme Director, The NewBridge Project, Newcastle, David Gilbert, Programme Producer, The Art House, plus alumni from The Art House Graduate Residency programme.

Glen Stokes, Co-Director of Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. Launched in 2012 AirSpace Gallery's Graduate Residency Programme offers two new graduates a fantastic opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative artist-led space in Stoke-on-Trent, providing 6 months free studio space, ongoing professional development support, mentoring and guidance in those crucial first months out of higher education, and an end-of-residency solo exhibition. 

Nick Kaplony, Artquest. Lifeboat (run by Artquest) supports up to 4 fine artists each year to develop a practice and career in the first year after graduation by providing them with a free studio space, a peer mentoring group and bespoke crit programme. Selected artists receive feedback from, and build relationships with, established art world figures such as Cathy Lomax, artist and Director, Transition Gallery and Steve Fletcher, Caroll/Fletcher.

Rebecca Huggan, Programme Director at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle. The Collective Studio (run by The NewBridge Project) is a new year-long Graduate Development Programme in partnership with Newcastle University. Supporting the development of creative talent in the North East region, it aims to equip practitioners with the necessary skills to manage their creative practice. The Collective Studio provides early-career artists and creatives with the chance to be part of a vibrant and supportive community. The programme offers a shared studio space and access to co-work space for one year, an experienced mentor, peer-led development events and a final exhibition/showcase. Following an educational philosophy, The Collective Studio advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning, preparing individuals for an uncertain and rapidly changing future.

David Gilbert, Programme Producer, The Art House. The Art House Graduate Residency Programme offers 12 - 16 artists a month long residency at a crucial time of development following graduation. Access to studio space, accomodation, mentoring and showcasing opportunities allows them to develop essential tools with which to sustain professional practice. 

Alumni from The Art House Graduate Residency programme including, Aly Jackson, Lydia Brockless and Sophie Mahon

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Price: Free