‘a space’ arts can offer visual artists living or working in the SO postcode area a range of free support to help develop a sustainable career, including one-to-one meetings, information on funding, exhibition opportunities and networking events.
Funding from Arts Council England has created a new role of Artist Development Officer within the ‘a space’ team. Alys Scott-Hawkins was recruited in August 2018 and embarked on a consultation with artists to find out what kinds of support would be most useful. As a result, the current programme of activities will focus on:
– Providing information on resources and opportunities, through bookable and drop-in sessions.
– Support for developing funding applications
– Setting up peer-to-peer networks
– Opening up spaces for artists to test out new ideas and exhibit their work
Accessibility: what are your needs? We want to help you access our activities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the ‘a space’ arts office on 023 8033 8778 to let us know.
We offer 121 meetings for visual artists and organisation working in the SO postcode – 121’s can cover a wider range of subjects including funding applications or developing projects, along with any other subjects that would assist you to develop your artistic career or practice.
Artist Information Bureau
Alys runs drop-in information sessions for visual artists at venues across the SO postcode area. Upcoming sessions are added to the programme page of our website. If you would like Alys to come to your organisation or venue, please contact email@example.com
Artist Funding Workshop
We offer regular workshops to support artists, artist groups and small arts organisations with their applications for funding. Our next event is an online workshop on Tuesday 8th December with Arts Council Relationship Manager Ceri Johnson. Book here.
If you need a project space to test out new work or ideas, our large and flexible event space Arch 4 is available to visual artists at no cost, for a period of up to 12 days.
If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We are currently supporting three visual artists to lead peer networks, such as critique groups or technique / practice-specific networks. To see more about these peer groups and find out how to be involved in them see the link below.
We run a panel discussion event inviting artists, curators and programmers to share their experiences and answer your questions.
We run a bursary scheme for artists, groups and small arts organisations, inviting applicants to propose a six month project which will develop your practice or career.
Details of the 2019 applicants can be found here.
‘a space’ arts has compiled a handy directory of resources for visual artists in the SO postcode area, covering exhibition spaces, studios, arts organisations, and sources of information on artist opportunities.
If you would like a copy of the Artist Development Plan or to see the results of the artist consultation, please contact email@example.com