An intensive seminar designed to deliver everything you need to know to develop your career as an artist
Saturday 14 November 2015
|ZAP IT! SEMINAR: ZAP YOUR PRACTICE IN 1 DAY!
9.30am - 6.30pm
New Cross, UK
"Wide ranging, practical, experience-based information and advice - I liked the generosity and honesty shown by tutors and the 'can do' approach. It all felt very real and presented in straightforward language. Stimulating and energising."
- Exhibitions, Residencies & Funding Proposals
- Gallery Representation, Commissions, Pricing Work & Collaborations
- Articulating Your Practice, Raising Your Profile, Creating Networks
General Full Day = £50
General Half Day = £25
ZAP Members Full Day = £40
ZAP Members Half Day = £20
ZAP Student Member / Goldsmiths Student Full Day = £30
ZAP Student Member / Goldsmiths Student Half Day = £15
More Information & Book Here
Out of necessity artists have to become their own marketing manager, developing audiences and a collector-base and finding ways to fund it all! Instrumental to managing an effective art career is a clear understanding of your own work and knowledge of its worth; the context and audience you are pricing it for, and the confidence to articulate this.
ZAP Your Practice will:
- Deliver exceptional professional practice talks by Rosalind Davis and Annabel Tilley
- Help you develop your artist's statement through creative exercises
- Assist you in beginning to create an action plan for the future
- Help you crack social media!
- Impart vital information on newsletters and mailing lists
- Divulge strategies for talking about your work publicly and privately
- Teach you the key principles around how to price your work
- Consider how you find ways to bring your work to the attention of others
- Provide tips and guidance on applying for Arts Council funding - with Russell Martin from Artquest
- Give insight into commercial galleries, gallery representation, working abroad and collaboration - with artist, Justin Hibbs
- Bring you networking opportunities and new artist networks
- Furnish you with the tools and confidence to start putting what you learn into practice
"Justin Hibbs' talk was excellent"
"Artquest's Arts Council funding talk was very enlightening"
will discuss gallery representation, how he achieved this and what it really means to work with commercial galleries across the world. Hibbs has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally and is represented by Carroll Fletcher Gallery (London) and Christinger De Mayo (Switzerland).
Articulating Your Practice, Raising Your Profile, Creating Networks & Arts Council Funding Advice with Artquest
The skills involved in writing and talking about your work are important for promoting your practice as well as engaging with physical, virtual and digital audiences.
Understanding and implementing this will help you
Collectively these tools will help you:
- Raise your profile
- Create new networks
- Bring your work to the attention of others - artists, curators, collectors, galleries
The ZAP Your Practice seminar will:
- Revitalise your practice
- Generate new opportunities like exhibitions, residencies and commissions
- Assist you in applying for funding
- Sustain your practice long term
- Give you tips on how to talk to people confidently about your work in a creative, imaginative and succinct fashion
- Look at the structure of artists' statements and biographies
- Provide creative exercises to create or rewrite a comprehensive and engaging statement
- Outline the content and structure of an artist's biography and CV
- Show you ways to build confidence in the use of social media
- Stress the importance of newsletters, mailing lists, business cards and exhibition postcards
- Give you guidance on how to think about pricing your work
- Discuss other money matters such as commissions, proposals and other funding
: Artists' Speed networking & end of seminar drinks (drinks provided)
- 9.20am — Sign in
- 9.30 - 10.45am — Articulating Your Practice Part 1
- 10.45 - 11.15am — Coffee Break
- 11.15 - 12.00 — Articulating Your Practice Part 2
- 12 - 1pm — ACE Funding - with Artquest
- 1 - 2pm — Lunch
- 2 - 3.15pm — Exhibitions and Residencies Part 1
- 3.15 - 3.45pm — Tea Break
- 3.45 - 4.45pm — Exhibitions and Residencies Part 2
- 4.45 - 5.45pm — Working with Galleries and Representation - with Justin Hibbs
- 5.45 - 6.30pm — Structured Networking Session with a glass of wine!
provides everything visual artists need to know by encouraging critical engagement and providing practical support. Russell Martin is a graduate from The Glasgow School of Art and has lived in London since 1998 where he initially worked extensively in gallery education. His self-initiated projects include the peer mentoring group Speakeasy which became a partial model for Forum, and the HÔTEL BELLVILLE and Way East artist's project spaces in Waterloo (2003-2004) and Hackney Wick (2008). He co-produced and presented two series for Resonance 104.4FM in 2006. He is also a co-founder and one of the directors of Rational Rec, the interdisciplinary social occasion working nationally and internationally to commission and present new works.Russell is also currently chair of the board at The Showroom, a member of the board at Block 336 and a Fellow of the RSA.
studied at Central St. Martins, London. He has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally and is represented by Carroll Fletcher (London) and Christinger De Mayo (Switzerland). Hibbs has also curated a series of artist-led exhibitions. Hibbs picks apart the mechanics of spatial perception and representation, drawing upon social, political and aesthetic agendas encoded within architectural structures. This is enacted through a uniquely multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates painting, drawing, sculpture and architectural interventions. Solo shows include PARA/SITE (2013) and Secondary Modern (2010) at Christinger De Mayo gallery, Zurich, Switzerland; Altneuland (2007), Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland; Metroparadisiac (2006) and I'll Wait for you (2005) at the One in the Other Gallery, London. Group exhibitions include Pencil/Line/Eraser (2014), Carroll / Fletcher, London; Superstructures (2013), Arronitz Arte, Mexico City; Oh My Complex, Kunstverien Stuttgart, Germany; Temples To The Domestic, Clifford Chance, London; Lost Properties, Coleman Projects, London; Polemically Small, Torrence Art Museum, California (all 2012); and Dawnbreakers (2010), Hansard Gallery, Southampton. His work was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010. His curatorial projects include Misfits (2010) at Galerie DS Contemporary Art, Belgium; Working Space I and II (2008) at the University of the Arts Gallery, London and Lucy Mackintosh Gallery respectively; and News from Nowhere (2005) at Lucy Mackintosh Gallery.
is a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally in a wide range of galleries and has had a number of solo shows in London; the Bruce Castle Museum (2013), John Jones Project Space, Julian Hartnoll Gallery (2009) The Residence Gallery (2007) and The Stephen Lawrence Centre. Selected group exhibitions have been at the Courtauld Institute, Standpoint Gallery, Transition Gallery, The Roundhouse, Phoenix Brighton, APT Gallery, the Lion and Lamb Gallery, CoExist, The Modern Language Experiment, Art Gene, Artkapsule, Charlie Dutton,The Salon Art Prize, The ING Discerning Eye, the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize and the UK Young Artists Event. Her work is held in a number of private collections and a public collection. Davis is also a curator, lecturer at a number of Universities including the RCA & Camden Arts Centre, a writer, creative consultant and co-founder of Zeitgeist Arts Projects.
Shortlisted for The Jerwood Drawing Prize Annabel Tilley
has exhibited widely including: Transition Gallery, WW Gallery, C4RD, Standpoint Gallery, Charlie Dutton's Crash Open Salon, Usher Gallery, Nottingham Castle Museum, Oriel Davis, Towner Art Gallery and Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawing in Berlin. Annabel Tilley trained in Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton, has an MA in literature, lives in Hastings and works from a studio in South London. Her work is held in several private collections in the UK and USA. She lectures on professional practice for artists, has written for a-n Magazine, Garageland, Arty.
Research, inspiration and insight with Annabel and Rosalind.
Useful, insightful and constructive advice from professional artists.
|SUSTAINING A PRACTICE|
4 exceptional professional practice talks:
- A-Z of Surviving as an Artist after Art School
- Articulating Your Practice
- Making It: Exhibitions, Residencies & Proposals
- Raising Your Profile & Creating Networks