Who should attend
This course is for people looking to gain a foothold in the visual fine art world. It is for people who are looking to work and build their practice rather than wait for gatekeepers to allocate them opportunities. This is for people who are feeling isolated and are looking for alternative ways to network.
About the course
Gaining a foothold in the art world can be tough, but knowing how to successfully network is vital for gaining opportunities and building a community. This short course focuses on how working collaboratively facilitates greater access to local networks and international professional opportunities. It will help provide you with the tools to help you meet other artists and foster the community necessary for a sustainable career in the arts.
On this course you will learn about different organisational styles and platforms and how to use them to build pathways to clear communication. The first half of the course includes discussions of collectives and artists who have worked collaboratively. The classes during the second half of the course will focus on sharing ideas and providing feedback on individual projects.
This course is project-led and discussion based. You will be taught in weekly online classes where you will learn about making connections, building networks and different types of collaborative work. You will also learn how to identify opportunities and resources that can help you create a career in the arts.
By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of successful networking techniques. This course is perfect for anyone who would like to get their foot in the door in the competitive art world. It is ideal if you want to work out a unique route for your career and find alternative ways to network.
- History of collectives and working collaboratively in Modern Art
- Differentiating between collaborations, collaborative projects and collectives
- Networking and community building
- Organisational styles and platforms
- Building pathways to clear communication
- Creating alternative pathways to success
- Approaching potential collaborators and advisors
- Cultivating long-term and self-sustaining projects
By the end of the course you will have;
- Isolated a topic of research
- Identified opportunities and resources
- Communicated remotely and in-person with potential advisors and collaborators
- Completed a project with professionalism
- Planned for the project's future growth
Kelly Lloyd is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who focuses on issues of representation and knowledge production and prioritizes public-facing collaborative research. Lloyd received a dual M.F.A. in Painting and M.A. in Visual & Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Ch...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.