WORKSHOP : April 13, 2016.
Moving On… A workshop for graduating designer makers
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Part of our Creative Business Development programme
Workshop leader: Jenny Rutter
Date: Wednesday 13th April, 2-5pm
Venue: space2, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Manchester, M4 5JD
Tickets: £15 each (only 12 places available)
Making that transition from student to working artist or maker can be a tricky time. There’s no doubt that moving on from the supportive and comforting environment of university, to the harsh reality of the competitive and commercially driven world, can make you feel like you’ve jumped off the edge of a cliff and there’s nothing below to catch you.
The trick is quickly shifting from a student to a professional practice mindset, and this workshop is designed to help you do just that.
In this workshop you will:
- Learn how to articulate your ‘offer’ in a concise but creative pitch.
- Discover what should go in an artist cv / profile and how to adapt it for different circumstances.
- Explore how to present yourself and your work professionally.
- Develop the confidence to apply for residencies, funding, jobs and commission opportunities.
Is this workshop for me?
The answer’s yes if you’re:
- About to graduate from a design/craft/making course OR
- Have recently graduated and are struggling to make the next move
Who’s leading the workshop?
The workshop will be delivered by Jenny Rutter, a creative producer with 15 years experience supporting and developing creative practice in the North West. Jenny has curated and developed design exhibitions and events, set up and managed a Craft & Design gallery and is a regular commissioner of contemporary art, design and craft projects.
Her passion is using creativity to drive real change, for the businesses she mentors and coaches, the organisations she works with and the places she believes in.
How to book
There are only 12 places available on this workshop so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets are available from our online shop here
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