For artists and creatives to meet, talk, share, work together, learn from eachother etc...
A FREE meet-up designed for artists, creatives and practitioners to meet, chat, collaborate, learn and support. A simple get together with like-minded creative people, to include:
- Group discussions
- Opportunities to discuss projects/prototypes/ideas with the group and get useful feedback.
The programme of the day:
- 10:15 — 30-60 second (max!) round table intros (if you wish but no pressure).
- 10:30 – Invitation to write down any questions or requests for help/advice from the group. So if you are looking for a bit of advice or feedback on an idea, it’s an opportunity to get feedback & gauge response.
- 10:45 –“Art is not a luxury. Art is a basic social need to which everyone has a right.”John Davis, founder and curator of Wildfire Gallery will be introducing the concept of a travelling pop-up art gallery, which seeks to challenge the traditional static gallery model and increase engagement with local communities.Wildfire appears in locations across the country, using empty shops and other spaces, to sell work, in the same way a commercial art gallery might; but at the heart of this project is that the art must, and will, be affordable, but what does affordable mean?
An essential part of this project is to broaden the appeal of art, its consumption, the way it’s experienced and who owns it. This is about engaging with wider audiences and introducing more people to buying original art.
If you are an artist/photographer/sculptor/print-maker whatever your medium, would like to know more and how to submit, this is a must of a meeting.
- 11:30 – Question Time – read out and invite answers/suggestions to questions.
- 11:45 – General networking.
- 12:15 – Close.
FREE. Just turn up and introduce yourself.
We only ask that you buy a tea or coffee to support our generous venue who allows us to meet FOC.
If anyone would like to use our meetings as an opportunity to educate, explain and describe their skills, business or services please contact Bev Saunders or Clare Hamilton to book a meeting date.