Work/Learn/Practice: Opportunities in the Visual Arts
An evening exploring the diverse opportunities available to visual artists and related practitioners. One-on-one surgeries, short talks and group discussions will be available in four zones:
Zone 1: The Art World Demystified
- talks by arts professionals from the world of galleries and museums. One-on-one surgeries are also available (please contact Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org to book).
Zone 2: Self-Employment – What does it involve?
- a presentation by an expert, followed by Q&A
Zone 3: Higher Education – Not just art school
- academics and current and former students from visual arts, museum cultures and arts management courses will be available to discuss the benefits of studying in these areas and existing courses and funding (with a focus on Birkbeck)
Zone 4: Connecting with commissions
- an expert on public art and the commissioning process will give a short presentation and be available to give advice
The Newham Visual Artists Network (NVAN) was recently launched by the Rosetta Art Centre in Stratford. The aims of NVAN are to provide a forum for communication, advice and support for Newham-based visual artists and to embrace the ideas of its members, bringing the community together and remembering that art is, above all, a fun and accessible activity for all. See more information on NVAN here.
Birkbeck, University of London, is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education. Its Stratford campus was established in 2006 and with the University Square building opening in 2013 it will have a permanent base in the centre of Stratford. The School of Arts offers the Cert HE Understanding Visual Arts in partnership with the Rosetta Art Centre, and courses in History of Art, Arts Management and Museum Cultures at its Central London campus.