FIND OUT HOW TO SURVIVE THE ART WORLD…
…IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE.

BOOK YOUR TICKETS:
13/02/2020, 6-8pm
TINY PAINTINGS: HOW TO RUN A CREATIVE WORKSHOP
with Beth Shapeero
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15/02/2020, 3-5pm
ALTERNATIVE CAREERS DAY
with Jack Lewdjaw and Karanjit Panesar (East Bristol Contemporary)
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22/02/2020, 3-5pm
HOW TO GET NOTICED
with Greg Herbert and Robyn Nichol
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The Artist Survival Guide is a series of talks and workshops for anyone interested in knowing what it takes to be an artist. Learn practical skills and strategies to help you navigate and thrive in the art world, and hear from a selection of early career artists about their work and experience. 

Lancaster-based community arts organisation GRAFT have collaborated with Lancaster University student-led Up North Arts (UNA) to figure out the key knowledge and skills artists need to survive at the start of their careers, which often nobody thinks to tell you about. The Artist’s Survival Guide invites five artists to deliver three sessions covering these areas, open to students, local artists and the general public. 

All sessions are pay-as-you-feel to ensure everyone can attend. Donations can be given in advance or can be taken at the end of each session – please give what you can, or what you feel the session is worth to you. Booking is not essential, but we recommend securing your place on Eventbrite, as numbers will be limited!

Each workshop has a particular focus, dealing with different issues and topics which affect emerging artists as they build their experience and pursue their careers. Topics are linked, but it’s not essential to come to all three – pick and choose those that are right for you!

Thursday 13th February, 6-8pm
Kanteena, Brewery Ln, Lancaster LA1 1QL
TINY PAINTINGS: HOW TO RUN A CREATIVE WORKSHOP
Beth Shapeero

Join Glasgow-based artist Beth Shapeero for a workshop about workshops! Beth will lead you in a session exploring risk taking and intuitive decision making by creating a large volume of tiny paintings. While running this activity, she will explain the decision-making process behind pitching, planning and delivering participatory workshops, and how to make this part of your practice as an artist. 
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www.bethshapeero.com

Saturday 15th February, 3-5pm
The Gregson Arts and Community Centre, 33 – 35 Moor Gate, Lancaster LA1 3PY
ALTERNATIVE CAREERS DAY
Karanjit Panesar and Jack Lewdjaw

To survive as an artist, it is essential to find and balance a variety of ways of earning an income and developing your career. As well as maintaining their artistic practice, Karanjit Panesar and Jack Lewdjaw co-founded East Bristol Contemporary and Rung magazine, which they use to support themselves and other emerging artists. Their session will lead you to think about artists relationship to money and the world of jobs. 

Jack and Karanjit co-run East Bristol Contemporary, an artist-led gallery based at the Trinity Centre, Bristol, established in 2016. EBC seeks to counteract the lack of established showing spaces for grass roots contemporary artists in Bristol, and to establish a unique and diverse programme of exhibitions and events.
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www.eastbristolcontemporary.com
www.lewdjaw.com
www.karanjitpanesar.co.uk

Saturday 22nd February, 3-5pm
The Gregson Arts and Community Centre, 33 – 35 Moor Gate, Lancaster LA1 3PY
HOW TO GET NOTICED
Greg Herbert and Robyn Nichol

How do you get people to notice you as a newcomer to a congested and competitive art world? Join North West-based artists Greg Herbert and Robyn Nichol for a discussion about the beginnings of their careers, and strategies to get your work shown in a variety of ways. The session will explore both artists’ practice, and how they have used it to develop relationships with galleries and arts organisations, drive further academic study, and cross over into the world of design. 
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www.gregoryherbert.co.uk
www.robynnichol.com