Brighton Artists Network Brainstorming Session #3
Friday 7th of August, 12 pm
On Friday 7th of August we will be discussing ways we, as artists, can support the recovery of our City post-lockdown.
Brighton & Hove is internationally recognised as a hotbed of creativity, with the creative industries representing 10 percent of jobs in the city as well as significantly supporting other sectors of the local economy. Yet the creative and cultural sector, with a high number of freelancers, micro-businesses and project-led work, have been amongst the hardest hit in this crisis, putting into question the very identity of our city.
As we imagine the future of our city beyond the crisis it feels like it should start from our sector. The arts are essential to community building and improving the wellbeing of residents. They are key to the economic recovery of the city. And they are the most creative and inventive of all sectors.
As creative thinkers, artists should be at the forefront of the recovery.
If you were to re-imagine our city for the better, what would it look like? What can we, as individual artists and collectively, do to make it happen? And what kind of support do we need to do it?
Brighton Artists Network Sharing Session #2
Social Media Management with Kate Shields. (online event)
Wednesday 12th of August, 6.30 – 7.30 PM
The second of our Skill Sharing Session will be led by Brighton Artists Network member Kate Shields.
Without real-life opportunities to present one’s work, engaging audiences online has become essential and artists and performers have had to dramatically increase their social media presence. How can you best utilise social media to engage your audience, present your work and reach new audiences at this time?
Kate Shields is a multi-disciplinary artist, making process-driven work in a diverse range of media. Often using references to queer aesthetics and culture, her work aims to escape the trappings of normative identities, gender, and physical and mental health difficulties.
Kate also works as a Social Media Manager for Dance Professionals Fund and a Social Media Worker and Community Engagement Officer at Gig Buddies for Good Mental Health. She co-founded Artists Model INK in 2011.
Brighton Artists Network Sharing Session #3
Running a Creative Business with Karen Poley. (online event)
Wednesday 2nd of September, 6 – 7 PM
This Skill Sharing Session will be led by Brighton Artists Network member Karen Poley.
Many of us who were lucky enough to receive income support during lockdown have spent the time focusing on our practice and projects we pushed to the back of the drawer in our busy pre-lockdown days. And many of us found ourselves thinking about setting up our own businesses. How do you bring a passion from idea to reality? What does the day to day running of a creative business look like?
Karen Poley is a Creative Producer and Artistic Director who has nearly 25 years experience of producing outdoor arts festivals, events, performances & community engagement projects of all scales. Her company, KP Projects CIC, works with a range of partners and collaborators to create surprising, intriguing & inspiring outdoor arts performances, installations & community engagement projects for the widest audiences. Her work focuses around the environment, sustainability and healthy living, with projects exploring cycling, recycling, awareness of local environments, digital storytelling and new technologies in public spaces.
Please note each session also provides a paid opportunity for our members, with all ticket sales going directly to the artist leading the session.
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