London Creative Network at SPACE
2016 – 2023

London Creative Network, our flagship professional development programme is now closed. If you are looking for artist support, please refer to SPACE Advice Bureau.

How did London Creative Network help artists?

London Creative Network (LCN) at SPACE responded to the needs and challenges of artists who wanted access to mentoring, peer-networking, business skills and training. It was an advice and advocacy programme for artists, their businesses and collectives in London to improve their economic position and become more successful in facing the challenges of living and working in this city.

We encouraged applications from artists who were interested in engaging with their peer group, are open to collaboration and sharing with others.

What could successful applicants expect from the programme? 
The emphasis was on the development of new works and new creative business skills that ultimately lead to the sustainability of an artist’s practice. Artists on the programme received at least 12 hours support. This support was tailored to the individual needs of each artist through:

– Attending online training, webinars and peer group networking

– 1-2-1 mentoring with LCN mentors

– Peer to peer learning

– Panel discussions and tours with curators and industry experts

Previously, LCN worked with curators and organisations such as Kirsty Ogg (New Contemporaries), Helen Nisbet, Cedar Lewisohn, Rebecca Morrill (Phaidon Press), George Vasey (Wellcome Collection), 12ø Collective, London Centre for Book Arts, Bainbridge Print Studio, Machines Room and Blackhorse Workshop, Remi Harris, the Design Trust, 4Cose, Company Drinks, DACS, Ben Eastman (Art Review).

LCN was part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.

Read more about LCN in conjunction with our partners Cockpit, Four Corners and Photofusion here.