SPACE Toolkit Professional Development Programme Winter 2018

October - December 2018

37 Queen Street
Colchester CO1 2PQ
Every first Thursday


Thu 4 Oct, 6.30-8.30pm
Online professional opportunities for artists
Panel discussion
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With the increasing popularity of online platforms and social media for creative practices, the session will present a range of opportunities for artists such as online exhibitions, digital commissions, Instagram residencies and more, and discuss the potentials and benefits of these platforms as places for artistic experimentation and development, in conversation with a panel of artists and curators.
The panel includes:
Anna Santomauro - Programme Curator/ Poppy Cockburn - Communications Officer - Arts Catalyst
Antonio Roberts - Artist
Lou Mcnamara - Co-director - 12ø Collective/Assistant Curator - Digital Learning - Tate 


Thu 1 Nov, 6.30-8.30pm
Get Clients for your creative business
A workshop with Patricia van den Akker, Director of The Design Trust
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Do you find it hard to sell your creative products or services? Don’t really know where to start or what works? Or want to get a bit of boost in practical marketing? In this practical evening session creative business adviser and coach Patricia van den Akker will be working with you on creating a mini marketing plan for your creative products and services. You will leave the evening with a practical marketing-to-do-list.


Thu 6 Dec, 6.30-8.30pm
The only way is Radical Essex
Panel discussion in collaboration with Focal Point Gallery
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Radical Essex is a project led by Focal Point Gallery that re-thinks Essex in relation to radicalism in arts, architecture, lifestyle and politics. The event will present some of the works and commissions of Radical Essex in conversation with the artists and writers who have contributed to the project.
The panel includes: 
Barry Sykes - Artist 
Jess Twyman - Director of Art Exchange - University of Essex
Scottee - Artist
Chaired by Hayley Dixon - Interim Director - Focal Point Gallery

Ticket includes a complimentary drink and networking after the talk.

Any questions? Contact Jack at or 01206809222


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