SPACE Advice Bureau

A SPACE Artist Initiatives programme, providing free advice and guidance to all members of the SPACE community. Launched during the pandemic in 2020 in response to your requests and suggestions in the Tenant Survey, this programme includes one-to-one mentoring, webinars, coaching and peer-to-peer sessions to support you in developing your artist practice.

MENTORING
Tue 21 Sept, 10am – 5pm
SPACE members only
Online event
1-2-1 mentoring — with Lisa Slominski
podcast
Wed 22 Sept 2021
Erin Lawlor, photo courtesy Rosie Osborne
Out of SPACE | Episode 5: Carefree — podcast hosted by Cathy Lomax
In order to make good art, should we think and care less?
WEBINAR
Tue 5 Oct, 10 – 11am
Online event
How to start presenting and selling yourself and your work online — with Patricia van den Akker
peer support
Wed 6 Oct, 12 – 1.30pm
Online event
Dyslexia awareness week: celebrating neurodiversity — with Katrina Cochrane 
WEBINAR
Fri 8 Oct, 2 – 3pm
Online event
How to drive better and more traffic to your creative website — with Patricia van den Akker
WEBINAR
Tue 12 Oct, 10 – 11am
Online event
Diversification, or how to make a living as a creative — with Patricia van den Akker
symposium
Wed 13 Oct, 10.30am – 5pm
SPACE Ilford
Who Cares? about audience engagement
A one-day event for artists, practitioners and producers working in community engagement
podcast
Wed 3 Nov 2021
Emma Cousin, SPACE studios
Out of SPACE | Episode 8: Community — podcast hosted by Cathy Lomax
podcast
Wed 20 Oct 2021
Mirror Me, 2019, Oil on Canvas, by Tobi Alexandra Falade. Installation shot at The Wing London
Out of SPACE | Episode 7: Presentation — podcast hosted by Cathy Lomax
podcast
Wed 6 Oct 2021
Hugh Mendes, Portrait SPACE studios
Out of SPACE | Episode 6: Walking the line: between copy and remake — podcast hosted by Cathy Lomax

Past events

mentoring
Mon 20 Sept, 10am – 5pm
SPACE members only
Online event
1-2-1 mentoring — with Lisa Slominski
WEBINAR
Mon 20 Sept, 3 – 4.30pm
Online event
How to create and launch your own pop up shop — with Janet's List & Ata Rodo
peer support
Wed 15 Sept, 12 – 1.30pm
Online event
Identification and specific support for dyslexia and co-occurring conditions — with Katrina Cochrane
coaching
April – July 2021
SPACE members only
Online event
Coaching with Lucy Cullingford
Book a free 1-2-1 online coaching session and explore your personal development in a safe and supportive space
WEBINAR
Tue 27 July, 11am – 12.20pm
Online event
How to prepare for a studio visit, both online and IRL — with Adelaide Bannerman
WEBINAR
Tue 20 July, 11am – 12.20pm
Online event
How to write about your work & artist statement — with Adelaide Bannerman
WEBINAR
Tue 13 July, 11am – 12.20pm
Online event
How to prepare your CV, bio, artist portfolio and website — with Adelaide Bannerman
WEBINAR
Mon 5 July, 11am – 12.30pm
Online event
How to do PR for artists — with Laura Brown
Learn how to run a successful marketing campaign with top tips and tricks
WEBINAR
Thursday 1 July, 1 – 4pm
SPACE members only
Online event
Simon Willems SPACE Advice Bureau painting crit sessions
TFAC materials workshop with Simon Willems
A demonstration workshop discussing the materials and methods the artist uses in his painting practice
MENTORING
Various dates
April – June
SPACE members only
Online event
Practice & project advice — with Artquest
Free 1-2-1 mentoring with an Artquest specialist
MENTORING
May – June 2021
SPACE members only
Online event
Peer-to-peer mentoring: video and sound with Teresa Cos
Online group sessions for artists working at the intersection of film, video, sound, experimental music, visual poetry, installation and performance.
peer support
Mon 28 June, 12 – 1.30pm
SPACE members only
Online event
Introductory session on dyslexia, neurodiversity and creativity — with Katrina Cochrane 
WEBINAR
Thu 24 June, 11am – 12.30pm
Online event
Know your rights: IP, contracts, commissioning, online rights & Covid issues — with law firm James Ware Stephenson
group crit
Thu 24 June, 2 – 4pm
SPACE members only
Online event
Simon Willems painting crit sessions SPACE Advice Bureau
Painting practice — with Simon Willems
A group crit session for artists to discuss the formal, practical and contextual concerns of their practice
WEBINAR
Wed 23 June, 10 – 11.30am
Online event
Building a sustainable practice, part 2 — with Dana Segal 
Providing you with the tools to write successful funding bids
group crit
May – June 2021
SPACE members only
Online event
Group crit sessions with Lydia Smith
A series of online group crit sessions for SPACE studio holders. All disciplines and media welcome
webinar
Tue 15 June, 2 – 3.30pm
Online event
How to make the most of your creative website and get more sales — with Patricia van den Akker
WEBINAR
Thu 10 June, 11am – 1pm
Online event
Developing resilience: how to navigate isolation and rejection and regain a sense of direction — with Ceri Hand
WEBINAR
Tue 8 June, 2 – 3.30pm
Online event
Getting online for creatives — with Patricia van den Akker
Practical advice on taking the first steps to getting your own website or online shop
WEBINAR
Tuesday 18 May
11.30am — 1pm
Online event
Artists and unions: organising in precarious times — with Katriona Beales
A talk exploring the tools the trade union movement offers artists to collectively negotiate the art world