We are delighted to be working with Outside In to deliver professional development opportunities for local artists.
The partnership is part of Artspace’s ACE funded offering for 2021 and 2022 and will see award-winning charity Outside In run three courses from its successful Step Up training programme and support a new Artspace opportunity to give artists practical experience of creating an exhibition.
The courses will include two Leading Workshops (August 2021 and March 2022). Ahead of Coventry becoming a national centre for Collections, there will also be a course on Exploring Collections in January 2022 and a course, providing participants with an opportunity to create a pop up exhibition themselves in response to Compton Verney’s Folk Art Collection. “It is great to be working with Artspace Coventry as part of an exciting project linked to Coventry being the City of Culture . Through delivering our Step Up courses in partnership, we can support even more artists in the Midlands to gain new skills in research, curating and designing and delivering creative workshops, enabling them to go on to take up positions of employment and self-employment in the art sector.” – Kate Davey, Training Programme Manager, Outside In
The first Leading Workshops course is open for applications now, deadline 9am, 26 July.
About the courses:
This course supports artists to develop their skills and experience to design and deliver creative arts workshops to a diverse range of participants in different settings. It covers all aspects of leading an arts workshop. This will include how to support a diverse range of participants, how to approach and set up a fully accessible workshop space and ideas about how to creatively evaluate your workshop.
Exploring Collections provides participants with the skills they need to research and interpret a collection, an artist or a specific work of art. Participants are encouraged to choose an area of interest from the host organisation’s collections or exhibitions and supports them to develop skills in researching their chosen area. Participants are also encouraged to produce their own creative response to their research. Previous course participants have produced a range of new perspectives and interpretative materials including poetry, audio guides, creative workshop packs and visual responses.
will provide participants with practical experience of curating an exhibition in response to a collection. Artist curator and OI Midlands Hub Co-ordinator José Forrest will spend four days exploring the Compton Verney Folk Art Collection with a small group of artists. During this time the participants will work together with José to prepare their own pop-up exhibition in Coventry Artspace’s shopfront gallery Acadia. The exhibition will take place two weeks after the workshop and will be supported with a budget and technician. The course encourages group thinking and discussion and includes practical tasks that help participants question their own and others’ ideas in a safe and supportive space
Artspace Artist Listings Artists attending the workshops will receive an attendance allowance to cover travel and subsistence.
About Outside In
Outside In is a catalyst for change.
The charity provides platforms for artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation.
Through artist development, exhibitions and professional training it works to create a fairer art world by supporting artists, creating opportunities and influencing organisations.
Founded in 2006 at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, it has gone on to become an independent charity gaining National Portfolio Organisation status with Arts Council England.
Outside In hosts the National, its own landmark exhibition, every two years, as well as an inspiring rolling programme of events, support, opportunities and training.
A lot of the charity’s work is also achieved by working with brilliant partners and from its regional hubs which currently include Fabrica in Brighton, East Sussex, and Compton Verney in Warwickshire.
There are now more than 4,000 artists with their own galleries on the charity’s website which also hosts all the latest news, interviews, videos and a virtual gallery.
See the latest at www.outsidein.org.uk