Model: Self Organisation for artists – how to make your own opportunities

5 October 2014


Tickets are £5 for all other artists

Castlefield Gallery is running a professional development seminar – Self Organisation for artists for anyone wanting to develop and further their practice as a contemporary visual artists.

The afternoon seminar forms part of a year long Emerging Artist Programme created and managed by Castlefield Gallery (Manchester) for the Brewery Arts Centre (Cumbria).

The sessions will be of interest to contemporary visual artist looking for inspiration and guidance around making their own opportunities, and will cover self-promotion including PR, artist-led culture, creating alternative workspaces and ‘pop-up’ venues, and peer to peer learning and artist exchanges.  The afternoon will include two masterclasses and a World Café.

Who will be speaking?

Leading visual arts PR professional Catharine Braithwaite will share her extensive knowledge of working as an arts publicist. Catharine has high-level experience with clients including Liverpool Capital of Culture, Tate Liverpool, Cornerhouse (Manchester), Channel 4, Art Sheffield, Project Base (Cornwall), Compton Verney, and Liverpool Biennial. Her masterclass will focus on how artists and artist groups can transfer these skills to get the attention of the press and gain media coverage of their own practice, projects and exhibitions.

The second masterclass will focus on creating alternative workspaces and ‘pop-up’ venues (speaker TBC).

Catharine and our second speaker will then be one of four table hosts at a World Café session, alongside: Maurice Carlin, artist and one of the founding members of the Islington Mill Art Academy (Salford), and Kevin Hunt, artist, and co-director of MODEL, Liverpool.

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  

The seminar is free for Brewery Arts Centre EAP artists and CG Associate members but a £5 refundable deposit is required to secure your ticket, which will be returned when you attend the event. The amount will be transferred back into your account no later than Friday 10 October.

If the appropriate ticket type is sold out then please join the waiting list and will be notified when any tickets become available.

MODEL, 28-32 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4AQ /

***In addition to the above afternoon seminar, Castlefield Gallery’s Director Kwong Lee invites delegates to join him earlier in the day for look around Bloomberg New Contemporaries and the Liverpool Biennial’s exhibition at The Old Blind School. Meet Kwong Lee inside the entrance to the World Museum where Bloomberg New Contemporaries is taking place at 11am prompt at World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool, L3 8EN. Or at 12:25pm inside the entrance to The Old Blind School for a introduction to the Liverpool Biennial. The Old Blind School, 24 Hardman Street, Liverpool, L1 9AX.