23 May 2014

Developing Proposals for Individual Artists & Artist-Led Groups (2013)

November 2013

126 present
in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland,
and generously hosted by the Community Knowledge Initiative at NUI Galway:


Developing Proposals for Individual Artists & Artist-Led Groups Wednesday 6th November 2013 | 10.30am - 4.30pm

ROOM SC 200B, The Concourse, NUI, Galway.

€20 for 126 & VAI members / €40 for non-members
Places: 20

126, VAI 

126 would like to invite our members to attend the next in our series of professional development workshops in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland. This session is called Developing Proposals for Individual Artists & Artist-led groups and will involve 2 talks followed by one-to-one clinics to review a specific proposal and an open discussion with artist-led groups. You can register for this event by clicking here.

The session will start at 10.30am and run until 4.30pm. The cost is €20 for 126 and VAI members, and €40 for non-members. Places are limited, so please register in advance to guarantee a spot.

Morning - this session will involve 2 talks
Talk 1 will be from Marianne O'Kane-Boal (Curator & Writer) and focuses on individual artists proposals taking an overview on how to put together proposals for a variety of contexts.
Talk 2 will be from Rosie Lynch (Curator) and will look at how artist-led  / curatorial groups might devise proposals / projects in response to site but also look at long-term development and embedded-ness in a local.
This session will look at how to target opportunities relevant to your practice either individual or collective and outline issues that you may need consider when approaching different opportunities such as Arts Council / Local Authority bursaries or Public Gallery calls for submissions. The session will briefly discuss: Dos and Don'ts; writing style; formatting; imaging and presentation and provide examples of good and bad proposals.

Afternoon - this session will give the opportunity for 6 individual artists to avail of one-to-one clinics with Marianne, and/or participate in discussions with Rosie about issues affecting artist-led groups.
Following the morning talks individual artists will have the opportunity to have short one-to-one clinics with Marianne O'Kane-Boal looking at a previous proposal or a proposal that you are developing.  Participants should bring along any material relating to the proposals they wish to discuss including: images; proposal documents; statement about a project.  If possible bring the material printed, on memory stick or on your laptop.
Running in parallel Rosie will lead an open discussion with artist-led groups on issues of sustainability and longterm development strategies.
Please note that clinic places are limited so you should indicate in the registration form (What you want to gain from this session?) if you wish to avail of a clinic.  There will be a maximum of 6 clinic slots for individual artists.   Clinics will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Marianne O’Kane Boal bring her curatorial experience to bear when discussing the expectations that public venues and funding organisations have in relation to artists seeking their supports.

Rosie Lynch will bring her experience of working as part of  The Commonage Callan and other  collaborative curatorial projects such as Unbuilding (Mermaid Arts Centre, 2011) and Dig Where you Stand (Sth Tipperary, 2012).

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