Artist Professional Development for Socially Engaged Practitioners

Who: Mark Devereux Projects / Heart of Glass
When: November 2018 – April 2019

In late 2018/early 2019, myself and Mark Devereux Projects, in collaboration with Heart of Glass, produced and delivered series of six practical artist professional development sessions for artists working within socially engaged practice. The sessions took place in St Helens between November 2018 and April 2019.

This new collaboration was one component of Heart of Glass’ new national professional development programme for artists, producers and commissioning agencies working in social and community contexts.

Led by Mark Devereux Projects, each workshop in the series addressed key aspects of realising projects and commissions, providing attendees with the confidence and know-how to move their practice forward.

Each workshop was tailored to the participating artists’ key questions and concerns; providing information, advice and guidance alongside open discussions and peer-to-peer sharing.

Lunch and refreshments were provided. Workshop lunches were hosted by a different member of the Heart of Glass staff/associate artist team to provide informal networking opportunities and access to staff expertise where relevant.

Whilst primarily aimed at artists working within socially engaged practice, artists working within other mediums were also welcome.

Images courtesy of Stephen King and Heart of Glass.