Who: Mark Devereux Projects
When: 2017-18

Focusing on providing tailored professional development for 12 early and mid career artists, StudioBook was centred around a two week programme at Old Granada Studios between Monday 17 – Friday 28 July 2017.

The selected StudioBook artists were: Anna Columbine, Charlie Franklin, Clare Holdstock, Claire Tindale, Elizabeth Kwant, Jilly Morris, Lada Wilson, Libby Scarlett, Lucy May Schofield, Mandy Payne, Susan Gunn and Suzanne O’Haire.

The fortnight featured talks, practical workshops and one-to-one advice sessions from leading arts professionals from the UK (full programme below). Our keynote speaker was from artist Mariele Neudecker who gave a public talk at Manchester Art Gallery.

Following the fortnight, StudioBook artists will be applying for a new commission with University of Salford Art Collection. The selected artists will receive £2,000 to create new work to go into the university collection.

StudioBook was supported by Arts Council England, Allied London, a-n, Manchester Art Gallery, University of Salford, and the University of Salford Art Collection.

You can find the StudioBook fortnight programme here.

First image: Kitty Anderson, Curator at The Common Guild takes a question from StudioBook artist Lucy May Schofield

Second image: Laura Robertson, Freelance art critic and co-founder/editor of The Double Negative, leads a session on writing about your work.