FORMAT, QUAD (Derby) and GRAIN Projects (Birmingham) are delighted to announce a new collaborative project that will provide fifteen emerging artists and photographers with a professional development opportunity. This is the third East Meets West collaboration and follows two very successful previous editions.
During the Masterclass sessions industry and art form leaders will share their knowledge and practical advice on developing a successful career, self-initiated marketing, self-publishing, methods and applying for and obtaining funding. The sessions will also include guidance on portfolio development, production techniques, editing and sequencing for publications, expanding ideas and research, writing exhibition interpretation and project statements, exhibition layout and curation. The programme will also offer group portfolio review sessions where reviewers will provide feedback regarding work and current projects.
The Masterclass programme aims to offer guidance in a supportive collaborative learning environment in order to allow photographers to build confidence in their practice and network with fellow practitioners. The programme will offer a platform for participants to receive personal guidance and participate in career focussed discussions that will make a difference to their work and contribute to their professional development.
Masterclass participants will be given a chance to share their work at a dedicated FORMAT PhotoForum event. There will also be a production budget provided for participants to work as a collective to create a self-directed joint outcome of their choosing, such as a newspaper, publication, event or exhibition.
This opportunity is aimed at emerging photographers wishing to broaden their perspectives and push the boundaries of their personal development. We welcome diverse and innovative submissions.
Masterclass events, speakers, portfolio reviewers and workshop leaders include: Peta Murphy (Arts Council England), Mahtab Hussain (Artist), Abbas Zahedi (Artist), Natasha Caruana (Artist), Colin Pantall (Writer & Photographer), The Photocopy Club (Photographer, Curator & Publisher), Nicola Shipley (GRAIN), and Louise Fedotov-Clements (FORMAT & QUAD).
The cost for the Masterclass programme is £200 and will be payable once accepted onto the programme. We have two bursary places available at £150, for participants who live in either the West or East Midlands.
Due to expected high numbers of applications for this programme we are asking people to apply with your CV, a letter of interest explaining why you would like to apply for the programme and how you think it would benefit you, as well as a link to your website or a PDF of a selection of images. If you are based in the West or East Midlands please note on your application if you would like to be considered for both the bursary price and standard price.
Deadline for applications: Midnight 22nd September
Please send your applications to Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates For Masterclass Programme:
Friday 11th October 2019, 9.30am – 5pm, Birmingham City University
State of Photography Symposium
Saturday 30th November 2019, 9.30am – 5pm, New Art Gallery Walsall
Theme: Funding, Development, Survival Skills and Portfolios
Saturday 25th January 2020, 9.30am – 5pm, Birmingham City University
Theme: Writing & Photography, Picture Editing & Sequencing
Saturday 15th February 2020, 9:00 – 17:30, QUAD, Derby
Theme: Exhibitions, Audiences, Interpretation, Portfolios and Participation
Saturday 11th April 2020, 9:00 – 18:00, QUAD, Derby
The Photocopy Club Photo-Zine Making Full-day Workshop
Thursday 30th April 2020, 18:30 – 20:00, QUAD, Derby
East Meets West Masterclass FORMAT PhotoForum
Image Credit: (c) Tristan Poyser
04 01 2017
22nd February 2017
18:00 to 20:00 – Cherry Reds, Birmingham
This REDEYE event is designed to take the fear out of networking and provides photographers and artists with the opportunity to talk about their work and make new connections, all in pain-free, 10-minute slots!
Ever had that overwhelming feeling of social anxiety when the word ‘networking’ is muttered? Ever avoided walking up to a person and introducing yourself as a photographer or artist? Then struggled to remember what your work is, never mind coherently talk about it?
If the answer to any of the above is ‘yes’, ‘maybe’ or ‘please stop talking about networking’, come along on 22 February 2017 for an anti-networking event at Cherry Reds Bar, Birmingham.
At Speed Networking, you won’t be thrown into a pit of humans and forced to navigate the room like a lost sheep. Instead, you’ll sit down with another friendly photographer or artist, tell each other a bit about your work and then move on to the next friendly photographer or artist to repeat the process. Easy, right? By the time you’ve made your way around the room, you’ll have talked about your work so many times you’ll be uttering your elevator pitch in your sleep.
This event is the perfect place to practise presenting your work, and to meet with other photographers and artists in the region.
This is a Redeye event in partnership with GRAIN.
This event starts at 18:00 on 22 February 2017 until 20:00. Doors open at 17:30.
This event takes place at Cherry Reds Bar, 88-92 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN. The venue is fully accessible.
Please book your ticket using the links below. You need to be signed in to do so. Tickets are £7.50. Redeye members £3.50, concession tickets £5.00.
Who is it for?
This event is for any photographers, artists or anyone working in a connected field, looking to meet new people, practise talking about their work and gain new professional connections. It’s open to photographers and artists at every level, and is highly recommended for experienced and non-experienced networkers alike!
Image: Arthur Siuksta