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Photo by Bettina Adela

2.30pm-6pm, free

Calling all overworked, overwhelmed and underpaid artists!

Join us for a discursive and practical workshop looking at all things relational and dialogic. Together we will investigate the theory and practice of how and why artists work with people, sometimes shunning traditional spaces for art to happen.

During the session we will look at case studies that have been transformational to groups and individuals and share experience of how these relationships can be started, brokered and maintained. We will also look at how this kind of work can be evaluated and documented.

Facilitated by Artsadmin advisors and producers, this session is open to a maximum of 12 artists and would suit those who are thinking about or currently in the process of making participatory works. Please bring with you documentation of the project you are working on or proposals for the projects you are looking to develop; also an openness to share ideas, advice and dilemmas. We will try to brighten your working conditions with tea, biscuits and wifi.

Feedback from past Sweatshop:

“Detailed, in depth advice personally tailored to my application from a group of experienced individuals with a wealth of varying experiences of the process.”
Participant on SWEATSHOP looking at how to apply to Grants for the Arts (March 2012)

To book, contact Edd Hobbs / 020 7247 5102 with a short introduction to your practice.


Date and time

8 November 2012

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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