Guest Artist Support Sessions: Vijay Patel
We all need a little support right now, and Artsadmin’s Artist Support team is here for you. In addition to re-opening our one-to-one Creative Support Service in March, we’ve invited six fantastic artists who are each offering six one-hour sessions in March and April. These sessions are a place to speak about the big ideas of your art and dig into the creative corners you might feel stuck in.
Vijay Patel is a performance artist based in London. He crosses forms from live art, performance art and queer club/cabaret.
Introduction from Vijay
My name is Vijay Patel, my pronouns are he/him. My heritage is dual British/Indian and I’m from London. I have Autism/Aspergers/Dyspraxia and I practice with access requirements. I am an artist, theatre maker, writer, dramaturg who is currently focusing on neurodivergent advocacy.
Through Covid-19 last summer, I was part of the Freelance Task Force (sponsored by Artsadmin), where I co-created Making better conditions for neurodivergent freelancers – Open Letter with artist Rachael Young. In recent months, I have also guest lectured on the BA Theatre course at the University of Chichester, delivered sold out workshops on thinking about access/crafting an access rider (via Artsadmin and Rose Bruford College) and had work published in the Metal Peterborough publication, In Other Words. I am passionate in supporting early career creatives, deaf/disabled/neurodivergent creatives, creatives of colour, brown/black creatives, working class creatives and any who feel they are marginalised within the arts sector. More about my work at www.vijaypateltheatre.co.uk
These sessions are now filled but you can still book a Creative Support Session with one of the Artsadmin team.
This workshop series is supported by The National Lottery Community Fund.
The sessions are delivered online via Zoom. We can embed captions via Otter.ai captions and offer BSL interpretation upon request.
Date and time
23 March – 27 April 2021