Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.
Drawing on her experiences of setting up international programmes and working with artists abroad, Jenny will talk about what the British Council does and where they operate, highlighting some key opportunities on the British Council website for individual artists to get involved. She will also use case studies to discuss the ways in which the British Council can facilitate international working through networking and brokering.
Diann Bauer, a Bow Arts artist who featured in the Nunnery Gallery’s Visions 2018 programme, will also give a short presentation highlighting examples of her international projects, offering practical advice, whilst also providing guidance on where to source other reputable opportunities.
This session aims to offer an insight into what working internationally can offer and how it can expand and strengthen your artistic practice. The event will be chaired by artist Elizabeth Murton, who has facilitated peer crits and events for over 10 years.
Jenny White, Head of Visual Arts Programme, British Council. In the British Council, Jenny has been Arts Manager Japan, Head of Culture and Communications Thailand, and Director of the British Council Cuba. After a secondment to the British Council’s Environment team, Jenny is now Head of Visual Arts Programme working on residencies and exchanges with Sub Saharan Africa and Europe, global Biennales and convening art, disability and environment programmes. Jenny is a Trustee of Japan Society UK, Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, Visiting Fellow for University of Derby Art School, and a Trustee of ATMA South Asian dance company and APT art studios in Deptford.
More info and tickets can be found here: https://bowarts.org/nunnery/bow-skills-international-working-british-council