It has always taken a certain degree of tenacity and bravery to earn your living as a participatory artist, but now more than ever that’s true. It’s a life which can be relentless sometimes feeling like you go from day to day, moment to moment, without the head space to really think about what your vision is for your work and practice, and about what you could do to achieve it. On top of that current social restrictions around Covid can leave you feeling isolated as the opportunities to connect and share with others can be so hard to achieve.
Our Participatory Artists’ Forum has been created specifically with these things in mind. It will be a series of structured sessions for participatory artists to share the challenges and successes that they are currently experiencing in their practice and to receive feedback and support. Each sessions lasts an hour and is followed by the option to spend time working individually on our projects and then regroup for a check-in.
The series runs for between 6 and 9 sessions depending on the group size and at each session there is a short learning share of 2 minutes looking at anything related to participatory arts in the widest sense. The bulk of the time is devoted to looking at a challenge or question that a member brings and going round each person for focussed feedback.
If you have any questions you can email us here