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Free visual arts career development open days, London


I will be speaking at two free career development open days at the Mary Ward Centre, London next month. They are on Wednesday 16th September and Saturday 26th September.
The visual arts day has been designed for artists and would-be artists to consider their next steps.


Wednesday 16th September & Saturday 26th September

WRITING AN ARTISTS STATEMENT  10am-1pm, Room 14
Award winning script writer and poet Colin Pink will lead a workshop to help develop effective and exciting statements which sum up an individual artistic vision.
LUNCH 1–1:30pm, Room 11 
VISIT TO COCKPIT ARTS 2–3:30pm
A short walk from the Mary Ward Centre, Cockpit Arts provides support and studio/workshop spaces for a wide range of creative artists, designers and craft makers. After a short talk, we shall visit several makers in their studio spaces, including jewellery, textile and glass designers and their businesses.
PUBLICITY ON A SHOESTRING 4–5:00pm, Room 14
Returning to the Mary Ward Centre, Anna Campbell will examine strategies to publicise and promote your work as an artist or maker, focusing on cost-effective use of the Internet and social media.
To Book:
Visual Arts Day (Wednesday 16th September)
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Visual Arts Day (Saturday 26th September)
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On both these days you can also book a one to one 45 minute art portfolio review with the fabulous Lara Hailey 

Wednesday 16th September & Saturday 26th September

PORTFOLIO REVIEW 10am–5pm (45mins) Room 12
Bring your portfolio of creative work along to the Mary Ward Centre for a one-to-one review with Lara Hailey, tutor for Advanced Practice in Art and Design. You will gain advice and feedback on presentation and discuss options for showing work and how to further creative development.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL
To Book:
Portfolio Review ( Wednesday 16th September)
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Portfolio Review (Saturday 26th September)
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If you're a writer rather than an artist the open day on Wednesday 9th September has been tailor made for you
WRITING FEATURES FOR MAGAZINES 10am-12pm, Room 14
A workshop giving advice and guidance on how to write for magazines and e-magazines. Experienced writer, Helen Deal will also cover aspects such as ‘features as info-tainment’ using practical exercises to develop your personal ideas.
LUNCH 12pm-1pm, Room 11
WAYS OF GETTING PUBLISHED 1pm-3pm, Room 14
Author Jonathan Barnes will share his experiences and advise about getting writing published. This will include writing criticism, reviews, novels and other options.
TEA BREAK 3–3:30pm, Room 11
EXPERIMENTAL POETRY WORKSHOP 3:30–5:00pm, Room 14
Poet Simon Pomery leads this workshop of 21st century Surrealism. Take part in a series of games and exercises to inspire and create poetry.
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