Free Development opportunities for Artists
18th, 24th and 25th May 2017

Pull up a deckchair and join us for a series of free discussions, seminars, workshops, surgeries and peer/pier networking events for artists, curators and producers at all stages of their career.

Event Marketing
Thursday 18 May 2017, 4-6pm. Cliffs, 172 Northdown Road, CT9 2QN.
Join Arts Marketing experts Shipshape as they guide you through the ins and outs of marketing your events – how you can maximise your reach and develop new audiences. Covering tone of voice, choosing great images, understanding your audience, doing a lot with little money, social media and life beyond that too. Book your place here.

Workshop: Conductive painting with sound.
Thursday 18 May 2017, 1-3pm. Limbo, Substation Project Space, 2 Bilton Square, High Street. CT9 1EE
Bring paintings to life with sound. In this hands on session using conductive paint, Exploring Senses will help you experiment with ways to integrate the digital and interactivity into your practice. Book here.

Event Management surgery
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 11am-1.30pm. Cliffs, 172 Northdown Road. CT9 2QN
Have a great event idea but feel like a fish out of water? Book a half hour slot with Margate Festival producers Threshold Studios to discuss existing ideas, support with developing projects and gain event management tips. FULLY BOOKED

How to describe your practice
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 2-4pm. Cliffs, 172 Northdown Road. CT9 2QN
Struggle to explain your practice? In this seminar and Q&A, Jack Welsh from Mark Devereux Projects’ artist development programme StudioBook is on hand to help you explore and define yourself; including sections on writing an artist statement as well as writing for different audiences. Book here.

What function should festivals have? – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Wednesday 24 May 2017, 5-7pm. Resort Studios Project Space, Pettman Building , 50 Athelstan Road, Cliftonville, Margate. CT9 2BH
What are festivals for? What should they do? We have questions and in this conversation event, led by Sophie Jeffreys, we ask you to contribute your thoughts and answers. Book here.

Please note: 101 Social Club is a membership club. Membership is free and lasts a lifetime. You can register online or in person at the event.

Lonely Arts
Thursday 25 May 2017, 7pm. Gallery 38.
Flat38 and Margate Festival invite you to Lonely Arts, an evening of creative collaborative matchmaking, networking and conversation. Lonely Arts is inviting together artists, curators and other local movers and shakers to come together. Fill out your own ad and see if there’s a match to be made (…from a creative point of view- we’re not!) The evening will feature refreshments and music – and each creative will go home with a Lonely Arts goodie bag! Email to RSVP and for more details.