Amongst other things we offer our artist members the opportunity to participate in an annual calendar of relevant educational based seminars, talks and visits know as ‘The Career Development Programme’.
The aim is to ‘broaden horizons’ by meeting and talking to people and organisations that one wouldn’t normally have exposure to, about topics that are relevant to the career of an artist. The programme is very successful with topics ranging from: 'The financial implications of being self employed', 'Self confidence when selling your work', 'How to apply for arts funding' and 'How to write an impactful artists statement' plus field trips to see the Deutsche Bank Collection etc.
We also have annual social events including: The Summer Picnic, The Saturday Night Social during Open Studios plus, the obligatory, Christmas drinks.
It can be very isolating being an artist and we try hard to alleviate that for the artist members that want more than just a workspace.