“Signing up for a 1-1 advice session was one of the best things I ever did. Invaluable!” – Susan Francis
CAS are offering 6 artists the opportunity to access practice development advice. There are 3 tickets left for those of you who would appreciate feedback and advice on developing opportunities.
These sessions taking place in Winchester on the afternoon of Saturday 1 December after Rosalind Davis’ talk ‘How to survive and thrive as an artist’. The remaining available sessions are with David Dixon (founder of CAS) and Susan Francis (CAS Curator).
These two artists each have 30+ years experience of practicing, developing, funding, and showing work whilst making a living as an artist.
About the artists
Susan Francis has been exhibiting work locally and internationally since 1993. She has continued at many points in her career to work within education, teaching at all levels, to develop and manage community based initiatives, establish group artist’s studios, mentor within an arts and health organisation, and as artist in residence for a cluster of GP surgeries, researching the effects of art on prescription with Gloucestershire university. Susan is an active member of CAS Associate Artists collaborative, a selected group of artists exploring new ways of collaborating across differing disciplines and levels of experience, and when CAS recently became an ACE National Portfolio Organisation she took on a part-position as CAS Program Curator and Fundraiser. Susan has also represented Arts & Business South West, bringing artists and their work into corporate business as well as written for a number of
organisations such as the ‘Digital Selves’ Symposium, hosted by the Still Point Journal.
David Dixon is the Director of Chapel Arts Studios (CAS) in Andover. Since its opening on 2009, he has developed CAS into a distinctive artist-led organisation. David has a background as a nationally exhibiting artist, starting his career with a Studio Bursary from Creative Industries. He has a broad experienced in education, having worked worked as a project manager for Creative Partnerships and teaching all groups from infant to post-graduate. He has worked as a trained mentor, supporting artists at various stages of their careers and has spoken at several conferences. This year, he has worked with the interdisciplinary, disability-focused organisation, Dis/Ordinary Architecture, teaching at the Royal Danish Academy, and will continue this project work with a residency at Westminster University. He is currently working on the selection panel for this years Emergent Artists category for the flagship disability arts organisation ‘Unlimited’ He sits on the Arts Councils SW Regional Council, helping to represent the needs of artists and studio groups at regional level, is a member of Hampshire Local Education Partnership steering group, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
This opportunity is for you if you are seeking advice on any of the following:
- Creating your own opportunities
- Setting up personal projects
- Funding your project
- Arts and Health
- Arts in Education
- Social media
This is an exclusive opportunity usually only available to CAS Associate Artists. You will get dedicated attention from both artists at the same time for 45min for £30.00. Please come to Winchester School of Art, prepared with any questions and an idea of what you want to get out of the conversation.
Book now – tickets for the artists talk are on the same link if you want to attend that as well.