This talk by Rosalind Davis will help artists at all stages of their careers to understand the practical and philosophical aspects of an art career, and learn how they can navigate the difficult transition from education to making a career as an artist and breaking into the creative industries. A creche will be provided for attendees with young children. Rosalind is also offering 3 artists a 40min 1-1 session on a first come first serve basis. Alternatively you can book a 1-2 advice session with David Dixon (CAS Director) and Susan Francis (CAS Curator).
WHEN: Saturday 1 December
ARRIVE: 9.30 for a 10am start, DURATION: 2hrs
WHERE: Winchester School of Art, Park Road, Winchester
CRECHE: 10am – 12 noon
ADVICE SESSIONS: 12.45pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm
“Inspiring, practical and entertaining.”
“Invaluable…. A lifeline!”
As an artist pursuing a career after art school you will be in a constant state of development personally and professionally as you negotiate all the aspects of building a career in the art world. It is imperative to be active and engaged in developing, directing and promoting that career. Out of necessity artists must become their own business, finance, sales and marketing manager, researcher, curator and administrator; ultimately, the project manager of your career as an artist.
There are many types of art worlds, and different hierarchies in which an artist’s career may operate. It is important to consider what you would like your own art world to be and how you can build a sustainable practice within the art world that encourages and nurtures you. There are no prescribed or straightforward career paths for an artist and there are, unfortunately no golden tickets.
This talks is about giving you the tools, to empower and encourage you to be inventive and entrepreneurial in your career as well as with your art to make thriving as an artist a more tangible and realistic possibility. Practical, discursive, insightful and instructive, it is suitable for artists at all stages of their careers.
“Her advice is practical and grounded. Not just motivational empty speechI appreciated Rosalind’s humble and
realistic vision of the art scene. I found it really useful to set our expectations apart from big words and common
“Rosalind showed a very accurate and humble vision of what to expect in the professional art scene. At the same
time, she shared resources and skills to navigate better our career in the most professional way.”
“I very much enjoyed Rosalind’s generous sharing and open attitude. I see she has loads of experience and I found it inspiring how she more than anything promoted social interaction and connecting with people and peers. I believe this is crucial.”