The Fine Art of Opportunity incl funding/ Setting up Artist Run Initiatives or projects.
· How to spot, seize, create and maximise opportunities to help springboard new possibilities and projects such as artist run initiatives as a result.
· Building ways to collaborate with artists, arts professionals, funders and organisations to help you prosper collectively through shared resources, practices and ideas.
Representing yourself online (and offline) – marketing as an artist or creative and making the most of digital media in the current climate.
“Social media has not just connected me with some amazing people in the artworld, it has helped me to develop and build meaningful networks with artists, curators, galleries and arts professionals. Through social media I have been approached about selling my work, exhibitions, jobs as well as getting press and reviews of shows I have curated or been in. Importantly it has been a huge part of raising awareness and exposure of mine and other’s projects. Social media when you know what and how to do it is the easiest, leanest and most effective way to build your profile if approached in the right way!” Rosalind Davis. This talk will also discuss wider marketing that an artist needs to be implementing in their careers such as websites to remain memorable in all the right ways
Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The RCA (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had a number of solo shows in London. Her work is held in a number of private and public collections including Soho House. Since 2018 Davis alongside her own practice she has been working with artist Justin Hibbs on collaborative projects which they have shown at JGM Gallery, Koppel Project, the Foundry Gallery, Arthouse1 Gallery, Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery and no format gallery.
Davis was appointed Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery (London) in 2016 and curates 3 exhibitions per year there and to date has curated 30 exhibitions so far in her career. Other co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Arthouse1, Geddes Gallery. Davis co-directed arts organisations Zeitgeist Arts Projects (2012-15) at Bond House Gallery (ASC) and Core Gallery 2010-12. In both of these organizations she ran a number of curatorial projects and an artist education programme as well as tutorials and art tours.
Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’ commissioned by Octopus Books which is internationally distributed across the world and has written a number of articles for a-n and other arts publications. She lectures at universities, galleries and organisations across the country including the RCA, ICA, Camden Arts Centre. University of the Arts and for Artquest. As an alumni of UK Young Artist’s, first exhibiting as an artist (2010), Davis has gone on to be an Ambassador, curatorial mentor and part of their selection panels for UKYA and the Robert Walters UK Young Artist of the Year Award 2019. Davis has also been appointed a judge for Jacksons Painting Prize 2019. As a mentor she works regularly for Artquest, a-n, PLOP as well as independently.
Friday 3rd July