How to curate your own exhibition
Saturday 25th April 2020
10am – 4pm
10.00 Introduction, how to find and secure a venue, selecting artists, writers, curators and selecting work.
11.30 Timetabling, the budget, contracts, marketing, funding and sponsorship, piggy-backing, social media campaign, insurance
2.00 The exhibition: Hanging/installing, (working with old buildings) lighting, labelling, pricing, tool kit, signage
3.00 Other events – workshops, artists’ talks, catalogue, documentation
3.30 The preview/private view and beyond
4.00 Concluding remarks and evaluation
Artists’ Professional Practise training day with curator, mentor and writer Manick Govinda and artist-curator Stephanie Douet. For artists living and/or working in Norfolk
Do you have a new set of paintings you want to sell? Do you want to put on a group show with friends? Perhaps you want to showcase a recent project or use an historic building for an installation? Here in Norfolk there are limited possibilities for exhibiting your work in public or commercial galleries, but a wealth of wonderful potential venues for use as exhibition spaces. Putting on your own exhibition is incredibly empowering – but it can be overwhelming!
Mentors Manick Govinda and Stephanie Douet will take you step by step through the process of organising your own exhibition. You will find out how to choose the best venue for your budget, artwork and audience, how to plan your marketing and use social media, tips on the best ways to hang and label work, advice about lighting, invitation design, organising talks, workshops and events, timetabling, insurance, and suggestions for funding and sponsorship.
The training day will help you to achieve high levels of professional presentation so your work looks its very best, so you can maximise your opportunities to sell, connect with other art professionals, expand your network and raise your profile.
Cost £100.00 per person, £50 deposit payable in advance.
10 places available
To book email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tea and coffee provided. Free parking and wheelchair access, toilet 100 metres away
Manick Govinda is an independent arts consultant, freelance arts writer, commentator, mentor, artists’ producer and project manager. Prior to stepping into the world of freelance he was Programme Director for SPACE (2018), Head of Artists Advisory Services and Artists Producer for Artsadmin (1998 – 2017) and Projects Officer for Arts & Book Publishing at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (1993-1996).
He was formerly a trustee/non-executive director for a-n The Artists Information Company and The Showroom Gallery (London).
His specialism is curation, commissioning art for public and commercial spaces, live art programming, artists’ film/video production management, project evaluation and artistic assessment, conflict resolution, social media PR, cultural strategies, stakeholder consultations, undertaking research and feasibility studies for community engagement and audience development initiatives, diversity issues and governance, license rights for audio, film & video.
Govinda has excellent networks with emerging and established artists. He worked as a producer for 2007 Turner Prize shortlisted artist Zarina Bhimji and France’s representative for the 2021 Venice Biennale Zineb Sedira, 2018 Jarman Award shortlisted artists Larry Achiampong (winner of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Artists’ Award, 2019) & David Blandy, to name a few.
He was a freelance artists’ mentor for Artquest, Bloomberg New Contemporaries and University of the Arts London and more recently for international artists on residencies with ACME studios.
Govinda is also a committed advocate for artistic freedom and expression, and is on the steering committee of the civil liberties campaign group, the Manifesto Club.
Stephanie Douet is a practising artist, curator and mentor who has also curated over 70 exhibitions for more than 150 regional and national artists in the Norfolk area.