Led by Risk Rights & Reputations (RR&R) Ambassadors, Portsmouth based Heritage Consultant, Curator and Arts Educator Dianna Djokey and award winning Curator Shasti Lowton, this workshop will help devlop your understanding of artistic risk.
The RR&R Ambassadors programme is part of a national network supported by What Next? – a movement bringing together arts and culture organisations from all over the UK to champion the role and impact of arts and culture in our society.
Dianna revealed “Taking risks are an integral part of encouraging change, innovation and personal growth however in today’s risk adverse climate it can be tricky for artists and organisations to pull these off successfully. In all areas like Portsmouth (where project funding is difficult to come by and internal resource is stretched to breaking point) the thought of developing an artistic project that could potentially produce a public outcry can be daunting.
The Risks, Rights and Reputations workshop will give you the opportunity to connect with local experts from across a variety of sectors and signpost you to the tools and information you need to successfully prepare for, execute, deliver and evaluate projects that embrace artistic risk.”
The event will take place on Friday 21 September between 10 am and 2 pm, at Oasis: The Venue, Arundel Street, PO1 1NP
The unique format of this workshop will develop your understanding of artistic risk by:
- Identifying the current risks affecting your local area and artistic communities and highlighting potential partners who may provide support and collaboration.
- Making you aware of your rights as both an individual and organisation when embarking on risky projects and campaigns.
- Helping you support arts and cultural organisations, as well as individual practitioners with the tools to handle difficult subjects and sensitive stories to deliver the best work possible.
- Guiding you in accessing the correct support to move forward when your reputation is at stake.
- Connecting you with consultants and experts across a range of industries who are able to advise you on difficult project elements.
- Increasing your confidence in commissioning and developing risky projects.
Sarah Cheverton (Editor-in-Chief of News-site Star & Crescent, Freelance Writer and Researcher) will discuss the importance of language in communicating your intentions and garnering the support of important project stakeholders.
There will be a light sandwich lunch, soft drinks, tea and coffee provided. If you have any dietary requirements please specify when booking your place.
You can book your place through Eventbrite.