Come along for a unique panel discussion where special guests Jenny White, Head of Visual Arts Programme at the British Council, and practicing international artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, will discuss the opportunities, benefits and challenges for artists to work internationally. This session aims to offer an insight into what working internationally can offer and how it can expand and strengthen your artistic practice.
Drawing on her experiences of setting up international programmes and working with artists abroad, Jenny White will talk about what the British Council does and where they operate, highlighting some key opportunities on the British Council website for individual artists to get involved. She will also use case studies to discuss the ways in which the British Council can facilitate international working through networking and brokering.
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is a contemporary visual artist working across varied media of sculpture, installation, video, sound, photography and architectural interventions. She was commissioned by the Vatican as part of the Pavilion of the Holy See, at the 56th International Art Exhibition, and represented Macedonia at the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Hadzi-Vasileva will also give a short presentation highlighting examples of her international projects, offering practical advice, whilst also providing guidance on where to source other reputable opportunities.
Bow Arts’ Director of Arts & Events, Sophie Hill, will be chairing the event, drawing on her experience managing the international open call for Visions in the Nunnery, a biennial film, moving image and performance art exhibition in the Nunnery Gallery. Sophie has been managing the Nunnery Gallery’s exhibition and event programme for the past 4 years, as well as organisation-wide events and residency programmes.
Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.
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Tickets £10/7 (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists