I'm a Mid Career Artist - What Next? with Sonya Dyer
Aug 4, 2020 at 18:30 — 20:30 (BST)
‘Mid-career’ is likely to be the longest period of your life as an artist. No longer a recent graduate – and not quite a candidate for canonisation – ‘mid-career’ is an elastic and fluid term. It often means different things to different people, so what is it to you?
It is also likely to be the busiest period of your life, with competing demands in your home and work life. Ironically, it may be the time when you may feel as if you are finally coming into your own as an artist. So how do you negotiate the challenges and opportunities of mid-career?
These sessions will aim to be discursive, practical and transformative. They will help you to better understand where your work sits within the multiple art worlds that exists, and how to create as sustainable a practice as possible. Participants will be encouraged to work out what ‘success’ looks like for them and to work towards it, whilst gaining confidence from being in conversation with each other.
This masterclass is part of CAMP's Covid-19 support programme, providing opportunities and (free) support to CAMP members, and is funded by Arts Council England Emergency Fund.
THIS IS A TWO PART MASTERCLASS - YOU MUST COMMIT TO BOTH DATES.
THE DATES ARE: Tuesday 4 August 6.30pm to 8.30pm and Thursday 13 August 2020 6.30pm - 8.30pm (only one of those dates is shown on this ticket listing, but you must attend both dates)
>>> This is a workshop aimed at mid-career artists, which we're roughly defining as artists who have been working professionally between 10 and 20 years, and/or have been awarded significant commissions or prizes. We are also running a similar workshop for emerging artists, which will be in November 2020. So if you're 'emerging' please wait and book onto that workshop! (details of which will be coming out soon)
Sonya Dyer is an artist and writer based in London and is currently a Somerset House Studio Resident. Recent exhibitions and projects include Art Night London Trailers, Rewriting the Future, Site Gallery, Decolonising Appearance, CAMP, Copenhagen, and The Claudia Jones Space Station, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts / The New Bridge Project.
Dyer organised the conference on mid-career artists, 'Pivotal Moments in Artistic Practice' for SPACE Studios / LCN and edited the resulting publication. She has written for publications including Frieze, a-n and Contemporary & and was previously Curator, Public Programmes at Tate Modern and Tate Britain.