Developing a New Work | Workshop

Part of Learning

20 — 21 July 2023
10am–4.45pm each day

350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD
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A 16mm film still showing a circular purple, green and pink shape against a black background
Stan VanDerBeek, 'Euclidean Illusions' (1979). Image courtesy LUX

A two-day workshop for artists seeking to develop their new moving image project led by Benjamin Cook (Director, LUX) with Eve Smith (Learning Programme Manager, LUX Scotland).

Working within an informal and mutually supportive small group environment, participants will bring a short project proposal to be workshopped over the two days.

The workshop will explore how to articulate new ideas, written and verbal presentation skills, placing projects and building partnerships, fundraising, exhibition and distribution strategies.

Using their own projects as case studies, participants will discuss and develop skills that can be applied within both art and film contexts, including preparing funding, residency and production award applications as well as presenting project proposals in a range of contexts. The workshop aims to build participants’ confidence and build momentum around each project.

Participants will present their projects to an invited panel on the second day of the workshop. This process will provide everyone with practice in presenting in a supportive environment with feedback and questions from the panel. The panel will include Liz Chege (Festival Director, Africa in Motion), Sabrina Henry (Curator, CCA) and Chloë Reith (Curator, The Common Guild).

Selected participants will be required to prepare a presentation of up to 6 minutes for your project (which may include images and video) that will act as the catalyst for discussion.

There are 8 places available and the workshop is open to artists working with the moving image based in Scotland. Please note that the group is for those who are not in education.

Access: a small access fund is available for participants.

Fund for Childcare, Carers & Support Workers: support towards the cost of childcare, carers or support workers is available on a first come first served basis to support you to attend this event. We will pay you £15 per hour and the money will be paid directly into your bank account (alternative arrangements can be made if required). Please make your own arrangements as we are unable to book childcare, carers or support workers on your behalf.

Once selected, participants will be able to access this fund and will be sent an expenses form.

Venue access: the event will take place in the CCA clubroom, on the second floor of the building that can be accessed via a lift and stairs. CCA have a detailed access guide to the building which you can read here.

Application Information: to express your interest in taking part, please send a short description of your project to email hidden; JavaScript is required along with a copy of your CV.

We will select participants based on those who would most benefit from peer learning, confidence and network building.

Please submit expressions of interest by 10am, Tuesday 4 July 2023

Selected applicants will be notified by: 5pm, Thursday 6 July 2023

Who would benefit from participating?

  • Artists wishing to develop a project ready to start fundraising or approaching partners/​collaborators

  • Artists wishing to develop an early stage project and orientate a collection of research towards a new moving image work

  • Artists wishing to develop a project and think about what direction to take the project and plan the next steps for this work

The workshop takes place over two days in a mutually supportive group of 8 participants. Participants will bring along a moving image work in progress’ project that can be at various stages of development.

What to expect

  • A collaborative, informal and mutually supportive environment

  • Regular breaks

  • Live captions

  • Refreshments

The workshop focuses on unpacking what you want from a project and thinking about what direction it might take next and how best you might present the project going forward

Workshop Structure

Day 1

Participants will informally present their projects to the group and work together to discuss and give collaborative feedback on each others projects, including:

  • Finding out what you want from the project

  • What you might need to realise the project

  • Exploring a wider context for the project

  • Plotting stages towards developing the project further

Day 2

Having developed the project together, participants will present their projects and ideas to a panel, who will offer constructive and feedback, including:

  • Asking questions about ideas which are unclear in the presentation

  • Give some feedback on what the panel enjoyed about the presentation

  • Suggesting ways to strengthen the presentation

  • Offer some thoughts on possible next steps

  • Advice on building partnerships, fundraising, exhibition and distribution strategies

Live Captions

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