Artquest projects in 2007
- Forum - October 2006-March 2007
- Art Practice Dialogue - 7 December 2007
- <<3 months in Berlin>> - September - December 2007
- Further 3 - September - December 2007
- Gaining Ground - 29-30 November 2007
- Time to find out about: The Visual Arts and Crafts - 28 November 2007
Gaining Ground: National Federation of Artists Studio Providers (NFASP)
Thursday 29 - Friday 30 November
Gaining Ground was the first national conference by the National Federation of Artists Studio Providers (NFASP) and took place at Spike Island, Bristol. The NFASP is the new organisation promoting the activities of existing affordable studio organisations and helping to develop new ones. The conference was attended by artists, studio organisers and those who support artists. Developers, planners and arts funders are learning to value what artists have always known; that artists need a place to research, think, experiment and make work. Chaired by Peter Boyden with Gavin Turk as a guest speaker and a range of practical and inspirational sessions, the conference opened with a party and networking event. Artquest provided a limited number of travel bursaries for artist-led, non-profit studio providers from London.
A networking / speaker event focusing on professional development advice for visual artists, designer-makers and crafts people. It took place at Freeform Arts Trust, Hothouse, London Fields.
Time to Find Out About Visual Arts and Crafts was an opportunity for visual artists, crafts people, designer makers and all other artists interested in incorporating the visual and applied art forms in their work to hear careers advice from four experts in the field of professional development.