This course will provide you with an introduction to the role of arts organisations. You will be introduced to the processes involved with setting up an arts organisation and start to learn about how you could start to build your own business plan...
Taught by: Rosalind Davis.
This course will provide you with an introduction to the role of arts organisations. You will be introduced to the processes involved with setting up an arts organisation and start to learn about how you could start to build your own business plan. Through presentations, exercises case studies and feedback, you will consider and discuss different types of arts organisation models. Learn about funding stream possibilities. And understand what is involved with planning, organising and delivering a programme of arts events, exhibitions and workshops. Between classes you will be asked to complete a short task, involving research. This will help you to evaluate and identify areas for personal development and get you started with the beginnings of a business strategy.
An introduction to the following topics will be covered:
Setting up an arts organisation
Arts education and outreach programmes
Membership, arts prizes and competitions
An overview of social media marketing and platforms
Money matters - funding your business
Recruiting and managing others
Key partners, building wider strategic partnerships - cultural events and festivals
By the end of the course, you will have a greater knowledge of the role of arts organisations as well as a greater confidence in the processes involved with project managing and supporting a business successfully. You will have started to create a personal action plan/business model, to help you start the exciting journey of developing, establishing or marketing your business. This interactive course will also provide you with networking opportunities as you begin to build new relationships within the arts.
Who Should Attend
Ideal for freelancers, creative start-ups, entrepreneurs, aspiring curators and simply anyone with ideas! A great foundation for anyone wishing to pursue a career in arts management.
Rosalind Davis is an artist-curator and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally in a wide range of galleries and has had a number of solo shows in London.
Davis is the permanent Curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery and has an expertise in the arts and creative sector. Her first exhibition at Collyer Bristow Gallery was Complicity which was reviewed by Art Top 10; ‘Cracking Show. Superb Artists. Brilliantly curated.’
Previous co-curatorial projects have been at Standpoint Gallery, Geddes Gallery and with ZAP at Bond House Gallery (ASC). Davis has previously co-directed and developed two innovative and dynamic artist’s educational, membership and exhibition arts organizations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects (ZAP 2012-15) and Core Gallery (2009-11,) based in London.
Please bring the following materials with you on your first day:
A note pad and pen