This workshop aims to give arts practitioners knowledge of the structuresand organisations in the UK arts scene, with a particular focus on venuesand the differences between London-based organisations and regionalorganisations. It will also give insights into how to develop and maintaineffective working relationships with these organisations.Oliver Carruthers is currently Director of Gulbenkian, the University ofKent’s Arts Centre.Previously he was Artistic Director at Rich Mix from 2009 until 2018.Oliver’s passion is for creating space for other people to flourish in, buildingrelationships between artists, communities, funders, teams, producers & partners to create great art. Throughout his career, he has built a reputation
for programming across disciplines and championing inclusion and diversity.

VENUES & ARTISTS

Thursday, 19 March 2020

With Oliver Carruthers

This 90-minute workshop is aimed at aspiring young writers, artists and art enthusiasts who want to refine their writing skills and learn more about the art writing industry. The class will go through the writing process from start to finish including finding and pitching ideas; developing and structuring a story; and promoting and maximising on your content

The workshop will focus on writing about art and culture from the Middle East, looking carefully at popular artists and recurring themes as well as important things to consider and pitfalls to avoid. Despite the regional focus, the skills taught in this workshop are broadly applicable to all areas of visual art.

ART WRITING

Thursday, 19 March 2020

With Aimee Dawson / The Art Newspaper

Amina is a freelance information designer based in London. She converts societal data sets into meaningful and engaging visualisations. Amina is a native Arabic and French speaker. She studied and worked as an Architect in Egypt for several years, focusing primarily on research and development for informal settlements

Introduction to data visualisation (alternative approaches including Giorgia Lupi’s ‘data humanism’).


Learn how to find and use data in contexts you wouldn’t expect. Learn how to use mundane and humanistic data as an observational tool and a creative material. Draw an abstract representation of yourself / yourdaily habits through data.
Why is this important? Explore examples of pioneers in the field and different types of representation.
* Paper pencils and pens provided

DATA VISUALISATION

Thursday, 26 March 2020,

with Amina Salama

3PM
£10
THE ARAB BRITISH CENTRE
5PM
£10
THE ARAB BRITISH CENTRE
4PM
£10
THE ARAB BRITISH CENTRE
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