having attended the grants info session the other day, i came away with some really good advice. One of the helpful tips given, which is really quite obvious but often not given special attention, is to workshop your ideas with other people. In other words, discuss your next great idea with other artists/ cultural workers, as often as possible.
This got me thinking… what a great opportunity we have, as a group of professional artists, to do this.
To this end, i wanted to gather numbers on how many people would be interested in having a regular meeting where ideas for new work can be presented for discussion, input and critique.
Presenting new work/concepts in this way allows a number of things to happen. It helps the artist presenting to crystallise their concept and iron out any issues that may not be working. It helps in practising the presentation of the concept so that it can be presented to other audiences. It also helps to do a dry run before the concept is followed though. Such meetings help foster a general community of creativity- a creative hub where ideas are talked about and work -shopped in an open, friendly, creative space of fellow creative professionals.
If people are interested, Im happy to follow through with working out how this would proceed.
email me or reply to the post if this is something you would be interested in participating in.