21 April – Research Skills for Visual Artists with Dr. Cherie Driver Belfast


Thurs 21 April, 2011 (10.30 – 16.30)

@ Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegall St, Belfast

The aim of the programme is to help participants develop a range of skills, which will assist them to work as freelance artists. The Research Skills topic will focus on three particular aspects:

§       Identifying funding, training and work opportunities

§       Develop coherent concepts and structuring a proposal

§       Reflexivity and articulating your own research process in terms of both open-ended projects and as part of a reflective review or report.

The programme will be delivered in a friendly lecture/seminar environment. Participants should if possible have some future possibilities or projects in mind. The course will be supported with a further information pack and list of resources and reading for the future. There will be space for discussion and questions.

Dr Chérie Driver trained as a painter at the University of Ulster and received a first class Degree (Honours) in Fine and Applied Art (2000). Cherie was a co-director of Catalyst Arts from 2000-2002 and over the last decade has worked as a fundraiser and administrator for a number of arts organisations in Belfast. She received a Masters in Social Anthropology from Queens University Belfast in 2001 and PhD in in the field of feminist art theory from Ulster in 2005. Since joining the University of Ulster as a researcher in 2005 she has gained considerable research and advanced project management skills and experience. Read more

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