It is clear that everybody’s careers go through the highs and the lows. This work is designed to look at what has worked and what you’ve learned, and to gain insight into potential journeys that you may undertake to move forward. This will also include a look at the skills and research that you may need to undertake to work towards your goals, looking at potential hurdles that you might be placing in your path, and a look at the reality of your goals in the art world context.
The workshop is structured to:
- Achieve clarity on what success looks like for you individually
- Clarify the resources, skills and progress you’ve made to date
- Identify the resources you’ll need to move forward
- Understand the ecosystem of the contemporary fine art world
- Agree which part of the art world you wish to be a part of going forward
- Understand the activities which are and are not compatible with this goal in terms of reputation development
- Dissect and gain and understanding of the journeys of established artists
- Develop a detailed understanding of the skills required to reach your goals
- Identification of the types of hurdles you might be placing in your own path
- Identification of the hurdles that the art world places in your path
- Clarity on strategies for overcoming these
- Application of key learning’s to overall project management template
Jennie Guy is an artist, curator and educator based in Dublin. Her practice embraces visual, textual, performance, and event-based output. Guy’s work interrogates the rituals surrounding artistic production, seeking alternate modes of observation and response. She is the founder and director of Art School, a platform that establishes new interfaces between contemporary art and sites of education. Through Art School, she develops workshop and residency programmes that unite artists, students, and educators in partnership and research exchanges, both nationally and internationally. These projects generate collaborative art-works, exhibitions, screenings and publications, while remaining primarily invested in exploring artistic process and decisive interventions within educational curricula. Building on the momentum developed through Art School, Guy curated the EVA 2018 schools programme and has recently been awarded Arts Council funding to produce a book that includes a series of essays written by leading Irish and international writers . In 2016 Guy launched Artists’ Exercises with Stine Marie Jacobsen, providing an online platform for distributing fragments of artists’ educational strategies featuring contributions from over fifty international artists.
Guy is Manager of Programme and Operation of Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin and is currently curating a series of major public art commissions in Dublin and Wicklow. As curator in residence with Rua Red Arts Centre she curated the exhibitions Field Recording (2018) and It’s Very New School (2017). She has been a member of The Enquiry Reading Group, The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) since 2009. www.jennieguy.com