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Full Circle Arts Young Artist Development Programme

March 9, 2012

May 20011 to May 2012


‘A twelve month arts development opportunity for 18 to 30 year olds who want to progress in further arts participation, training, education or a career in the arts”







This Saturday between 11am and 3:30pm the Young Artist Development Programme will be taking place again. Hosted by John Leyland from Blank Media


The session will be held in the Theatre Space at Zion Arts Centre and will see 9 presenters from the creative industry present their career journey to the group on the Young Artist Development Programme. 


If you are 18 to 30 and have an interest in the arts why not drop by? 


You are very welcome to attend, please sign up by emailing today! 




11am –  Miz DeShannon – Arts Manager and project management – 8 years, experience in the creative sector, set up @MAPSFestival. Miz will present her Career overview with a specific focus on self- management


11:15am – Rebekka Platt  – Dance Artist – Career overview with a specific focus on key things to consider when exploring dance practice, dance opportunities available in Manchester and how this has helped Rebekka’s own career


11:30am  – Andrew Smith – Music Practitioner – Career journey to date – specific focus on music facilitation/education and the setting up of a new company. Andrew will be joined in the second part of the day by Tom Northey who will provide further information on business set up, marketing, self promotion and funding


11:45am  – John Franklin  – Arts Producer and Manager – John has a decades work experience in the creative sector and recently set up as a freelancer, he will provide a detailed overview of his career, work and connections with orgs such as PANDA, hAb, pigeon theatre etc..  and share advice about the world of freelancing


12:00pm – Rachel Gibson  – Writer and Director of short animated films. Rachel will provide a look into her career journey and a specific focus on script development through to production as well as her role at Bury Scriptwriters.


12:15pm  – Debbie Sharp  – Visual Artist working with photography, sound and text. Co-founder at Kraak Gallery, currently studying an MA in photography. Debbie will provide a career overview and a specific focus around promotion and presentation of work. Networks available


12:30pm  – David Slack  – Producer at 24/7 theatre festival and trained actor, David will present his career journey, specifically focusing on a change in career, the lack of opportunity available to emerging performing artists, ways of developing skill technique as an actor, knowledge and networks required and the how and why 24/7 came about. (Kathryn Worthington will be speaking in place of David )


12:45pm  – Selina Campbell – Jewellery designer/maker: Selina to present her career overview, how she started and where she is now. Sharing networks, advice and guidance to emerging designers. Building an image, and pricing.


1pm  – Rosanne Robertson – Visual Artist – Brief background and history of education both foundation Art and Design and Fine Art BA (hons). Leading into her story and experiences as a graduating artist. Main: Summary of practice including visual examples and video. How to document and communicate visual art practice- particularly the building of a portfolio. Pitfalls and barriers whilst developing into a practicing visual artist. networks and resources that I have experienced as beneficial to new artists.





We will continue to post info about our sessions here and on twitter. 


You are welcome to join us. Professional artists and organisations may have some links, info, opportunities and advice to pass on to the group; other young emerging practitioners are welcome to join the conversation here. Follow @full_circle_art    #fcaYAD


Watch this space

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