Free

Creative Futures Special: Making Art Work

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

The Wolverhampton School of Art

University of Wolverhampton

The George Wallis Building (MK)

Molineux Street, City Campus North

WV1 1DT

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description
Join artists as they discuss creative career pathways in our BAS9 special event

About this event

How do artists establish their creative practices? Can you make a living by working as an artist? To what extent do artists consider themselves to have “careers” and “jobs”?

As part of our Creative Futures series of talks we are delighted to announce we will be hosting a very special British Art Show 9 event where artists from the Wolverhampton School of Art's AA2A scheme will be chatting about their creative practices and their career journeys so far.

The Artists Access to Art Colleges (AA2A) project is a national set of schemes, providing visual artists and designer makers with the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project, using workshop and supporting facilities in fine art and design departments of Higher and Further Education institutions.

In this event artists will discuss the important benefits that art brings to our communities and society, what a career focused on a creative practice might look like, and the practical things artists do to establish themselves. They will share the challenges they have faced and give inspiration and tips to help new artists begin their careers.

This event is not only relevant to those wanting to become practising artists, but also those interested in working in cultural institutions, community arts, and a wide range of creative disciplines where self employment and portfolio working are common.

AA2A Information


		Creative Futures Special: Making Art Work image
Share with friends

Date and time

Location

The Wolverhampton School of Art

University of Wolverhampton

The George Wallis Building (MK)

Molineux Street, City Campus North

WV1 1DT

United Kingdom

View Map

{ _('Organizer Image')}

Organiser University of Wolverhampton - FABSS

Organiser of Creative Futures Special: Making Art Work

The Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton delivers courses across the Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Business, Law, History and Politics, and Humanities. These are based in the first purpose-built art school in the Country (George Wallis Building, Wolverhampton) and the Performance Hub, Walsall Campus. 

  • Fine Art students (and those on some other studio-based courses) are allocated their own studio space. No competing for space with other students; no packing and unpacking each day.
  • Music, dance and drama courses are based at the purpose-built Performance Hub at Walsall Campus; featuring state-of-the-art dance and drama studios, recording studios, rehearsal rooms and a theatre.
  • Excellent workshop facilities for Glass, Ceramics, Sculpture and printmaking
  • Newly refurbished foyer in the Wolverhampton School of Art Building

A leading centre for research in: 

Dance Science and Performance

  • The Impact of Art and Design on Society
  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies
  • Creativity, History and Identity in Performance

 Great NSS successes

Courses with 95%+ student satisfaction or employment include:

  • Creative Writing
  • Photography
  • Musical Theatre
  • Dance

 Student successes

  • Prize winners in British Institute of Interior Design Student Challenge

If that isn't enough:

  • Strong graduate employment record
  • Hosting the Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition 'British Art Show' in 2022
  • Wolverhampton School of Art is housed in the first purpose-built art school in the UK - celebrating the 50th anniversary of it's opening in 2020
  • Supports Wolverhampton Literature Festival
  • Stages annual 'Artsfest'
  • Regular high-profile visiting speakers e.g. artists Gilbert and George
  • Wolverhampton is very accessible by train and offers a very low student cost of living

Save This Event

Event Saved