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Managing a project - Eastbourne

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Friday, 10 February 2017 from 10:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

Managing a project - Eastbourne

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Full price ticket 10 Feb 2017 £15.00 £0.00
Discounted ticket (a-n members) 10 Feb 2017 £10.00 £0.00
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Are you looking for support and advice in setting up and managing your arts project? Are you in need of some guidelines to help run an existing project?

This one-day seminar with Frances Lord enables artists and arts organisers to gain insight into the following three strands:

  • Running a successful project: making a strong proposal, identifying and responding to briefs, working within budgets, dealing with contracts, effective project management, time management and trouble shooting, copyright and other legal issues.
  • Multi-partner project working: self-initiated projects and creating your own brief - who in an ideal world might you collaborate with, and on what sort of project, how to negotiate multi-partner agendas and expectations and work to everyone’s strengths.
  • How to set up artist-led and temporary spaces: what is involved in legal and practical terms, how to respond to opportunities and negotiate roles and responsibilities to ensure successful outcomes.

Throughout all three strands, with a combination of facilitated and informal discussion, we will look at what sort of skills you need, how to match aspirations to budgets, and what constitutes good practice. The seminar will be illustrated with visual examples of nationally and internationally sourced projects and case studies to stimulate discussion.

Participants are welcome to bring an actual proposal or idea of a proposal to the session to discuss, but this is not essential. 

Frances Lord is a freelance consultant whose specialism is in the visual arts and crafts. Frances works with local government, architects, developers, environmental agencies, and directly with artists and arts organisations initiating, developing and managing arts and cultural projects. She has experience of curating, commissioning, policy and strategy development, mentoring and coaching, evaluation and fundraising.


“I thought Frances Lord ran an exceptional seminar - she was very informative and addressed every question thoughtfully and succinctly. “ - Feedback from Frances Lord’s Negotiating public art and commissioning projects seminar


Who is the session for

This event is aimed at visual artists and arts organisers at all career stages.


Cost to attend

£ 15  full price  £ 10 discounted price for a-n members

The day includes coffee, tea and soft drinks but lunch is not included. We advise you to bring your own lunch, as the cafe onsite is not equipped to deal with large numbers.



Arrival time

Please arrive at 10.15am in order to register your attendance. The workshop will commence at 10.30am sharp.



Towner Art Gallery is only a 10 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne train station, and just a few minutes from the seafront.

Eastbourne is 35 minutes from Brighton, 40 minutes from Hastings and just 1 hour 30 minutes from London by train.

Pay & Display parking is available in the nearby Devonshire Park (Congress/Towner car park) and College Road car parks, which also include spaces for Blue Badge Holders. 


Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend the session please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the place to someone else. Please note that refunds will only be given if we are notified at least one week before the event is due to take place.


This session forms part of a-n's professional development programme that also includes networking events, bursaries, advice and guidance as well as online toolkits and expert guides. To find out more visit


Costs are subsidised by a-n The Artists Information Company and East Sussex Arts Partnership.

Do you have questions about Managing a project - Eastbourne? Contact a-n The Artists Information Company & East Sussex Arts Partnership

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Towner Art Gallery
Devonshire Park
College Road
BN21 4JJ Eastbourne
United Kingdom

Friday, 10 February 2017 from 10:30 to 16:30 (GMT)

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