Flatland Projects X Talent Accelerator
Art Technicians Introduction Course 2023
15th - 18th August 2023
Flatland Projects' and Talent Accelerator Introduction to Being an Art Technician course is an opportunity for 6 x 18-25 year olds from or living in East Sussex to learn the ins-and-outs of working in an art gallery. Participants will learn an insight into building walls and plinths, preparing for exhibitions, and hanging / installing art works.
A big problem for many artists is how to manage supporting their artistic practice through work and remaining connected to the industry. One way of approaching this is to work part-time as a technician in art galleries or as an artist's assistant. This course, led by two experienced technicians working locally and in London, will give an insight into the types of work that goes on in an art gallery behind the scenes.
The course will be four short days during which time participants will install a small exhibition at Flatland Projects. We'll be building a studio display wall, fabricating small plinths for sculptures, painting the space, looking at the many types of fixings and methods for hanging artworks, and then installing the show.
If you've no experience of using the tools involved that's fine, we'll be demonstrating how to do each aspect of the build with careful instruction before you get hands on. All tools and protective gear will be provided.
Words by Adam Burton
Application & Selection Process:
To make an application to take part in this 4 day course please email to: email@example.com
You can also make an application by following the below link to a google form to register your interest!
1. Please include a short description of why you would like to take part in the introduction course (Max 100 words, please submit a video/audio file of you speaking if that suits your needs.)
2. A short CV, including your age, and your current postcode (Max 1 page of A4)
Participants will be selected to join the 4 day course on the basis of their description for why they would like to take part. Closing date for applications 12:00pm, Wednesday 5th July 2023.
Who is this opportunity for?
This opportunity is for people aged 18-25 years of age from or living in East Sussex, whom are interested in developing a greater understanding of the way an art gallery works.
Where will the course be?
The course will be held at Flatland Projects in Bexhill on Sea.
How will I get there?
Flatland Projects is a short walk from Bexhill train station, and is well connected to local bus routes. Successful applicants will receive a £60 travel / food bursary to support their travel over the four days.
What do I need to bring with me?
We suggest that you wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Otherwise we will supply all equipment needed for the 4 days.