We are thrilled to announce our SSA Members’ Professional Development Programme, which we have developed in association with an exciting range of partners, experts and other arts organisations.
The programme, which will run throughout October and November, is packed with online tutorials, workshops and webinars that will be available exclusively to current SSA Members.
Get Your Project Funded
Wednesday 7 October, 7pm
Looking for funding but don’t know where to start, or keep missing out on the same funding pot? Learn how to find different funding streams and make a convincing case for support in this invaluable live session with arts and charity consultant Emma Collins.
Presenting Your Artwork
Thursday 15 October, 7pm
Get vital advice on the final presentation of your artwork. SSA President and professional framer Jamie McAteer will guide members through every stage of getting an artwork ready for an exhibition.
Photographing Your Artwork
Thursday 22 October, 2pm
We are teaming up with national artwork photography specialists Art UK for an essential session on photographing your 2D or 3D artwork at home or in the studio. Get professional, expert advice on lighting, backdrops and editing during this live webinar. www.artuk.org
Writing About Your Practice
Thursday 29 October, 6.30pm
Learn how to write a clear and effective artist statement and get expert tips on writing applications for exhibitions, residencies and funding from one of Scotland’s best known and most experienced arts writers – critical writer, editor and researcher Moira Jeffrey.
Working With Galleries
Monday 2 November, 7.30pm
We’re very pleased to be joined by four exceptional Scottish arts organisations for a panel discussion offering information and advice on working and exhibiting with galleries: The Pier Arts Centre, Tatha Gallery , Travelling Gallery and An Tobar.
Wednesday 4 November, 11am
We’re kicking off November joined by three of Scotland’s internationally-recognised residency centres – Cove Park, Hospitalfield and The Royal Drawing School – for a live panel discussion covering everything you’ve ever wanted to know about art residencies.
Be Your Own Publicist
Thursday 12 November, 6.30pm
With your online presence more important than ever, find out how to get publicity through the press and social media during this informal meeting run by SSA President and social media expert Olivia Turner, and SSA Vice-President and former journalist Rhona Taylor.
Building Your Archive
Friday 27 November, 3pm
We will be finishing this fantastic programme by partnering with archiving experts The Art360 Foundation for a workshop on developing your own archive – get practical advice on transforming your artworks and material into an organised and accessible resource. www.art360foundation.org.uk
We have developed this programme to support our members while our exhibitions are postponed or cancelled, and we hope everyone will take advantage of the opportunity to attend the events. The programme is available exclusively to current members of the SSA, and we expect events to be very popular. Places are limited, and advance registration is essential.