A free online training and networking session, as part of Metal New Artist Network.
Hosted by guest artist Xavier De Sousa:
How to Plan a Project and Work Collaboratively with People.
Thursday 21 January, 7pm – 8.30pm on Zoom.
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Early career artists can include:
● those who are aged 18+ in their 1st to 4th year of creative practice, post-student status (if applicable)
● those who left school and did not enter Higher Education but still keep up a regular creative practice
● those who have recently graduated in the past three years
● those who have entered the arts later in life after pursuing a different occupation and are within the first four years of this.
About this session
A presentation and Q&A with Xavier de Sousa, on how to build the practical and logistical steps of project planning, and how to think about community development and self-care from its conception to delivery. This session will focus on the learnings of projects such as Marlborough Productions’ Artist and Community Development project New Queers on The Block and Xavier’s own community-focused performance practice.
This session will include the distribution of practical tools and resources related to the presentation and discussions. Everyone is welcome to participate as they wish.
The zoom link for this session will be emailed to you in the week of the event.
A bi-monthly training and networking event on the 2nd Thursday of each month on Zoom.
The themes will respond to the survey responses and are aimed specifically at early career artists.
Format: 1.5 hours – 40 minutes with Xavier, 20 minutes Q&A, 30 minutes of informal networking in break-out rooms.
About the artist
Xavier de Sousa is a performance maker and culture worker based between Brighton and Lisbon. His practice explores personal and political heritage within the context of discourse on belonging, nationalism and migration. Through theatrical, durational performance and moving image, he explores the dichotomies between the live experience and agency in the performance space, as well as written text and queer methodologies of performance and research.
Xavier is currently developing a trilogy of works about belonging and power structures and he curates the digital live art programme performingbordersLIVE and New Queers on the Block, The Marlborough Theatre’s Touring and Artist Development Programme.
Xavier is a member of the BECTU union and the Independent Theatre Council.
Image credit: Soundtrap