In addition to my studio at NewBridge, one of the benefits of the programme is that I will be supported by an artist mentor with whom I will meet once a month. I met my mentor, Luke, who is a studio holder at NewBridge and runs the Left Leg Gallery.
One of our roles within NewBridge is to help form the Practice makes Practice programme, and so we spent the second half of the session discussing ideas about what this programme could include.
Practice makes Practice is an artist development programme run by artists for artists, initiated by The NewBridge Project.
Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping artists with the necessary skills to manage their practice, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond.
Practice makes Practice is a regular programme of events, workshops, opportunities, talks, field-trips, exchanges and mentoring, creating a forum for shared learning, critical conversation, space for networks to cultivate and alternative models of practice to develop.
Practice makes Practice is open to all through a membership scheme. Creating a supportive cohort of artists to shape the programme ensuring it develops in response to the needs and interests of its members.
We have plenty of ideas, so its sure to be an exciting and eventful 12 months.