12 April 2012

Network Knitting in the Visual Arts is a free full day event taking place in FACT on the 20 April. It is hosted by the Turning Point Network, a national group of artists, arts professionals and arts orgainisations in England who are dedicated to working together to find new ways to strengthen the visual arts. 

The day is for anyone wanting to explore practical solutions to help them in their daily jobs as well as wanting to make the contemporary arts more sustainable. It will consist of presentations as well as knowledge sharing workshops and activities.

Presentation from Dougald Hine

Dougald is a writer, internet entrepreneur, informal learner and a founder of organisations including the School of Everything, and the Space Makers Agency. He likes to tell stories, explore ideas, bring people together and make things happen and says: "If I'm good at anything, it is making connections - between people, between ideas and between worlds".

Session led by Michael Craven 

Michael has extensive experience developing and delivering knowledge initiatives in the non-profit and public sectors and leading organisations through major change and development. He says that with increasing pressure on resources it's sometimes difficult to find the space to engage with new ways of working even when they can add value to over-stretched organisations. The workshop session will introduce knowledge sharing concepts through practical activities which are engaging, sustainable and create value for visual arts individuals and organisations.

Exploring the visual arts

Delegates will have the opportunity to go on a tour of FACT as well as a visit to see Royal De Luxe's Sea Odyssey giant spectacular. 

The day starts at 10am and as well as being free of charge, there is also five bursaries of up to £75 to go towards the travel costs of artists and freelancers who are registered as self employed. 

To book places, for more information or to apply for a bursary, contact Claire Pollock and Ali Brown via ksg@balticmill.com or by calling 0191 404 915.