skills development

 

equipping independent artists with tools to navigate the creative economy

skills development

 

equipping independent artists with tools to navigate the creative economy

ANY BODY TOOL BOX

The ANY BODY TOOLBOX is a series of workshops dedicated to equipping independent and freelance artists with the necessary tools to navigate the contemporary creative economy. Click through to the projects below. 

 

  • Writing the Body 70% 70%
  • Communication Strategies for Freelance Artists 80% 80%

writing the body (2018)

With Alok Vaid Menon and Kopano Maroga.

A writing and movement workshop centering black and brown queer folks, their joy and their liberation. How do we rewrite our histories, what is the language that only the body knows? How do we work to write ourselves, our joy, our trauma, our bodies out of the imaginary of oppressive institutions that could and can not conceive of the unnameable beauty that it is to be this black, this brown and this queer at this moment in history? In this workshop we use embodied and writing techniques of exploration and excavation to develop strategies for giving birth to ourselves.

communication strategies for freelance artists (2018 and 2019)

In 2018 and 2019 we had the privilege of working with Jan Wallyn, artist coach, programmer and General Director at Zinnema Art House in Brussels. Jan has impressive experience in skills development for artists and was able to lead a workshop in Communication Strategies for Freelance Artists. This two full day workshop was intended specifically for emerging freelance and independent artists based in Cape Town and the content included:

 

  • Professional self-branding
  • Creating your own communication plan
  • Optimal use of social media
  • Understanding art programmers and pitching your project
  • Building and maintaining useful networks