I am an artist based in Manchester, UK and while taking part in newplatform artist development programme I have decided to take some tentative steps into facilitating processes for artists to contribute towards a colllectove piece/ publication/ possible exhibition. I am very keen on both collaboration between artists either working together on certain pieces and projects, or creating opportunities for artists from across disciplines to respond to each other's work; I feel that by allowing your work to be pushed, pulle, influenced ans shaped in ways you hadn't thought possible through collaboration, it can open up new ways if working and establishes connections that you otherwise wouldn't have made. This is where the art lies.
I have very little experience in this and ask that you trust my experience as a health service manager for many years and that I'll utilise these skills to produce something that all contrubuters will be proud of. I am keen to start small with a couple of small but ambitious projects and allow artists to build their cv through small contributory collaborations while also building my curatorial cv. I have zero funds for any of this and shall be applying for same through various funding platforms, but as the initial projects will be quite small, I hope to draw on my many artist, designer and writer friends to help make the projects a success.
I look forward to hearing from you all as we work together to create something that helps us all move forward and at the same time creates something we can all be proud of. Any questions please ask.
Thanks for reading
Scottish Dave x