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Carving out a career as an individual working in the creative industries is more challenging than ever. You’re invited to join us for an evening of workshops* and networking opportunities for writers and artists. We’ll be looking giving you all the insight and tools you’ll need to survive and thrive as an artist.

Our Survival Guide includes how to get arts funding for your creative projects and ideas, how to use effective digital marketing tools and techniques to grow your followers and generate sales, writing for comics and graphic novels – the link between artist and writer, and you’ll take benefit from a networking opportunity between artists and writers.

We will also be hosting an art exhibition with the ‘A Castle In England Graphic’ novel project which has been recently completed by Jamie Rhodes and we’ll be exhibiting artwork from the book showcasing the illustrators involved.

AGENDA:

  • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm: ARRIVAL
  • 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm: HOW TO GET ARTS FUNDING AS A WRITER AND/OR ARTIST
  • 7:20 pm – 7:35 pm: DIGITAL MARKETING FOR THE ARTS MADE EASY
  • 7:40 pm – 7:55 pm: WRITING FOR COMICS: THE LINK BETWEEN ARTIST AND WRITER
  • 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: ARTIST/WRITER SPEED NETWORKING
  • 8:30 pm – 9 pm: OPEN NETWORKING & CLOSE

*A minimum of 10 tickets will need to be sold for this event to go ahead.

6:45 pm – 7:15 pm:

HOW TO GET ARTS FUNDING AS A WRITER AND/OR ARTIST

Jamie Rhodes will talk about getting financial backing as an individual working in a creative field. Jamie is a writer who has been supported by a wide range of funding bodies in the UK and abroad. He has cracked the formula for writing successful funding bids and will present ideas and insight into how writers and artists can take the big step to getting their ideas and creations funded. He has had two books – Dead Men’s Teeth and A Castle In England – supported by Arts Council England, drawing investment of approximately £30,000.
7:20 pm – 7:35 pm:

DIGITAL MARKETING FOR THE ARTS MADE EASY

Craig McCartney will be presenting ideas, hacks and best practices on how to use effective digital marketing to generate awareness, followers and sales for your creative projects and brands. Good digital marketing can boost your career and help small businesses to grow on a minimum budget. Craig will demonstrate how to use digital channels such your website, email, social, blog, PR and paid-for advertising to generate you opportunities online through you digital presence.

7:40 pm – 7:55 pm

WRITING FOR COMICS: THE LINK BETWEEN ARTIST AND WRITER

Having recently transitioned into writing for comics from writing for screen and prose, Jamie Rhodes will give an insight into the key things writers should know about the writing side of creating comics. Jamie will share with you the devices and techniques at a writer’s disposal and how the medium compares to other writing crafts.

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ARTIST/WRITER SPEED NETWORKING

After the talk, there will be a writers-artists speed dating event! You may have a great story for a comic and would love to team up with a talented artist, or perhaps you are an artist looking to partner with a writer who can bring greater storytelling insight into your work. Writers and artists are notoriously solitary creatures, don’t miss this opportunity to meet a potential collaborator!

8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

OPEN NETWORKING & CLOSE


 

About Jamie Rhodes
Jamie is a writer and Co-Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s London & SE region. He has worked with Arts Council England, National Trust, Koneen Säätio, EM Media, IdeasTap, Arvon Foundation, Spread the Word, and the British Library. Find out more about him and his work here: https://thisisjamierhodes.com/

About Craig McCartney
Craig McCartney has over 12 years’ experience in the digital marketing space and has worked for and with clients from a number of verticals including creative agencies, writers, the arts, automotive and technology. Craig is the co-founder of Mr Four Fingers and the Skull Appreciation Society, as well as marketing director of Chief Nation, a marketing agency in the city. Craig worked alongside Jamie Rhodes on the Castle in England book and headed up the digital marketing and gallery curation for the project.

 


Join us for the official exhibition of A CASTLE IN ENGLAND. This travelling art exhibition has featured at Scotney Castle, Stour Space and will be coming to it’s final stop at the Clerkenwell Gallery from 3rd July to 9th July.

A Castle In England is supported by Nobrow Publisher, the National Trust, The Arts Council England, Scotney Castle, Jamie Rhodes and Mr Four Fingers. The ACIE graphic novel is written by Jamie Rhodes and illustrated by five different artists – Becky Palmer, Briony May Smith, Isaac Lenkiewicz, Isabel Greenberg and William Exley.

 

PRIVATE VIEW DETAILS

Join us on the 6th July for the Private View of the exhibition.

Meet the artists, writers and creatives behind the project.

Date: 6th July

Time: 6pm Onwards

Venue: Clerkenwell Gallery, 20 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0D

#FIRSTTHURSDAY

#FREE BEER & #FREEWINE

MORE ABOUT THE ART EXHIBITION

The art exhibition features pullouts of the comic books art, featured images of each story presented by each artist, summaries of each chapter and alternative covers by Mr Four Fingers. We’ve also invited other artists to take part in the exhibition and they have created pieces featuring various castles which are part of the National Trust.

Our full list of artists include;

Tania Alexandra Cardoso
Briony May Smith
Isabel Greenberg
William Exley
Becky Palmer
Isaac Lenkiewicz
Jamie Rhodes
Jason Smith
Magenta Shepley
Adam Wilkinson
Sarah Scarer Smith
Matthew Turner
Nicola Spencer
Sea On Glass
Bee Wiley
Irfan Maqbool
Mike OB
Mr Four Fingers
Alex Moore

 

 

Featured Work from A Castle In England

MORE ABOUT THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

A collaboration between writer Jamie Rhodes and the National Trust, this unique graphic novel plunges us into the rich and often dark history of Scotney Castle in Kent.Recreating the castle’s past from the Medieval to the Edwardian ages, five rising stars from the UK comics scene (Isaac Lenkiewicz, Briony May Smith, William Exley, Becky Palmer and Isabel Greenberg) have illustrated five short stories that mix fiction with fact, creating a visually striking graphic collection that is steeped in historical context.

More on the A Castle In England project and the graphic novel here.

Important Dates and Times:

  • Private View – 6th July
  • Writers & Artist Workshops – 5th July
  • Closing on 9th July.