CCA x Jerwood = Supports

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CCA x Jerwood = Supports is a two-year development programme aimed at supporting emerging artistic practice. A combination of short training courses, mentoring, crits, surgeries, feedback and more will take place throughout 2023–24 made possible with funding from Jerwood Developing Artist Fund.

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CCA x Jerwood = Supports is offering a series of training sessions to expand artists’ skills sets, increase employability and build confidence. These workshops have been developed based on the responses from our recent Training Survey when we asked you what training you would need to benefit your practice, and what additional training might enable you to earn more income to support your practice. This opportunity is for artists who are not currently in any type of formal education who have begun their professional practice, based nationally or internationally.

We are delighted to announce the first in the series Safeguarding: Keeping Children and Adults Safe. This training workshop will take the form of an online webinar via the CCA Zoom account on Thursday 6 June 2024, 10–12.30pm. It will be led by Roisin Timlin, Training & Development Officer, Volunteer Now. You can read more about Roisin below.

Webinar: Keeping Children and Adults Safe will cover:

~ Overview of legal and policy context of safeguarding children and adults

~ Categories of abuse

~ How to deal with a disclosure of abuse

~ How to report safeguarding concerns

~ How to safely plan activities with children and adults

You can book your free place for this training workshop via our online shop here. It is suited to those aged 18 and above. The session will be recorded and available as a resource via our Supports page.

About Roisin Timlin, Training & Development Officer, Volunteer Now:

Roisin has ten years’ experience within the field of youth work and over 11 years in child and adult safeguarding work where she has been trained and accredited to deliver Keeping Children Safe and Keeping Adults Safe training. Her work within the Our Duty to Care team has involved developing generic and tailored training programmes and delivering to a wide range of audiences within organisations across all sectors. Roisin also has experience of developing, delivering and assessing the accredited OCNNI Level III Keeping Safe Training the Trainers programme which trains other safeguarding trainers. Roisin is also a member on the Charter Institute of Personal Development (CIPD).

Roisin brings a broad range of experience across all sectors, working with groups of all sizes. This has included facilitating youth workshops and providing safeguarding training and support to a range of voluntary and community organisations, schools, colleges, universities, Councils and private organisations. She brings expertise supporting groups and organisations in review/development of policies and procedures for safeguarding all vulnerable groups and led the review and development of an inclusive safeguarding disabled children training programme.

Over the last 8 years Roisin has taken the lead on Volunteer Now’s Safeguarding Children and Adults Project in the Arts and Culture Sector and worked in partnership with lead organisations including the Arts Council NI, Foras na Gaeilge and Ulster Scots Agency. The aim of the project has been to support organisations to develop their safeguarding policies and practices, to create a safe environment for the children and adults using their services or participating in their activities. The support provided includes safeguarding policy reviews against Volunteer Now’s recognised minimum standards endorsed by Department of Health; the delivery of Keeping Children and Adults Safe training; and the provision of a safeguarding enquiry service and safeguarding clinics.

Roisin is a very experienced AccessNI signatory and has been responsible for training and supporting new signatories. She was the named contact for Belfast City Council, providing support to their funded groups accessing checks. She developed and delivered training sessions to help groups and organisations understand the legal framework, with regards to recruitment and selection.

Roisin has represented Volunteer Now on several safeguarding strategic partnerships, including the Access NI Stakeholders Forum and the Safeguarding Children in Sport Strategic Group, and continues to represent Volunteer Now on the Local Adult Safeguarding Partnerships.

COMING SOON:

CCA x Jerwood = Supports is offering a series of training sessions to expand artists’ skills sets, increase employability and build confidence. These workshops have been developed based on the responses from our recent Training Survey when we asked you what training you would need to benefit your practice, and what additional training might enable you to earn more income to support your practice. This opportunity is for artists who are not currently in any type of formal education who have begun their professional practice, based nationally or internationally.

We are delighted to announce the next in the series An Introduction to Art Handling: With Corrie Masson, MA Conservation of Fine Art. This training workshop will take place in CCA, 10-12 Artillery Street, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 6RG on Tuesday 24 September 2024, 1–4pm. It will be led by Corrie Masson, a Fine Art Conservator from, and based in Northern Ireland. Corrie works for private clients, public galleries and heritage organisations throughout Ireland. Her specialist areas include painting conservation, preventive conservation, and collections care.

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An Introduction to Art Handling: With Corrie Masson, MA Conservation of Fine Art:

This workshop will outline the major do’s and don’ts when it comes to handling works of art, as well as practical and affordable tips for their handling, display and storage. We will consider a range of artworks including paintings, works of art on paper and sculpture. Participants are encouraged to bring their own case study examples to the session. (NB: small portable artworks may be brought to the session, otherwise photographs/descriptions of scenarios are preferred)

The workshop will benefit emerging artists who may not have access to specialist art handling companies and who want to learn how to minimise the risk of damage to themselves and their artworks. It may also be of interest to those wishing to pursue a career as an art technician. No prior knowledge is required.

You will soon be able to book your free place for this training workshop via our online shop. It is suited to those aged 18 and above. The session will be recorded and available as a resource via our Supports page.

CCA x Jerwood = Supports is launching a new strand of application feedback sessions for artists. These will offer artists two hours of bespoke support for artists making applications that might require a range of material, such as CVs, artist statements, proposals, budgets, and support material. This opportunity is for artists who are not currently in any type of formal education who have begun their professional practice. These feedback sessions are for those based in or from the north of Ireland.

Throughout 2024, 20 slots will be available. 8 of these will be ring-fenced for summer, with the expectation that Arts Council of Northern Ireland will announce their annual support scheme for individual artists, whilst the remaining 12 will be spread throughout the year, with two 2-hour sessions available per month from March-December.

Whilst each artist and application will be different, the two hour slots could be broken down across two sessions as follows:

  • 30 minutes of initial reading, followed by 30 minutes of discussion between artist and reviewer

  • Then, some days later, 30 minutes of final reading and 30 minutes of further feedback

To book:

Please email Laura on supports@ccadld.org to book your slot. These will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis, so artists are advised to plan in advance. It is imagined that the feedback sessions will take place via Zoom, however, we will make any reasonable adjustments to accommodate access requirements.

Access:

We welcome and encourage applications from artists from marginalised backgrounds.

Should the artist and reviewer agree to meet in person, CCA Supports x Jerwood can support travel costs and any access requirements such as childcare. Applicants with access requirements applying for opportunities are warmly invited to email Laura on supports@ccadld.org to let us know of any access requirements you may have to reduce any barriers in making your application or participating in the programme.

Surgeries:

1-to-1 surgeries with CCA Director Catherine Hemelryk are also available for artists who want to chat about their work, or receive critical and practical advice. Booking information is available below…

For artists and creatives at any stage of their career who are trying something new. This opportunity is for artists who are not currently in any type of formal education who have begun their professional practice and are based in or from the north of Ireland.

During the sessions, eight artists in total will share a piece of their work with the rest of the group. The session is facilitated by CCA Public Programmes Curator Laura McCafferty. Four artists present each week, with the rest of the group providing feedback through discussion. This is a platform for artists to receive feedback and the chance to generate a discussion around your work. Information about the crit and the Zoom link for this event will be sent to you in advance. A short break will be given halfway through the crit.

*Please note that you can attend these Crits if you have already taken part in a previous series*

Tickets are available from our online shop:

JUNE CCADLD.org/shop

SEPTEMBER CCADLD.org/shop

NOVEMBER CCADLD.org/shop

For any further information, contact us on supports@ccadld.org.

CCA x Jerwood = Supports is funded by Jerwood Developing Artist Fund and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

These 1-2-1 surgeries are for artists who want to chat about their work, or receive critical and practical advice such as funding application feedback with CCA’s Director Catherine Hemelryk. This opportunity is for artists who are not currently in any type of formal education who have begun their professional practice, and are based in or from the North of Ireland. We will have four slots available per day, each lasting for 25 minutes. More dates will be available soon.

You can book your free ticket and find available time slots on our online shop: CCADLD.org/shop

For any further information, contact us on supports@ccadld.org.

CCA x Jerwood = Supports is funded by Jerwood Developing Artist Fund and Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Click here for a .docx of a template invoice for your own use. If you need the sample invoice in another format, email us on info@ccadld.org.

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CCA Derry~Londonderry is honoured to be one of the beneficiaries of the Jerwood Developing Artist Fund. Entitled CCA x Jerwood = Supports, this two-year development programme a support for early career artists and curators will begin in 2023.

CCA joins 15 other programmes across the UK as part of Jerwood Arts' £1million of funding for leading arts organisations to delivery transformative programmes tailored to what early-career artists, curators and producers need now. You can read more about Jerwood Arts and the Developing Artist Programme at jerwoodarts.org.

Lilli Geissendorfer, Director of Jerwood Arts, said:
“We are delighted to be supporting CCA to resource such a critical range of inclusive developmental activities for early-career visual artists and curators across Northern Ireland over the next two years. It’s clear the pathways and networks will provide important support and confidence to artists enabling them to build their networks and develop more sustainable careers for the long-term."

Catherine Hemelryk, Director of Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry, said:
“We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious Jerwood Developing Artists programme. This fund is vital in enabling us to build upon our previous work supporting artists and significantly expand our activity at a time of urgent need for artists in the north. We hope this fund will boost the careers not only of artists working today, but future generations too through much-needed research and development that will feed into Northern Ireland-wide strategies.”

CCA x Jerwood = Supports was developed by CCA with Researcher Jane Morrow who will be working with CCA over the two-year period that will scope the current provision available for artists in the north. We will be talking to artists about their realities and needs to help shape longer-term artist support in our region.

The programme will begin in January and will include a combination of short training courses, mentoring, crits, surgeries, application feedback and other resources. The programme provides access support for artists that need it to reduce barriers to participation, and includes paid opportunities for artists to take risks and make experimental ideas a reality.

The full list of organisations:

Another Route, Bradford Producing Hub, CCA Derry~Londonderry, Derby Theatre and In Good Company (IGC), Derby Theatre and IGC Independent Producer Residencies, Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), Glyndebourne, HOME (Greater Manchester Arts Centre), Leeds Playhouse, MAYK Theatre CIC, Mediale, New Diorama Theatre (NDT), Outburst Arts, Prime Cut Productions, Somerset House Studios, Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP), Young Vic.

About CCA Derry~Londonderry

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is a publicly funded space within the historic city walls of Derry~Londonderry. CCA creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging art and for emerging artists to develop successful careers. CCA fosters a wide range of artistic, curatorial and critical practices through five programme streams: research and production, exhibition- making, public programmes, publishing and residencies. CCA was a Finalist in Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 for its work during the pandemic. CCA is supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City & Strabane District Council and Art Fund.
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About Jerwood Arts

Jerwood Arts is the leading independent funder dedicated to supporting early-career artists, makers, curators and producers to develop and thrive across the UK. We are committed to supporting artistic freedom of expression and being as inclusive as possible across all our work. We collaborate with organisations across artforms, disciplines and genres to create transformative opportunities and a more sustainable sector, supporting imaginative awards, fellowships, residencies, projects, programmes, bursaries and commissions.
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About Jerwood Developing Artists Fund

The Jerwood Developing Artists Fund is a dedicated fund from Jerwood Arts to support arts organisations to deliver transformative early-career artist development programmes across the UK.