It creates a home for a community of 11 artists, helping to sustain them and provide conditions for their work to grow and flourish over a five year period. Work Place centres creativity in a collaborative working relationship between artists and The Place.
Work Place recognises that each artist is different. What an artist needs depends on the type of work they make, their experience, their ideas, their ambition and the barriers they may face along the way. Responding to these differences and allowing them to influence our thinking and practice is at the heart of the scheme.
Each Work Place Artist will receive bespoke support alongside a structured programme of creative and professional nourishment over a five year period. Depending on each artist’s needs, we offer commissioning and performance opportunities, project and idea development, teaching opportunities and skills development, career mentoring, management and fundraising support, building links to other project partners and professional networks.
As well as individual practice, Work Place is about conversation. The Work Place Artists are offered a series of Work Place Intensives to explore and learn from each other’s ideas and experiences alongside other inspirational practitioners. Each intensive focuses on a theme or question to provoke thought, movement and debate.
Our Work Place Artists are: Alethia Antonia, Anders Duckworth, Chisato Minamimura, Elinor Lewis, Jamaal Burkmar, Kesha Raithatha, Kloé Dean, Malik Nashad Sharpe, Simone Mousset, Sivan Rubinstein and Yukiko Masui.
Photo Top Row (L-R): Alethia Antonia - Photo by Julian Brood | Anders Duckworth - Photo by Jack Lewis Williams | Chisato Minamimura - Photo by Mark Pickthall | Elinor Lewis | Jamaal Burkmar - Photo by Foteini Christofilopoulou.
Bottom Row (L-R): Kesha Raithatha | Kloé Dean - Photo by Lisa Gilby | Malik Nashad Sharpe - Photo by Rene Matić | Simone Mousset - Photo by Sven Becker | Sivan Rubinstein - Photo by Lior Shlik | Yukiko Masui - Photo by IV.