Virtual Creatives Meetup
We will update all of the resources shared in each meeting as we feel it is important to be a sharing space of information, opportunity and support at this time.
If there’s anything you’ve come across or would like to add please get in touch.
We look forward to seeing you at the next one
RESOURCES SHARED DURING Meetup with Bruton Correspondence School: 27th May
What’s the Idea?
Artists, designers, photographers and other practitioners are invited to engage in an exchange of ideas and collaborate on miniature artworks through a mail art project inspired by the great Ray Johnson.
If you don’t know much about Ray Johnson, or the correspondence/mail art movement have a look at this excellent documentary which details the life and a times of this elusive artist.
Chris joined us to talk more about the project and is encouraging people to get involved by sending a request [or initiate work] to: Bruton Correspondence School, The Old Pharmacy, 3 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AB.
We learnt how @brutoncorrespondenceschool featured in the isolation art school Sunday Best [alongside meet attendee Ann Diment!] How the project was influenced by time spent in the Printed Matter bookshop in New York and an interest in Kurt Schwitters. The Tate recently highlighted the mail art movement and how there has been a growing interest in this during lockdown. Chris talked about the time he spent in residence at Merzbarn
RESOURCES SHARED DURING Yeshen Venema: 13th May
Here’s a recording of the meet up, and a link to the presentation that was used:
Yeshen’s top tips:
Send your product files over to firstname.lastname@example.org they can cut them out for you saving you time and money on photoshop
Confused about dpi and image sizes? This blog post is really helpful
After Yeshen’s talk there was some time spent sharing recent work with one another.
During that, the following was shared:
Hit Record is a collaborative creative platform, has been in existence prior to lockdown, but still going strong at this time
RESOURCES SHARED DURING Money Matters: 29th April
Free Teaching Online training course offered by Open University
This is a great crib sheet to help answer questions about being self-employed and where you stand with your finances
You can print at home postage through the Royal Mail
Parcelforce will accept artworks for posting (DPD don’t)
An Open Resource Document detailing information, online events, support groups and opportunities across the UK has been developed to help you through the current crisis (and beyond)
The Artist Survival Guide by a space arts, is being regularly updated with information to help you
There is a South West Artists Impact Fund available
The Design Trust has a wealth of training and advice for online teaching, planning during a crisis and mental well being as a creative
A pay what you feel online course for Social Media Film-making is coming up