The Art Talks

Art Map London in partnership with Creative Wick present THE ART TALKS (SEASON 3):
a series of talks that focus on professional development for artists and art professionals, where the best art professionals and industry leaders are invited to talk and share their knowledge with artists and art professionals in early stages of their careers.

The third season of The Art Talks is taking place from February-July 2017 at The Atrium (adjacent to the White Post Cafe), 4 Schwartz Wharf, 92 White Post Lane, London E9 5GW
9th of February – 7-9pm – Q&A with Elizabeth Neilson (Zabludowicz Collection).
21st of March 7-9pm – Q&A with Anna Dumitriu about to artists work with institutions and museums.
11th of April – 7-9pm – Q&A with Catherine Ince (V&A) about how museums with museums.
15th of May – 7-9pm -: Q&A with Dana Segal about fundraising.

 

Funding Options and Marketing Strategy Workshop for Creative Businesses

On 20th September, Creative Wick facilitated a free Funding Options and Marketings Strategy Workshop for Creative Businesses at Arebyte gallery in Hackney Wick.

The Workshop was an initiative from Get Set for Growth that explored available funding opportunities with a focus on creative type businesses. We discussed the pro’s, con’s and availability of grants, crowdfunding, angel investment and loans as well as the business planning and marketing strategies required to secure them.

 

Painting Connections

Painting Connections

In June 2015, Creative Wick started working with UCL’s Institute for Global Prosperity, Institute for Sustainable Resources and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis on a research project into Hackney Wick and Fish Island’s informal sharing economy.

The research led to an exhibition on Hackney Wick & Fish Island’s creative community’s unique sharing economy that took place at Things Fashions. The Painting Connections, exhibition featured specially commissioned work from local artists Marie Brenneis, Natalie Ryde and Ansell Cizic and took place between 29–31 July 2016 as part of the Hackney Wicked Art Festival’s DIY Open Studios.

Here you can access the final report for this research – Sharing in the Creative Wick: East London Informal Economies and Science Data Pilot.

Barclays Creative Business Workshop

Creative Wick and Stour Space organised the first Barclays Bank creative business workshop in Hackney Wick on 28th May, 2015 at Stour Space. Two sessions of one-to-one surgeries were held with a range of business advisers in the morning followed by an afternoon group session of general financial and business advice. Barclays brought an accountant, two lawyers, a business banking manager and a UKTI representative to answer questions.

The free one-to-one surgeries were offered to local creative businesses to discuss and receive feedback on a range of business issues from tax, company structures, money planning, finance and, international markets.

 

Transforming the Future of East London

Creative Wick was commissioned by Laing O’Rourke to design and run a 5 week program of innovative workshops for Gainsborough Primary School year 6 students that used art and design to introduce possible career opportunities in the construction industry. The workshops asked students to design and build models of their own buildings and were accompanied by a publication and culminated in an exhibition at Here East. (more…)

East Village Foyer Art

Creative Wick was commissioned by Get Living London to source local artworks to install in the entrance halls and lobbies of their properties in East Village. Engaging its extensive network of artists, makers and designers, Creative Wick supplied artworks including painting, photography, furniture and sculpture resulting in the injection of more than £100,000 into the local creative economy.

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