Space & time to think & explore
Do you need a quiet, inspirational space? Time to work with fellow artists? Guidance and mentoring on how to create promotional or funding strategies? At our less busy times, we can offer occasional use of our beautiful spaces free of charge to artists. We can also offer tailored mentoring and share our experience and expertise on funding and project development.
Questions & Answers
▪ Is this for everyone or just emerging artists?
Its for everyone; we believe that artists need to continually grow and develop their practice throughout their lives.
▪ How much time can I ask for?
We don’t want to restrict artistic thinking by being too prescriptive – tell us what you need and why and we will see if we can accommodate it. One artist might only need an afternoon in the concert hall or ensemble room, whereas another might seek 2 linked days, or 4 visits over a month. Please note that we cannot currently advertise dates in advance as this offer fits around existing Granary commitments and quieter times.
▪ What sort of proposals do you support?
We are interested in proposals that develop artists and their practice and may result in change. For example: exploratory sessions for composers and performers working together, establishing new collaborative working practices for artists, developing early-stage ideas which will enable you to apply for funding and attract new partners. We want to help creative people to innovate and work in new ways. (NB This offer is not aimed at regular rehearsal sessions or individual private practice time).
▪ Do I need to have funding in place?
Stapleford Granary will provide agreed use of the spaces and mentoring (if required). Stapleford Granary will cover access costs for disabled artists and offer one return second class rail fare per artist. Artists would need to be able to cover any costs for their own time and the use of any additional facilities outside the scope of the offer (eg film and audio recording)
▪ I don’t live locally – do you provide accommodation?
Not at present, though we hope to in the future. There are multiple accommodation options in the local area if you need to stay.