work smART

11, 13, 18 & 20 May 2021

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For the majority of freelance artists, creating work and sharing is only half the battle. Adopting sustainable work practices, turning one-off projects into long-term endeavours, building networks with various collaborators, adapting to different media, staying true to one’s values and artistic identity through time, often proves to be just as challenging as creating work itself. work smART is a series of 4 panel discussions aiming to provide cross-sector insight to improve work practices in the Hip Hop dance community and beyond. There may not be a set formula to success, but there is value in learning from experiences of successful practitioners from various disciplines. We encourage our audience to tune in, be ready to be inspired to work hard, but more importantly work smart. These events are free and all panels will include closed caption.   Creative Entrepreneurship: Investigating the role of entrepreneurialism in art. When: May 11th 2021 Time: 7pm-8:30pm UK time Where: Zoom (Webinar) Panel:MissMe (Visual Artist), Preach (Stand Up Comedian), Kenrick "H2O" Sandy (co-founder & co-artistic director of Boy Blue) Host: Geni Lou Click here to book   Capturing and Creating Digital Work: Discussing presenting work in 2021 When: May 13th 2021 Time: 7pm-8:30pm UK time Where: Zoom (Webinar) Panel: Little Shao (Photographer), Matthew Rosie (Artist), TBC Host: Maren Ellermann Click here to book   Artistic Identity and Collaboration: Investigating the challenges of developing artistic identity through collaborative work When: May 18th 2021 Time: 7pm-8:30pm UK time Where: Zoom (Webinar) Panel: Marion Motin (Dancer & Choreographer), Shomi Patwary (Video Director & Producer), Shash'U (DJ & Music Producer) Host: Geni Lou Click here to book   Art as a Tool for Social Change: Using art to affect social change When: May 20th 2021 Time: 7pm-8:30pm UK time Where: Zoom (Webinar) Panel: Ahmed Tobasi (Director of Freedom Theatre), Max Frieder (Co-Founder & Executive Director of Artolution), TBC Host: Maren Ellermann Click here to book   This event is produced by Geni Lou and Maren Ellermann and supported and presented by the We Move Consortium - Boy Blue, Breakin’ Convention, East London Dance, University of East London and ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company. We Move is a 10-month leadership development programme tailored to the needs of Hip Hop dance creatives and producers looking to raise their game and elevate the art form to the next level. The programme is funded for two years by an Arts Council England Transforming Leadership Grant.


work smART

Date11, 13, 18 & 20 May 2021


Location Zoom - online