Art Connections

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Art Connections

Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project providing services for visual artists in York, North Yorkshire and beyond. Activities include a diverse range of visual arts projects, commissions, specialist training programmes and individual mentoring and advice.

Visit the Art Connections website: www.art-connections.org.uk

Fiona Bowley: Inspired by Heritage
Fiona Bowley: Inspired by Heritage

“I found the funding and marketing courses inspiring and both will prove useful.  I intend to make a funding application soon and feel that I know a lot more about the process and requirements necessary.  The courses were not simply informative – the delivery of both was very professional.

Working as an artist is often largely a solitary experience and I feel it is very important to be able to access such courses, fairly regularly if possible, to give one focus and direction.  It’s a way of taking stock and looking to see ways forward.  It’s also a good way of networking.”

“I received excellent support from Art Connections – practical advice, liaison support with the host organisation, arranging mentor support, financial and promotional assistance with the exhibition. I felt confident I had their full support as artist in residence.”

“The residency has given me the opportunity to explore new techniques within my work and create pieces that are, for me, more adventurous and of a slightly larger scale. It has really made me question the way in which I make things and the materials I use within a piece. I still have lots of ideas I want to explore in the future as a result of this project.

This has been of enormous benefit to me within my practice. It has given me the time through the grant to allow me to explore new materials and techniques as well as allowing me to explore new ideas within my work.”