Out and Beyond: What to do next after graduation?

11am – 5pm Friday 13 September 2013, Cardiff School of Art & Design



An Axisweb symposium, in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University and g39

The year after graduating from your BA or MA can be daunting for emerging artists. It’s not obvious how contemporary art networks work and knowing what you should be doing to get your work seen and develop professional contacts can be challenging at best.

This professional development day offers practical hands-on advice to you about how to support your career as an artist once you have left university.

A mixed day of talks, presentations and surgeries, it will give a view into the professional life of artists and designer makers. They’ll be explaining what they do to promote their practice and career, as well as dishing out practical advice on establishing a web presence, writing grant applications and developing commissions.

Speakers include:

How to book

This day-long symposium is free to attend but booking is essential.

Getting there
A limited number of travel bursaries are available for graduating students in Wales (outside Cardiff) on a first come first served basis. Please apply when booking and let us know where you will be travelling from.

Lecture Theatre, Cardiff School of Art & Design, Howard Gardens Campus, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, CF24 0SP


For more information about Out and Beyond: What to do next after graduation? please contact Kara Chatten, Head of Audience Development, [email protected] or 0113 242 9830.

The symposium concludes Axisweb’s Out and Beyond programme which supported five graduating MA students from Wales and aimed to establish dialogue between them and curators in the year following the completion of their degree. Participants in the programme will be at the symposium to talk about how this relationship has worked and what has happened in the year since they graduated.

About the organisations involved:

AxiswebAxisweb supports contemporary art in the UK by giving artists and art professionals a platform to showcase their work, find work opportunities, stay informed and make meaningful connections. Their directory of over 2,500 selected artist and art professionals is an essential research tool.

Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityCardiff School of Art & Design has a reputation for its programmes and its Research and Enterprise activities that befits a leading European capital city. The School believes in the innate creativity of the individual and seeks to provide its students with every opportunity to develop their talents and prepare them for a successful career.

g39g39 is a leading artist led organisation. It runs an exhibition space, fosters a community of artists and offers resources. It is now in a factory building offering more space, better access, and a wide-ranging programme from major exhibitions and formal symposia to experimental projects and intimate events. Warp (Wales Artist Resource Programme) offers a support network for artists via one-to-one and group sessions, seminars, workshops, talks, trips and social events. Since 2008 Warp has supported the careers of over 300 artists. Warp is a big part of how g39 communicates with artists in Wales.



Out and Beyond: What to do next after graduation? is supported by the Arts Council of Wales

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