The Making Institute

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The Making Institute is Emergency Exit Arts new pilot membership scheme to help the professional development of creative practitioners working in outdoor arts.

Members will benefit from training and skills sharing on a range of practical subjects. The Making Institute also offers space for creative practitioners to experiment, innovate and generate ideas for new work. Members also have the benefit of using Rothbury Hall as a London making space.

Their launch event will be on Wednesday 29th January 2014 9.30am – 6.30pm and will include:-

  • Accredited training on safeguarding
  • Developing ideas for new shows, especially using pyrotechnics & fire
  • Contextualising workshops in a dynamic way
  • Developing and financing projects
  • Introduction to experimental electronic arts
  • Lunch and drinks

Full Programme:

9.30 – 1pm
Safeguarding Training:
Helen Cadbury (Artswork) will give certificated training tailored for outdoor arts for up to 25 people Booking essential.

1pm – 2pm Lunch (provided)

2pm – 2.50pm
The Art of Pyrotechnics
During this playful and practical session artists from across all art forms are invited to explore ideas about using fire and pyrotechnics as part of the language of outdoor theatrical events. A range of dynamic scenarios will stimulate conversations about how fire sculptures, special effects and performance can happen together.
(Deb Mullins, EEA’s Artistic Director)

2pm – 3.50pm
Mini-Mash up
A practical and interactive exploration of individual and group collaboration skills and what it means to be a good collaborator, Mini-Mash Up is a taster version of new artist development model Mash Up. This aims to promote innovation and diversity in both the arts and its workforce by enabling artists to explore effective collaboration with others from different disciplines, backgrounds and experience levels.
(Bridget Floyer & Brek Taylor)

4pm – 4.50pm
Introduction to Interactive Media and Creative Technology
Join Emily Giles (Codasign) to learn the basics of sewing a circuit whilst also creating a solar powered lamp for an outdoor space! We will hack conventional garden solar lamps to create something textile based which lights up when you interact with it.

4pm – 4.50pm
Coaching for artists & producers
Coaching provides you with a safe place to challenge your own habits of thinking, and explore more deeply certain beliefs and values, and through that bring greater self awareness. (Led by producer Bettina Linstrum from ArtsAgenda)

5pm – 5.45pm
Fundraising for artistic projects, including applying for an Arts Council grant (Daniel Bernstein & Liz Littlewood (ACE)

5.50pm – 6.30pm
The Making Institute
How can we make it work for us all?
(facilitated by Daniel Bernstein)

6.30pm Finish 


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