Professional Development

Our programme of professional development activities responds to the needs we hear from artists and art professionals. Being responsive in this way is integral to our ethos which aims to ensure a thriving artist-led sector.

Members can access opportunities for residencies, open studios, commissions, space, facilities and one off projects.

Behind the scenes, we are busy leading on research, making use of existing research and engaging in research networks. We want to be better informed and be able to evidence why it’s important to support artists to decision makers.

At the centre of our offer to members is the option of a tailored, one-to-one session with East Street Arts staff, who have experience and expertise in fundraising, accessing and developing space, curating, audience development and organisational structures, amongst other things.

Please get in touch if you have ideas or proposals, if you think we can be helpful or if you have information that you would like us to circulate to artists.