Wednesday 8 June 2011

VAGA Behind The Scenes event for Curatorial Students & Graduates

Part of the VAGA Starting Out programme, these events are aimed at early career arts professionals as well as anyone considering a career in the visual arts and galleries sector. Attendees will be able to put their questions to senior curators and gallery staff, examine some of the roles and career routes in the gallery sector, and debate the challenges for the future arts workforce.

Event 1: Behind the Scenes: Career Routes in the Visual Arts, London, Friday 24 June - 12.30 – 18.00 Start at the Serpentine Gallery & finish at the Lisson Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery is one of London's best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. Its Exhibition, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes attract up to 800,000 visitors a year. Over the past forty years the Lisson Gallery has supported succeeding generations of artists, each with a radical and distinctive approach to the artistic possibilities of their times. This visit will also allow the opportunity to see the current show by artist Ai Weiwei.

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Event 2: Behind the Scenes: Career Routes in the Visual Arts, Manchester, 1st July - 12.30 – 18.00 Start at Cornerhouse & finish at Castlefield Gallery

Cornerhouse is Manchester's international centre for contemporary visual arts and film and have 3 floors of contemporary art galleries alongside 3 screens showing the best of independent cinema. Castlefield Gallery is a gallery and resource for contemporary visual artists and their work and was founded in 1984 by the Manchester Artists Studio Association (MASA).

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About Starting Out

Starting Out is aimed at those in their final year of college, or who have recently graduated or retrained. Whether interests lie in curating, production, engaging the public or any aspect of project or gallery management, Starting Out membership of VAGA is the ideal launch pad for a career in the visual arts.  Starting Out offers all the benefits of VAGA's standard membership at a fraction of the normal cost. Starting Out membership starts at £18

Please visit the VAGA website for more information about Starting Out and our other member services at the

Visual Arts and Galleries Association, The Old Village School. Witcham, Ely, CB62LQ, Tel 01353 776356; Fax 01353 775411.

Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201