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OPEN CALL: Practice Makes Practice Steering Group members

Posted: 19 Feb 2018

Practice makes Practice

OPEN CALL: for Artist Steering Group members

We are looking for new members to join the Practice makes Practice Artist Steering Group. This is a unique opportunity to help shape your own professional development and provide a resource for a wider community of artists.

The steering group help make key decisions about the direction of Practice makes Practice, ensuring it remains artist-led and responsive to the interests and needs of practicing artists.

The Practice makes Practice steering group is made up entirely of NewBridge members, it is open to; Studio members, Associate members, Collective Studio members and Hot-desk members.


The steering group acts as a representative group for the wider membership, helping to create and deliver a programme that aligns with the interests of its members and fills a gap in artist development provision in the region. We are keen to have representation from different kinds of practice, helping deliver a diverse and relevant programme.


Role of the Steering Group:

  • help devise, develop and shape a regular programme of artist development events, opportunities, workshops, talks and field-trips
  • develop partnerships with individuals and organisations that feed into the programme
  • work alongside NewBridge staff to realise ideas for the programme
  • attend regular Steering group meetings

Current members of the Practice makes Practice steering group include: Hannah Marsden, Matthew Pickering, Janina Sabaliauskaite, David Lisser, Juliet Fleming and Theresa Poulton.



To apply simply email Dan on with a short paragraph outlining:

  • why you’d like to be part of the PMP steering group
  • any relevant info on your creative practice and interests
  • what you’d bring to the steering group

Deadline: Wednesday 7th March, 12pm

This opportunity is open to Studio Members, Hot-Desk Members and Associate Members. Find out more about becoming an Associate Member here.


The steering group meet on the first Wednesday of every month, with meetings alternating between mornings and evenings to accommodate different work patterns. As a member of the steering group it is expected that you attend monthly meetings (where possible) as well as commit to ongoing research and development for the programme.  This is a voluntary role, you will be supported by and work closely with NewBridge staff to strategically develop and deliver the PMP programme.

There will be a special introductory PMP steering group meeting on Tuesday 13th March, 5:30pm before meetings revert to the first Wednesday of the month.



We host an annual field-trip for the steering group providing members with the chance to spend dedicated time together to develop friendships, networks and ideas through visiting other artist-led initiatives, organisations, curators and artists to learn from their approaches.

2018 Retreat: Birmingham, May (date tbc)

This year we’ll be going to Birmingham to take in Eastside Projects, Grand Union, Studio Capri, and many more. New Steering Group members are invited to attend.



Practice Makes Practice is an artist development programme run by artists for artists, initiated by The NewBridge Project.

Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping artists with the necessary skills to manage their practice, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond.

Practice makes Practice is a regular programme of events, workshops, opportunities, talks, fieldtrips, exchanges and mentoring, creating a forum for shared learning, critical conversation, space for networks to cultivate and alternative models of practice to develop.

Practice makes Practice is open to all through a membership scheme. Creating a supportive cohort of artists to shape the programme ensuring it develops in response to the needs and interests of its members.

The programme is open to NewBridge Studio Members, and to the wider arts community through an Associate Artist Membership.

For more information on the programme, please visit: