Su Jones
Talks & Seminars

Finding Freedom - Susan Jones

Online talk out­lin­ing key find­ings from new research by Dr Susan Jones

£3 for non members; free for CAMP members
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 6.30pm-8.00pm on Zoom

CAMP members, free // Non members £3.

CAMP has commissioned a new piece of research from Dr Susan Jones, looking at the impact of the pandemic on artists and their livelihoods.

Join us for this online talk where Dr Jones will present the study’s key findings.

Statistically, visual artists fared the worst amongst arts freelancers in the pandemic. Work prospects and art opportunities fell off a cliff and three-quarters were ineligible for government and Arts Council England emergency funding.

But new in-depth research by Susan Jones, direct with artists, including CAMP members in Cornwall and Devon, paints a rather different picture.

It demonstrates that, once freed from the constraining infrastructures characteristic of the contemporary visual arts, many artists were able to derive artistic, economic and emotional benefits by widening the scope and direction of art practices and forging new routes to livelihoods to sustain them over the longer-term.

An open discussion will follow the presentation, to bring more artists’ voices and experiences to emerging ideas for strategies and activism towards more healthy and inclusive enabling and support structures for the contemporary visual arts in future.

This talk session will take place on Zoom, using images & audio. The speaker will ask you to participate either by voice or text chat. You do not have to participate if you do not wish to, you can just sit and listen/watch. After the main presentation there will be break out rooms to facilitate conversation around points raised.

You are very welcome to bring a support worker with you to the session (just let us know by email after you book so we can share the Zoom link with them too).

There is live-captioning (words pop up as they are spoken).
Su Jones