Opportunities for Artists

Artist Training and Development Course


Places are now available for the latest edition of the Artist Training and Development Course at QUAD. This is a unique 20 week training and development course written and led by QUAD, working with high profile arts organisations including Tate, Watershed and First Movement. The course focuses on career sustainability including digital skills to enhance artists practice, portfolio development, online presence and marketing, participation, socially engaged work and fundraising.  The programme will offer portfolio reviews, weekly studio time to work on a personal project that combines current practice and digital skills, to be shared with curators at the end of the programme.

Throughout this programme QUAD aims to develop artists’ skill set, by helping run courses, workshops and overall to expand their artistic careers. 

The course will include:

- Practical digital creative skills appropriate to your own art practice
- Technologies such as Makey Makey, conductive paint, working with sensors and projection mapping
- Time and support to develop a personal project
- Using your new skills to develop participatory workshops for arts organisations
- Participatory work-placements at high profile organisations
- Fundraising for art projects
- Developing industry partnerships for future work
- Artists’ survival skills

Open to artists and creatives working in any medium. This programme aims to offer skills and career development opportunities to artists at any stage of their career. 

Cost: £400

If you would like more information or are interested in applying for a place please contact debbiec@derbyquad.co.uk