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Upgrade Yourself: Peer Exchange with Eloise Hawser – Somerset House

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Somerset House’s digital strand of the Creative Careers & Skills programme offers fortnightly bite-sized snippets of information, innovation, and inspiration over lunch-time sessions. Led by members of the Somerset House community, these digital sessions for up to 100 young people aged 18-30 are for those looking for access routes into the Creative Industries and the Cultural Sector.
Join Eloise Hawser as she speaks about engaging with infrastructural sites within her artistic practice. She will discuss approaching such spaces and offer advice and tips on how industrial processes can be used in producing art and ideas. Eloise will explain how her mixed media practice has evolved, prioritising visits to active infrastructural sites and the objects she finds and works with as a result She will share her experiences and some practical tips on approaching collaborators and resources, as well as how to pitch your ideas by email and over the phone to potential clients and industry commissioners.
Against the current backdrop and complexities of remote working and self-isolation, these sessions are about resilience when building skills in new virtual spaces and acknowledging creativity during the Covid-19 crisis.
Connect to the Somerset House Studios Artist community, various colleagues of Somerset House Trust, Somerset House Exchange Members as well as with peers and industry friends within the wider creative industries, to give insight into potential current role(s) as professional artists, thinkers & doers and game changers. 
Evidence from Nesta has shown there are five core skill areas needed in creative jobs in the future- communication, finance/support, technology, design/creative ideation, and teaching/peer skills. Tell  Somerset House what creative areas interest you most, and they will do their best to develop programme ideas around you: creativecareers@somersethouse.org.uk


Virtual Event – London, United Kingdom
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July 9
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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