Public session

Everyday Budgeting and Time Management
Date: 13 December 2020
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Tutor: Stephanie Mahmoud
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This session will look at how to effectively manage work projects, life goals and everyday tasks by using simple, accessible tools. Participants will draw from the tutor's personal experiences in managing projects, improving time management, meeting financial goals and ultimately achieving peace of mind. The session will also delve into small daily habits that can have a profound impact on life goals.

Public session

Practicing Beyond the Artworld
Date: 13 December 2020
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm
Tutor: Kevin Jones
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The founder of niche consultancy Juniper Mind, Kevin Jones, will look at the unexpected points of intersection between the ‘Artworld’ and other world(s) that exist beyond and around it. Part real-life experience and part speculative leap, his talk will conjure up a succession of ‘what-ifs’ for artists who want to expand their practice. What if an artist residency happened in a corporate boardroom? What if artists worked as strategists? What if a gallery show was not the only career outcome? Finally, he will discuss why the so-called ‘dirty words’ from the brand world (positioning, strategy, targeting and the like) can actually help artists sharpen how they mediate their practices to all worlds.

Public session

Critical and Curatorial Practices
Date: 14 December 2020
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Tutor: Munira Al Sayegh
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This session will explore the new ways that emerging artists can showcase their work, collaborate with curators and rely less on institutional support. Participants will also have the opportunity to consider how to engage new communities, approach different institutions and discern which exhibition spaces are actually suited for their practice.

Forsa School: December Public Sessions

Forsa School

Forsa School is a new learning programme organised by Sharjah Art Foundation in collaboration with Naqd. Forsa School supports UAE-based artists, creatives and practitioners and provides them with the practical knowledge and professional skills needed to navigate the local art industry.