Participants were able to explore the realities of being a professional artist in Liverpool and running or being part of a professional art studio space. This helped the group think more about how our own studio programme may look in the future.
A big THANKS to Arena for giving their time and enthusiasm to welcome us in and share their learning over the years.
Some feedback has been;
'This was great to go around a new part of Liverpool. The arts and cultural places we don't normally go to or know about'
'I'm glad I went. I understand about being a professional artists and being part of a studio more now'
'I didn't relaise artists had to work in such small or basic spaces. I thought it would be more sleek and big spaces. It is expensive being a professional artist'
' A practical space where things happen'
' It was really interesting to see that professional artists in liverpool also have to do other full time owrk and they fit in their art as a passion. This is their commitment'