Salman Toor, Art Room, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine.

DIALOGUES is a rolling programme, offering free 1-2-1 sessions. These informal sessions with Nottingham Contemporary staff are aimed at early-career artists based in the Nottinghamshire region, as well as any UK-based practitioners (should sessions remain available).

These sessions will last up to 30 minutes and give participants the chance to discuss their work, receive advice and critical feedback on topics such as artist statements, portfolio building, funding applications and more. Please see our staff bios below for more information on staff specialities and areas of expertise.

Sessions will be made available at the beginning of each month and can be booked on a first-come, first-served basis through our Eventbrite.

Please read our FAQ guide here before making a booking.

Please include information in your booking stating what you would like to focus on during the session, and send us any work to be discussed a week in advance, in order to allow staff time to review.

For more information please contact philippadouglas@nottinghamcontemporary.org

About the event

Online. Free. Limited Capacity. Booking is required.

The following staff members are available for sessions this month:

Canan Batur is the curator of Live Programmes at Nottingham Contemporary. Previously, she worked at De La Warr Pavilion, where she developed the exhibitions ‘Alexi Marshall: Cursebreakers’, ‘All in the Same Storm: Pandemic Patchwork Stories’, ‘Holly Hendry: Indifferent Deep’, ‘Marc Bauer: Mal/Etre’ and ‘Zadie Xa: Child of Magohalmi and the Echoes of Creation’; as well as programmes ’Care and Citizenship’ and ‘Rock Against Racism: Militant Entertainment on Radio’. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Museum for the Displaced (Mf D). Batur has written and developed projects for Platform Asia (2021); NTU CCA, Singapore (2020); RAW Material Company, Dakar (2019); Rupert, Vilnius (2019); 1.1, Basel (2019); Shanghai Biennial XII, Shanghai (2018). She co-directed clearview.ltd in London (2016-2018) and was a member of the Baltic Triennial XIII curatorial team (2017-2018). She is currently working with Loading Art Space in Diyarbakır on a series titled ‘Confabulations’, providing consultations to artists based in and around the region.

Canan's areas of interest include curatorial and artistic practice, application writing and funding and working with galleries, museums and cultural institutions.

Andy Batson is Head of Audiences and Partnerships at Nottingham Contemporary. Andy is from Nottingham and has worked in the city for over 15 years, previously holding positions at Broadway Cinema and Nottingham College. Andy’s background is in marketing strategy, data & insights, partnerships, digital, leadership and audience engagement. Andy is also currently studying towards a Senior Leadership MBA at Nottingham Trent University.

Andy's areas of interest include marketing, audience engagement and career development.

Philippa Sharpe is Nottingham Contemporary’s Development Manager. Her role is to manage, inform and implement all aspects of the organisations fundraising strategy. Including individual giving, programme support, grant management and various fundraising events. Previous to this, she worked as an Art Consultant and held various event focused and retail management positions.

Philippa's areas of interest include fundraising and application writing.