Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019

In this 15-minute video, Rebecca Jacobs from the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow explains why her organisation applied to win a Connect! artist, how they crafted their application pitch to appeal to letterpress printer Mr Smith, and how her team took advantage of this audience development opportunity and reached out to their local community to get enough public votes to win.

She also explains what went into building a good working relationship with the artist, collaborating in the lead-up to the event, and making an amazing participatory experience happen for visitors on the night – as well as the legacy of physical artwork and intangible benefits that the Connect! experience has left for the venue.

Rebecca Jacobs talks Connect! from Culture24 on Vimeo.

The deadline to apply for one of the 2016 Connect artists is Friday 11 March, and it’s very simple to apply. Find out more and download a resource pack here.

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Thu 31 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019