Each month, our Visual Arts Instigator, Alison McIntyre hosts Visual Arts Support Sessions both in-person at Assembly Bradford and online.
Through these sessions, Alison can provide creative advice and signpost to funding, support and networking opportunities for people working in the Bradford visual arts scene.
Bradford Producing Hub is a needs-led organisation, and so our conversations with artists are vital for us to understand the challenges faced in our district and help us shape our programme.
Who are these advice sessions for?
These sessions are open to all visual artists and arts professionals living or working in Bradford. Whether you need a listening ear, a critical friend, or just some advice on where to take your work or creative practice next – these sessions are for you!
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Meet our Visual Arts Instigator
Alison is an artist and engagement specialist with over 20 years experience of making and collaborating with communities on exhibitions, at festivals and with museums and galleries.
Alison’s artistic practice includes drawing, painting, mixed media, textile and performance. She has created thread installations for corporate customers, sold her work online and at exhibitions, collaborated with schools and communities on large scale artworks and murals, and created a collaborative curve stitching project, Threads, that explored the relationship between making and conversation.
In 2019 she set up HATCH, a Community Interest Company, with Co-Director Nat Walton, where she leads on Art Doctors, which playfully breaks down barriers to participation in contemporary art, and explores the positive role of creativity in all our lives.
Before setting up HATCH Alison worked within the arts and mental health sphere with Leeds MIND at Inkwell and as Programme Co-ordinator at Love Art Festival. She was Unlimited Theatre’s Operations Manager, touring shows to festivals and other outdoor events, including headline events for Manchester Science Festival.
As a Director at Chapel Allerton Arts Festival, Alison was responsible for school and community engagement in participatory arts.