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1-2-1 Visual Arts Support Sessions



Our 1-2-1 support sessions with our Creative Instigators are one-off meetings where you can discuss creative ideas, ask for advice or signposting, or discuss a specific project. To make the best use of this opportunity, it would help if you can prepare some specific questions, and be ready to take ownership of what happens after the session.

Each meeting is 45 minutes long, and our instigators can spend up to 1 hour of additional time on any follow-up work, such as feedback on a funding application or any research that wasn’t possible during the allotted time. Please ensure you are on time and attend your meeting, or inform our instigators if you need to rearrange.

To ensure we can offer these 1-2-1 sessions to as many artists as possible, please only book one session unless you have something new or very different you wish to discuss. If you feel you need more ongoing support than these 1-2-1 sessions can offer, you may wish to apply for our mentoring scheme.

Alison specialises in Visual Arts. We also have 1-2-1 Sessions for Music with Sinead Campbell, Playwriting and Theatre-Making with Nicole Joseph, and poetry and all other creative projects with Kirsty Taylor

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!

Book a slot

Please be aware that our in-person timeslots take place at Assembly, Bradford. This venue is only accessible by stairs. If you would like to meet Alison in person at an accessible venue, please drop her an email at alison@bdproducinghub.co.uk.

Meet our Visual Arts Instigator

Alison McIntyre

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.

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