"Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future. Solidarity involves commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground."
Sara Ahmed, 2004 - The Cultural Politics of Emotion
Creative solidarity is a series of networking events that will bring people from different areas of the creative sector together to discuss developments in the Art World, to understand what and how others are practicing, and to discover new opportunities whilst learning from your peers.
In these turbulent times we need to come together to support each other. Through creative solidarity we hope to connect members of the community together to form a support network for creatives, by creatives. By establishing a dialogue with your contemporaries it will strengthen your own practice.
This is about strength in numbers, we need to pull together, to share our knowledge and to support each other. Creative Solidarity will connect you with like minded creative types, leading you to discover new opportunities and to get advice, as well as learning about new models of practices. By connecting people across creative fields we will learn how others have dealt with particular situations and issues, and how that might inform your own practice. Or hearing about an aspect of someone's practice, different to your own, could inspire new developments and ideas, leading onto completely different things. It is all yet to be discovered, but available through just a conversation. There is an abundance of creative activity going on that the majority of us are so unaware of, and unsure of how to access, or what it can do for you. These sessions are about sharing and revelling in one's creativity and the opportunities available.
Also from these discursive sessions SAF will be able to gain feedback on what people want and need, to further develop events and projects that will support and aid individuals in their creative endeavours.
So, come along and join us!!
Launch Night - Session 1, Departure Point: Forming a community