One of our plans for the new year is to run more events. Intern is a community driven project and while we’re consistently overwhelmed by how that manifests online, we believe it very important to work with you, our readers, face to face as well.
Following our sold-out careers session at Village in Leeds in November, we’re bringing something bigger and better to Kosmonaut on January 25th. This time around, we’ve got a little bit more room to manoeuvre and as such, we’ve got five different mentors, each with a valuable perspective on a creative field to get the first part of the evening underway. From 5pm-7:15pm, you can book to be part of a group advice session lasting one hour alongside three other people. The sessions are free, however we ask that you make a purchase from our site in order to validate your booking as this allows us to pay our mentors for their time. Upon booking, we’ll send you a code for free postage and you can choose to collect your items on the night, or in advance.
After that, we’re inviting anyone and everyone who wants to showcase some work to bring it down to Kosmonaut. For the next couple of hours, we’ll be encouraging you to talk to people you don’t know about your work. That might sound daunting, but it will be worthwhile, believe us.
For the final part of the evening, from 9:30pm until late, Intern DJs will be stirring up a party vibe, as we unwind and celebrate our fourth issue, copies of which will be available on the night.
We’re delighted with our line-up of mentors, each of which will be leading two, one hour sessions on the night. Spaces are very limited, so be sure to use the form below to sign up asap to avoid disappointment. If you don’t manage to get booked in, do still join us on the night, our mentors might just stick around anyway.
First up, those of you who are interested in a career as an artist could do far worse than spend some time with Mark Devereux of Mark Devereux Projects. Mark specialises in working with artists to advance their respective practices and careers through high-quality, tailored professional development. He has more than ten years experience working across the art sector, working with 350+ artists, has curated over 100 exhibitions and events, publishing four books and facilitating numerous artist development programmes.
If photography is your bag then have we got a treat for you. Issue Four contributor, freelance photographer and studio assistant to Martin Parr, Lauren Maccabee will be joining us all the way from London. A graduate from Brighton University and still only 24 Lauren has worked for Puma, Interview, Oh Comely and The Telegraph Magazine to name but a few.
A career in writing can take many forms and Ellen Ling can certainly tip you off to a few of those. She’s currently a copywriter/creative at LOVE and that’s perfect for this lover of words, generator of ideas, creator of stuff and organiser of things. She’s one half of comedy double-act ‘I’m Not Her Sidekick’ and used to head up content for D&AD New Blood.
Illustrators will get to pick the brain of Issue Four contributor, freelance illustrator and MA student Dan Howden. Dan won the Anthony Dawson Young Printmaker Of The Year prize last year and amidst his studies fitted in commissions for the likes of Printed Pages and Umbrella as well as a solo exhibition in Liverpool.
Finally, graphic designers will be with our Editor-in-chief Alec Dudson. When he’s not running Intern, Alec is an Associate Lecturer on Level Six Graphic Design at Leeds College of Art. He also delivers workshops and talks around Europe. 2016 saw him pop up in Barcelona, Abrantes, Bristol, Sheffield, Berlin, Kingston and Birmingham among others.
Not a bad bunch if we do say so ourselves. You can book your place below, be quick and keep an eye out for your exclusive code for our shop on the confirmation page. This event is sponsored by our good friends at Manchester Three Rivers and as such, we’re working with the team at Kosmonaut to dream up some delicious gin concoctions which will be free on arrival for everyone (while stocks last). Again, if you can’t get booked in, be sure to come down and join us from 7:15pm when there’ll be room for everyone.