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Masterclass with Turner Prize bursary recipient Shawanda Corbett, New Art West Midlands


Masterclass with 2020 Turner Prize bursary recipient Shawanda Corbett

Wednesday 20 January 2021, 5.30-7pm. Free

On Wednesday 20 January the AD:Vantage Leadership programme in partnership with New Art West Midlands host an online masterclass with esteemed artist Shawanda Corbett. Her deeply personal and visceral work won her one of the ten Turner Prize bursaries selected by judges after the 2020 Prize was cancelled. The ten artists were chosen for their significant contributions to new developments in British contemporary art.

In this masterclass Shawanda will share her personal experience to illustrate the qualities required to hold a leadership position or be a cultural leader, but not necessarily the leader of a cultural institution. The session will explore her leadership journey, skills, response to challenges, changes and insights. An informal and in-depth talk, it is a fantastic opportunity to hear experiences first hand.

The free online masterclass is open to all and is part of the AD:Vantage Leadership programme, a development opportunity for d/Deaf, disabled or neurodivergent people who work in arts, culture or heritage. The programme is produced by Lara Ratnaraja and Helga Henry, funded by Coventry City Council and in partnership with New Art West Midlands, Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art and Warwick University. 

The event will take place via Zoom, will be recorded and will later be posted online. Places are free but limited, and can be booked here. The event will be followed by an audience Q & A.

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