Kevin Meikle: Visual Artist and Studio Manager
THIS IS IT!, our series of regional events for interns and apprentices on the Creative Employment Programme, lands in the North East on Monday 16 December.
Over the coming days, we’ll be introducing you to some of the exceptional speakers and facilitators we have on board for the event. First up is Kevin Meikle, an Artist and Cultural Manager who specialises in creating and managing participatory arts projects for marginalized groups.
Kevin currently manages a charity that uses participatory arts to improve the health and wellbeing of people with mental ill-health. He is part of the BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art’s Freelance Team and delivers creative workshops designed to engage the public in issues around contemporary art. He has worked with a broad range of groups in this setting including schools, colleges, youth, community and older people’s groups.
Drawing on his own experiences, Kevin will be illustrating to participants, what it means and how to undertake a career as a creative freelancer. The session will be underpinned with practical guidance, as an introduction towards creative entrepreneurship, project creation and management.
A selection of Kevin Meikle’s sketches
Follow @creativesoc #ThisIsItEvent for updates on Monday’s event.