OPEN: Advice for Artists

This event is part of OPEN

What would you say to guide or motivate a new artist?

The Future (artist-centred development collective) asked 16 artists at varying stages of their career, what advice or encouragement they would give to new artists and/or recent graduates.

They received generous responses from every maker, director, practitioner and/or performer they asked.

The responses are diverse and each one has been carefully designed by graphic designer, Lisa Mattocks, into a individual typographic print.

About 'The Future'
The Future is an artist-centred development collective, which focuses on the growth and development of Contemporary/Experimental Theatre and performance artists. The Future collaborates with artists to make shows, projects and installations and actively supports, produces and provides free dedicated arts administration to existing and early-career contemporary artists/theatre companies. The Future is run by a collective of independent producers, administrators and project managers.

About the Artist
Lisa Mattocks is a creative technologist and freelance artist; with experience in theatre production, performance and project management. Lisa currently works with Quarantine and Reckless Sleepers; and is the founder of The Future. In the past she has worked with Tim Etchells, Michael Pinchbeck and Proto-type Theater. She has toured work nationally and internationally to over 50 different venues, including: The Lowry, Royal Exchange, LICA, Curve, Sadler’s Wells, Northern Stage, The Arnolfini, Festival de Otoño en Primavera (Madrid), Festival a/d Werf (Utrecht), Sibfest (Sibiu), and ACT (Bilbao). In her spare time, she designs and builds websites.

The Future are supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

Event Details

The Future


Tuesday 6th May - Saturday 10th May

Peter Scott Gallery,
Lancaster University

What would you say to guide or motivate a new artist?

(C) Lisa Mattocks / The Future