SUPPORTING EMERGING VISUAL ARTISTS
The Fruit Factory Network (FFN) is a Humber Street Gallery initiative that promotes and supports visual artists based in Hull and East Riding. This professional development course aims to export early-career artists to four cities across the UK from 2019 – 2020.
The programme has been centered around visits to some of the UK’s visual art hubs, museums, galleries, residency programmes and artist-run spaces to showcase leading examples, as well as connecting artists from Hull with arts professionals working across the country.
Each off-site activity has been followed by gatherings at the gallery to discuss and review outcomes in “Advice Surgeries” lead by the Humber Street Gallery team and industry experts.
WHAT DO FFN MEMBERS GAIN?
By equipping participants with an awareness of what has been achieved elsewhere and integrating them into a national creative network, this programme seeks to build their aspirations and raise the benchmark for visual art in Hull.
The culmination of the project will be held at the gallery, with the opening of Practice In Place; a group exhibition involving the participants which will have been developed during the programme.
FFN is delivered by Humber Street Gallery, with partnership support by Hull College, Back To Ours and IVE.