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Making it happen: planning for your show's success - Vicky Simmons

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Making it happen: planning for your show's success, a presentation given by Vicky Simmons, a Graphic Design graduate from Camberwell, about getting yourself organised for your show. …

Making it happen: planning for your show's success, a presentation given by Vicky Simmons, a Graphic Design graduate from Camberwell, about getting yourself organised for your show.

Part of ECCA's Preparing for your Degree Show week 2009 - a programme to help Arts London students make the most of their final degree show.


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  • 1. LOVE LOVE / HATE Exhibition, Clerkwenwell House of HATE Dentention, July 2006
  • 2. EVERYDAY Office Space, Marylebone High Street, July 2007
  • 3. SHOP KK OUTLET, Hoxton Square, June 2008
  • 4. PROJECT Organise meetings to establish objectives of show MANAGEMENT Set up a calendar Online communications blog / facebook groups DEMOCRACY Allow people to have their say VOTE
  • 5. FINANCE CURATION PROMOTION ORGANISATION
  • 6. FINANCE 2 - 3 people handling money collection & budget get someone you can trust and who is really nice CURATION 3 - 5 people highly organised - neutral team led by practicality PROMOTION 3 - 5 people with as many extra people as possible usually the most neglected needs the most work why should people come to your show? ORGANISATION 1 - 2 people chair person for meetings organised, negotiator, mediator, unbaised, level headed, need to trust them spread sheets!
  • 7. THINGS FUNDING TO THINK & BUDGET ABOUT NOW SPONSORSHIP VENUE GUESTLIST
  • 8. FUNDING Start now & BUDGET Earlier you start, faster you can confirm venues, press, print deadlines
  • 9. FUND club nights RAISERS print sales
  • 10. SPONSORSHIP Seek sponsorship in the form of product contribution What do they get in return? Alcohol sponsors
  • 11. PROPOSAL - Brief explanation - Timing - Contributors - Press - What you need from them
  • 12. VENUE Budget defines venue Venue defines show Start looking as soon as possible - biggest cost Film Companies
  • 13. VENUE What’s included Venues sometimes have their own mailing lists Transport links
  • 14. GUESTLIST research creative businesses that are based close to your show get whole year to contribute names for invite list
  • 15. CURATION Obtain building plans and Submissions form work out amount of space you media, dimensions, have to play with sketches, photos
  • 16. IDENTITY Treat your degree show as a brand Impliment identity throughout all media executions
  • 17. WEBSITE E - INVITE
  • 18. PROMOTION
  • 19. PROMOTION make it easy for visitors to collect exhibitors details info graphics / business cards catalogue
  • 20. BLOGS One of the most useful tools for promoting a project.
  • 21. PRINTED Time Out The Guardian Guide PRESS Arts London Newspaper LISTINGS flavorpill.com/london urbanjunkies.co.uk & BLOGS creativereview.co.uk/crblog londontown.com superfuture.com w30gms.com itsnicethat.com biocozine.com viewlondon.co.uk guardian.co.uk timeout.co.uk ycnonline.com artsmonthly.com artrabbit.com commentart.com newexhibitions.com
  • 22. DOCUMENT Collate your work into a document to use for job & EVALUATE interviews and future projects.
  • 23. THANK www.vickysimmons.co.uk YOU