Fringe Festival

No Jobs in the Arts Fringe was a digital festival focused on ‘collaboration’ in the arts. No Jobs In The Arts lined up a variety of free talks, workshops, and creative events, aimed at and delivered by early-career creatives. All events were free, delivered across the 26th and 27th February 2021, and supported creatives linked to the East-Midlands.

The Fringe was in partnership with UKNA and supported by Arts Council England. In response to Covid-19, the Fringe festival was transitioned online.

Program:Event:
No Jobs in the Arts – Welcome to the Fringe with Michelle Bowen, Director of UKNA.Talk (recorded)
Happy Chances – Chloe HensonWorkshop (recorded)
What’s your Ritual? Objects and Actions for Navigating the Red Tide – Valeria MediciWorkshop (recorded)
Why Volunteer in the Arts? – Jenny McKenzie and Chris BooteTalk (recorded)
Social Practice: Reflections on Collaboration – Jo WheelerTalk (recorded)
Generosity Session: A Mindful Approach to Engaging with Crit Sessions – Benjamin RostanceWorkshop
Where to? – Donna Briscoe-GreeneWorkshop
DOUBLE CRISIS: Sarah WoolfArtwork and Artist Talk (recorded)
What can we do for you? – No Jobs in the Arts and Elizabeth Hawley-LinghamDiscussion (recorded)
The Places We Miss – Georgina WatsonWorkshop
Curating the Region: Amber Jesson and Jenny O’SullivanTalk (recorded)
Collecting Creativity: Leicester and ZinesTalk (recorded)
How to: Live Documentation – Joe WestleyTalk (recorded)
Artist to Artist Crits – Fiona CarruthersWorkshop
Joe WestleyPhotography Commission
Jasmine StorelyPhotography Commission
Kellymarie PalfreyWriter-in-Residence
Happy Chances (reviewed)
Why Volunteer in the Arts (reviewed)
De-Risking the Arts (Article)
Katja FjeldWriter-in-Residence
Cultural Production in the Pandemic Age (Article)

The complete line-up included a mix of early-career and established creatives from across the East Midlands: Amber Jesson, Anoushka Goodwin, Benjamin Rostance, Chloe Henson, Chris Boote, Courteney Campbell, Donna Briscoe-Greene, Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham, Fiona Carruthers, Georgina Watson, Jack Squires, Jasmine Storey, Jenny McKenzie, Jenny O’Sullivan, Jo Wheeler, Joe Westley, Katja Fjeld, Kellymarie Palfrey, Sarah Woolf, and Valeria Medici.

The No Jobs In The Arts Fringe Festival, Left Lion Article. 19th February 2021.

Resources. UK New Artists. 2021.