On Wednesday 25th January, Northern Quarter hangout, Kosmonaut will open its doors to creative youth magazine Intern for an evening of alternative careers advice, focusing on the creative industries; F You, Pay Me!
Hot on the heels of a sold-out session in Leeds, Kosmonaut will welcome five artistic specialists to come and offer valuable perspectives on their own fields in an evening of free sessions for those currently developing a creative career.
All five mentors will provide two hour-long group advice sessions, at 5pm and 6:15pm. Kosmonaut will then turn into an open floor for people to showcase work, providing an opportunity for networking. DJs from Intern will then throw a full blown party from 9:30pm until late to celebrate the publication of their fourth issue, copies of which will be available on the night.
To book a place on one of the free group advice sessions get yourself over here. The sessions are free, but attendees are encouraged to make a purchase on the Intern website. Be nice!
The full list of mentors who will be in attendance:
Mark Devereux – Art Careers Advice
Mark Devereux, of Mark Devereux Projects, specialises in working with artists to advance their respective practices and careers through tailored professional development. Mark has over ten years experience working across the art sector with 350+ artists, has curated over 100 exhibitions and events, published four books and facilitated numerous artist development programmes.
Lauren Maccabee – Photography Careers Advice
Freelance photographer and studio assistant to Martin Parr, Lauren Maccabee, will travel up from London for the session. A 24 year-old graduate from Brighton University, Lauren has worked for Puma, Interview, Oh Comely and The Telegraph Magazine to name but a few.
Ellen Ling – Writing Careers Advice
Ellen Ling will prove that writing can take many forms, and will be tipping mentees off to a few of these that they may not have previously thought of. She’s currently a copywriter/creative at storytelling company LOVE. Ellen is one half of comedy double-act ‘I’m Not Her Sidekick’ and used to head up content for D&AD New Blood.
Dan Howden – Illustration Careers Advice
Dan Howden is an MA student and freelance illustrator. He won the Anthony Dawson Young Printmaker Of The Year prize last year and amidst his studies, fitted in commissions for the likes of Printed Pages and Umbrella as well as a solo exhibition in Liverpool.
Alec Dudson – Graphic Design Careers Advice
Alec Dudson is editor-in-chief of Intern magazine, the hosts of the evening. When he’s not running the magazine, Alec is an Associate Lecturer on Level Six Graphic Design at Leeds College of Art. He also delivers workshops and talks around Europe. 2016 saw him make appearances in Barcelona, Abrantes, Bristol, Sheffield, Berlin, Kingston and Birmingham among others.