Performers get to swap their art at ArtSwap

ArtSwap is an opportunity for artists to learn a new skill.

ArtSwap is an opportunity for artists to learn a new skill.

Performance artists get the chance to try out a new skill at ArtSwap, a free event coming to DeGrey Rooms on Saturday 28th March.

ArtSwap is for anyone aged between 14 and 25 who wants to develop their career in the creative industry. It celebrates upcoming artists in York, offers the chance to learn new skills and lets artists network with other practitioners. Attendees can also complete part of an Arts Award on the day.

The Arts Award is open to people aged up to 25 from a range of arts interests and backgrounds. People who are half way through completing their award or have never heard of the Arts Award before are welcome at ArtSwap.

Freelance theatre maker and practitioner and Arts Award Ambassador Lizzy Whynes will be hosting a movement workshop on the day. To give people further opportunity to swap their art, there will also be a performance writing workshop led by contemporary theatre practitioner Lawrence Crawford. Lizzy and Lawrence are also co-founders of Studio One, the arts events company that is hosting ArtSwap in partnership with Theatre Royal.

Rather than teaching artists at the event, Lawrence and Lizzy will be working with them on performance writing and movement.

Performance poet Henry Raby will also be leading a talk on the day about how he became a professional in his field, as well as taking part in a question and answer session.

People interested in going to this free event should contact Lizzy Whynes at lizzy.whynes@outlook.com or they can turn up before it is due to start on the day. The event runs from 3pm to 6pm, however, those planning to just turn up should note that the event has limited spaces available.

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