The Social Online: Copyleft

Free, booking essential
This event will take place on Zoom

The Social is our bi-monthly advice and networking session for photographers, where participants are encouraged to network and join the conversation. Deliberately informal, each event includes two presentations by photography professionals, who offer tips or advice on the chosen theme, with a short break in between for socialising.

This online version of The Social addresses the topic of Copyleft. Wikipedia describes copyright as “a strategy of utilizing copyright law to pursue the policy goal of fostering and encouraging the equal and inalienable right to copy, share, modify and improve creative works of authorship”. Artist and curator Antonio Roberts will be joined by researcher Jonathan Worth in this session that offers information and tips on alternatives to copyright.

Antonio Roberts is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK. His practices explore what ownership and authorship mean in an age impacted by digital technology.

Jonathan Worth is a former editorial photographer and a teacher and senior researcher at Open Lab, Newcastle University.

Please note: Bookings for The Social will close at 17.00 (BST) on 28 May. Once you have made a booking, you will be sent a link to join the session. Please check your junkmail if you fail to receive the link to your inbox.

New Art West Midlands – Accelerator

Deborah Robinson, Head of Exhibitions at The New Art Gallery Walsall (lead partner, Engine) and Anneka French, Project Coordinator of New Art West Midlands will outline the programme and opportunities offered by the network which was formerly called Turning Point West Midlands.

We will also hear from three artists and curators at different stages of their careers about the development of their practice. We are delighted to welcome speakers Antonio Roberts, Aly Grimes and Juneau Projects to discuss their practice.

Through these case studies and further discussion, we will explore a range of topics such as initiating projects, finding funding, the importance of networking and supporting your practice.

This event is targeted at art students and early career artists.

This event is delivered by Engine, New Art Midlands’ professional development programme for artists and curators.

For further information about the event and about New Art West Midlands and its programme, please visit

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