Support Network

As part of DX Online 2020, Deptford X are pleased to announce Support Network. Early career PoC artists are invited to apply to join a 2 hour session in a small closed group led by an artist or art professional who will share advice and experience on establishing a career as a PoC artist in the UK.

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Each session leader offers a different focus and applicants may apply to join a session by registering via Eventbrite

 You may apply to join any one of the following sessions. All sessions take place on Wednesdays at 4pm via Zoom. A link will be sent to participants a few days before.  Open to all PoC artists in the UK.


24 Jun 2020. Hew Locke – How to present yourself and your work
Application deadline: 16th June

1 July 2020. Christopher Kirubi – Support structures
Application deadline: 30th June

8 July 2020. Shawanda Corbett – On galleries
Application deadline: 30th June

15 July 2020. Sahra Hersi – Learning from failure
Application deadline: 7th July

22 July 2020. Harold Offeh – Soft power in the art world
Application deadline: 14th July

29 July 2020. Teresa Cisneros – Supporting an artistic practice
Application deadline: 21st July

5 Aug 2020. Michelle Williams Gamaker – PoCumentation
Application deadline: 28th July

12 Aug 2020. Jamila Prowse – Practicing care for ourselves and one another.
Application deadline: 4th August

26 Aug 2020. Chila Kumari Burman – Navigating artistic ambitions and cultural expectations
Application deadline: 18th August

9 Sep 2020. Taylor Le Melle/not/nowhere – Protect your Energy: Email
Application deadline: 7th September

23 Sep 2020. Ifeanyi Awachie -Building your own creative platform and business
Application deadline: 21st September

30 Sep 2020. Larry Achiampong – Let my ears be of service 
Application deadline: 28th September 

7 Oct 2020. Tamar Clarke-Brown – Writing about contemporary art
Application deadline: 5th October


Participants for each session are limited to 6 and applicants will be selected based on their need for support. To select the session that will work best for you, please review the artists profiles below.

Selection for each session will be made based on the answer you give on your registration form. Your instagram, website, portfolio etc will be shared with the session host to review alongside your registration answers. Six participants will be selected to take part. 

British Sign Language: Deptford X can provide BSL interpretation for all sessions, when required please ensure you mention this when you sign up or give us at least 4 days notice so that we can make arrangements for an interpreter to be available for the session.


How to apply:


Visit our Eventbrite page to view upcoming sessions

Or click the artist profiles below and follow the links on each page.


If you require any further assistance with applying or need to discuss access needs for participation, please drop us an email with a contact telephone number so that we can get back to you and talk through alternative options:


With thanks to: 

Support Network