Artist and Freelance Creative Drop-in


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MIF hosts a weekly drop-in session on Zoom where artists and creatives can come together to share experiences and ideas during lockdown. Taking place every Thursday at 2pm, the drop-ins are free, and all artists and creatives are welcome.

On Thursday 9 July, we’ll be joined by artistsLola Arias and Jessica El Mal. Stop by and say hi!

Lola Ariasis a multifaceted artist whobrings together people from different backgrounds – war veterans, former communists, migrant children and others – in theatre, film, literature, music and visual art projects.Her recent plays includeMinefield (Royal Court), which brought together British and Argentine veterans of the Falklands/Malvinas WarWhat They Want to Hear (MünchnerKammerspiele, Munich), a reconstruction of the case of a Syrian archaeologist trapped in German bureaucracy without legal status; and Futureland (Maxim-Gorki Theatre, Berlin), featuring unaccompanied minors who escaped war, poverty and violence and travelled to Germany on their own.

Jessica El Mal is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and curator who addresses global structures of power through critical research, participatory projects and speculative future imaginaries. Often centred around collaboration, co-curation and collective knowledge, her projects usually include research, workshops and artworks designed to have a lasting effect past the point of production. Grounds for Concern, a work challenging the authority of man-made borders at a time of ecological crisis, is currently at MAMA Rotterdam. She has previously created projects with and forMIF, Journeys Festival International and Signal Film & Media, and collaborated with non-arts organisations such as the Collegium for Language in a Changing Society and Lets Keep Growing.


Click here to join the drop-in session, you will be taken to a waiting room before entering

Further Links

MIF Facebook group for Artists and Freelance Creatives – A place to share information, useful links and discussion.

Resources For Artists and Freelancers – An evolving open document of resources for the freelance creative community who are looking for support and guidance.

Upcoming Artist Drop-ins

Thursday 16 July  — Cheddar Gorgeous and Simone French matchmaking creative session

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