Thursday, 26 May 2011

Speech! Speech!

Here is an email I have sent out in search of people to give talks at the CAA. Please read, copy and forward.

The Common Academy of Art will be a temporary art school popping up in an empty shop in Shoreham-on-Sea this August. The timetable of the Academy will be composed of activities proposed and led by anyone with a great idea. Thanks to a bursary from American Express and other fund raising activity we are able to fund materials and equipment to facilitate all sorts of ideas. Mornings and afternoons will be mainly aimed at children, young people and families, whilst the evenings will be reserved for screenings, talks and more grown up classes. 

I am looking for anyone who would like to give a talk or presentation during one of the evening sessions. Talks can be as long or short as you like - 5 minutes? 2 hours? - and be on any subject. We will have projection equipment and WiFi available too. 

As the Common Academy of Art is an art school talks on visual art, literature, media, music and performing arts would be fantastic, though please don't feel limited to these areas. Local history, travel essays, arts education, the current issues faced by the arts, empty shops and regeneration, craft, gardening, the day you met 5 people called Gladys. Anything! If you have an idea for a talk that could interest, inspire, inform and/or entertain then I'd love to hear it. 

The Academy will take place over five days, from August 3rd to 7th. Although I can't offer payment for contributors I can pay for travel costs and hopefully an interesting and unusual evening.
If you would like further information about the project or want to propose an idea then please email me at You can also keep up to date with developments on our blog, and follow us on Twitter, @commonacademy


Come talk! I look forward to hearing from you.

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