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Thursday 9 December 2021

17:00pm - 18:30pm

Online event

This workshop is for members only.

Join us for a workshop led by Curator, Gallerist and Mentor Ceri Hand.

Negotiating is a skill that can be learned and practiced to help you feel in control of your current workload and future.

The benefits of developing negotiation skills include:

In this workshop Ceri will share some of the key tactics, habits, and strategies you can practice to make negotiating an enjoyable process through a simple framework that will increase your confidence in having difficult conversations. You will feel more confident at work and in negotiating better terms for new commissions, exhibitions, and contracts.

All participants will receive a PDF and worksheet to help them prepare better for future negotiations.

Our Workshop Leader

Ceri Hand has spent decades negotiating at a high level on behalf of artists, staff, and organisations. In recent years she has invested in learning new negotiation skills from some of the best in the business.

Ceri Hand has extensive experience of working in the arts and culture sector, with previous key positions including: Director of Programmes, Somerset House, London; Associate Director: Institutions and Public Relations, Simon Lee Gallery, London; Associate Consultant, Contemporary Art Society, London; Director, Ceri Hand Gallery, London/Liverpool; Director of Metal, Liverpool; Director of Exhibitions, FACT, Liverpool; Deputy Director of Grizedale Arts, Cumbria, and Director of Make, London.

Ceri established Artist Mentor in 2014 to support artists and creatives in developing their work, enabling them to have more impact and successfully navigate their creative journeys. She has worked closely with emerging and established artists throughout her career, commissioning, producing, programming, exhibiting and selling new interdisciplinary, inter-generational work, including large-scale live events, performances, public realm works, touring exhibitions and public engagement, participation and education programmes. She has a track record of fundraising and selling artists’ work to international private and national public collections.

She has curated over 250 exhibitions and events and was a contributing curator to Liverpool Biennial in 2004 and 2006 and Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year in 2008.

She is currently on the board of Matts Gallery, London and is an Independent Member of the Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice Advisory Committee 2020-2024.