Peer Groups

Our free monthly peer group is for artists and those working or interested in arts & health to discuss and further their artistic practice. They are facilitated by artist Daniel Regan and take place at the Free Space Project (London, click to open map) on Monday evenings.

The monthly meetings offer an opportunity to:

  • Share current & upcoming ideas for projects
  • Discuss contacts, ideas and networks for exhibitions, talks, workshops etc
  • Discuss ways of sharing & exhibiting work
  • Have cross-platform discussions, sharing multi-disciplinary ways of working.

… and more. Refreshments (tea, coffee etc) are provided and the meetings are informal. The group is open to emerging and established artists (or curators, producers etc) and is a place to share thoughts, ideas and works in a non-judgemental and open environment. The group is inclusive, built on the notion of sharing, not competing.

How it works

Each session is divided into 3 slots for individuals to share their work/ideas for feedback. These are signed up to via a link sent out to our mailing list. You can sign up to the list here. If it’s your first time attending then we ask that you wait until the second visit to present any work or ideas. There is never any pressure to present or give feedback, everyone is welcome to simply attend.

Our next meeting

mon16dec6:30 pm8:30 pmFeaturedDecember Peer Group6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Free Space ProjectEvent Type :Peer Groups25 Guests are attending5 Spots remaining

What people say about the group

“To connect with other artists working within arts and health has been very positive and making new friends. It is a very supportive group to test out new ideas and show work in progress.”

“Talking through ideas with likeminded practitioners, getting feedback, and learning about projects of others – has fuelled my confidence about working in this field and given me the sense that even though my practice is isolated, I am part of a much larger movement.”

“I love the sense of community and having both emotional and constructive support of my work. It’s great seeing and learning about the work of other artists.”

“The peer group has helped me feel that there is a place for me and the approach I take in creating art. It is just what I needed… somewhere to share and reflect on art that stems from the very personal/sensitive area(s) of health and wellbeing.”

“Attending the group has been a great experience all round. I have met new people who have knowledge to share and are open and supportive. The group has really helped me to build my confidence around speaking about my practice and it’s helped inspire me to commit to the ideas I have and make time to create work.”

“It’s helped develop my understanding of arts in health and an opportunity to meet others with the same interests.”

“I felt isolated as an artist working in this field and quite emotional at times in my work with vulnerable patients, especially without any formal supervision and the peer group has helped enormously through connecting me with other artists working in this area.”

“It has helped me meet liked minded people, make new friends and also start collaborations with other artists. It has also built my confidence.”

“It has helped me to connect with other artists, and not to feel quite so isolated.”