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Friday Salon: Professional Development

14 Dec 2012

This session brings together highlights of FuelRCA (the Royal College of Art professional development service) and Ben Vickers’ Professional Reality Development programme (Brighton University). Subjects covered include confidence, ‘success’ and balancing work, life and practice.

FuelRCA is the Royal College of Art College's professional development service, founded in 2005 to help RCA students prepare for life after graduation, and to support alumni as they set up their own practices and gain employment in the creative industries. FuelRCA provides artists, designers, researchers and communicators - particularly at the early stages in their careers - with practical information and creative enterprise or employability skills, alongside inspirational insights.

Ben Vickers is a writer, network analyst, curator, technologist and Luddite. He makes a living and finds a vocation in understanding how systems of distribution, both human and other, come to affect our personal perception of reality. His work is concerned with the strengthening of weak ties, building resilient community and asking how we might fail better. Vickers is co-founder of Ataraxia and Mainstream [discrete publishing], he co-runs LimaZulu Project Space, leads Brighton Universities’ Professional ‘Reality’ Development Program and co-curates The Thought Menu; a nomadic talks series.

Friday Salons provide professional development and firsthand accounts on current cultural phenomena. Devised in conjunction with Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012.

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