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By Janet, Feb 11 2013 07:55PM

We're in Northamptonshire on the 5th of March running a Creative Business Day these popular and very well received days are designed to help artists, makers and all creative practitioners identify and develop key aspects of their creative business.

The workshop’s suitable for people at all career stages and will works for people that have just started out as well as more mature practitioners.

This day has been specially developed for The Water Tower, the beautiful home and creative workspace of Rosalind Stoddart, Independent Cultural Engineer & Artist.

The Water Tower was shortlisted in 2011 for the Architects Journal Award for Best Project under £250,000 – the internal staircase was moved outside of the Tower to provide living accommodation in the water tower, releasing the remaining building for various uses. Seen as a sculptural addition, the staircase is a black monolith, inspired by the work of American artist Richard Serra.

Rosalind’s practice has established her as a major contributor and influence on the visual arts scene in Northamptonshire and beyond. She describes herself as an Independent Cultural Engineer – engineering connections between people to create new cultural events and projects. This work to date has resulted in her commissioning projects with jazz singers, storytellers, printmakers, filmmakers and yoga practitioner.

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art started as a gallery that Rosalind curated and ran within her own home for twelve years and became a highly regarded gallery. The project has now moved off-site and Rosalind has been able to rearrange the space, relocating her fully equipped print studio - complete with etching press, into a well appointed outbuilding, and turning the vacated studio into a yoga space. These spaces can be hired, and Rosalind has recently hosted two 2-week print residencies in the print space.

We’ll be working on the ground floor with access the gardens during breaks. The fantastic garden is a site for permanent sculpture and temporary installations, and an ever-changing plethora of bird life!

You can find out more or book a place on this friendly and sociable creative business day here.

Finally, thank you Rosalind – we’re looking forward to it!

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