MA Curation Practices student Natasha Clarke tells us about her experience on placement at The Art House, Wakefield.
During my studies on the Curation Practices MA at Leeds Arts University, I have had the opportunity to attend a number of work placements. One of these placements was at The Art House in Wakefield. Whilst in Wakefield I shadowed Simon Boase, who is the Programme Coordinator. Simon was very accommodating and had specifically carved out his timetable so that I could get as much information from the placement as I needed.
I attended the placement with specific research interests, however we covered a plethora of topics which ranged from funding (applying for grants and Arts Council funding) to working with artists, and accessibility of opportunities.
I left the placement with handfuls of new knowledge and inspiration for my future projects. The placement also helped me realise what sort of curator I want to be and what my interests are as an artist and curator.
Image: Placement students at The Art House, Wakefield. photograph by Simon Boase