Drift are running free arts and music workshops in Manchester
In collaboration with The Lowry, Drift_MCR is a project celebrating Manchester’s underground art scene, showcasing and supporting artists creating work that combines art with music, technology and performance. Grounded in the development of grass roots talent, they will be commissioning a series of performance-based artworks, from Simon Blackmore, Ruby Ann Patterson and K. Ahead of the main event, they have announced a series of free sessions designed to support local creatives and advise on various elements of art development and creation.
The first session took place last week, focusing on the incorporation of digital art with music, and how artists can navigate across and combine the two disciplines. The second session is the 29th October, an active workshop looking into the collaboration of music with dance.
On the 30th October, the third session focuses on how artists can talk and write about their work, “discussing arts council bids, approaching venues and programmers, hosting your own work and dealing with rejection.”
The final free session is an introduction to digital visual art on 7th November, looking at the use of specific software and effects as well as general tips and tricks.