The all NEW PURE Arts Group format
Enabling aspirations ~ Inspiring vision ~ Empowering success
PURE Arts Group is internationally renowned for discovering, mentoring and supporting talent in contemporary art
The new PURE format builds on this established reputation and the learning acquired over the past 20 years,
with the introduction of a bespoke learning programme delivered through the new PURE Arts Clubs and a PURE potential online platform.
The online platform will enable members to acquire new skills, gain beneficial information and increased awareness about the inner workings of the art marketplace and access to information and techniques related to mindfulness, which can help support emotional and mental wellbeing.
It will also facilitate members in promoting themselves, their exhibitions, events, workshops and classes to a wider audience.
PURE Arts clubs will enable members to access this bespoke programme in a real time venue, network with other artists
and become part of a collaborative and supportive community. The first clubs to be delivered in 2019 have been at Smallhythe Studio near Tenterden, Bannatyne Hotel in Hastings and the Depot in Lewes.
Subjects covered to date include practical tips on how to apply for opens, master classes in subjects such as social media and wellbeing topics such as confidence building. All club meetings have seen capacity booking and comments and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.
PURE will also be changing their exhibition delivery programme, which for the past 10 years has been driven through the annually selected competition showcase held at The PowderMills Hotel in Battle. Going forward all PURE members will be offered a variety of exhibition opportunities via the new clubhouse network. These will remain selected to ensure the high standard PURE is known for, however it will increase opportunity greatly.
PURE will continue to facilitate professional development, mentoring and coaching as an essential element of their business and aim to build on this aspect by creating a trusted professional network which can be accessed by all. This begins with our collaboration with Artist Digital, experts in digital marketing, who have created an exclusive package for PURE artists.
PURE Arts Club testimonials
"Your speech is warm and empowering – I truly felt anything was possible."
"The wealth of knowledge, feeling and emotion you put behind your words really impacted and inspired me."
"Lesley has been an inspirational mentor and professional development consultant for my husband’s art business, which I manage. From day one she actively listened to our needs and requirements, aims and goals, and challenges. Over various one to one sessions, she helped us plan our strategies and development plan, and challenged us accordingly where appropriate. Her strength is in empowering others and making things simple and clear. Where before we would analyse everything from every angle, with Lesley’s advice and practical tools, we are now more decisive and have a clear path to follow. I highly recommend Lesley - it has been a positive, rewarding and constructive experience." Sarina Hateley May 2017
"We would both like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to you and the PURE Team for all you have done over the last few weeks to help with the realisation of Jeremy’s exhibition. No detail was too much for you to tackle!" Jeremy & Griselda Bear July 2017
"PURE Arts Group is not just another mechanism for selling your work. In a culture fixated on "fame and fortune" it feels good to find an organisation with genuine passion for promoting, supporting and nurturing their selected artists. Like everything in life this generosity and enthusiasm is reciprocal between the artist and PURE. You contribute towards your own success by engaging with the learning curve, networking with fellow artists, assisting with invigilation, learning about curation and hanging. Your curiosity and the time you invest in collaboration and developing relationships and connections within PURE makes things happen" Rosalind Barker - PURE selected artist 2012/2013 Winner of the PURE Drawing Prize 2012
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