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Update: SHIFTS: A new project for NEPN

Posted on: 16 February 2021

NEPN is delighted to announce the launch of Shifts, a brand-new professional development and research programme for the photographic sector.

Shifts will offer a new series of talks and peer discussions, exploring the shifting landscape for the production of meaningful photographic work and the ways in which relationships with audience are evolving. As we move into a period of recovery and repositioning beyond Covid, we aim to explore how photographers can adapt to changing contexts whilst looking forward, considering new opportunities and sharing strategies for developing resilience.

A new professional development strand of activity will support individual Project Surgeries with NEPN programme manager and a Mentoring scheme which will be announced later in the Spring. Workshops will offer skills-based development, based on feedback from our community of practice.

A new, more interactive website for NEPN will house our commissioned programme and archive, news, events and opportunities and provide a greater platform for the photographic community to share work. Shifts is underwritten by a commitment to make NEPN programme more accessible and representative of a diverse photographic community.

If you would like to talk through a project with NEPN to help shape your thoughts around presentation, partnerships or fundraising or make connections, then please get in touch by
emailing programme manager Amanda Ritson to arrange a conversation via Zoom.

Shifts is supported using public funds through Arts Council England and University of Sunderland.