Join GCAN on 8 March 2022 for peer connection and hear from their guest Callie Rose Petal AKA Lonely Carp.
During this Creative Connect event Callie will share her experience of using the Patreon platform to build her audience and community around her creative practice and help her develop a recurring income stream. Increasingly artists and creatives are looking at new ways to fund the development of their creative work and projects, Patreon is a way for people who love what you do to be an active participant in this space.
What is Creative Connect?
Creative Connect is a relaxed monthly gathering, a place for the GCAN network of creatives to come together, share advice and peer support and find inspiration from our guest speakers and each other. You don’t need to be a current member of GCAN to sign up. There will be a short talk, a mix of gentle networking and community mins. You can join us for the full hour or drop in for as long as you like.
What will I learn?
Creative Connect is a regular way to connect with peers from the GCAN network, stay up to date with news and opportunities.
Who will be there?
Meet the GCAN team, fellow peers from the GCAN network and make new connections with people working in the participatory arts, helping to expand and strengthen your professional network.
Callie Rose Petal (lonely carp) is a multi-instrumentalist, experimental musician and conceptual artist based in Edinburgh. Utilising extended instrumental technique with operatic vocals and abrasive soundscapes, she attempts to crystallise the infinite complexity of a lived trans* experience by juxtaposing industrial noise with acoustic, neoclassical textures.
“I’ve always known I was meant to make weird things. Before I was even aware of my own queerness, I felt a pervading sense of being “Other”, which could only be translated through creative practice. The written word was my first form of expression, and to this day the construction of words underpins every art form I undertake. Composition is a way for me to create something from the destruction that once completely engulfed my life, and I now find myself so overwhelmingly grateful for the community that has been built around my art on Patreon – the truest heart of the home of my art, where I release early and exclusive material in the form of a vulnerable song journal. I am always making something. It is how I’ve learned to survive.”