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Photoworks statement: COVID-19

Following advice from the Government and in line with our partners and collaborators, Photoworks have taken the decision to postpone our physical programme until further notice. 

We will reschedule the planned family event at Shoreham Ropetackle Centre on 21 March and other learning & engagement activities to later this year and will announce details when we are able to do so.

Our planned talk with Shoair Mavlian and Aikaterini Gegisian at Tate Modern on Wednesday 18 March will now be presented as an online event. Join the conversation on Instagram Live at 7pm Wednesday 18 March by following @photoworks_uk

Planning is continuing as normal for activities programmed later in the year including the Photoworks Festival 2020. We will announce further details via our newsletter and social media. 

Like so many others, we may not be able to engage our audiences with ‘IRL’ programming for a while. However, we have lots of great digital content that we know you enjoy and we will continue to share this with you in the coming weeks. Dive in and read one of our many articles and conversations, take a look at our curated Instagram channel, or watch one of our artist films. Keep an eye on our social channels for live online events and a new issue of our digital magazine Photography+. Sign up to our newsletter to get Photography+ in your inbox as soon as it’s out.

We’re currently working with our talented collaborators to finalise Photoworks Annual 26 and look forward to bringing the magazine to you in the spring, as well as a range of extended content. If you want to be the first to read it, join now as a Photoworks member and we will deliver it straight to your door.

The Photoworks team is now working from home which means that we don’t have access to our office landlines, voicemail, or sales stock. Please email us if you want to speak to someone (see here for information about the team, or use info @ photoworks.org.uk for general enquiries). Please also bear with us as we are unable to fulfil any online shop orders for the time being. If you’ve placed an order and would like a refund, please contact info @ photoworks.org.uk. If your order is not urgent and you are happy to wait, we will keep you updated and send your order out as soon as we are able to.

We welcome the support and leadership from our main funder Arts Council England in these extraordinary times. In line with this we will do everything we can to minimise the financial impact on artists and freelancers we work with. We will honour all existing contracts and will seek alternative ways to create opportunities for artists over the coming weeks.

Look after yourselves and each other and we’ll see you soon.