The workshop aimed to bring benefit to the region by providing opportunities for artists, curators and critics who are resident in Cornwall and the South West. Candidates not resident in the area could apply if they had a special interest in, or relationship with, the region and had knowledge and experience that could be of particular benefit to the workshop discussion. The workshop set out to attract artists, curators and arts writers interested in producing public outcomes and who had ideas they wished to develop. It was targeted towards applicants who have experience of working independently and of making exhibitions or initiating projects and public events.
Ten participants were selected from an open submission of forty-five applicants. In addition, and in recognition of the value of international exchange and networking, four international participants were invited to be workshop participants, with the support of overseas cultural agencies.
The workshop was described as ‘an intensive experience that will require commitment’. Participants were asked to undertake preparatory reading, come prepared to talk about an exhibition or project they were developing or would like to develop, participate in a writing workshop, prepare short presentations and bring materials to be screened and shared.