Talks and Workshops
Reflecting as an Artist
27 April 2021
"“With greater self-knowledge comes greater understanding”. Join freelance artist and facilitator Lizzie Reid in this explorative workshop utilising the tool of self-reflection. Delve into understanding WHY you do what you do to develop your practise and produce more meaningful and authentic work."
If you want to book this workshop for your audience email with the subject "Reflecting as an Artist inquiry" and Lizzie will respond with fees, a content breakdown and next steps.
In Conversation with:
Sustainable Self-Love campaign with Ksoni
Youtube: Watch all 5 episodes here
Throughout March 2021
Trahvae Freraire, a yogi based in Hawaii, explored the theme of Sustainable Self-Love through the mantras "I am Allowing, I am Releasing, and I am Exploring" in alignment with the moon cycle of March 2021. Making the conversation international with fellow yogis Zachary Brown, Donovan Manning and Deverell based across the USA and Jamaica, and myself as a special guest in episode 2!
Expectation Management before Time Management workshop
Arts Student Union, UAL
31 Mar 2021
"Ever felt mystified by time management?
For your goals to be as SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound) as possible, you first need an honest understanding of your Availability and Limitations."
In this workshop, we worked through a 25-page digital workbook to reflect on your typical work week based on your physical, mental, and emotional availability to help you visualize how much time you actually have, and recognize your natural cycles. Encouraging kinder more realistic expectations of yourself.
If you want to book this workshop for your audience email with the subject "Expectation Management inquiry" and Lizzie will respond with fees, a content breakdown and next steps.
In Conversation with: Tanya Compas
Interview for the Sour Lemons Zine
24 Nov 2020
Lizzie Reid talks with Tanya Compas about the importance of trust and conversation in creating genuine connection and impact in the lives of young people.
Tanya explains, the responsibility of the creative and cultural sector is to ensure they are supporting the right people to deliver the work and for the right reasons. Reflecting on her journey in the influencer and charity sector, Tanya passionately describes the importance of not allowing the power dynamics between grassroots organisations and big brands or funders to overshadow the impact you set out to create. Reminding us that they rely on our community connections to reach new audiences.
With the safety of young people always at the forefront, Tanya very poignantly describes the power of working collectively with those already doing the work on the ground. Emphasising the responsibility we all have to recognise when to pass the mic, the cheque and the resources."
In Conversation with: Willkay
Interview for the Sour Lemons Zine
19 Nov 2020
Lizzie Reid talks with Willkay about the magic of finding your intuition, the importance of research, and the role of your mentality in carving a successful career.
"Reflecting on moments of success and darkness, he says “I remember from a certain point just thinking, nothing is going to get in my way.” Using this mentality as motivation, intuition as a guiding light, his knowledge of himself and the industry, Willkay has since worked with the likes of Microsoft, Stormzy, BBC, Adidas, Giggs and Converse to name a few.
Recommending we should all learn how to question and talk to ourselves, Willkay explains “it sounds crazy, but especially now a days with everything going on, you need to talk to yourself first to make decisions before you reach out to the world for it to make decisions for you.”
Self-Reflection toolkit to deal with distraction workshop
Co-designed with Ellen Donnelly, founder of The Ask
27 Oct 2020
Real Creative Futures - Digital:
28th April 2021
"If looked at in the right way, distractions can reveal secret keys and actually contribute to your mission, rather than ‘distract’. Join us on to find out how you can satisfy those interests and urges without succumbing to instant gratification. A positive session looking at psychology as a means to understanding why we get distracted and how we can deal with the distractions in alignment with our current journeys."
Align Your Practice with Your Values
Talk for Xhibit Professional Development Day
Arts Student Union, UAL
Holborn, London - May 2020
Online, Zoom - July 2020
"Exploring the importance of self-reflection and self-knowledge to growing your practice, utilising this approach to think through your WHY to produce genuine work. Discussing the journey from student to early-freelancer and my wall of trophies celebrating each time I get closer to the dream."
How can we go beyond our current approach to health and safety to ensure every worker has the access to thrive holistically during COVID-19 and long-term?
Workshop about rebuilding the arts with inclusivity and equitability
8 June 2020
Co-delivered with Leo Woods and Aimee Gayle, we designed a workshop rooted in powerful questions and self-reflection. Looking at the psychological safety of their personal experiences in the workplace and their current workspaces, we pulled out the importance of building trust to open dialogue and have difficult conversations in order to create change.
Reminding participants from the Tate, Sadlers Wells, Southbank Centre and National Theatre, of the necessity of a diverse workforce from the top down. The positive impact this has on the quality of ideas, the economy, audiences, the wellbeing, and health and safety of all employees.
Financial support of freelancers, COVID-19
What's Next and DCMS
8 April 2020
Invited by Lizzie Crump (founder of What's Next) and Sade Brown (founder of Sour Lemons), to speak at the first What's Next? meeting via zoom.
Discussing Art Council England's strategy to sustain the sector during and beyond Covid-19 with DCMS, I shared my experiences and a poetic statement as a freelance artist who falls through the cracks of government support.
I asked for simplicity whilst we endured this time of panic but most importantly "to know that there is more than just a boat to shore, but an army of support awaiting our arrival."
I described how at risk we we are of losing the most forward-thinking creative projects and change-makers of our time.
Reminding them, that even though so very few of us would be selected for ACE or government grants, "it is in our blood as freelancers to continue striving to provide and aiming to thrive".
How Self-Perception Affects Your Potential
Talk for UAL Creative Futures Week
12 Dec 2019
"Do you think your self-perception affects how you work towards your career? When pricing your work, do you address your self-confidence? When you describe to people what you do and dream of becoming, do you reflect on your self-belief? When sharing your work online, do you acknowledge your self-worth?
This talk will discuss:
- Positive and negative examples of self-perception affecting business.
- How to become more aware of our self-perception infiltrating our business decisions (big or small) and stop them.
- Ways to analyze and reflect on your perceptions and beliefs of self.
- Advice on how to stay strong on the down days and how to celebrate on the good days.
Confidence can be Learned
A Grounded Podcast
12 Dec 2019
Hosted by founder and musician Alichè
"ITS ELECTION DAY, so while you get yourself down to the polling station and make your vote count listen in to Alichè being joined by artist Lizzie Reid. They talk identities and fears as a young creative woman... Whilst gossiping about why Boris Johnson is a racist d**k and why they're over clubbing."
Learning your value and pricing
Talk for Creative Start-Up Day
Arts Student Union, UAL
Talking to around 40 studying and recently graduated artists about pricing had to be relatable and personable. Balancing practical guides to calculate figures with the importance of becoming familiar with your perception of self, the value of yourself as an individual and using your desired quality of life as a measuring tool.
Art School and Creativity
Surviving Art Podcast
18 Oct 2019
Hosted by founder and artist Matej Tomažin
"To kick it all off, today’s run-and-gun podcast (meaning, please excuse the London traffic in the background, it’s inevitable), is with Lizzie Reid from Lizzie’s Lines.
We talked about art school and why going to art school might not be the best option (at least not in places, where education isn’t free (I’m still amazed that people come out of college with debt almost as large as the GDP of a small country). And we also explored her views on the possibilities curatives have in London at this very moment, how a longer hiatus can actually be good for you and much, much more."
Follow your Rhythm
Advice talk for emerging artists
Made in Arts London
TM Lighting Gallery, Kings Cross, London
12 Oct 2019
Covering my key learnings with the new and current Made in Arts London artists after a year of developing my practice and working with MiAL. Emphasising the inspiration and opportunity that comes with visualising your work in new contexts, the accessibility to problem solve and self-teach from a list of free online platforms, and always recognising the validity of your current position and experience.
Affordable Art fair
Hampstead Heath, London
12 May 2019
A panel discussion with four Made in Arts London artists, led by Andrew Marsh (Course Leader at Central Saint Martins), sharing the process, meaning and motivations behind our work and practice.
Love Yourself workshop
Yoga and Food Valentines Day event
Arts Student Union, UAL
With co-founder of Prgrm2ed Perception, Ella Barnard
14 Feb 2019
A creative workshop themed around showing self-appreciation through collage, letter writing to our past, present and future selves, and colouring in with around 35 participants.
The Power of Choice
Artist talk as Prgrm2ed Perception
Illustration BA, London College of Communication, UAL
With co-founder Ella Barnard
23 Nov 2018
Talk framed around our key learnings since founding an exhibition platform (2015) to showcase the talent and voices of emerging artists and musicians in response to current socio-political issues. Through the lens of choice, we discussed the importance of identifying obligations vs needs and wants and the difficulty but necessity of saying no. Dealing with pressure through the understanding of how you work, and leaving space for mental wellbeing. Getting ok with failure, leaning on your network and recognising that confidence is learnt.
Supporting over 36 creatives across five exhibitions, we curated conversations using film, painting, digital artwork, collage, photography, textiles, costume design, essay writing, sculpture, print making and more.
- Gentrification around the time of the overtaking of Brixton (2016)
- Political power during the EU referendum
- Genderalisation to reignite conversation of gender roles, stigmas and freedom
- Modern Day Dreaming commenting on escaping the everyday monotonous routine
- And female empowerment, highlighting women from across the globe who have done incredible things for our society.
Offer your audience the opportunity to find more personal, and therefore more sustainable solutions to their pain points.
If you want to book any of the above workshops for your audience email with the workshop title as the subject line, and Lizzie will respond with fees, a content breakdown and next steps!