Hidden Hazards in the Art

The art studio is always considered as a safe, calm and creative space to create vibrant arts. But the art studio maybe more of a dangerous place than you think. Art is something for the care. Art is something for the carefree and creative spirit. If you’re an artist, you don’t want to be the person who creates an installation that ends up injuring everyone that goes to see it. Health and safety is important.

If you’re planning an installation or a performance piece, first of all consider the following:

  • Think about where you’re going to do it.
  • What space will you need?
  • Who will be your audience?
  • Can your audience move freely around the space? If so, how are you going to keep them there?
  • Does the work itself create any hazards or could it have an adverse effect on the audience?
  • It’s also worth checking what is and isn’t allowed in the venue well in advance.
  • Once you’ve got your location sorted, before you begin doing anything, you’ll probably have to fill out a risk assessment to show the owners of the space you’re using that what you’re doing is safe.
  • In order to get the most creativity out of your performance or installation, you need to think logistically about what you can achieve.
  • The bottom line is that whatever you do, you need to make sure that it’s safe.

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