Impact & Achievements

During 2020, LOW PROFILE were supported to examine the impact of Jamboree 2018 (two years on) via an Emergency Grant from Arts Council England. To do this, they consulted widely with participants of the 2018 event, via an in-depth survey and follow-up case studies.

This report gathers together their findings to make a compelling case for ambitious artist-led professional development that is sector-supported.

Sharing the model

As laid out in LOW PROFILE’s Jamboree Principles, Jamboree actively shares its model and encourages others to establish and support artist-led professional development activity. 

Here’s a video presentation recorded (during national lockdown in 2020) by Hannah & Rachel (LOW PROFILE) talking through the development of Jamboree, and key aspects of the model that others could consider when designing artist-led professional development. You can read a full transcript of the presentation here.

This ‘How To’ guide has been written & published with the aim of supporting others to set up their own versions of Jamboree 2015.

This is a guide for those interested in setting up effective, participant built professional development for artists, curators and arts professionals via an intensive 3.5 day residential event, based on our experiences of setting up and running Jamboree 2015 (with host organisation Plymouth Art Centre).

Case Studies


LOW PROFILE invited participants of Jamboree 2018 to share their insights on how the relationships that formed as a result of the event have gone on to shape their practice and development as artists and curators.

These case studies were originally published as a series of “takeover” posts on the @artistsjamboree Instagram account in early 2021.

Jamboree Principles

As part of their Emergency Grant supported work, LOW PROFILE have published a set of principles that guide their work on Jamboree. We hope that these principles will be useful to others involved in devising professional development for arts practitioners. You can read the full document here.

#WeMetAtJamboree activities have been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s 2020 Emergency Response Fund.