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Arts Council England : Artists International Development Fund

The next application deadline for the Arts Council England’s Artists International Development Fund is on the 14th June 2017.

Funding is available for artists (this includes, for example; producers, curators, publishers, editors, translators and choreographers) to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden their horizons and open their work to other perspectives.

The programme is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in combined arts, literature, music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts and design. Applicants must have received recognition for their work in England and not have extensive international experience.

Read more on the ACE website.

The a-n/AIR Paying Artists Guide

a-n/AIR have published a guide to paying artists, aimed at both artists themselves and exhibiting organisations. The guide provides sectoral advice on payments within the context of exhibitions or other visual arts presentation to the public and is the culmination of extensive consultation and testing across the sector.

The guide is available to download here.

Arts& Heritage News

 

10 artists have been selected to work in partnership with museums in the North of England, each creating a new piece of work in response to the museum and its collections.

The artists, who have been commissioned through the Meeting Point2 project, will work with venues ranging from a restored historic open-pan salt making site to an excavated monastic site dating back to the 12th century.

The 10 artists and museums are:

Artist                                                  Museum

Matt Stokes                                        Hexham Old Gaol, Northumberland

Owl Project                                         Prescot Museum, Knowsley

Brass Art                                             Chetham’s Library, Manchester

David Appleyard                               Norton Priory, Cheshire

Serena Partridge                               Gawthorpe Textiles Collection, Lancashire

Magnus Quaife                                   Portland Basin Museum, Ashton-under-Lyne

Jacob Cartwright and Nick Jordan      Experience Barnsley Museum & Discovery Centre

Lynn Setterington                               Brontë Parsonage Museum, West Yorkshire

Stephen Dixon and Alison Welsh        Preston Park Museum, Stockton on Tees

Martin Hylton                                       Lion Salt Works, Cheshire

Timandra Nichols, Director at Arts&Heritage, which initiated and is leading the project, said: “The artists each submitted proposals detailing how they would respond to the museums – the site and their collections. The venues we’re working with are varied and the artists responded with ideas which were thoughtful, exciting, and really took inspiration from some of the amazing museum buildings and collections.  

“The resulting works, when they are revealed later in the year, will not only be astounding pieces in their own right, but will also prompt audiences to think about the museums where the works are sited in a very different way.”

The Meeting Point2 project, which is funded through the Arts Council England’s Resilience Fund, aims to equip museums with the knowledge and skills to commission work from artists again in the future, as well as presenting new works in unexpected places.

The selected artists are known for work ranging from fusions of sculpture and sound art, to textile works and film.

Sheffield-based artist David Appleyard, who will be working in partnership with Norton Priory Museum, said: There is something very special about Norton Priory Museum. My research visits left me literally spellbound so I’m absolutely delighted to be involved in their MeetingPoint2 project. The project offers a rare opportunity to work with a very dedicated team in a place steeped in 900 years of history.”

Brass Art, who will be working with Chetham’s Library in Manchester, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to work with Chetham’s Library. The enthusiasm of the staff there is infectious; we’re looking forward to working with them closely to bring our collaborative practice and aspects of their fascinating collection together.”

Martin Hylton, who will work with Lion Salt Works in Cheshire, said: “I am excited to have been selected to create a newly commissioned piece in response to the Lion Salt Works. I am looking forward to working with the team, and local young dancers to realise this very exciting project.”

The 10 selected artists will create their commissions during 2017.

The programme builds on a successful pilot which took place in 2016 and saw artists working with museums across the North East and Yorkshire.

More details are available at www.artsandheritage.org.uk.

 

Meeting Point: Arts&Heritage working with museums and artists – Last Chance to Apply

From Arts&Heritage: 

We’re contacting you with a fantastic opportunity to work with artists to broaden your audience reach You may have heard that Arts&Heritage, a Northumberland based agency with specialism in working with museums and heritage organisations has been awarded funding to run the second phase of their action learning programme Meeting Point.

This is an exciting opportunity for modest sized museums in the North East, Yorkshire and the North West. The programme, which is detailed in the attached document, results in an artist’s commission within your collection or space as well as a supporting programme of workshops and talks.

Meeting Point has been running in the North East and Yorkshire for the past year and has been extremely successful. Details of it can be found on the Arts&Heritage website www.artsandheritage.org.uk and you are invited to launch events at those museums. The next event is Kirkleatham Museum, Cleveland and Redcar on August 30th and Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds on September 15th.

The choice of museums to be included in this second phase will be a competitive one and we do need to receive your early interest by Friday 24th September. We know that this is a busy time for you, but please take time to read through the attached document and email your interest to me by the September date. You will see that all travel expenses and associated costs are provided for within the MP budget, as is a commissioning budget, marketing and photography etc. What we need from you is the commitment of your time. To apply, please fill out an online form at https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=147187957395

For more information about the programme please download the programme information: MP2 – museums what to expect.

Meeting Point: Arts&Heritage working with museums and artists

From Arts&Heritage: 

We’re contacting you with a fantastic opportunity to work with artists to broaden your audience reach You may have heard that Arts&Heritage, a Northumberland based agency with specialism in working with museums and heritage organisations has been awarded funding to run the second phase of their action learning programme Meeting Point.

This is an exciting opportunity for modest sized museums in the North East, Yorkshire and the North West. The programme, which is detailed in the attached document, results in an artist’s commission within your collection or space as well as a supporting programme of workshops and talks.

Meeting Point has been running in the North East and Yorkshire for the past year and has been extremely successful. Details of it can be found on the Arts&Heritage website www.artsandheritage.org.uk and you are invited to launch events at those museums. The next event is Kirkleatham Museum, Cleveland and Redcar on August 30th and Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds on September 15th.

The choice of museums to be included in this second phase will be a competitive one and we do need to receive your early interest by Friday 24th September. We know that this is a busy time for you, but please take time to read through the attached document and email your interest to me by the September date. You will see that all travel expenses and associated costs are provided for within the MP budget, as is a commissioning budget, marketing and photography etc. What we need from you is the commitment of your time. To apply, please fill out an online form at https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=147187957395

For more information about the programme please download the programme information: MP2 – museums what to expect.

Eden Rivers Trust Public Art Project: Artist Commission

Eden Rivers Trust are inviting expressions of interest from artists or artist collectives to work on projects in Carlisle and Appleby as part of their Cherish Eden project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The commissions offer an opportunity for an artist (or artist collective) to design, develop and deliver a creative project for one of two Cumbrian communities affected by the flooding in winter 2015.

In each project, the artist will work collaboratively with the local community to develop a temporary Art Trail along the rivers in the respective areas. It will involve the artist delivering a number of workshops that result in the creation of a high-quality Art Trail.

The aim of the overall project is to encourage people to explore their local river environment through creativity and the arts, to share and express their ideas and experiences of the river.

There are two commissions are on offer:

  • Commission 1 – Appleby: £5,000
  • Commission 2 – Carlisle: £9,000

For further information please see here.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 12 noon, Thursday 28 April 2016

Catalyst Call to Trace Collection

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum are attempting to trace a series of paintings which were commissioned by chemical giant ICI towards the end of the Second World War.  They were painted to celebrate the war efforts of the company’s workers and were dispersed in 1946 when the individual paintings were given to the sitters.

Brenda Jenkin was motivated to help track down the remaining artworks after donating a portrait of her grandfather William Tyler, a Runcorn chemical works safety officer who was awarded the Military Medal for bravery during the First World War.

It is believed there are 56 painting in the “Portraits of Industry” collection and the museum would be keen to speak to anyone who believes they may have any in their collections.  The only one that is currently known to be in an institution is in the Weaver Hall collection (NOCMS1988.1), and it is likely that most are still in the hands of the individual sitters’ families.

For more information on the story visit – http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/quest-trace-oil-paintings-runcorn-9286479 or speak to Paul Meara paul@catalyst.org.uk

Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence Grants

These grants offer up to £15,000 for UK universities and museums to foster a completely new creative collaboration with an artist working in a discipline outside the applicant institution’s usual curriculum. All applications must be made by the host institution. These awards support the residency of an individual artist in a UK university or museum in order to foster a creative collaboration between the artist and the staff and/or students of that institution. The term “artist” includes visual artists, writers, musicians, poets and other producers of original creative work. The grants provide a stipend of up to £12,500 for the artist and consumable costs, such as the artist’s materials, of up to £2,500. Find out more at www.leverhulme.ac.uk.

Deadline – 10th September 2015

Creative Museums Introductory Session, 23rd June, HOME, Manchester

Creative Museums is a time limited programme of experimentation for six museums and a wider cohort of peers. The participating museums will use a process called Scratch to build lively programmes and venues which enrich the experience for visitors, directly and creatively involve their audiences, tackle challenges and generate new business opportunities. Priority will be given to small museums.

Creative Museums offers a unique practical programme of collaborative learning and testing. You will take part in workshops and masterclasses with a range of heritage, performance and arts specialists. You will
be partnered with a producer to plan collaborative creative projects in your venue. You will share practice with other museums, producers and artists, exchanging skills, ideas and processes. A producer/ artist will be commissioned to work with you to realise your ideas.

Creative Museums is run by Battersea Arts Centre in partnership with independent consultant Gaby Porter.

How might you benefit from Creative Museums?

  • Are you looking to connect more closely with local people and communities?
  • Are you keen to develop a programme which is richer, more playful and varied, while also affordable?
  • Are you in the early stages of a capital development, and beginning to think about the programmes, spaces and services you might want to create which are fit for the future?
  • Are you looking for a chance to think afresh about your ‘offer’ through a creative dialogue to develop new ideas and enrich audience experience?
  • Do you want to encourage and enable people within your organisation to shape and develop ideas quickly and at a low cost?
  • Would you like others to use your museum as a venue for performances and imaginative programmes?

If any of these strikes a chord with you, apply to take part in Creative Museums!

Creative Museums – what’s involved?

Creative Museums offers a unique practical programme of collaborative learning and testing, hosted by Battersea Arts Centre. The 18 month programme will run October 2015 – March 2017.

  • You will take part in workshops and masterclasses with a range of heritage, performance and arts specialists.
  • You will be partnered with a producer to plan collaborative creative projects in your venue.
  • You will share practice with other museums, producers and artists, exchanging skills, ideas and processes.
  • A producer/ artist will be commissioned to work with you to realise your ideas.
We would like to invite you to an introductory session:

23rd June, HOME, Manchester, 12pm-3.30pm

How do I book a place? 

To book, please email creativemuseums@bac.org.uk and include:

  • Your name
  • Name of the museum
  • Link to the museum website
  • The number of people working there 
NB: numbers at these sessions are limited, so please book a place as soon as you can. We offer up to two places per museum. Priority will be given to people working in museums with nine members of staff or less.

For more information please download our information pack – https://www.bac.org.uk/resources/0000/1863/CM_pdf.pdf.

Booking opens for New Expressions’ field visit programme

Artists and museum staff with a professional interest in collaboration are being invited to experience some of the high points of the New Expressions LIVE season together.  Hosted by three of the programme’s partner museums in Plymouth, York and Warwickshire, this series of three events will enable the exchange of knowledge and creative thinking and promote inspirational programming ideas.

Each field visit offers the opportunity to see newly commissioned art works and to gain candid insights into their production, interpretation and installation, as revealed by the museums and the artists involved.

Each event will also enable participants to consider options for supporting future joint working between artists and museums – options that will support creative risk taking and experimental new approaches to artist-museum collaboration.

One idea under consideration is the option of setting up a practice-based ‘Subject Specialist Network’ (SSN). Arts Council England recognises SSNs as fora for sharing expertise, research, mentoring and developing best practice, and has given New Expressions an award from the Museum Resilience Fund to explore whether this would be a good way to take the initiative forward nationally.

Find out more:
http://www.newexpressions.org/Booking-opens-for-New-Expressions’-field-visit-programme/Latest-News/ Link to download

PDF calling notice:
http://www.newexpressions.org/includes/documents/Field%20Visits%20Programme_Calling_Notice_Final.pdf