Bursaries for research visits were awarded to artists to visit the Manchester International Festival and the British Art Show.
Six respected arts professionals visited artists across the West Midlands from December 2015 to February 2016.
Recipients of Autumn 2015 Studio Visits:
Mandy Fowler - Independent Consultant and Curator will visit Jane Tudge, Caitriona Dunnett and Sarah Goudie.
Karen Newman – Director, BOM (Birmingham Open Media) will visit Chloe Ashley.
Christian Mooney – Director, ARCADE will visit Andrew Gillespie, Anna Katarzyna Domejko and Mark Essen.
Lisa Beauchamp - Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museums Trust will visit Paul Gittins and Corinne Perry.
David Hoyland – Director, Seventeen will visit Alberto Condotta, Joanne Masding and Neil Jones.
Simon Morrissey - Director, Works | Projects & Director, Foreground will visit Elizabeth Rowe, Dr. Bharti Parmar and Kurt Hickson.
More information on the Studio Visits programme can be found here.
Art Fair Research Trips
Joining the Dots...
Joining the Dots... was a series of three sessions that took place in October 2015 across the West Midlands. The sessions focussed on relationship building, resourcing a practice and communicating a practice. They intended to increase the knowledge and understanding of artists of their place within the local, regional and national visual arts ecology through advice giving, signposting, collective problem solving and networking.
Group artist residency with mac birmingham
From Monday 21 to Thursday 24 March 2016 Andre de Jong, Matthew Gale, Bruno Grilo, JD Haigh and Elizabeth Lake took part in a micro-residency at mac birmingham.The residency was based on Philip K. Dick's 1969 science fiction novel UBIK. As a result of their residency at mac, they have been invited to take part in a further residency at Chisenhale Studios in late May 2016.
Two micro-residencies took place as part of this year's Artist Development programme.
Joanne Masding undertook a micro-residency at AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent on the themes of 'celebration and winter festivals'. Her was shown in the window of AirSpace from 18 December 2015 to 8 January 2016.
Beyond the Garret: Artists' Studios Now
On Saturday 16 May, Artist Development West Midlands and AirSpace Gallery explored models of Artists' studios though a series of case studies and discussion at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Audio and a summary of the event can be accessed here.
On Monday 29 June, Workshop Birmingham and Eastside Projects with the Artist Development programme explored different approaches to making, process, materials and tools at Eastside Projects, Birmingham. More information can be found here.
The Fine Art of Hanging On - New Art West Midlands 2016 Study Day
The Fine Art of Hanging On, our event as part of New Art West Midlands 2016 took place on Saturday 27 February 2016. The event explored the opportunities and challenges that artists face. Audio from the day can be found here.
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For Artist Development programmes in your area click the links below:
Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall
Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Newport, Ludlow
Stoke-On-Trent, Tamworth, Lichfield, Cannock Chase, Stafford, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Coventry, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton & Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon
Worcester, Bromsgrove, Stourport-on-Severn, Droitwich, Evesham, Kidderminster, Malvern
Hereford, Leominster, Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye
The Artist Development programme has been developed with The New Art Gallery Walsall as the lead organisation supported by Turning Point West Midlands.