ARTIST DEVELOPMENT WEST MIDLANDS - 2013/2014
Turning Point West Midlands supports creative and professional development for artists and it does this by working together with The New Art Gallery Walsall and regional artist-led spaces and groups including Artspace in Coventry, Airspace in Stoke, Wolverhampton Contemporary Art Forum and Worcester Arts Partnership. Together we are creating artist development opportunities across the West Midlands.
The Artist Development programme consists of a menu of opportunities for artists at various stages in their careers, and is available to artists from across the West Midlands. These opportunities are:
Art Fair Research Trips
A delegation of 10 artists from across the West Midlands were selected by artist-led spaces and visual art hubs in their areas to undertake a funded research trip to Frieze Art Fair and Sunday Art Fair with tours provided by The Contemporary Art Society in October 2012. The group were accompanied by curators, TPWM Steering Group members, and representatives from Arts Council England WM. Following the trips, there were further opportunities for these artists to meet and discuss their work.
This trip will take place again in October 2013.
In Autumn 2012 and Spring 2013 curators, gallerists and established artists undertook visits to artists’ studios in the West Midlands following an application process. Further studio visits are planned for Autumn 2013. More information on studio visits can be found here.
Visual arts specialists will be invited to visit areas across the region to provide guidance in the business of being an artist. These sessions will be developed in association with the regional artist-led spaces with a view to supporting further peer-to-peer learning and collaboration. More information on the Business Development sessions held earlier in 2013 can be found here.
Following residencies at The New Art Gallery Walsall and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, two further micro-residencies are planned with mac Birmingham and the New Art Gallery Walsall in 2013/2014. These residencies are designed to be short, developmental periods of activity for artists within the West Midlands. These micro-residencies will also be offered by application, more details will follow.
A series of events are planned including an Artists’ Study Day to coincide with New Art West Midlands 2014 and an event looking into developing a curatorial practice.
More programmes in the West Midlands:
EXTRA SPECIAL PEOPLE
Extra Special People, Eastside Projects’ Associates scheme, supports the development of work, ideas, connections and careers through a programme of events, opportunities and projects. Extra Special People events are free to members, or £4/£2 (concs) for non-members.
GRAIN is the photography hub and network for the West Midlands. GRAIN offers research and development projects and a range of ambitious high quality opportunities all aimed at strengthening and sustaining photography in the region and promote the sector nationally and internationally.
For more on what's going on 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
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.