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Showing posts with label Arts. Show all posts

Saturday, 27 August 2011

"Vertical. Nature. Base." invite


Some details of an exploratory/artistic/dance project being run by Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company's Artistic Director Steve Batts with artist Dan Shipsides. See below a message from Steve inviting participants to a participatory element of the project in the coming weeks:

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Hi there!

I'm sending you this email because I think you might be interested in joining in with a wonderful and very unusual project that I'm doing.

If you like to be creative and enjoy the outdoors, walking, climbing, camping this project is for you.

For two weeks, from next Monday, Artist Dan Shipsides and myself are going to be climbing, moving, recording, photographing, videoing, eating and sleeping at a secluded cove in North Donegal as the first part of a project investigating the poetic possibilities in the direct physical engagement with one very particular natural location. From that engagement we will be creating movement, still and moving images, environmental art, stories and ideas.

Part of this project is open for participation.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Call for Submissions - Integrated Arts Projects at Shankill and Beech Hall


Image above from the Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre - Proposed Art Plan (Jan 10)

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust invite submissions for six creative opportunities arising from the Shankill and Beech Hall Wellbeing and Treatment Centres which will be completed in May 2011.

Submissions are welcome from artists with an interest in designing artworks for external entrances, courtyard areas and internal glazing and walls; this includes small and large scale areas suitable for work in metal, glass, ceramic, timber and lighting. Artists may wish to apply for opportunities in each building, appropriate to their practice.

The competition will have two stages. Stage one will require preliminary concept proposals. A panel will meet to select artists who, for a fee, will continue to stage two by submitting a more detailed proposal.

Artists brief and other information is contained in the links below, or you can download a pdf version.

The closing date for stage one proposals is: 4pm on Friday 12 March 2010.

Full details and how to submit proposals available here

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Participate conference, Wed 25th March


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Participate: Harnessing cultural value in tough economic times

Belfast City Council presents Participate, a one day conference aimed at the cultural sector on Wednesday 25th March 2009, in the Elmwood Hall, University Road, Belfast, from 9am - 5pm.

Facilitated by BBC’s Marie-Louise Muir (Arts Extra), Participate will question and explore how the value of culture and arts impacts on the regeneration of Belfast.
Motivational speakers include:


Paul Collard

Can we afford the arts anymore?
Paul Collard is National Director of Creative Partnerships and he commissioned the ‘Angel of the north’ sculpture in Newcastle-on-Tyne. He has 25 years experience of working in the arts and is an expert in delivering programmes that use creativity and culture as drivers of social and economic change.

How we value arts and culture
John Holden, an associate at the independent think tank Demos and a visiting professor at City University, London. He has been involved in numerous major projects with the cultural sector ranging across heritage, libraries, music, museums, the performing arts and the moving image.

Wolfgang Buttress, internationally renowned artist and commissioned by Belfast City Council for the landmark sculpture ‘Rise’ at Broadway roundabout in Belfast. Wolfgang will speak in conversation with Marie-Louise Muir about his monumental sculpture of 37.5m high which uses the principles and forms of Geodesic dome and is due to be completed by summer 2009. The sculpture will create a more attractive Belfast for its citizens.

The public value of cultural events
Greg Richards is a partner with Tourism Research and Marketing (TRAM), a consultancy specialising in tourism and events. He has worked extensively on the analysis and development of cultural and creative tourism in cities such as Barcelona, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.

BJ Cunningham is a serial entrepreneur and council member of Superbrands. He shows how authenticity is vital to build and retain customer loyalty and set up a brand marketing agency with major international clients. “Politically incorrect and electrifying. Our delegates loved him” - PR Week

Places are free but should be booked in advance. To book a place, please email [email protected] or tel: (028) 9091 8734.