Unnatural Selection by Chen Hangfeng

Shanghai-based artist Chen Hangfeng was selected to participate in 1mile² Bradford 2009. His exhibition Unnatural Selection is now on at Cartwright Hall.

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Contemporary Myths - Video

Video of the recent Contemporary Myths programme which took place in Farnham, Liverpool and Dartington



1mile² - Richard Layzell in Shanghai

UK based artist Richard Layzell talks about his experience in Shanghai as part of the 1mile² programme 2009.

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Excellent Feedback for VA’s role as UK Cultural Contact Point

Visiting Arts received positive reviews from the European Commission Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture for our role as the official UK Cultural Contact Point from 2010 to 2013, advising UK organisations on the EU Culture programme and Creative Europe.



Creative Europe briefing note December 2013

Our final publication for the UK Cultural Contact Point (hosted by VA from 2010-2013) was this comprehensive briefing note on the new priorities for Creative Europe, and changes from the previous Culture programme. We highlighted:

Creative Europe briefing note December 2013.pdf590.37 KB

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Article from VA on Guardian Cultural Professionals Network

Article from Yvette Vaughan-Jones and the UK Cultural Contact Point: Why don't more UK arts, culture and heritage organisations apply to the EU Culture programme? And are things looking up for Creative Europe? Comments welcome on the blog:

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Tom Porter reflects on the WCC Creative Skills programme in Africa

Tom Porter, Lead Trainer for the WCC Creative Skills programme in Africa, shares his reflections on the intensive workshop sessions, which took place through November 2015, as the creative evaluate their work and start to plot their next steps…

“My experience of training for WCC enabled me to reconnect with creative entrepreneurs working at the forefront of the creative scenes in Malawi and Ethiopia. As is always the case in these situations, I learnt more than I taught, and I listened more than I spoke.



Malawi welcomes WCC Creative Skills

 The selected participants for the WCC Creative Skills training programme in Lilongwe, in partnership with the Africa Centre, took part in a comprehensive and insightful workshop series from 17-19th November 2015 at MHub with Mary Helen Young of Visiting Arts and Lead Trainer Tom Porter of Lake of Stars, as well as the assistance of lead contact for Malawi, Michael Phoya.



WCC Creative Skills launches in Ethiopia

WCC Creative Skills training programme for artists and creative practitioners has launched in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in partnership with the Africa Centre. The successful participants were initiated into the programme with an intensive workshop session from 11-13 November 2015 with Mary Helen Young of Visiting Arts and Lead Trainer Tom Porter of Lake of Stars, as well as the assistance of lead contact for Ethiopia, Abel Asrat