working internationally


Call to organisations – How will you maintain your international working? How will we hear the international artists voices?

With recent events in the Middle East and beyond, there is a greater imperative for these international voices to be heard and, in particular for the voices of the artists to have a platform.

But, the current funding cuts from public and other bodies are starting to affect organisations up and down the United Kingdom. Where will you make your cuts internally? Is it the research and training budgets? The international links and residencies that will suffer? In addition, the mechanisms in place to finance bringing international work into the country are diminishing rapidly. Our research shows that the main funding for incoming work for international artists is now from the Arts Councils and with heavy demands on this reduced funding, will this strand of work suffer disproportionately?



Lost Languages And Other Voices - Joy Gregory Retrospective

If Visiting Arts’ ‘Future Thinking’ document is the philosophy behind artist residencies and intercultural dialogue, Joy Gregory is the practice. Over the last 25 years her work has evolved from and explored the characteristics and dynamics of international residencies and exemplified how ‘space’ can become ‘place’ when given connection, context and meaning. An upcoming interview with Joy Gregory will attempt to draw out exactly what is at the heart of an international residency experience and, at a time when dialogue has never been so important, what role residencies and cultural practitioners can play in intercultural understanding.

producers visits


Eckhard Thiemann – Reflections On The UK Korea Producers Visit

By Kelly Carmichael

Visiting Arts runs a successful programme of ambitious research visits abroad which seek to provide UK curators and producers with an opportunity to expand their knowledge of international art practice in a specific overseas context. Having recently signed an agreement with the Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS) to promote and support collaborative exchange between the Korean and UK cultural scenes, a Producers’ Visit to the South Korean capital was undertaken in Autumn 2010. Working in partnership with KAMS, Visiting Arts sought to enable participants to develop professional networks between Korea and the UK and encourage collaborative exchange in the performing arts between the two countries.