opportunities

18.02.16

Visiting Arts is recruiting

Visiting Arts is looking for a part-time Communications Assistant experienced with digital practice. The position will support our international networking site World Cultures Connect, as well as a new global network we are developing with European partners. A background in the arts and culture sector is desired and a passion for art and culture is essential. The ideal candidate will need to be a good communicator, self-motivated and highly organised, and comfortable working without direct supervision.

news

22.04.14

Recent international funding opportunities

Applications of the following funding programmes will all be due in May. Visit the links below for eligibilities and other information of each programme.

seminars and conferences

21.05.13

Visiting Arts Intensives Summer 2013 Schedule

If your organisation is involved with or considering creating international collaborations and projects, the Visiting Arts Intensives can help with the latest intelligence in EU funding for culture and decades of experience in international working. While UK funds for the arts are becoming increasingly difficult to access, support programmes are available throughout the EU. Ranging from employability and skills to youth projects, step back from the daily search for trusts and foundations and learn about how EU funds could support your projects.

critical writing exchanges

07.03.12

Critical Thinking: Welsh Arts Critics’ Development Programme

Susie Wild, one of the participants for the Welsh Arts Critics' Development Programme, reports for Pioneer, the e-newsletter for Culture Colony

"Last month I completed the Welsh Arts Critics' Development Programme with Wales Arts International and Visiting Arts. Four new critics - Lowri Hâf Cooke, Amelia Forsbrook, Dylan Moore and myself - took part in the 6-month programme which was designed to develop coverage and critical discussion of Welsh arts.

critical writing exchanges

28.11.11

Welsh Arts Critics' Blogs from Hay Festival Kerala

Two participants of our current Welsh Arts Critics Development Programme 2011, Susie Wild and Dylan Moore, give their views from the recent Kerala edition of the Hay Festival


Susie is a freelance journalist, PR, poet, writer and editor, and a regular contributor to Buzz magazine.

Dylan is the founding editor CFUK; founding co-editor The Raconteur and alumnus of the National Theatre of Wales / Academi ‘New Critic’ scheme.

1mile2

10.11.11

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.

contemporary myths

26.09.11

Contemporary Myths - Video

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

interviews

12.05.11

The Silent Zone of the World - Lemi Ponifasio

‘The Silent Zone of the World’

INTERVIEW WITH CHOREOGRAPHER LEMI PONIFASIO by Kelly Carmichael

fellowships

14.04.11

Roddy Buchanan/ Sharjah residency

By Kelly Carmichael

Robert Rauschenberg could not have put it more succinctly – "the artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history”. This idea of artist as witness is not a new one. Historically and across all art forms the role of artists to observe, announce, document and translate is central to our knowledge of the past. From Japanese floating world prints to hieroglyphics in Egyptian tombs, James Joyce’s Dubliners to Picasso’s Guernica, artists have contributed strongly to recording the existence of and providing evidence for our understanding of historical events and social circumstance. The artist, however, is more than a passive witness of events – whether monumental or everyday. They are an active participant in the unfolding of their own particular time in history.

working internationally

18.03.11

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?

interviews

10.03.11

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.

interviews

09.03.11

Artist Voices - Voices from the Middle East

Two young artists give contrasting views of how the current political events are affecting their practice

1mile2

07.02.11

Artists in Conversation - Gohar Dashti

Artist talk: Gohar Dashti in conversation with Adam Knights (Arts Projects Manager, Visiting Arts)
Thursday 24 February 2011, 19:00 - 20:00
The Delfina Foundation
29 Catherine Place, London SW1E 6DY
Free. Rsvp required.

Photographer Gohar Dashti has been in residence at Impressions Gallery, Bradford and will be artist-in-residence at The Delfina Foundation in February, taking part in 1mile², a Visiting Arts initiative that connects artists, ecologists and communities through creative engagement. At this event, Gohar will present past and present work and will reflect on her time in the UK exploring the influence of recent experiences on her practice.

producers visits

27.01.11

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.

1mile2

27.01.11

1mile2 Bradford - Gohar Dashti

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GOHAR DASHTI Profile - guest edited by Kelly Carmichael
The latest in a series of innovative residencies sees Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti head to Bradford in the north of England for four weeks from late January 2011. Part of Visiting Arts’ 1mile² (www.square-mile.net) programme, her residency is supported by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and DCMS. While in residence at Impressions Gallery, Dashti will collaborate with ecologist Charlie Gray and lead a photographic mapping project with Bradford’s local community.

literature lab

05.01.11

Literature LAB - Writers Exchange 2010

Visiting Arts, West Dean College (West Sussex) worked together in inviting two poets who write in Arabic, to take part in a one week residency in the Sussex Downs for the first week of November 2010.

Nujoom al-Ghanem is an Emirati writer who combines popular writing with challenging contemporary verse. Fadhil al-Azzawi originally from Iraq, now based in Berlin, has developed an extraordinary international reputation for his perceptive and entertaining verse and performance.Nujoom and Fadhil participated in Poetry International at the South Bank Centre, London from Saturday 30 Oct to Sunday 7 Nov, where they discussed their practice as poets and they time at West Dean.

Below Greg Mosse writer, translator and creative writing teacher recalls his experience with the poets and their residency

interviews

04.10.10

International Mobility

 

VA's European Information Officer, Christoph Jankowski talks about International mobility matters for the development of culture, creativity and best practise at home and abroad. First published in ArtsProfessional 221, 5 July 2010. www.artsprofessional.co.uk

1mile2

20.04.10

1mile² - Richard Layzell in Shanghai

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

twitter

09.03.10