Articulture July 2015 Update

July 2015 update

Upcoming events, guest blogs and new opportunities for 2015/16

A wealth of exciting outdoor arts encounters, events and training await you, as well as some inspirational musings by guest artists, and news that Articulture will be continuing to offer further commission and bursary opportunities in 2015/16.

Outdoor arts encounter @ Pontio’s Gwledd Syrcas Feast, 19 July

Based in North Wales? Interested in Circus and Performance Arts? Join Articulture for their next Outdoor Arts Encounter @Pontio’s brand new Circus festival. See new work including ‘Kaboom’ – Cia Huma/Hugo Oliveira (commission in partnership with Pontio, image at top of newsletter), connect with others, and enjoy a picnic in the sunshine… friends and family welcome. To book email Sarah – sarah@articulture-wales.co.uk.

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Pontio will also be running several specialist training sessions for performers in July including rigging and aerial. More details here

Wales Outdoor Arts Commissioning Consortium – tour of new work commences  

The Wales outdoor arts commissioning consortium, managed by Articulture, have now started their summer 2015 tour of two new pieces of work by Wales based artists Kitsch & Sync (‘Babs & Stella’s Intergalatic Adventure’), and Gwilym Morus (‘Beic’). The performance premieres took place at The Riverfront’s Big Splash Festival in May. The shows will now continue to tour Wales at five further dates this summer.

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Photo: Dan Green

Networking, pitching and picnics @ the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival 2015 

Articulture and 12 Wales-based artists and arts organisations attended the inspirationalGreenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London’s leading festival of outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, circus and street arts) in June.

As part of the festival the delegates attended a professional networking programme run by expert outdoor arts producers Xtrax, with a hub for delegates across the UK and Europe, providing a range of special events in a marquee in the centre of the festival action.

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Guest blogs from artists reporting back on outdoor arts adventures…

Insightful musings from Theatre Designer, Maker & Co-Artistic Director of Bread & Goose Alison Neighbour who attended the Prague Quadrennial Scenography event in June, a unique live exhibition of world theatre and scenography, with bursary support from Articulture.
Read her blog here 

Brilliant new blog from Ruth Stringer, designer & scenic artist on her experiences at the extraordinary outdoor arts event Greenwich & Docklands International Festival & professional Xtrax Showcase in the company of other Wales based practitioners, with bursary support from Articulture.
Read her blog here 

National outdoor arts training & networking events coming up  

The two national outdoor arts associations are hosting two key events in 2015, invaluable for networking, pitching and inspiration –

The Independent Street Arts Network (ISAN) hosts the next National Outdoor Arts Conference 2015 on the 24 & 25 November in Hull, City of Culture in 2017.
Info and booking here

The National Association of Street Arts (NASA) hosts an Outdoor Art Lab ‘Words and Stories in the Great Outdoors’, 29 Sept – 3 Oct in Bristol.
Info and booking here

And finally…Articulture’s new opportunities in 2015/16 

Articulture is pleased to announce that the Arts Council of Wales will be funding a further year of outdoor arts opportunities, including new commissions, events and bursaries.

Articulture will be working with a range of partners including Pontio, The Riverfront, Taliesin Arts Centre, Aberystywth Arts Centre, The Wales Millennium Centre, The National Eisteddfod of Wales, Green Man Festival, LLAWN, Migrations, Natural Resources Wales, Powys Arts Partnership, Creu Cymru, Xtrax, as well as a wide range of artists, makers and other organisations.

This will run from October 2015 to October 2016. We will be announcing these opportunities in full from then, so keep your eyes peeled!

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