Articulture update – Jan 2017 – Bursaries for professional development & festivals


January 2017 update 

New! Bursaries for professional development & international outdoor arts festivals in 2017…

…Plus new WOAC outdoor arts commissions announced, an invitation to hang out with the UK outdoor arts network at the NASA annual gathering, and guest blog from Rosalind and Janet out in the woods…

Photo – 'Baa' by Run Ragged – Credit/Chris Young 

Professional development & International festival bursaries available

Wales based artists or arts organisations interested in working in the outdoors are welcomed to apply for two types of bursaries in 2017 –

  1. Professional development – bursaries to fund a 'go see' or skill share session, which will assist in the development of outdoor arts work.
  2. International Outdoor Arts festivals – bursaries to attend two leading international outdoor arts festivals and professional showcase in the UK – Greenwich & Docklands Festival, London 23 – 25 June, or Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth, 15 – 17 September.

Read full details here 

Photo: 'The Senses' by Theatre A3 at GDIF Festival 2016 – Credit/Doug Southall

Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium – Commissions for 2017 announced 

Articulture, in collaboration with the ‘Wales Outdoor Arts Consortium' (WOAC), have announced two new commissions for 2017 – 'Electioneering for Beginners' (working title) by Mr & Mr Clark and 'Gary and Pel -The CarCrash Wedding' by Alex Marshall Parsons & Kim Noble.   

Read full story here 

Photos: 'Gary and Pel' – Credit/Alex Marshall Parsons & 'Electioneering for Beginners' Credit/Mr & Mrs Clark


National Association of Street Arts (NASA): Annual Gathering 2017 – For the Love Of It 

Join others interested/involved in outdoor arts at NASA’s annual gathering of Outdoor and Street Arts professionals – a weekend of inspiration, creation and fun, a chance to recharge and re-connect This year’s theme is OPPOSITION – in politics and debate, with colour, scale, temperature and more. Dates: 6pm Fri 17 –  5pm Sun 19 Feb, 101 Creation Space, Greenham Common, Newbury, Berkshire. 

Please note that professional development bursaries offered for 2017 can be used to attend this event. 

Read full story here

Guest artist blog – Reflections – Extending Practice: Choreographic Practice and Sustainability

Between August 2015 and May 2016, Wales based Dance Artist, Rosalind Holgate Smith and Documentary Photographer, Janet Ruth Davies collaborated on a site specific project called ‘Uncertain Terrain’, situated in Dinorwic slate quarry, north Wales. Through this project, they developed a cross-disciplinary practice involving movement studies, digital audio and photography, investigating the landscape as an embodied practice.

This year they were granted a professional development bursary from Articulture to attend ‘Extending Practice: Choreographic Practice and Sustainability’, a one day conference for dance artists, creatives and academics in Glasgow, hosted by creative carbon Scotland, September 2016. 

Read full story here 

Photos- Credit/Janet Ruth Davies

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