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Contemporary Heritage Research Residency and Commission opportunity at Turton Tower.

Contemporary Heritage Research Residency and Commission opportunity at Turton Tower.

Venue: Turton Tower, Chapeltown Road, Turton, nr Bolton, BL7 0HG

Contemporary Heritage: A new way of seeing is an ambitious programme of site-responsive commissions at some of Lancashire’s most spectacular and colourful historic venues and sites. The interventions animate each place and offer visitors the opportunity to experience major works of art outside urban centres.

Mid Pennine Arts, in collaboration with Turton Tower, wish to commission an arts practitioner of national or international standing to create temporary new work(s) in response to the history and architecture of Turton Tower.

A welcome extension to this commissioning programme, enabled by Arts Council England funding through the Perspectives of Pennine Lancashire network, is a Research Residency programme to take place at two Contemporary Heritage venues, Turton Tower and Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, in Autumn 2012.

Interested artists and collaborators must visit Turton Tower before submitting an expression of interest. We recommend visiting Not Forgotten and TAKEN too, if possible. These commissions demonstrate the quality of work, and the vision and ambition of the programme.

Deadline for expression of interest for the research residency is Monday 5th September 2011.

Audience Development for Arts Advocacy or the popcorn & candy top 10 reasons to support the arts

Audience Development for Arts Advocacy or the popcorn & candy top 10 reasons to support the arts.

This is an excellent blog, well worth a look!

Arts advocacy for arts funding (via Audience Development Specialists Blog!)

I know this is a post from America, but it speaks to me and all our friends and colleagues here in the UK.

Audience development & arts advocacy for arts funding These are strange times.  For every arts cut story I find in news sources across the country, there is at least a story to match of an arts group raising money to help a community.    Today there was an arts cuts article for Wisconsin, and meanwhile in Joplin, MO, there was an article of an arts festival raising funds to help rebuild the community after the devastating tornado damage. Artists and arts organizations have been attempting to reason … Read More

via Audience Development Specialists Blog!