Public art proposal for Flint Castle

Close view from the south eastFlint Castle 8(3)

Welsh Government has allocated funds to develop a public art proposal for Flint Castle as part of a wider regeneration and development project.

Between January and March 2018 a team/consortium of artists, or an organisation, will be commissioned to work with the communities of Flint to explore discuss and investigate their aspirations for the flint foreshore, the castle and relationship with the town. The artists will use creativity to fully engage with the local community to develop themes and stories to be used that may inform the production of a permanent public artwork to be commissioned in the future. Flintshire County Council’s Arts, Culture and Events section will be managing the project.

This specific commission is to contract a team or consortium of artists or organisation to work within Flint’s communities in a variety of art genres for 60 days between the 8thof January and the 30 March 2018, with research and planning taking place in December 2017. We would welcome expressions of interest from artists, across all artforms, who are highly experienced in working with diverse communities. We would particularly welcome expressions of interest from a team/consortium of artists or organisations using a variety of artforms.

Expressions of interest need to be emailed to gwenno.e.jones@flintshire.gov.uk by Friday 1 December 2017 and must include all Artist CV’s outlining relevant experience, contact details of two referees per team, a proposal of how you would approach the brief and a covering letter, an estimated budget. For an informal discussion please contact Gwenno Jones on 01352 702471.
Please see attached documents for further information on how to apply.
 

The Tu Fewn commissions

DASHThe biggest news items at DASH this month, is the recent release of the three commissions from our Tu Fewn partners; Ffotogallery, g39 and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.

Tu Fewn is one of our newest projects, delivering the opportunity for arts organisations in Wales to commission new high quality work by Disabled visual artists from across the UK and Internationally.

DASH is working in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru across the whole of Wales – and the commissions for each partner organisation are outlined below.

  • Ffotogallery – want to commission a Disabled artist to create a public-realm/digital cross platform artwork as part of the Diffusion Experience for Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography in October 2015. The commission is open to UK and international Disabled artists.
  • g39 – is seeking an ambitious disabled artist-curator to contribute to their process of programming. The successful artist-curator will be commissioned to work with the g39 team for a twelve-month period and will be responsible for devising one of g39’s 3-month seasons, comprising a main exhibition with associated projects / exhibition spaces, seminars and talks.
  • Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre – are looking to commission a disabled artist/maker to curate an exhibition as part of our ‘Maker to Curator’ programme. The resulting exhibition will be presented at LGAC in January 2016. The commission is open to all UK and International disabled makers/artists.

The three commissions can be viewed in more detail and downloaded, via the Tu Fewn page of the DASH website: http://www.dasharts.org/projects/tu-fewn.html

Tu Fewn release three commissions for Disabled artists

We are very pleased to release the three commissions from our Tu Fewn partners; Ffotogallery, g39 and Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.

The commissions on offer, are in brief:

  • Ffotogallery – want to commission a Disabled artist to create a public-realm/digital cross platform artwork as part of the Diffusion Experience for Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography in October 2015. The commission is open to UK and international Disabled artists.

  • g39 – seeking an ambitious disabled artist-curator to contribute to their process of programming. The successful artist-curator will be commissioned to work with the g39 team for a twelve-month period and will be responsible for devising one of g39’s 3-month seasons, comprising a main exhibition with associated projects / exhibition spaces, seminars and talks.

  • Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre – looking to commission a disabled artist/maker to curate an exhibition as part of our “Maker to Curator” programme. The resulting exhibition will be presented at LGAC in January 2016. The commission is open to all UK and International disabled makers/artists.

The three commissions can be viewed in more detail and downloaded, by clicking on the link below:

 http://www.dasharts.org/projects/tu-fewn.html

Background of Tu Fewn:

Tu Fewn is an exciting new development opportunity for arts organisations in Wales to commission new high quality work by Disabled visual artists from across the UK and Internationally. Working in partnership with DASH we will be working across the whole of Wales.

There are three commissions as part of Tu Fewn:

  • One to a mainstream gallery to select a Disabled visual artist to ‘exhibit’.
  • One to a mainstream gallery to select a Disabled visual artist as a curator.
  • One to an Arts Organisation to select a Disabled visual artist to be embedded within their work.

(By arts organisation we mean any non visual arts organisation i.e. theatre, dance, circus etc. By Visual Artist we use the broadest definition from Live Art to Painting, from Drawing to Video etc).

The aims of Tu Fewn are:

  • To increase the number of Disabled visual artists :
  • Exhibiting in mainstream galleries in Wales
  • Developing Curatorial skills with Mainstream galleries in Wales
  • Working with Arts Organisations in Wales
  • To change working practices of galleries and arts organisations through a practical partnership and network
  • To increase the number of Disabled people as an arts audience