CURATORIAL  COMMISSION:MAC  RESIDENCY

NATIONAL  CALL    OUT  

 

Duration  of  residency: Spring  2019  –  Summer  2020

Closing  Date  for  Applications:  by  5pm,  20  January  2019

Interviews: 30  January  2019

About  The  Programme:     

DASH,  Arnolfini,  Middlesbrough  Institute  of  Modern  art  (MIMA)  and  Midlands  Art  Centre  (MAC)  are   working together  on  a  three-­year  programme  of  curatorial  commissions  providing  individual  residencies   for  three artists/curators  who  identify  as  Disabled  people.  

During the twelve month residency the successful candidate will receive mentoring support and work shadowing, working towards developing and delivering an agreed curatorial project right in the heart of MAC. The successful applicant will be offered:

  • Curator’s fee fixed at £12,000 
  • Curator’s expenses a maximum of £5,000 
  • £8,000 towards exhibition costs

For further information and details of how to apply: www.dasharts.org/projects/curatorial-commission-call.html

DASH  has  been  working  with  galleries  and  arts  centres  in  England  and  Wales  since  2009  creating   opportunities  for  Deaf  and  Disabled  artists  to  exhibit  and  curate.  These  opportunities  have  significantly   advanced  the  careers  of  more  than  15  Deaf  and  Disabled  artists,  and  have  influenced  and  changed  the   thinking  of  a  number  of  key  people  in  these  galleries.      

However,  DASH  asserts  that  further  deep-­‐rooted  cultural  changes  must  be  made  within  the  visual  arts   sector  in  order  for  it  to  become  a  more  inclusive  and  accessible  artform.      

One  part  of  effecting  this  change  is  by  placing  Deaf  and  Disabled  people  in  positions  of  influence  within  the   visual  arts,  to  influence  change  from  within.  The  long-­‐term  aim  of  the  programme  is  to  support  the   development  of  Deaf  and  Disabled  curators,  so  they  can  become  the  directors/curators/programmers  of   the  future.    

The  curatorial  opportunities  at  MIMA  and  Arnolfini  (dates  to  be  confirmed)  will  be  announced  in  January   19,  interviews  in  April  19  and  the  curators  will  start  in  September  19.    

The  Role  

How  would  you  respond  to  the  challenge  of  curating  within  the  context  of  a  multi-­‐disciplinary  arts  centre?     Midlands  Arts  Centre  (MAC)  has  teamed  up  with  DASH  to  offer  a  unique  curatorial  residency  programme   for  an  artist/curator  who  self  identifies  as  a  Deaf  or  Disabled  person.    

The  Curatorial  Commission  Project,  the  first  of  its  kind  in  the  UK,  will  give  the  successful  candidate  the   opportunity  to  draw  upon  the  expertise  and  mentoring  of  specialist  curators  across  the  whole  of  MAC’s   artistic  spectrum.  The  successful  candidate  will  experience  the  day-­‐to-­‐day  business  of  running  a  creative   programme,  opportunity  to  contribute  to  the  development  of  a  dynamic  arts  organization  and  curate  a   major  public  exhibition.    

If  you  think  the  Curatorial  Commission  Project  sounds  exciting,  it  is.        

Recent  MAC  curated  seasons  of  work  such  as  ‘Women  &  Protest’  and  ‘Beyond  Windrush’  have  exhibited   major  new  commissioned  exhibitions,  alongside  performances,  music,  spoken  word,  film,  events  and   seminars  within  an  interwoven  disciplinary  structure  with  the  visual  arts  at  their  heart,  providing  a  holistic   visitor  experience.  

 If  you  think  you  have  compelling  ideas  that  can  be  developed  through  the  Curatorial  Commissions  Project   and  touch  peoples  lives,  whilst  MAC  and  DASH  support  you  to  develop  your  artistic  career  and  ideas,  we   want  to  hear  from  you.    

The  Package  

The  successful  candidate  will  be  expected  to  spend  a  minimum  of  one  working  week  a  month  at  MAC  throughout  the duration  of  the  residency  but  there  is  recognition  that  the  structure  of  this  will  be  as   flexible  as  possible.    

Divided  into  three  parts  the  Curatorial  Resident  will  spend  at  least:

  • 3  months  learning  about  the  practices  of  working  as  a  curator  within  MAC  
  • 3  months  developing  and  working  up  ideas  under  the  mentorship  of  Jessica  Litherland;  Producer  –   Visual  Arts  at  MAC  
  • 6  months  developing  and  delivering  an  agreed  curatorial  project  at  MAC

Both  MAC  and  DASH  are  committed  to  giving  the  highest  possible  training  opportunities,  support  and   professional development  pathways  within  the  Curatorial  Commissions  Project.     

The  successful  applicant  will  be  offered: 

  • Curator’s  fee  fixed  at  £12,000   
  • Curator’s  expenses  a  maximum  of  £5,000   
  • £8,000  towards  exhibition  costs   
  • A  minimum  of  5  days  a  month  based  at  MAC   
  • A  bespoke  curatorial  career  development  pathway  that  uses  your  talents  and  ideas  to  take  you   where  you  want  to  go  with  support  from  MAC  and  DASH     
  • The  opportunity  to  work  alongside  Deaf  and  Disabled  young  people’s  creative  projects  and  to  help   shape  the  overall  MAC  creative  programme  linked  to  the  residency  exhibition  
  • Access  requirements  will  be  supported  
  • Developing  and  supporting  fund  raising  skills  and  opportunities  throughout  the  residency  and   beyond  
  • The  creation  of  a  professional  portfolio    

What  The  Curatorial  Commission  Project  expects  of  the  successful  applicant  

The  Curatorial  Commissions  Project  exists  to  create  the  next  generation  of  incredible  curators  with  passion   and  talent at  their  core  –  these  are  the  driving  forces  behind  success  regardless  of  your  pathway  to  the   visual  arts.  

How  to  apply  

With  that  in  mind  there  is  no  insistence  on  applicants  having  followed  a  structured  academic  path  but   instead,  a  need  to  see  demonstrable  engagement  and  an  existing  body  of  work  that  showcases  that   passion  and  talent.   In  your  application  we  will  expect  to  see  a  proposal  that  shows:

  • A  commitment  to  5  days  per  month  on  site  at  MAC  in  Birmingham   
  • A  willingness  to  work  with  people  to  develop  skills  that  allow  you  to  be  the  conduit  between  artist   and  audience
  • Resilience  and  great  team  working  spirit
  • A  full  CV  or  equivalent   
  • Demonstration  of  your  current  and  previous  artistic  engagement,  exhibitions  or  work   

Maximum  of  4  sides  A4  in  your  proposal.  We  will  accept  applications  in  all  accessible  formats  including   audio  and video.    

Please  send  your  application  to:   Jessica  Litherland  (Visual  Arts  Producer  MAC)

Email: jessica.litherland@macbirmingham.co.uk    

For  more  information  contact  Jessica  Litherland  and/or Mike  Layward  (DASH  Artistic  Director) mike@dasharts.org  

 

 

 

DASH

Learning and Participation Manager

Closing date: 11 Dec | Shrewsbury | £26K pro rata

We’re looking for someone who has a strong commitment to Disability Art and the Social Model of Disability. You will need a wide knowledge of working in the Visual Arts and experience of working with Disabled Young People. You will be self motivated and a team player. You will have the skills to work strategically with a wide range of partners and people.

For further information please go to: http://www.dasharts.org/projects/learning-and-engagement-manager.html

DASH, 5 Belmont, 
Shrewsbury, 
Shropshire SY1 1TE

Tel: 01743 272939
07483 162541

Email: info@dasharts.org

 

DASH

Audio Description Training

There are still a few places left on the Audio description training course at –

Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff on Wednesday May 10th

9.30am – 5pm

To book go to: http://audiodescriptioncardiff.eventbrite.co.uk

Cost: £45 plus £3.14 booking fee including lunch

The training will be led by Zoe Partington and Louise Fryer, both highly experienced Disabled trainers. Zoe is a Disabled artist and trainer who has many years of working with Galleries and Museums across the World, developing the inclusion of Blind and partially sighted people. Dr. Louise Fryer is a teaching fellow at University College London (UCL) and the author of: “An Introduction to Audio Description: A practical guide.”

DASH

Audio Description Training

forweb-DisabledLostchild-1Audio           – sound, especially when recorded, transmitted, or reproduced

Description – a spoken or written account of a person, object, or event

Training       – the action of teaching a person a skill or type of behaviour

For museum, gallery & heritage staff

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Wednesday 10th May 9.30am – 5pm

There are 15 available places

Price: £45 per person including lunch

Join DASH and DAC for an interactive training day designed to build your knowledge and awareness of disability equality in museums, galleries and cultural centres, specifically in relation to welcoming and supporting blind and partially sighted visitors and artists. We will be focusing on the skills necessary for describing artworks, through practical exercises.

 At the end of the training delegates will be able to:

  • Understand what it means for people to live with sight loss and describe the barriers they face in relation to cultural and artistic venues
  • Demonstrate with confidence the appropriate etiquette and skills to use in guiding blind and partially sighted people
  • Identify methods by which museum, gallery and heritage buildings can be made more inclusive and accessible to blind and partially sighted visitors
  • Use appropriate approaches to describe images and objects to blind and partially sighted people

The training will be led by Zoe Partington and Louise Fryer, both highly experienced Disabled trainers. Zoe is a Disabled artist and trainer who has many years of working with Galleries and Museums across the World, developing the inclusion of Blind and partially sighted people. Dr. Louise Fryer is a teaching fellow at University College London (UCL) and the author of:

“An Introduction to Audio Description: A practical guide.”

To book please go to – http://audiodescriptioncardiff.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information contact DASH 01743 272939 – info@dasharts.org – www.dasharts.org

 

DASH

Awkward Bastards II – Absence

AB1122 March- 23 March 2017
Day 1: 10am – 4pm; Day 2: 10.15am – 6pm

Price: £20 – £80; concessions and bursaries available

mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Book Tickets

This two-day symposium delivers artist-led workshops, keynote speeches, panel debates, live portrait painting and open mic sessions with internationally renowned artists and academics, focusing on under-representation, exclusion and invisibility.

Join us to consider the ways in which diverse artists and practices have been, are, or could be framed, and consider our collective responsibilities to our pasts and our futures.

Contributors to the symposium include: Frances Morris (Tate Modern) , Tony Heaton (Shape), Mohammed Ali (artist), Rachel Anderson (Idle Women), Julie McNamara (Vital Xposure), Daniel Oliver (artist) Jamila Johnson Small (artist/organiser), Simon Casson (Duckie), Amanda Cachia (curator), Sue Austin (artist), Melanie Keen (Iniva), Nick Llewellyn & Cian Binchy (Access All Areas), David A Bailey (International Curators Forum), Aaron Wright (Fierce Festival), Tanya Raabe-Webber (artist), Helga Henry (Birmingham Hippodrome), Sarah Watson & Rory Baird (Creative Minds), Rachel Gadsden (artist) and Caroline Parker (actor).

Produced in partnership with Arts Council England, LADA and mac Birmingham, Awkward Bastards II: Absence; is a follow up to DASH’s successful 2015 symposium.

For more information contact info@dasharts.org

Access:
hearing loop, BSL, captioning, wheelchair accessible

DASH

The Incorrigibles –
Perspectives on Disability Art in the 20th and 21st Centuries

dash-bookDASH has created a new 84 page, full-colour book that aims to show that Disability arts is alive, well and demands recognition and a place within art history.

Copies of ‘The Incorrigibles’ can be pre-ordered for £10 (+£2.50 p&p) online at: https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0000KMGH3HBK

Join us to celebrate the publication of the book at one of the upcoming launches:

  • Monday 28th November 2016, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool as part of DADAFest, 6:30pm until 7:30pm
  • Tuesday 6th December 2016, Arts Admin, London, 6:00pm until 7:30pm
  • Thursday 8th December 2016, mac Birmingham, 6:00pm until 7:30pm

These events are free but please RSVP to info@dasharts.org

Please note: for the DADAFest event, you need to book online via: http://www.dadafest.co.uk/the-festival/event/dash-arts-book-launch/

Tu Fewn

Beyond the Frame Symposium

beyond-the-frameExpanding horizons for extraordinary artists

23rd November 2016

9.30am – 4.45pm

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

A practical symposium bringing together Disabled artists and galleries to learn about the Tu Fewn project, network and shape future projects.

Join leading international Disabled artist Rachel Gadsden and CCQ editor Emma Geliot to discuss the importance of diversity in the arts.

Tu Fewn was the first commissioning programme for Disabled visual artists in mainstream galleries in Wales. Hear from the artists, galleries and partners who shaped the Tu Fewn project.

Artists: Zöe Partington, Aidan Moesby, Gail Howard.

Galleries: Ffotogallery, g39, Llantarnam Grange Art Centre.

Partners: DASH and Disability Arts Cymru.

www.disabilityartscymru.co.uk

To book a ticket please contact Wales Millennium Centre on 029 2063 6464

www.wmc.org.uk

Bursaries:

20 ticket and travel bursaries are available (travel up to £25)

For more information and to apply for a bursary contact DASH:  01743 272939

info@dasharts.org     www.dasharts.org