DASH and Wysing Arts Centre

Open Call for Curatorial Commisions Programme

Curator in Residence – Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge

As a partner in the ground-breaking DASH Curatorial Commissions Programme, Wysing Arts Centre is happy to announce an open call for its Curator in-Residence.

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 way of effecting this change is by placing Deaf and Disabled people in positions of influence within the visual arts, to drive change from within – this led to the establishment of the Curatorial Commissions Programme which along with Wysing Arts Centre, runs in partnership with Middlesbrough Museum of Modern Art MIMA and Midlands Arts Centre MAC.

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.

During 2020, Wysing Arts Centre will put broadcasting at the centre of its artistic programme; to connect with remote audiences in a way that enables us to listen, as well as to transmit, ideas using digital and other technologies.

Through exhibitions, events, residencies, retreats and our annual music festival, we will work with a range of artists and contributors across the year to explore how broadcast technologies, in particular radio, can enable the communication of ideas and create dialogue and understanding.

Building on the work of our recent programmes, we will focus on connecting a network of ‘many voices’ made up of those often left out of the conversation, whether due to access requirements, location outside of metropolitan centres, or discrimination due to race, gender and/or sexuality.

We will be looking to both amplify voices and enable supportive networks and connections to be made. Our gallery will become an expanded studio space where ideas are explored, including through exhibitions, commissioned and archival artworks, recorded events with live audiences, new collaborations and through works that are made specifically to be broadcast from Wysing.

As part of the year we are looking to work with a Curator in-Residence who is interested in the context of our 2020 programme and in exploring with us some of the barriers to accessing art. It is within this context that we invite expressions of interest from a Curator who identifies as a Disabled person to be in-Residence at Wysing five days per month from April 2020 to March 2021.

Our initial expectation is that the Curator in-Residence will work from Wysing’s site five days per month.

This can be consecutive days or spread across the period. However, we are also open to exploring this and to alternative arrangements.

The role will be based within Wysing’s programme team. The Curator in-Residence will work alongside two permanent Curators, a Digital Producer, Education Manager and Head of Development, and be based in the programme office.

The team works collaboratively and will work with the Curator in-Residence to support the development of their ideas, leading to a public outcome which could include an exhibition, event, or a talks programme. The residency includes free onsite accommodation if required.

The residency fee is £13,750 (55 days at £250 per day) inclusive of VAT.
There is a budget of up to £1,250 for travel and other expenses.
There is a budget of £10,000 for a residency outcome.
 

How to Apply
 

Applications are made as a two-part process. The first asks for an initial expression of interest in response to the context of our 2020 programme, alongside some background information. 

Following this initial phase, we will select approximately ten proposals to be worked up in further detail. Bursaries will be available for additional support for this phase. 

Expressions of interest can be made in writing or recorded to video or audio. We would prefer these to be made online via the website Submittable. Once you have set up a Submittable account, you can return to your expression of interest any time up until the deadline which is midnight on Sunday 15 December 2019. Let us know if you would prefer to send your expression of interest by email. 

You will need to provide: 

  • Your response to our 2020 programme (maximum 500 words or a five-minute recording).  
  • Some information on: your experience your areas of interest (total maximum 500 words or a five-minute recording).
  • Your access requirements.  

We are happy to receive links to websites or already existing online material as a response to any of the areas outlined above, all of which can be added to Submittable. 

If you would like to arrange an informal phone conversation about the role before applying, or have any other questions, please email [email protected] or call 01954 718881. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

www.wysingartscentre.org

DASH – MIMA Callout

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art- Callout for Disabled Curator!

MIMA are looking to appoint a curator who identifies as disabled to join us for a year-long funded project.

We are a gallery/ museum based in the centre of Middlesbrough in the Tees Valley that has an art collection, an exhibition programme and a busy programme of activities with the community.

We’re looking for someone to work with us from October 2019 to August 2020. Candidates should think of themselves as a curator who identifies as a disabled person. This project is part of a collaboration between MIMA, DASH, a disability-led visual arts organisation, and Midlands Art Centre (MAC) and supported by Arts Council England.

The curator will work with the collection at MIMA to do research and put together a public project. We are open to any interests and specialisms. The project can take any form: it might be a series of public events, an exhibition, a publication, or something else.

While the curator is here at MIMA they will:

  • learn new skills
  • work up ideas with the support of MIMA’s team
  • develop and deliver a curatorial project at MIMA with our collection
  • Deadline: 26 July 2019
  • For application and more information please go to MIMA’s website
  • Accessible video for callout https://youtu.be/KtQWl41uiPk

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: [email protected]

 

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 – [email protected]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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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

[email protected]     www.dasharts.org