Perfect weather for ducks….
Monday saw the launch of International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB) which pledges the following; ‘animating the city and capturing the imagination, IDFB brings a remarkable line-up of outstanding dance to theatres, streets and public spaces across Birmingham and the West Midlands and creates a wealth of engaging participatory activity for people of all ages. Already one of the largest dance festivals in the world, IDFB is unique in its diversity and internationalism, programming exceptional dance from across the globe and fostering new collaborations with international choreographers and artists.’
You can find an on-line programme here.
And Miles to Go Before I Sleep…
Gene George Earle – Trevor Pitt – Nikki Pugh – Adam Smythe
26th April – 11th May
Launch: 6 – 8 pm Wednesday 25th April 2012.
‘And Miles to Go Before I Sleep…….. is a presentation of four distinct artistic practices. The title is taken from the poem ‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’ by the American writer Robert Frost. The poetic line acts as a metaphor for the durational endeavour and journey inherent in artistic production. This exhibition presents a pause or moment in that journey and shows us not necessarily completed or finished work, but a transitory phase in the generation and exploration of ideas at a given time.
The artists shown are currently participating in the Artists Access 2 Art Colleges scheme at The School of Art, Birmingham.’
Aidan Threlfall Trust Award for Painters 2012
‘The Aidan Threlfall Trust was established in memory of Aidan Threlfall who, if he had lived, would
have attended a school of art to study painting. The purpose of the Trust is to encourage promising
painters by offering the opportunity to develop professionally. This could be through the award of a
travel scholarship or a grant towards the fulfillment of a specific project to further an individual’s art
or career. One award is generally made each year. The award is worth up to £1,700′
Online Art Competition
‘The Light Space and Time Gallery invites all 2D artists regardless of where they reside and regardless
of their experience or education in the art field to send us your best interpretation of the theme
‘Nature’ by depicting the physical world. Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a call for
art with the theme ‘Nature’ for a juried art competition. The deadline 28 April. Winners receive
extensive worldwide publicity. For more see www.lightspacetime.com‘
A Day Project
An interesting photography project you can be involved in, more details here.
‘On Tuesday May 15th 2012, the Aday.org (www.aday.org) initiative will invite the entire world to participate in the largest and most comprehensive photographic documentation of a single day in human history. Whether an amateur with a mobile phone camera or a professional photographer, Aday.org asks anyone – and everyone – in possession of one of the world’s estimated one billion digital cameras to document their experiences of the day: uploading their images in order to create a visual archive of our lives today.’
DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.
Deadline for proposals: 12noon Monday 14 May 2012
TPWM PROJECTS 2012 – 2014
DEADLINE 27 April 2012
‘Turning Point West Midlands (TPWM) has been successful in its bid to Arts Council
England for funding for a series of projects aimed at strengthening the visual arts in
the West Midlands. TPWM is a strategic network for the visual arts and the projects
are about extending that network.
Taken together the Projects reflect TPWM’s Strategic Plan and its priorities:
Artist Support and Development
Research and Critical Debate
Advocacy and Communication
There are 7 Projects in total. 3 Projects will be delivered `in-house’, 2 will be taken
forward by lead organisations who in turn will invite others, and Artist Residencies
(4) and New Writing Bursary included in this Open Call. ‘
Nice write up on the The new Scottish colourists exhibiting at Glasgow Festival of Visual Art.
Tate Modern unveils underground space – the Tanks – devoted to live art
A nice feature on artist Wendell McShine