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Lancashire Digital Engagement Commission

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Date: 2 Feb 2009
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk/opportunities
Location: england

Outline:

folly, a leading digital arts organisation working in the Northwest of England and online, seeks to engage an artist in innovative creative consultation activity in the county of Lancashire. folly wishes to strengthen its offer of high quality digital arts provision in Lancashire. To achieve this, thanks to a grant from Lancashire County Council (LCC), folly is offering a £3500 artist`s commission to develop and deliver a project for and with the people of Lancashire in Spring 2009. This ´Digital Engagement Commission” will question the role of digital arts and its meaning and benefits for audiences in Lancashire ´ people who live or work in the county, visitors and those who have an interest in engaging with it virtually.

full information and project brief is at http://www.folly.co.uk/opportunities

Deadline for Submissions: 12 noon GMT 2nd February 2009

For an informal discussion or any questions please contact Jennifer Stoddart, Projects Manager on jennifer.stoddart `at` folly.co.uk or phone 01524 388550 during office hours.

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Living as an Artist

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 23 Jan 2009, 10am-12pm
Website: www.g39.org
Location: wales

Outline:

As part of the Wales Artist Resource Programme artist Holly Davey and writer Debbie Savage will be talking about the economics and practicalities of living as an artist and ways to negotiate self employment. Using first and second hand accounts of the working lives of artists they will discuss the discrepancies between the myth and the realities of professional practice. They will discuss obstacles that can be encountered and potential strategies identified in order to overcome them. Following the talk there will be the opportunity for a discussion to ask further questions.

Debbie Savage is a freelance writer based in Cardiff. Alongside writing reviews and features for a variety of publications, she has worked closely with a number of artists, artist-led galleries, and public bodies to produce reports and co-ordinate local and international events. In 2006 AN published Debbie`s case study Making a Living as an Artist as part of their `Research Papers` series. Savage has an ongoing interest in how the arts are represented and debated outside of the creative sector, which formed the basis of her MA in Journalism Studies for the University of Cardiff in 2003.

Holly Davey is a lens-based artist working and exploring notions of identity in relation to environment or setting. Since graduating Goldsmiths College, London in 1998 Holly has worked in photography and video including some live performance. Holly relocated to South Wales from New York at the end of 2004 to focus more on her practice as an artist. Recent solo exhibitions include A Third is You, St Davids Hall, Cardiff, 2007 and Lost from View, Mission Gallery, Swansea, 2008.

The talk will take place at g39 in the Artist Resource Area. The talk is free and refreshments will be provided. The talk is open to all but places are limited to 10 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Booking essential.

To book a place or find out more information on the talk or WARP please contact Sean Edwards on 02920255541 or sean@g39.org.

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Recorded Live

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 17 Jan ´ 07 Feb 2009
Website: www.picture-this.org.uk/RecordedLive
Location: england

Outline:

A season of exhibitions new moving image works all exploring performance to camera. The three works in Recorded Live all explore how performance can be mediated on film; not least by questioning what constitutes a performance, and how a film can be presented to audiences. In this season of new moving-image works ideas of performance encompass the personal and physical, the everyday and miniscule and the fantastical and fabricated.

The first exhibition in the series is Even as you see me now by William Hunt. For Even as you see me now, William Hunt sings a song of rapport whose communication is thwarted by self-imposed physically demanding conditions; conditions which not only disrupt Hunt`s ability to perform but overturn the environment and objects around him, and ultimately disturb the viewer’s understanding of the action.

Area: not in wales

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Raise the Game Report

12:00 am in Publication by bloc

Website: http://www.nesta.org.uk/raise-the-game-report/
Location: online

Outline:

This report, commissioned by NESTA from Games Investor Consulting, assesses the competitiveness of the UK’s games studio sector in an international context.

It profiles the games development sectors of the UK, Canada, France and Germany, with a particular focus on policy measures from national and regional governments, identifying challenges and opportunities that have emerged as a consequence of the evolution of video game markets and technology.

The report concludes that the UK games sector is at risk of losing its competitive edge and being overtaken by Korea, Canada and China. This is due to a severe skills shortage, funding crisis and the industry`s poor record for online development.

To read the report go to http://www.nesta.org.uk/raise-the-game-report/

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Shoot Wales

12:00 am in Award by bloc

Date: 30 Apr 2009
Website: http://www.screenacademywales.org/shootwales.asp
Location: wales

Outline:

Visit Wales, in partnership with Skillset Screen Academy Wales, is looking for the next series of short films to attract UK holiday-makers to Wales in 2009. The current series of films can be seen on their website at www.visitwales.co.uk.

Student and graduate filmmakers from universities in Wales are asked to submit their films of 3 minutes or less on DVD format. Films can be animation or live action shot on any format.

First Prize consists of:
* a £2000 career development fund for the individual or team that submits the winning film
* one week’s work experience at top advertising agency Weiden and Kennedy, makers of the Honda adverts, for the Director and Producer only, plus £500 travel and subsistence bursary
* the winning credited film to be hosted on www.visitwales.co.uk and www.screenacademywales.org

The four Runner-up prizes consist of:
* a £500 career development fund for the individual or team that submits each film
* the credited film to be hosted on www.visitwales.co.uk

Deadline: 30 April 2009

For more information visit http://www.screenacademywales.org/shootwales.asp or email ssawevents@googlemail.com

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Customer centric application development: Myth or reality?

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 28 Jan 2009
Website: http://www.ibwales.com/server.php?show=nav.4312
Location: england

Outline:

Intellect and International Business Wales have run the `After 5` series evening events since 2005. These free events offer delegates the chance to hear from leading businessmen in the field and network with senior business colleagues over a glass of wine.

In the third of four evening events, we look at the customer/ contractor relationship. Employment off shoring, spiralling costs and long implementation times are all terms well utilised by the media to describe the perceived performance of the traditional IT outsourcing model. With new approaches to the customer/ contractor relationship such as agile methods for development is the industry approaching a paradigm shift for the better?

Who`s speaking? George Seehra is a professional IT programme manager with over 15 years of industry experience, ranging from embedded systems through to high volume retail banking solutions. He is a principal consultant with Valtech Technologies serving as an Agile team coach and mentor, specialising in the process and management aspects of Agile methodologies. Coming from a background of managing programmes using structured Prince 2 and PMP methodologies, having trialled the adoption of Agile processes and seen the tangible benefits in terms of opacity and project control, he is now an evangelist for the adoption of Agile principals by project managers.

Members will gain insights into how successful businesses are run and will improve business performance ´ for free. The topics covered are relevant to current economic climate. Ideal networking opportunity to network with top bodies in Welsh business.

The event is free of charge.

For more information and to book visit http://www.intellectuk.org/component/option,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,856/year,2009/month,01/day,28/Itemid,166/

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Supertoys Symposium `Hello Toy`

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 14 Jan 2009, 1-6pm
Website: http://www.supertoy.org
Location: england

Outline:

The Supertoys Symoposium at Arnolfini comprises presentations and discussion exploring play, object relations and affective machines, with contributions from Victoria de Rijke (Middlesex University) Claire Pajaczkowska (Royal College of Art), Seth Giddings and Helen Kennedy (both University of the West of England). Dylan Evans (Cork University) will discuss human-robot relationships and Natalie Jeremijenko, artist contributor to Supertoys, will discuss her Feral Robots projects.

Chaired by Paul Hoggett, Director of the Centre for Psycho-Social Studies, UWE, this event is aimed at anyone with an interest in toys and play, object relations, teaching and pedagogy and artificial intelligence. This interdisciplinary event will be of particular interest to those involved with teaching, robotics and child psychology.

£20.00 / £12.00 concs (includes ticket to Paul Granjon event)

For further symposium details: http://www.supertoy.org/cgi-bin/wiki/read.cgi?section=Supertoys&page=symposium

The symposium will be followed by a performance by Paul Granjon – `Lo-Tech songs with Servo-Drive`.

To book tickets visit http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/events/details/213

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Christoph R

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Date: 1 – 14 Jan 2009
Website: www.tank.tv
Location: online

Outline:

In 2009 tank.tv will embark on an ambitious series of solo shows. New exhibitions will open online every two weeks before being made available in our growing archive. This programme of solo shows represents an opportunity to examine a plethora of approaches to the moving image whilst allowing in-depth insight into each individual artist’s practice.

We are pleased to announce that the first artist in this series will be Christoph Rtimann.

Rtimann’s ‘Handlauf’ series leads us on an endless camera ride through the world. Beijing, Skopje, Spullersee, Piccadilly Circus, Fuerteventura and back. Railings and handrails serve as camera tracks in these remarkable and hypnotic works. The special perspective of the rolling camera and the constant view of the ‘tracks’ pulls on the spectators eye as the field of vision is drawn into the camera’s lens. As the central perspective is recreated continuously before being lost and mirrored in the viewer’s eye the soundtrack created by the hard plastic wheels of the camera rattles and rolls.

For additional information visit www.tank.tv.

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Pings

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 15 Jan 2009
Website: www.untitledstates.net
Location: wales

Outline:

Over the last year Movement artist Simon Whitehead and Sound artist Barnaby Oliver have been working simultaneously from their local rivers: the Afon Dulais in Abercych, west Wales and Maribyrnong River in Melbourne, Australia. Although a few thousand miles apart they have shared an intention to meet at a particular time each week and approach their rivers as an unbroken global body of water through which they correspond.

PINGS has been driven by the desire of two people living at distance to explore the physical space between them through Performance and Sound. This unedited material (recorded in video, sound and image) continues to be shared through the net and snail mail on www.untitledstates.net

In January 2009 the artists invite you to one of the first public Pings at Chapter Arts Centre and at Toynbee Studios as part of the culmination of this exchange.
* Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. 15 January at 8pm (£5 on the door)
* Toynbee Studios, Whitechapel, London. 17 January at 5pm (free)

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Rijksakademie Residencies

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Date: 1 Feb 2009
Website: http://www.rijksakademie.nl/residency/uk_rs_residency.htm
Location: international

Outline:

The Rijksakademie is an international meeting place, production and research platform for young emerging artists from all over the world. They can work for one or two years on research, projects and production. Every year approximately 25 new artists are invited for a residency. The work period runs from January through December. Residents have their own studio and a work budget. There are several large project spaces available for try-outs, collaborations and presentations.

Residents pursue all major contemporary art disciplines and techniques: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, film, sound and computer art. The relation of contemporary art with other disciplines such as architecture and public space, theatre, new media, music, dance, literature and film is also highlighted. Residents are supported on an artistic, technical and theoretical level and make appointments for studio visits with visiting artists and other advisors. Technical specialists advice on research, experiments and productions.

Successful applicants receive a stipend of 11,000 euro per year, but are required to assist in the raising of these funds from their country of origin.

Deadline for applications: 1 Feb 2009

Area: not in wales