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AND Festival Producer

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Date: 30 Mar 2009
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk/click/1366/99
Location: england

Outline:

folly, FACT and Cornerhouse are embarking on an exciting joint venture to deliver a collaborative programme across the North West region; AND (Abandon Normal Devices) is an annual festival of new cinema and digital culture in the North West, taking place in Liverpool and Manchester on alternate years, with a distributed programme in Cumbria, Lancashire and Cheshire. AND is part of the region`s WE PLAY offer for audiences which will enable people to be involved in high-profile quality events in the lead up to the Olympics and have a positive legacy beyond 2012.

folly is excited to advertise the key role of the AND Festival Producer, a new position based in Lancaster, working out of the folly offices. The principle purpose of the role is to develop and deliver the annual distributed offer of the festival. The post will require travel around the North West region.

The distributed offer of AND is currently being developed by folly and will carve out a new vision of what a festival might be.

AND Festival Producer (folly) – Freelance
£20,029 – £21,484 pro rata. Salaries are reviewed annually from April.

For further information, job description and person specification go to http://www.folly.co.uk/click/1366/99

Deadline for applications – 30th March 2009

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John Latham

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Date: 22 Feb – 15 Mar 2009
Website: www.tank.tv
Location: online

Outline:

tank.tv is extremely pleased to have the rare opportunity to present a selection of John Latham’s films: Unedited Material from the Star, Talk Mr Bard, Speak, Britannica, Erth and more.

The influence of John Latham (1921-2006), an artist whose work includes painting, performance and film to mention just a few, has extended far beyond the boundaries of the art world. Interested in theoretical physics, Latham developed an opposing cosmology which rejected the primacy of space and matter and favour of time and event. The body of work and concepts which developed out of this way of thinking still challenge the way we conceive of art as event and of the place of the artist within society. Today, the relevancy of Latham’s life and oeuvre remains intact in that it points to the contemporary necessity of bridging people, practices and ideas.

John Latham (1921 ´ 2006) has been associated with several national and international artistic movements since he began showing work in the late 1940s. He is associated with the first phase of conceptual art of the 1960s, was an important contributor to the Destruction in Art Symposium of 1966, and was a founder member of the Artist Placement Group (1966-89). Latham’s work has been exhibited internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at Tate Britain (2005) and PS1, New York (2006). His work has been included in numerous historic group shows and many survey exhibitions of British Art since the 1960s including Live in Your Head (Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2000), From Blast To Freeze (Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, 2003) and Art and the 60s: This was tomorrow (Tate Britain, 2004).

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Connecting Across Difference

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Date: 20 Mar 2009
Website: www.connectingacrossdifference.net
Location: england

Outline:

Drake Music has commissioned a team of outstanding composers, artists and musicians to create and direct the performance of a new work on the theme of Connecting Across Difference. A season of creative workshops with young musicians from mainstream and special schools in the borough of Tower Hamlets and from The Roundhouse Project in Camden will culminate on Friday 20th March with a live multimedia performance at The V&A Museum of Childhood.

Connecting Across Difference is inspired by visits to the Museum of Childhood and imaginative and playful explorations of the challenges and excitement of encountering and coming to know people who are different; who speak differently, have different ambitions, interests, skills and abilities, or who have different traditions and histories. These ideas are played out in the narrative of the piece, a journey unfolds where creatures from different worlds go on a musical adventure to discover new ways to talk and play together using old and new instruments. A sculptural installation provides a visual analogue to the new musical performance.

Public Performance of ´The Spell”, 1.30pm Friday 20th March 2009. The V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2

Entrance is free, please RSVP to christinejanssen@drakemusicproject.org by March 16th.

Featuring students from Arnhem Wharf, Beatrice Tate and George Green’s schools, as well as participants from The Roundhouse Project.

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Creative Blueprint North Wales Launch

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Date: 2 Feb 2009
Website: http://www.ccskills.org.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Creative & Cultural Skills will be launching the Creative Blueprint Wales to key stakeholders in North Wales. This strategic plan will ensure the nation’s creative and cultural industries. Members of the Welsh Assembly and key industry figures from the creative and cultural industries in North Wales will be attending.

Judith Isherwood UK Trustee of Creative & Cultural Skills and Chief Executive, Wales Millennium Centre & Tom Bewick Chief Executive, Creative & Cultural Skills, on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Management cordially invite you to the launch of the Creative Blueprint North Wales at the Galeri in Caernarfon, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SQ, on Monday 2 February, 2009 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Please RSVP to Guinevere Nwaobilo on 020 7015 1803 or guinevere.nwaobilo@ccskills.org.uk if you would like to attend.

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CulturEuro Seminar

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Date: 3 Feb 2009
Website: http://www.euclid.info
Location: england

Outline:

If you are looking for more information on EU Funding opportunities for the cultural sector, the CulturEuro Seminar is the perfect way to learn about the funding opportunities available to the cultural sector. Hosted by EUCLID, this half-day seminar will not only look at the Culture Programme but also the latest programmes for education, training, young people, the environment, research and development, Structural Funds, and possible new opportunities for rural areas from changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budgets. And as the UK`s official Cultural Contact Point, EUCLID has the very latest news on the programmes for 2009-2010.

For more information, including prices, and to book a place visit www.euclid.info or email info@euclid.info

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Prix Ars Electronica 2009

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Date: 6 Mar 2009
Website: http://prixars.aec.at
Location: international

Outline:

The 23rd Prix Ars Electronica – International Competition for CyberArts is open for entries now. We kindly invite you to submit your latest projects.

Total Prize Money: Euro 122,500

Categories: Computer Animation / Film / VFX; Digital Musics; Interactive Art; Hybrid Art; Digital Communities; [the next idea] Grant; Media.Art.Research Award; u19 – freestyle computing

DIGITAL COMMUNITIES
The Digital Communities category is open to political, social and cultural projects, initiatives, groups and scenes from all over the world that display contentious commitment in coming up with smart, successful ways of deploying digital technologies to solve social problems. Particular emphasis is placed on a project’s degree of community innovation, its sustainability and its use of technology in a way that makes good sense and is attuned to the needs of the people meant to benefit from it. Digital Communities projects should make it easier for people to access technology, networks and the Digital Commons. We explicitely encourage community-related net.art projects to submit.

More details about all categories and online submission are available only online at: http://prixars.aec.at

Online Submission Deadline: March 6, 2009

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Sustainable Regeneration: Breaking the Barriers Conference

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Date: 26th February 2009
Website: http://news.glam.ac.uk/news/en/2009/feb/17/diary-marker/
Location: wales

Outline:

The conference will look closely at key issues in contemporary regeneration policy and practice.

The primary function of the conference is to explore the links between physical, social, cultural and economic regeneration and to identify and overcome the barriers to achieving more integrated approaches to the regeneration of our most disadvantaged communities. A central concern will be to identify methods for securing long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability.

A workshop in the afternoon will address the Arts may contribute to securing long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability.

This workshop will be chaired by Professor Hamish Fyfe (Professor of the Arts and Society at Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan).

To book your place, contact: lrees@glam.ac.uk

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Recorded Live Act Natural: Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth

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Date: 14 Mar ´ 18 April 2009
Website: www.picture-this.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth`s new multi-screen video installation uses light as a medium and as a subject and documents simple modifications made by the artists to their environment.

Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth’s collaborative work explores the dichotomy between the artificial and the natural in various ways, through themes of the man-made and the natural, the choreographed and non-choreographed.

Act Natural was produced by Picture This and is a joint commission between Contemporary Art Programming, Picture This and South West Screen as part of Recorded Live, and first exhibited at the Museum of Bath At Work as part of Bath Film Festival 2008.

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Board Members Sought for Safle

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Date: 31 Mar 2009
Website: www.safle.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Safle was established in April 2007 as the strategic development organisation for art in the public realm with a primary focus on Wales and working within an international perspective. We are committed to developing and implementing innovative projects with artists in all aspects of the public realm, building on the work over more than 2 decades of its predecessors, Cywaith Cymru ´ Artworks Wales and CBAT the Arts & Regeneration Agency.

We are facing a period of substantial change as we refocus our core activities and to help Safle implement these exciting changes we are seeking new Board Members with the skills and experience to help guide the organisation over the next three years.

Safle is committed to good business practice and company management and can offer board members the opportunity to make a real difference to developing the infrastructure for art in the public realm in Wales.

This is a voluntary commitment, although expenses for attending meetings will be reimbursed.

For more information please visit our website www.safle.com or contact Fran Medley or Wiard Sterk on 0845 241 3684 / info@safle.com. Applications should be in the form of a letter outlining your experience and interest in joining the board addressed to Harry James, Chair c/o our Cardiff Office – deadline 31 March 2009.

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Head of Finance & Administration, Safle

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Date: 28 Feb 2009
Website: www.safle.com
Location: wales

Outline:

We are seeking to employ a Head of Finance and Administration who will be responsible for financial control and planning, human resources and the administration of the company/charity.

You will be:

Committed to promoting high quality financial management and planning within Safle an experience finance person with an aptitude for figures and how to interpret them a people person with experience of line management and be familiar with good practice in terms of human resource management interested in how to develop systems that can support the needs of Safle without being overly complex or administratively burdensome an experience change manager with an understanding of how to plan and manage change a self motivated self starter ready for a challenge.

Although not essential you will have an interest in art in the public realm.

If, after reading the job description, you would like more details or a chat please email Wiard Sterk (wiard.sterk@safle.com) or Frances Medley (frances.medley@safle.com). If you require a word version of the application form please email Nina Ellis (nina.ellis@safle.com).

F/T (circa £30,000 plus benefits)

Please note that the closing date for applications is 28 February 2009 and interviews will take place in Cardiff on Tuesday 10 March 2009.

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