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Procession: An Exhibition

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Date: 9 Jul – 23 Aug 2009
Website: http://www.cornerhouse.org/procession
Location: england

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Procession: An Exhibition brings together a collection of objects from Jeremy Deller`s Procession (Manchester Deansgate, Sun 5 July, 14:00), and attempts to contextualise the event within a local historical vernacular. Central to the show is a commissioned film of the Procession and a set of hand-made banners designed by Ed Hall, in collaboration with the participating groups. These elements will sit within a lineage of historical material and folklore; incorporating Mahatma Gandhi, Jerry Lee Lewis, Yuri Gagarin and The Blackout Crew. Contemporary and old-fashioned, popular and obscure…

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Tue – Sat: 11:00 – 18:00, Thu: until 20:00, Sun: 14:00 – 18:00, Mon: CLOSED

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Gallery and offices to let

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Date: 24 Jun 2009
Location: wales

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Offices and gallery in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Possible use as bar or café subject to planning.

– £19,000 per annum
– 2,000 sq ft

Contact: 029 2048 4886 / gwion@elfen.co.uk

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European Cultural Foundation Grants Scheme

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Date: 31 Jul 2009
Website: http://www.eurocult.org/
Location: international

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The ECF Grants scheme aims to Support outstanding artistic projects which show vision in illuminating the issues of diversity in Europe. Artistic uniqueness and European relevance of projects are vital.

Cultural organisations AND individual artists from with Europe are invited to apply, for an average grant of between 30,000 and 60,000 Euro. Artists working in any medium are able to apply. The focus of this year`s call is on:
– Projects of artistic originality and European relevance, which illuminate cultural diversity and processes of change within European society.
– The proposal must be for a new project in the phase of preparation.
– The project must be completed 18 months after the contract has been signed (envisaged November 2009).

Next deadline for applications: 31 july 2009

For more information and to apply, visit the website: http://www.eurocult.org/

Area: all wales

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NIMk Artists in Residence 2010

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Date: 1 Sep 2009
Website: http://www.nimk.nl
Location: international

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The Artist in Residence (AiR) programme at the Netherlands Media Art Institute supports the exploration and development of new work in digital/interactive/network media and technology based arts practice. The residency provides time and resources to artists in a supportive environment to facilitate the creation of new work that is produced from an open source perspective. We encourage a cross disciplinary and experimental approach. This is a practice based residency designed to enable the development and completion of a new work.

The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of contemporary art and theory, as well as media history and visual culture and should have knowledge of requested software, as well as understanding of programming. The artist’s intention should be to make a new artwork, to be shown in exhibitions and to be distributed by the Netherlands Media Art Institute and others. (We do not demand exclusivity for presentation or distribution.)

For the AiR program 2010 we manly focus on technology and mobility that can change habits and inhabitation of public spaces. Our goal is to explore mobile and portable platforms as innovative creation and distribution systems. Proposals for users participation and interaction by modified excistend devices as phones, iPod, GPS and others are welcome.

Deadline: 1st September 2009

To apply, download an application form from the website http://www.nimk.nl

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Paivascapes #1

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Date: 30 Sep 2009
Website: http://www.binauralmedia.org/
Location: international

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The Nodar Artist Residency Program for 2010 will have a single aggregating subject: the Paiva River. Throughout the year, from winter to autumn, several multidisciplinary art projects (having sound as a central element) will be developed in a context-specific perspective, interacting with the river`s different geographical areas, from its spring to its mouth. A tribute to a small river that is a symbol of a region that (still) can live in a well-balanced interaction with nature.

12 projects will be developed during several 2-week residency modules to take place between February and October 2010.

Artists working in any of the following disciplines are invited to apply: Phonography; sound installation; vocal performance; sound poetry; acoustic, electroacoustic or electronic improvisation / composition.

Deadline: 30 September 2009

For additional information on this call go to:
http://www.binauralmedia.org/news/artist-residency/open-call-for-2010/langswitch_lang/en

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dConstruct 09

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Date: 4 Sep 2009
Website: http://2009.dconstruct.org/
Location: england

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dConstruct 09 brings together leading thinkers from the fields of ubiquitous computing, interface design, gaming and mobile to explore the challenges of designing for tomorrow.

Speakers include: Adam Greenfield, author of ´Everyware”, talking about ubiquity and location; Russell Davies from Wired Magazine talking about the rise in post digital culture; entertaining and educational sessions like Nathan Shedroff and Chris Noessel’s talk about interaction paradigms in science fiction movies; and practical sessions like Brian Fling’s talk and subsequent workshop on designing for the mobile Internet. Workshops this year include topics such as jQuery for Designers, HTML5 and CSS3 Wizardry and the Internet of Things Master Class.

Tickets are £115 VAT

For more information and to book, visit the website: http://2009.dconstruct.org/

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Reboot Britain

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Date: 6 Jul 2009
Website: http://www.rebootbritain.com/
Location: england

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Reboot Britain is a one-day event which will take a different look at the challenges we face as a country and the new possibilities that this generation has to overcome them. We face an unprecedented set of challenges: a decimated economy, ever increasing demands on our public services and trust in our political system at an all time low. But instead of more pessimism, how can we begin to punch through the gloom and take advantage of the radically networked digital world we now live in to help revive our economy, rebuild our democratic structures and improve public services?

The programme includes:
– Martha Lane-Fox, Howard Rheingold, Sir Michael Bichard, Professor Lizbeth Goodman, Jeff Saperstein, Daniel Heaf
– Demos present their Progressive Conservatism thinking which will look at the major challenges we face for public services.
– SICamp and PICamp. SICamp invites you to participate in a two-hour session to prototype ideas for innovation in Health. PICamp – Political Innovation Camp – are hosting our Politics and Democracy strand.
– The people from WeBank bring us two sessions. Given the failure of traditional banks and financial instruments, are peer-to-peer platforms the answer or just a fleeting phenomenon?
– Jeff Saperstein presents `Busting Open Silos,` his view on how our organisations need to restructure in order to adapt and grow.

Tickets £30 – £295.

For more information and to book, visit the website: http://www.rebootbritain.com/

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WOOD

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Date: 11 Jul – 5 Sep 2009
Website: http://www.orielmyrddingallery.co.uk/
Location: wales

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WOOD is an exhibition of witty, innovative and ethically designed products for the home and garden. From a bird feeder that serves to capture a fleeting moment in time to a toy car that functions as a door stop, this exhibition focuses on one specific material – wood. The exhibition presents 11 desirable products created by TEN, a group of ten designer who collaborate once a year to explore sustainable and intelligent solutions to design. Working in partnership with the Crafts Council, TEN illustrate that sustainable design can be creative and original.

Pembrokeshire`s Freshwest Design innovators Simon Macro and Marcus Beck (http://www.freshwest.co.uk/) will be introducing the exhibition with a gallery talk, Against the Grain: Developing an International Design Profile from Rural Wales on Saturday 11 July at 2pm followed by the opening of the show at 3pm.

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28th Biennial of Graphic Arts

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Date: 4 Sep – 25 Oct 2009
Website: www.mglc-lj.si
Location: international

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The 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts is a multifaceted event with a long tradition; it consists of a number of exhibitions as well as other happenings. Once again, the Biennial`s central exhibition, The Matrix: An Unstable Reality, on view for two months in Ljubljana galleries, will focus on contemporary graphic art in the broadest sense of the term. At the invitation of the International Centre of Graphic Arts, which proposed the theme of the main show, this idea was further developed and shaped by Galerija Alkatraz, Galerija Ganes Pratt, Galerija Jakopič, Galerija Kapsula, and Galerija Škuc, which are also serving as venues for the Biennial. Alongside the central exhibition, the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts includes as well the Artist`s Book Salon, the traditional exhibition for the winner of the Grand Prize from the previous Biennial, and a number of accompanying exhibitions.

For more information visit the website: www.mglc-lj.si

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Extraordinary Days

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Date: 4 Jul – 5 Sep 2009
Website: http://www.orieldavies.org/
Location: wales

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Extraordinary Days is a new exhibition looking at positivity and humour in contemporary art, and is the latest Young Curators project at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown. The exhibition presents work by: Dave Ball, Jordan Baseman, Oliver Bragg, Maia Conran, Martin Creed, Peter Finnemore, Paul Granjon, Andrew Grassie, Richard Higlett, Hiraki Sawa, Jack Strange, Boyd Webb, Richard Wentworth, Bill Woodrow and Bedwyr Williams.

The Young Curators is a highly successful scheme that Oriel Davies has been running over the last few years where young local people get the chance to organise and promote their own exhibition in the gallery space.

Extraordinary Days has been originated by the Oriel Davies Young Curators 2009. The group is made up from 12 young people aged 16-23 based in mid Wales.

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