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LIFE LESS ORDINARY: Performance and Display in South African Art

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Date: 7 Mar 2010, 6 – 9pm
Website: http://www.ffotogallery.org/exhibition.php?ex_id=346&p=
Location: wales

Outline:

Ffotogallery, the national development agency for photography and lens-based media in Wales, is pleased to present Life Less Ordinary; a major exhibition held at two sites, featuring timely work by a selection of the most exciting artists working and living in South Africa today. Life Less Ordinary brings together photography, performance, video and installation work by a young generation of South African artists wishing to break away from epic narratives of race and instead play with, celebrate, stage and transcend more complex notions of difference and identity.

8 May ´ 19 June 2010, 11am ´ 5pm
Opening 7 May
6 ´ 7.30pm at Turner House, Penarth (Part One)
7.30 ´ 9pm at Morgan Arcade, Cardiff (Part Two)
(A free shuttle bus will be provided between the Penarth and Cardiff sites)

ADMISSION FREE

Area: southern bloc

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Principles of Rights Clearance

12:00 am in Training by bloc

Date: 17/05/2010
Website: www.cyfle.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Cost: £50 VAT

This event, one of a series to be held on the subject of archive media management in Cardiff, will cover the theory and legal definitions of copyright and rights owners’ representation bodies i.e.

• what is copyright? how long does it last?

• what works are covered by copyright?

• what are orphan works?

• what is fair dealing?

• what is a collecting society?

• who are represented by collecting societies?

It will also cover practical examples with case studies of rights clearances from a production archive researcher’s experience.

Speakers ´

Karen Ghai (Covering legal requirements and legal framework)

Belinda Harris (Covering practical experience of rights clearance for productions)

This event is arranged in association with FOCAL International.

Who should attend? ´

Anybody working in the creative media industries that need to deal with using pre-shot footage, music or other works covered by copyright.

DON`T DELAY, MAKE SURE OF YOUR PLACE BY REGSITERING NOW!

REGISTRATION FOR BOTH COURSES CAN BE DONE VIA THE SHORT COURSES BUTTON ON THE CYFLE WEBSITE HOMEPAGE

Funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund*, S4C and TAC.

*The Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the UK Film Council and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund

Area: southern bloc

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Principles of Digital Archive Management and Digital Rights Management

12:00 am in Training by bloc

Date: 18/05/2010
Website: www.cyfle.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Cost: £50 VAT

This event, one of a series to be held on the subject of archive media management in Cardiff, will cover the theory of cataloguing and metadata creation for media archives. It will give practical examples of accessioning and cataloguing practice as well as database management.

Speakers – Karen Edwards and Luke Smedley

This event is arranged in association with FOCAL International.

Who should attend? ´

Anybody working in the creative media industries who need to deal with using and creating media archives, whether as a production company, a broadcaster or film archive.

DON`T DELAY, MAKE SURE OF YOUR PLACE BY REGSITERING NOW!

REGISTRATION FOR BOTH COURSES CAN BE DONE VIA THE SHORT COURSES BUTTON ON THE CYFLE WEBSITE HOMEPAGE

Funded by the Skillset Film Skills Fund*, S4C and TAC.

*The Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the UK Film Council and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund

Area: southern bloc

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Community Arts Training

12:00 am in Training by bloc

Location: wales

Outline:

Are you a professional artist working in the performing or visual arts? Would you like experience and training in working with young people?

From April this year until 2011 the Arts Centre in Aberystwyth will be offering structured training workshops for artists including the following:
– Seminars with specialists on child protection, the needs of young people at risk, how to progress your career as a community artist.
– Practical workshops with artform specialists like Protein Dance and Cardboard Citizens in areas such as forum theatre, dance with young people, gallery education; printing and photography; digital creativity ´ these workshops will provide essential skills for using your artform with specific groups.

There will also be an opportunity for a number of artists to take part in a practical mentoring programme working with young people themselves alongside experienced community arts practitioners.
The programme of seminars and workshops are open to all free of charge.

The first sessions will be in June.

Places are limited: to register, please contact Sarah Morton sgm@aber.ac.uk.

Area: western bloc

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Virtue & Industry

12:00 am in Training by bloc

Date: 15 May 2010
Website: http://www.picture-this.org.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

A new professional development scheme for film and video artists, Virtue & Industry is a new open submission professional development scheme for recent graduates. Organised by Picture This, Virtue & Industry will provide an intensive six-month programme that brings artists into conversation with curators, critics, gallerists and other stakeholders.

Participants will engage in a programme of talks and events, as well as receiving one to one mentoring from a self-selected mentor.

We are looking for applications from highly motivated individuals that will contribute fully to the programme.

Deadline: 15 May 2010

For more information and to apply go to http://www.picture-this.org.uk/worksprojects/projects/2010/virtue-industry

Area: not in wales

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Sam Hasler: BLOCK

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 4 – 22 May 2010
Website: http://www.g39.org
Location: wales

Outline:

BLOCK: I`m Looking At Him And He`s Looking At Me.

48 hour performance process and resulting installation.
Performance process starts at 8pm on the 4th of May 2010.
Performance process ends at 8pm on the 6th of May 2010.
The space is visible through the window until the last hour of the performance.

From 7pm until 8pm on Thursday the 6th of May the space will be open to visitors.
The actions will continue during this hour.

The performance process is one that creates an installation. The installation is accessible until the 22nd of May.

Area: southern bloc

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Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales Survey

12:00 am in Publication by bloc

Date: 30 May 2010
Website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CZHVWT8
Location: online

Outline:

Cynnal Cymru-Sustain Wales is planning a series of events which will bring together artists, and people working within the arts sector in Wales to address the concept of sustainability: `The art of living well, within the ecological limits of a finite planet.`

Your opinions are important for the success of the project. Please help us by taking part in an on-line survey. It will take between five and ten minutes to complete.

The link below will take you to the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CZHVWT8

The survey will close at the end of May.

Area: all wales

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Lines of Desire: Call

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 30 Apr 2010
Website: http://www.orieldavies.org/
Location: wales

Outline:

Who: Artists who work in any media, including new media (moving image, sound, interactive, internet, new technologies), live-art, performance, cross-art form / interdisciplinary, installation and collaborative practices – at whatever stage in their career.

What: A major group exhibition titled ‘Lines of Desire’, selected and organised by Oriel Davies Young Curators, a dedicated group of 15-24 year olds who are inspired by presenting contemporary art to new audiences.

‘Lines of Desire’ aims to bring together artists whose work explores this broad concept, which might include: Pathways, Journeys, Maps and Contours, Routes, Directions, Borders Boundaries, Queues, Timelines and Deadlines, Tracks and Tracking, Longitudes and Latitudes, Positions, Coordinates and Axes, Outlines, Orbits and Ellipses, Musical scores and Rhythms, Poetry and Song-lines,Thought-lines, Fault-lines, Narratives and Storylines.

When: Exhibition dates 28 August ´ 20 October 2010
Where: Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Powys
Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2010

Area: all wales

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Cafe Artistique Cardigan

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 29 Apr 2010
Website: http://www.axisweb.org/atATCL.aspx?AID=2358
Location: wales

Outline:

Axis have teamed up with Safle to bring you Cafe Artistique at the Small World Theatre, Cardigan, 7pm on Thursday 29 April.

Join us for a debate about public art in rural locations. With guest speakers Simon Blackmore (Owl Project), Alistair Hudson (Grizedale Arts), curator Ruth Jones and artist Blue MacAskill.

This event is free and there`s no need to book.

Area: western bloc

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International Opportunities Fund

12:00 am in Funding by bloc

Date: 30 Apr 2010
Website: http://www.wai.org.uk/funding
Location: wales

Outline:

Wales Arts International is pleased to announce the release of the new International Opportunities Fund guidelines – an open application fund for international activity. From 1st April 2010, individual artists and members of arts organisations based in Wales will be able to apply to Wales Arts International for up to £3000 to undertake international travel for a broader range of activities including:

– Presenting work at significant international venues, events and showcases.
– Artists working in any artform delivering collaborative projects with practitioners, producers or presenters outside the UK.
– Research and development with partners overseas with a view to future collaboration.
– International residency projects aimed at the development of the artist’s practice.

The fund is competitive and there are ten deadlines each year. For further information and to download the full guidelines, please visit http://www.wai.org.uk/funding .

The next deadline is Friday, the 30th April 2010

Area: not in wales