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DIY7 – artist opportunity

I really enjoyed Directors of Fierce, Laura McDermott and Harun Morrison‘s talk at Ikon Gallery a few weeks ago. It make me really excited about Fierce Festival.

Laura has alerted me to an interesting opportuntity for artists based in the West Midlands and beyond:

DIY7An Artists’ Guide to the Black Country’, led by Abigail Davey from Breathe.

DIY is a scheme conceived by the Live Art Development Agency that supports artists to run unusual training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists. The activities  aren’t traditional workshops but shared experiences, adventures, explorations. Past projects have included cycle rides across Britain and forest retreats.

This particular DIY project is being supported by Fierce. It invites a group of six artists to spend time in the Black Country during August at some of its most iconic tourist attractions (starting at the Black Country Living Museum). Their encounter with the Black Country and their reflections of the experience will be turned into an artists’ guide to the area, which will be exhibited as part of Fierce’s next Interrobang event in September.

More information can be found here. Reports on previous DIY schemes can be found here.

Deadline Friday 16 July.


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This entry was posted on July 11, 2010 by in Art, Festival, Performance, Workshop and tagged , .
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