LIGHT - Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour 2017
Deadline for submissions: 31/03/2017 | City: Cumbria, Co. Durham & Northumberland | Region: Cumbria | Country: United Kingdom | Created by: Karen BabayanReport this?
LIGHT - Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour 2017. A call for artists and makers for an exhibition of contemporary works using light-based media and craft-based work for which light is an important element.
The Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour and extensive outreach programme, gives local access to world-class artists in community venues for rural communities. Our show is a pop-up exhibition that transforms community spaces (village halls, churches, art centres, libraries etc.) into high spec. contemporary art galleries, showing the best contemporary art by UK and International artists.
We are looking for 6-8 artists to show 3-6 pieces of work each (depending on size). Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour Officer will select the artists based quality of work and interesting interpretations on the theme of LIGHT. Due to the touring nature of the exhibition, ease of display and transportation will also be a factor. Our venues and audiences (18,000+ in 2016) are used to seeing (and buying) more risky work. We aim to delight, challenge, inspire and amaze our audiences.
In 2017 we have partnered with Lumiere (Durham Festival of Light), with some Co. Durham venue dates corresponding to the festival, to increase the visitor reach. The tour takes place from September 2017 to January 2018. Paid opportunities for workshops in local schools and the tour venues, talks and demonstration days are offered to some exhibiting artists, as appropriate. Funding for the tour and outreach programme come from Arts Council England and other charitable trusts and foundations.
Highlights Rural Touring is based in Appleby, Cumbria. We work in partnership with a network of village halls, community venues and local volunteer promoters to bring memorable events into the heart of rural communities, giving them the chance to see the very best of national small scale touring across a wide range of art forms. Established in 1997, the organisation provides arts events and activities for isolated rural communities in Cumbria, County Durham and Northumberland. Highlights is an Arts Council England national portofolio organisation.
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