An introduction to Meeting Point – A collaborative project between Artists and Museums
Please join us on the 8th April and find out more about this highly regarded, Arts Council England funded programme led by Arts&Heritage that supports and steers museum staff as they commission an artist, writer, performer or musician for their site.
About the programme
Six successful applicants from the Midlands will be selected to take part in a fully funded programme of lively and informed workshops. The programme includes visits to artists’ studios, meeting with art curators and learning from peers who have been part of previous programmes.
Participants receive and manage an £11,000 commissioning budget, with PR and marketing support supplied by Arts&Heritage. They will also receive £500 for bespoke marketing and £500 for bespoke engagement activity to promote and raise the profile of their projects.
We will also provide a filmmaker and photographer to document your commission.
Who should attend/can apply?
Museums or heritage sites who may not have commissioned an artist before and have the capacity and enthusiasm to be part of the programme . We are also interested in museums that have the potential to deliver a legacy for the project. You do not need to be an Accredited museum to apply for this opportunity.
Demonstrable commitment to Meeting Point and evidence of senior management buy-in is a must. Preference will be given to small and medium sized museums and non-NPOs, but the final selection will be balanced to ensure a spread of geographical locations and a diversity of approaches.
This is a competitive programme that is stimulating, enjoyable and results in a unique work that responds directly to your collection, narrative or location.
Applications will open in April, following the event –
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Please note: Teas and coffees and a networking lunch will be provided on the day. Joining instructions will be sent in advance, but for information on how to reach the venue please click here.
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