HYPE UP #1: Keto

Here at UKYA, we love to bang the drum for the incredible artists that we support and work with. Our new series, HYPE UP, will share news from our alumni, as well as throwing spotlight on some stand out events we've attended across the country. Expect news and views of exhibitions; artist features; new releases; and our top picks from the arts and cultural calendar in the UK and beyond!

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Laura Evans
Best Foot Forward: A Guide to Applying for UKYA City Takeover

UKYA has put together this guide to applying for UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 19. It includes advice and top tips from UKYA and our expert selection panel. It covers the four application form questions related to you and your work, and provides advice on submitting supporting media that puts your best foot forward and sets your application above the rest!

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Laura Evans
Diaries from Montreal

UK Young Artists has been working with Studio XX and the artist Natacha Clitandre for over a year to ignite and deliver a project which would see how Natacha and UK Young Artist alumni Louise Orwin might support a cross border residency. Our Director Michelle Bowen joined Louise in Montreal on April 17th and shares her experience so far...

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Laura Evans
UKYA South Korea Diaries 2017

Michelle Bowen and Garth Gratrix arrived in Seoul to begin the new journey of collaborative working with our Korea partners at the Seojung Arts Centre. Find out more about the incredible exhibition "The Beginning" at the National Assembly in South Korea and follow the artists on their exciting journey!

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Laura Evans
Meet The Korean Artists

UKYA is delighted to announce a new arts partnership South Korea with Seojung Art Centre and Superior Gallery, Seoul and Chung Ang University. Selected through a national open call, 10 of the best young artists in the UK will travel to Seoul in October 2017 to present their work alongside 9 young Korean artists. Read on to find out more about who the talented artists from Korea are that will be taking part in the exhibition!

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Laura Evans
FIELD RECORDINGS MANUPULATION WORKSHOP WITH AJA IRELAND

UK Young Artists invites you to a FREE workshop with Aja Ireland, on 19th September between 1-4pm at Loughborough University. Aja will be teaching you how to make field recordings and create a wide range of different sounds and textures by only using simple, built in Ableton Plugins.A fun and playful workshop providing a space to experiment, everyone will be leaving with their own sample packs.

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Laura Evans
WALK AND TALK WITH TANIA MOORE

UK Young Artists invites you to an outdoor tour around Loughborough University, discussing sculptures, public realm work and commissioning, led by the very talented Tania Moore. Join us on Thursday 14th September from 1-4pm at Edward Barnsley Building for a fun afternoon of discovery!

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Laura Evans
IT'S COMPETITION TIME!

It's competition time!! Win the chance to see the play "Wreck" written by UKYA Ambassador Toby Campion on 29th September and for one lucky winner, a personal half day mentoring session with Toby based around writing poetry. Read on for more information.

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Laura Evans
CALL FOR ENTRIES - WORK IN COMMON RESIDENCY

We're looking for approx 13 outstanding artists who work in any art form and are interested in a Micro residency from 6-10 November 2017 which focuses on collaboration between artists, presentations, crits, workshops, ‘go see’ visits, and a public event.

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Laura Evans
Placement and displacement: Korea 2017 - Meet The Artists

UKYA is delighted to announce a new arts partnership South Korea with Seojung Art Centre and Superior Gallery, Seoul and Chung Ang University. Selected through a national open call, 13 of the best young artists in the UK will travel to Seoul in October 2017 to present their work alongside 10 young Korean artists. Read on to find out more about the artists.

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Laura Evans
Emerge 2017/18 - Meet The Artists

Following a successful first year of festivals, with high quality performances and ideas from the artists & young people involved, UKYA ran the Year 2 open call for artists to lead the project. We highlight the selected artists and find out more about their Emerge projects.

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Laura Evans
UKYA Welcomes new Artist Ambassadors

We are delighted to welcome Colette Griffin, Jasleen Kaur, Krysia Kordecki and Toby Campion as our new Artist Ambassadors for 2017/18. This year's Ambassadors have been selected because we felt that they were all quality making artists who are daring, ambitious, independent, creative, collaborative and internationally-focused; values and ambitions close to the UKYA heart.

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Laura Evans
THE END OF GENDER

On Tuesday 27th June, hurrstory was made at Backlit Gallery for The Laganja Estranja  Showcase Event. 14 talented artists from around the UK and Europe came together to explore what it means to express gender in our society.

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Laura Evans
LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS

If you are considering setting up in business then the following might help. For any young artists or arts organisation knowing how to operate as a business can provide the next step in your creative career. We have tried to provide a concise overview of what you would need to consider  if you are looking to register you business and take those next steps in your artist journey. 

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Laura Evans
LIFE AFTER UNIVERSITY

As part of our ongoing creative development platforms, we invited UKYA alumni and ambassadors Matthew John Atkinson and Colette Griffin to discuss their creative journeys and career paths following graduation in a public talk at Loughborough University.

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Laura Evans