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
NPO-H MY GOD!

UK Young Artists is delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to become a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England. This investment means that our work can continue to develop and our ambitions continue to grow; supporting more artists, connecting with more cultural organisations, and enabling artist mobility across the world. 

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Laura Evans
Nottingham Refugee Week

We are delighted to bring the work of Avo Kaprealian to the UK for Nottingham Refugee Week.

Supported by UK Young Artists in partnership with Nottingham Contemporary there will be a special screening of Houses Without Doors (2016) by artist and filmmaker Avo Kaprealian

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Laura Evans
GE2017 - Culture, Arts and Education in the Party Manifestos

At UKYA we won't tell you who to vote for in the upcoming general election, but we want to help you to be informed on the offers from the political parties. So we have read through the manifestos and tried to extract any information relating to culture, the arts and education - issues that are very close to our hearts and hopefully, yours too!

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Laura Evans
Site Specific Art - A Workshop with Joe Rowley

In March 2017 UKYA's Young Curator, Joe Rowley delivered an all day workshop at Loughborough University exploring site specific art and interventions. Joe is currently studying for his MFA at Valand Academy in Gothenburg, Sweden and was delighted to share his expertise and practice with students and practicing artists from the region

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Laura Evans
EMERGE 2017 - EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY

The Emerge 2017 Festivals are fast approaching and Shakespearience Corby needs you! Impulse Collective and Scufflebox Theatre Company have been working with groups of young people in Corby to conceptualise, programme, market and manage a one-day festival inspired by Shakespeare – with a Corby twist.

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Laura Evans
BLACKPOOL WEEKENDER DIARIES

From 24-26 February, UKYA and Abingdon Studios Blackpool are taking 12 artists from across the country to Blackpool for a weekend of creative exploration. Catch up with the goings-on of the Weekender here.

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Laura Evans
MEDITERRANEA 18, ALBANIA - SELECTED ARTISTS

UK Young Artists is delighted to announce the artists selected to represent the UK at the Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM). This year's international multidisciplinary event takes place in Tirana and Durrës, Albania from 4-9 May.

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Laura Evans
REFLECTIONS ON UNISLAM 2017

UK Young Artists was invited to attend the finals of UniSlam, 31 Jan at Curve Leicester, in which Manchester, Goldsmiths, Birmingham and Exeter Universities were competing for the crown. Here we reflect on the experience and highlight some of the excellent work.

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Laura Evans
Blackpool Weekender 2017 - Meet The Artists

UKYA and Abingdon Studios Blackpool are taking 12 artists to Blackpool for a weekend of creative exploration. This mini residency offers a period of flux and change to artists with little expectation beyond being curious and having time to think and to learn and share with others. Meet the artists here.

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Laura Evans
EMERGE 2016/17 - MEET THE Artists

UK Young Artists is working with The Mighty Creatives and Arts Connect, with investment from Spirit of 2012, to deliver a series of arts festivals inspired by the work of William Shakespeare. The project spans three years, with a different cohort of artists leading each year in regional settings in the areas of Corby, Horncastle, Tamworth and Wolverhampton. 

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Laura Evans