Out of necessity artists must become their own business, finance, sales and marketing manager, researcher, curator and administrator; ultimately, the project manager of your career as an artist. This practical, discursive, and insightful talk will help new graduates and emerging artists begin to understand the practical and philosophical aspects of an art career and learn how they can navigate the difficult transition between education and making a career as an artist.
University of Nottingham Museum will be a temporary home for some unique objects. Made by Lena Peters and unearthed in the woods of Northumberland National Park, just above Hadrian’s Wall. They tell a fascinating new story about archeology and our history. Join storyteller and ceramicist Lena Peters to find out more about these special and engaging objects.
Participating artists and tutors from the LandXcapes in Puglia (October 2018) discuss their experiences of this multidisciplinary cultural project of integrated enhancement of the identity and landscape heritage of Salento. Promoted by Puglia Region in collaboration with Teatro Pubblico Pugliese and the International Association BJCEM.
Last spring in St. Ives Cornwall, UKYA ran our second ‘Weekender’ residency, curated by Claudio Zecchi in collaboration with Chiara Dellerba and Garth Gratrix. In this performative talk, the curators use the zine as a device to instigate and trigger an immersive and performative discussion, seeking to re-think and re-define the Cornish Weekender atmosphere with the participation of the artists and the public.
This interactive talk will be followed by an open session where you can find out more about the next UKYA Weekender, coming in 2019; applications open shortly after the City Takeover.
In his lecture-performance Apertures, UKYA alumnus Bill Balaskas will explore the ideological agency of contemporary art by expanding his research into the notion of “blindness”. Blurring the boundaries between personal narration, scientific documentation and poetic allegory, Balaskas will bring together a variety of sources and media, in order to further one of the most prominent preoccupations in his artistic and academic practice: the invisibility of the structures of power. UKYA Alumni Artist Presentation.
Representatives from Arts Council England outline the different streams of funding that artists can apply for, and present an overview of their work and key priorities. Followed by a funding surgery in which you can discuss ideas with fellow artists, and receive advice from experts in arts funding.