Monday, 6 July 2015

Residencies... important information and invitations

This is the year of the Residencies and I am so excited - keep using that word.
As someone who loves process, open space, the opportunity to explore and play residencies are a joyful challenge and i love to see where they will go.

They each have a focus so:
Shallal Shared

Shallal Dance Theatre will use the AMATA residency to explore open format improvisation within performance. To refine their skills and define the parameters of this new style, “Always New” working  with musician George Bradley-Peer. 
There is an invitation to: emerging and established visual artists, photographers, performers, musicians, and poets to come and explore work with them, contact or if interested.  
There will be an Open Workshop 10am - 1pm on Thursday 23 July and a final Performance Platform 7pm Friday 24 July which will showcase work from from the past year as well as from the residency.

Shallal Studios at Porthmeor Studio
a very exciting residency at Porthmeor Studios in St Ives from July to September  with rent supported by Falmouth Art Gallery. This residency is an extraordinary opportunity for the artists to spend a sustained period developing their work in a professional art studio which inspired a number of great British 20th century artists.  The residency acts as a pilot project enabling us to carry out feasibility research for a permanent studio space in the future. 
Lou Brett our project manager who will evaluate it.
The residency is structured so that two experienced Shallal art facilitators/artists in residence will be in the studio during the week and Shallal Studio artists will be able to book as much time as they want to work in the studio supported according to their varying needs. The artists will pursue their own programme of work mentored by facilitators and chose to learn new skills to extend their vocabulary and develop new directions.  There will be workshops provided to enable artists to learn new skills. Guest artists are invited to join us in this inclusive project, so far they are coming from as far afield as Essex and Italy! If you are interested please contact
There will be Open Studio Days 16 and 19 September as part of the St Ives Festival Programme 

Both these projects have been successful in gaining Arts Council funding.

Back Lane West Residency
In November
Building on our residency last October which informed and inspired Porthmoer, this time there will be an emphasis on cross art form, collaborations and 3D work, we are looking forward to this. No funding as yet but lots of enthusiasm as always and some artists in place with experimental photography, dancers, music and instillations...

Towards this and our work in general artist Jane Tressider is kindly organising a Benefit, hope to see you there! 

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