Public Art and EU Funding Seminar
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Public Art and EU Funding
Presented by On the Verge in association with MK Gallery
Wednesday 13 February / 10am - 5pm (arrivals and coffee from 9.30am)
Tickets free but must be pre-booked as places are limited.
This free, one-day seminar about public art and socially engaged practices, focusses on pan-European collaboration and access to EU funding. It provides a rare opportunity to hear leading artists, curators and funding specialists in the field, and is open to all who have an interest in art in the public realm.
The day will be divided into a morning session in which artists Kathrin Bohm, Nils Norman and independent curator Michaela Crimmin offer presentations on their work, and an afternoon workshop led by Christoph Jankowski, European Information Manager at Visiting Arts, the UK cultural contact point for the European Commission’s Culture programme. There will also be an opportunity to join a tour of selected public art works in Milton Keynes.
Kathrin Bohm will speak from the perspective of her experience of working on pan-European projects and partnerships, such as Rhyzom/Eco-Nomadic-School. Nils Norman works internationally across the disciplines of public art, archictecture and urban planning, generating projects and collaborations with museums and galleries, informed by local politics and ideas on alternative economic, ecological systems and play. Michaela Crimmin is an independent curator and co founder of Culture and Conflict (arts and cultural activity in conflict/post-conflict situations). Christoph Jankowski has considerable knowledge and experience of European Arts and cultural projects and networks, the European Union and European funding.
Book your place
Call MK Gallery Information Desk on 01908 676 900 during gallery opening hours.
Small Bursaries are available for travel and child care for local residents. For more information, please contact Simon Wright on: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is generously supported by Arts Council England, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Arts Gateway-mk, On the Verge and MK Gallery.
On the Verge
On the Verge (OTV) is a public art project working in the residential estates of Bradwell Common, Conniburrow, Fishermead and Oldbrook, surrounding Central Milton Keynes. Pioneered by printmaker Myriam Metcalf in 2006, OTV works directly with residents and visual artists to develop projects that engender a sense of pride and identity in their respective areas. www.ontheverge.org.uk
Kathrin Bohm has been working internationally as an artist on public realm projects since 1993, and in collaborative settings since 1996. She is a founding member of public works and the artist initiative myvillages.org. She is currently working on the continuation of a number of longer-term projects such as the International Village Shop, Rhyzom/Eco-Nomadic-School and her ongoing work in Höfen and with myvvillages.org. Her teaching and research work includes an AHRC Research Fellowship at the School of Art and Design, University of Wolverhampton, and running Inter 10 at the Architectural Association School of Architecture together with Andreas Lang.
Nils Norman is an artist working across the disciplines of public art, architecture and urban planning. His projects challenge notions of the function of public art and the efficacy of mainstream urban planning and large-scale regeneration. Informed by local politics and ideas on alternative economic, ecological systems and play, Norman’s work merges utopian alternatives with current urban design to create a humorous critique of the discrete histories and functions of public art and urban planning. He exhibits and generates projects and collaborations in museums and galleries internationally. He has completed major public art projects, including a pedestrian bridge, small playgrounds and a landscaping project for the City of Roskilde, Denmark. He has participated in various biennials worldwide and has developed commissions for SculptureCenter, Long Island City; London Underground; Tate Modern; Loughborough University; Creative Time, NYC and the Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland. Norman lives in London and is a Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Art and Design, Copenhagen, Denmark, where he leads the School of Walls and Space. www.dismalgarden.org
Michaela Crimmin is an independent curator and producer, and tutor in the Curating Contemporary Art programme, running a course on commissioning art for the public domain. She has extensive experience of commissioning, which has included coordinating the Fourth Plinth series in Trafalgar Square, and directing the Arts & Ecology Centre for the RSA and Arts Council England. She is co-founder of Culture and Conflict, currently developing a new enquiry into the relationship between culture, conflict and conflict resolution. She is curating a new commission to spearhead a major programme for the city of Peterborough. She lectures nationally and internationally, most recently at the HotHouse Conference in Sydney, Australia. She is also a founder member of the Public Art Forum and a Fellow of the High Education Academy.
Christoph Jankowski is European Information Manager at Visiting Arts, the UK Cultural Contact Point for the European Commission's Culture programme. He has considerable knowledge and experience of European arts and cultural projects and networks, the European Union, and European funding. He has worked with several EU-funded projects, including ViaEuropea.eu, the online journal for artistic creation in European public space for IN SITU, the European network for performing arts in public spaces.