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International living as Form Conference, Amsterdam. Image: Martin Nauw.
International living as Form Conference, Amsterdam. Image: Martin Nauw.

 

European Academy of Participation

Unique chance to join an international high level intensive course on participation in the arts

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The European Academy of Participation (EAP) brings together 10 organizations from all over Europe, from higher education and from the arts and culture, who want to make a contribution to a more inclusive Europe in which people live together in mutual respect of their differences. They identified participatory practice in art and culture as a central tool to involve communities in a positive process of constructing a shared cultural space.

In 2018 EAP offers 3 intensive course modules in Amsterdam, Bucharest and Marseille. Each has a distinct profile that takes into account the local environment and cultural urgencies as well as a joint European perspective as developed by the EAP project in the last two years.

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Create Networking Day for Collaborative Arts – December 1

Contributor Biographies

Rick Lowe is a Houston-based artist who has exhibited and worked with communities nationally and internationally. His work has appeared in: Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York; Phoenix Art Museum; Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, Korea; the Kumamoto State Museum, Kumamoto, Japan; the Venice Architecture Biennale; and Documenta 14 , Kassel, Germany and Athens, Greece. He is best known for his Project Row Houses community-based art project that he started in Houston in 1993. Additional community projects include the Watts House Project in Los Angeles, the Borough Project in Charleston, SC (with Suzanne Lacy and Mary Jane Jacobs), the Delray Beach Cultural Loop in Florida, and the Anyang Public Art Program 2010 in Anyang, Korea. Among Rick’s honours are the Rudy Bruner Awards in Urban Excellence, the AIA Keystone Award, the Heinz Award in the arts and humanities, the Skowhegan Governor’s Award, the Skandalaris Award for Art/Architecture, and a U.S. Artists Booth Fellowship. He has served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University, a Mel King Fellow at MIT, an Auburn University Breedan Scholar, and a Stanford University Haas Center Distinguished Visitor. President Barack Obama appointed Rick to the National Council on the Arts in 2013; in 2014 he was named a MacArthur Fellow, and in 2016 he joined the University of Houston as an associate professor of art.

Selina Thompson is an acclaimed artist and performer based in Leeds. Her work is playful and participatory, focused on the politics of identity and how this defines our bodies, lives and environments. Of her work, Thompson says: “My practice is primarily intimate, political and participatory, with a strong strand of public engagement and investigation which then leads to joyous, highly visual work, which seeks to connect to those often marginalized by the arts. I believe with all my heart in the capacity of art to change society and, in my more optimistic moments, the world, and relish any opportunity to connect with an audience, and to create work that invests in deep engagement with the public.” Her work and commissions include Dark and Lovely, Northern Stage, Ovalhouse, Birmingham REP, Sheffield Theatres and Theatre in the Mill (2015) originally commissioned by East Street Arts, and supported through funding from Leeds Inspired and Arts Council England; Race Cards supported by Buzzcut, Camden People’s Theatre, Forest Fringe and Fierce Festival, Leeds Library, Artsadmin, and IBT international showcase; Salt, commissioned by Theatre Bristol, Mayfest and Yorkshire Festival and soon to be developed into a book with support from The Bent Agency.

Image: Rick Lowe, Victoria Square Project, 2017-18, social sculpture, Elpidos Street, Victoria Square, Athens, documenta 14. Photo: Freddie Faulkenberry.
Image: Rick Lowe, Victoria Square Project, 2017-18, social sculpture, Elpidos Street, Victoria Square, Athens,
documenta 14. Photo: Freddie Faulkenberry.

Create Networking Day for Collaborative Arts, Friday 1 December 2017

1 December 2017, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama Theatre and performance, NUI Galway

Registration & Coffee Conversations from 10am

Welcome Address: 10.45 am

Programme

Contributor Biographies

This year Create’s National Networking Day will focus on art, diversity and transformative practice. At the level of geopolitics globally we are witnessing vulnerable populations on the move at an unprecedented scale. At the same time, at the level of the nation state, we see the consolidation of some familiar exclusionary discourses around notions of national identity. How can artists working collaboratively respond? How can collaborative arts and cultural practices challenge dominant and exclusionary narratives? How can we engage in inclusive ways to democratise public space at the level of the neighbourhood and the city? Over the course of the day we will explore; the politics of identity and how it defines our bodies, ways of integrating the narrative of Traveller history, approaches to making large-scale interdisciplinary performance reflecting the diversity of place and collaborative arts practice connected with questions of race, neighbourhood and displacement.

The day will be launched by Sinead O’Reilly, Head of Local Arts and Arts Participation for the Arts Council. Presenters include Selina Thompson, who is an acclaimed artist and performer based in Leeds. Her work is playful and participatory, focused on the politics of identity and how this defines our bodies, lives and environments. Selina will draw on her Resort Residency 2016 with Create / CAPP and Fingal Arts Office in her keynote. Following her presentation Selina will be in conversation with Blessing Moyo a human rights activist based in Galway and founder of the One World Tapestry initiative.

Hard Graft (2017): Seoidín O Sullivan as part of Common Ground's studio 468/CITIZEN ARTIST award. Photo: Seoidín O Sullivan.
Hard Graft (2017): Seoidín O Sullivan as part of Common Ground's studio 468/CITIZEN ARTIST award. Photo: Seoidín O Sullivan.

Create / Common Ground – Critical Conversation

ART, ECOLOGY and URBAN SPACES

Date: November 14th 2017
Time: 15.00 – 17.00
Venue: IMMA lecture room

Create and Common Ground are pleased to partner on this panel discussion which will explore the issue of sustainable cities, land access, food access, and spaces of commoning and public sites in urban space. It will seek to explore the potential of collaborative practice to make critical interventions in the urban landscape in order to reveal alternative futures and propose new forms of collective co-operation among diverse publics.

The event draws on artist, Seoidín O’ Sullivan’s HARD/GRAFT project as part of her Common Ground CITIZEN ARTIST award and her recent experience of the inaugural Hyde Park Art Center and Sweet Water Foundation residency exchange programme with Irish Museum of Modern Art and Create.

Chaired by internationally renowned artist educator Dr. Gregory Sholette, the panel comprises of artist Seoidín O’ Sullivan, artist Fiona Woods and Chicago-based artist architect Emmanuel Pratt from the Sweetwater Foundation situated in Chicago (via Skype).

Both Fiona Woods and Emmanuel Pratts’ respective practices connect urban and rural collaborative practice in Ireland to international initiatives that share innovative approaches to developing inclusive urban and rural ecologies.

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