Watch Unlimited films from DaDaFest 2012

A number of Arts Council Unlimited commissions were shown in Liverpool between 21-31 August as part of DaDaFest 2012. We took the opportunity to make some short films about three of those commissions while they were being presented in Liverpool. You can now watch and listen to those films and find out more about the Unlimited projects of Laurence Clark, Fittings MultiMedia Arts and Rachel Gadsden. Continue reading

Winning Words – Artists Brief

Background

The Dukes, supported by Litfest, are working with Winning Words and the Forward Arts Foundation on a poetry project connected to the Olympics.  Lancaster is one of only seven towns and cities chosen for this project from across the UK (www.winningwordspoetry.com)

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Two major new grant commissions now open for work with children and young people

Arts Council England today announced funding for two major new pieces of work with children and young people; the delivery of a new National Youth Dance Company and four new In Harmony projects based on the Venezuelan El Sistema project.

Arts Council England today announced funding for two major new pieces of work with children and young people; the delivery of a new National Youth Dance Company and four new In Harmony projects based on the Venezuelan El Sistema model.

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Crafting History: Lead Artist Opportunity, Manchester Craft & Design Centre

The Crafting History exhibition will showcase creative responses to the history of Manchester Craft and Design Centre (MCDC). Work will be produced by a commissioned contemporary lead artist/maker, and donated by resident makers from the Centre.

The exhibition will form a key part of the Centres 30th Anniversary celebrations and is part of a programme of events focused on collecting and sharing MCDCs story to date.

We are currently looking to commission an artist to complete a piece of work that innovatively responds to Manchester Craft and Design Centre’s history. This work will form the main part of theCrafting Historyexhibition, which will launch on the 14th of July 2012. Continue reading