I have a couple of interesting evaluation contracts on the go at present – for South West Heritage Trust and the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. It’s great to be able to support these two organisations in capturing the impact of their projects.
I’m delighted to have played a part in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery’s (RAMM’s) successful £2.4m bid for Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) status 2018-22.
Many congratulations to RAMM and all of the other exciting organisations achieving NPO status this time around!
I’m delighted to have been invited to continue my work as an Artistic and Quality Assessor for Arts Council England for a third year.
I’m looking forward to my first assignment of 2017/18.
For almost a decade New Expressions has enabled artists and museums to make creatively challenging work together. As one of the people who kick-started the whole thing in 2008, and stuck with it as it developed, under others’ leadership, into a national programme, it was pleasing recently to produce a publication capturing the eight year trajectory.
Published by New Expressions and researched, written (with contributions from others) and produced by myself, this advocacy document tells the story of how, from Cornwall to Cumbria, 31 museums and 47 artists came to make fresh cultural encounters for more than a million people.
The latest publication joins my programme evaluation and a collection of professional resources and case studies for museum-artist collaboration that I produced early last year (again, with some contributions from others).
‘Unlocking the Creative Potential of Collections 2008-2016’ is downloadable from the New Expressions website.
I’m pleased to be working with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) in Exeter on its case for the next four years’ funding as part of Arts Council’s national portfolio.
Excitingly, I’ll have a particular focus on RAMM’s contribution to ‘The Creative Case for Diversity’. Let’s hope we can bring some of those untold stories through…
I tried to think of an image for this update, but the whole thing about diversity is that a singular image won’t do…
I’m delighted to announce that I’m now a Director of Flow Contemporary Arts, along with Carolyn Black and Grace Davies.
Flow Contemporary Arts is a Forest of Dean-based registered company developing encounters with art in unusual places. Exciting times ahead…
To find out what on earth I am talking about, come to my talk of that title at University of the Arts London on Friday 28 October 2016.
Actually, I’ll be talking about the regional and national scope of the New Expressions programme’s work with museums across England.
Part of a symposium, The Artist in a Collected World, from University of the Arts London.
I’m pleased to be speaking at Artist in a Collected World, a symposium at University of the Arts London (UAL) next month.
More information here
New Expressions has just published the executive summary of my evaluation report on New Expressions 3, the third phase of a programme promoting creative collaboration between contemporary artists and museums.
For the first time, New Expressions 3 was national in its reach and tested some new ways of working, including a mechanism to enable contemporary artists to initiate their own collaborations with heritage partners.
The executive summary can be downloaded from the New Expressions website via this link:
More information about the creative collaborations in New Expressions 3: www.newexpressions.org/Events/
New Expressions is led by Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and delivered with its partners: the network of Arts Council Major Partner Museums, The National Trust and the Contemporary Visual Arts Network.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and The National Lottery.
I recently project managed a collection of three short films about contemporary artists collaborating with museums and historic houses.
Made by Axisweb for my clients New Expressions and Visual Arts South West, the films feature six artists and museums and introduce their specially commissioned artworks across England.
The three films are part of a set of free-to-use online professional and advocacy resources from New Expressions.
Courtesy of New Expressions www.newexpressions.org