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.
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:
I’m delighted to be working with Flow Contemporary Arts and Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon, on an exciting new project. We will soon release some opportunities for artists and a film-maker. The call-out is almost ready and I’ll share it here. You can also subscribe to Flow’s newsletter here: http://flowprojects.wordpress.com