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Specialist Leaders in Cultural Education (SLiCE) conference

Curious Minds invites you to register for the 2017 Specialist Leaders in Cultural Education (SLiCE) conference. This year’s conference will focus on how the British Values mandate can be delivered effectively through arts and cultural education.

British Values : Beyond box ticking

Can British Values truly be depicted by a display that includes a London bus, a post box and a picture of the Queen or is there more to it than that?

SLiCE fellows think so. Their work this year has sought to find ways to animate the agenda and to dig down deeper in order to make meaning for colleagues and pupils. They have created programmes of work supported by action research that can be disseminated to other schools. SLiCE colleagues, in conjunction with cultural organisations, have researched areas from how cultural education can impact on the understanding of British Values in secondary academies to an investigation of how dance can deliver the British Values agenda in Key Stage 2. The keynote speakers are Prof. Robin Alexander, an academic and educationalist well known for championing the cause of Primary Education, and Paul Collard, Director of Creativity, Culture and Education. Our speakers will look at the inter-cultural aspects of education. The conference will take place in two centres – the morning session at the Riverside Campus at the University of Chester, the base of our partners RECAP (Research into Creative Arts Practice). The afternoon will be hosted at the newly opened Storyhouse theatre, cinema, library and arts centre in Chester, and will feature an inter-active performance by Prof. Allan Owens. The day offers opportunities to network with peers and advance the conversations that arise from the presentations.

 

Thursday 13 July 2017

09:45-16:00

Riverside Innovation Centre & Storyhouse, Chester

Keynote Speakers & Performances:

Prof. Robin Alexander Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge; Professor of Education Emeritus at the University of Warwick; Honorary Professor of Education at the University of York

Paul Collard Chief Executive of Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE)

‘Returning to Haifa’ Performed by Prof. Allan Owens (Co-Director of RECAP, University of Chester) and Dr. Hala Al-Yamani (Dean of the Faculty of Education, Bethlehem University)

Tickets: £35.00 standard / £20.00 for University of Chester Staff and Students

Register here.

News

Arts Council Toolkit

Self evaluation is a vital first step towards improving your work.  It can also help with self confidence and resilience.

Arts Council have developed a Self Evaluation toolkit for people, companies and partnerships in the arts, cultural and creative sectors.

See it here.

Creative Feature, Events

Manifest Arts

ManiFest

Manifest Arts Festival is an artist-curated biennial festival giving visitors an insight into the wide-ranging contemporary art being produced in the North West region.

 In its second year, Manifest Arts Festival has increased in size and scope: 5 full days to explore the 33* events across some of the most unusual and exciting spaces of arts production and exhibition in Manchester, Salford, and this year, Bolton. All but one of our events is free to attend.

 We have separated the events into the days they begin, with some continuing for the duration of the festival, and others one-day only specials (such as Open Studios). We hope this will make the programme easier to navigate when you plan your visit.

 Manifest Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts community we’re proud to be a part of, and we’re excited to share this with visitors wanting to get an insight into the contemporary arts scene of the region.

 We hope you enjoy it!

More info: https://www.manifestartsfestival.com/

News

Arts Prize Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is once again holding a competition for emerging contemporary artists and we have some great sponsorship packages available. Read more..

The GM Arts Prize was launched last year, thanks to a grant from Arts Council England and sponsorship from the business community.

The Chamber received 220 entries for last year’s inaugural GM Arts Prize. The winning entry (pictured) was by Manchester-based photographer, digital artist and film maker, Andrew Brooks.

Entries for this year’s prize have now closed. The overall winner and three runners-up will be presented with awards at the Chamber’s Annual Business Dinner on 18 May at Victoria Warehouse.

The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500 (with £150 of vouchers from art suppliers Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith), with the three runners-up each receiving a cash prize of £750 (with £50 of vouchers from Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith). Shortlisted entries and the winners will receive exhibition space to display their artwork in the Chamber Summer 2017 Exhibition.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 GM Arts Prize, please contact chris.fletcher@gmchamber.co.uk

Regional, Vacancies & Opportunities

Reframed 2017 – Personal Development Programme

 

Interactive and Immersive Storytelling

Creative England Reframed


Lighthouse and Creative England present Reframed, a new programme of talks and workshops exploring immersive and interactive storytelling.


The worlds of film, gaming, theatre, design, art and technology are becoming increasingly converged, with interactive and immersive environments such as 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video bringing us closer to a seamless blending of physical and virtual worlds.

Reframed brings together leaders and innovators from the fields of film, games, sound, contemporary arts and media to explore emerging practices within the realm of immersive and interactive storytelling.

Aimed at those wanting to learn more about designing and producing interactive and/or immersive work, Reframed will shine a light on the intrinsic and underlying principles of non-linear and interactive narratives, and the platforms and technologies which best serve them across different types of projects.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Reframed presents a  project development programme, aimed at creatives wanting to design and develop content in interactive and immersive environments, such as: 360°, virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile apps, games and interactive web-based video. Made up of five residential sessions run at Lighthouse between June – October 2017, the programme will support six selected individuals/teams to each develop a project idea in an intensive, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Placing the audience/user at the heart of the experience and drawing on technical, creative and socio-cultural perspectives to inform the development process, it will include structured training sessions, peer-to-peer exchange and feedback, project mentors and online support. Apply for Personal Development Programme

Programme Details

Date: July – October 2017

Venue: Lighthouse Cost: £300 per project

Participants: 6 individuals/teams

Application Information

Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 30 May 2017

Interviews: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 June 2017

Successful applicants notified: Monday 19 June 2017

Applications are invited from any of the following fields:

– Film, documentary, animation

– Games – Interactive arts or media

– VR / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality

– Immersive Theatre

Applicants may have experience of one or more of the following, although the list below is not extensive:

– Writing, directing, producing, animation

– Artist, illustration, graphic novels

– Coding, interactive design, games development

– Set design, production design, sound design, VFX, cinematography

Please note: participants do not need to have prior experience of working in this area. It’s the strength of your ideas we’re interested in, not your track record of producing similar work. Lighthouse aims to help improve diversity across the creative sectors by addressing the issues of access which individuals often face when progressing their practice and careers. We welcome applications from across the community, and will provide financial assistance to those who require it for pre-agreed travel, subsistence and childcare costs. We are also able to facilitate access for deaf and disabled people – please see the Equal Opportunities section in the Application Guidelines for further information.