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Artist Opportunity - 57th Venice Biennale

Call out for an artist based in Lancashire to take part in a visit to Venice and help develop an exhibition and future joint programme between Blackburn and Venice.

Artist Opportunity

Call out for an artist based in Lancashire to take part in a visit to Venice and help develop an exhibition and future joint programme between Blackburn and Venice.

Working with artist Marina Moreno the artist will travel to Venice in October 2017 to set up the Venice Vending Machine https://www.venicevendingmachine.com/

meet with curators and artists to explore opportunities to take a group exhibition from Lancashire in 2019. Following the trip you will need to work with The Bureau Centre for the Arts to bring together a group of artists to work towards 2019.

We are looking for someone with strong photographic and social media skills and a strong personal artistic practice which would lend itself to this programme. Is adaptive, responsive and self driven.

You will need to

  • Commit 20 days to working on the  project. 10 in Venice and 10 in Blackburn.
  • Represent artists and the artist community in Lancashire whilst in Venice.
  • To create a series of blogs, a report and presentations in Lancashire about the Venice experience
  • Be prepared to be part of a long term artist development in Lancashire.

 

This is unpaid opportunity but your travel, accommodation and expenses will be covered for the Venice trip, as well as basic travel costs in Lancashire.

You need to be available between 12 and 22 October 2017 to travel to Venice.

Expressions of Interest need to be sent to Rebecca.johnson@blackburn.gov.uk by 28th October 2017 You can either nominate an artist  or self-nominate. If self-nominating you will need to provide a referee.

  • We need an artist statement
  • How you will meet the needs of the project
  • Confirmation of availability and ability to travel to Venice