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Border Crossings: Exploring the ‘visible’ and the ‘invisible’ in the humanities – Call for Papers

University of Stirling Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Conference 2016 Border Crossings: Exploring the ‘visible’ and the ‘invisible’ in the humanities Friday 3rd June 2016 http://www.ahpgconf2016.wordpress.com This year ’s University of Stirling School of Arts and Humanities postgraduate conference seeks to explore the broad theme of the visible and invisible across various disciplines, and in particular the processes by which individuals, groups, influences and ideas cross between these two categories. The theme ‘border crossings’ could refer to either physical territorial boundaries or metaphysical symbolic and social boundaries. Boundaries are both a tangible and intangible mechanism which preserve, maintain, and legitimise authority ...

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Workshop Opportunities at Marketplace Studios Stockport – Expressions of Interest

Marketplace Studios is an exciting new initiative from Manchester School of Art to provide start-up enterprise support to our creative graduates. We are leasing a 3 storey building from Stockport Council which has been refurbished to provide two floors of incubation space for our recent Art and Design graduates.  The ground floor will provide shop/gallery and project spaces to run courses for the general public. We are looking for Expressions of Interest for anyone who is interested in delivering short courses, workshops and masterclasses in all aspects of creative practice and are looking for expressions of interest from MMU graduates, staff and alumni who may be ...

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Eyecatcher Brief 2017

We are seeking proposals from artists and/or designers to create a new work in the landscape at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park. This is an opportunity to develop a new work, which is significant, high profile and impactful. We are interested in a piece that may be an ‘eye-catcher’ (a piece that will attract attention), which is participatory, surprising or inventive and which responds to the history/heritage of the landscape or even using the lake. We hope it to be imaginative, high-impact, and a must-see ‘destination’ piece.

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Artful Prose

Applications are invited from students wishing to develop their writing and visual thinking through four workshops from January to April 2016. These are led by Amanda Ravetz and Myna Trustram. Guest speakers and workshop leaders have been invited: Professor Jackie Stacey (University of Manchester) Teresa Brayshaw (Leeds Beckett University) Per Roar (Choreographer) Sean Borodale (University of Liverpool) Sylvia Waltering (Manchester School of Art) The course is part of the NW Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership’s programme. Apply by 11 January 2016

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CALL FOR POTENTIALS 2016 – How does artistic research transform society?

Any interested research students or academic staff should contact Myna Trustram: m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk   Practicing Communities: Transformative societal strategies of artistic research Winter Symposium: March 18 – 20, 2016 Zirgu Pasts, Latvian Academy of Culture/Latviljas Kultῡras Akadēmija, Riga We invite scholars and artists from all fields to join the artistic research study circle 7, which pursues an interdisciplinary collaborative approach to interweaving practices and strategies from other geographical, contextual, societal, institutional and non-institutional spaces. The circle has developed within the Nordic and Baltic framework of Nordic Summer University. Since its inception, the primary aim has been to provide a forum for experimentation and cross-disciplinary collaboration welcoming ...

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The 2016 Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise (DBACE) is about to launch…

Five Awards of £10,000 for graduates to launch Creative Enterprises and Projects open to all graduates and post graduates within 12 months. The categories are Fine Art, Craft and Design, Film and Photography, Music and Performance. Chris Daniels from MMU won the award in 2010 and went on to be a judge last year. We also had one recent Manchester School of Art graduate, Georgie Parker, win last year as part of the award in Fine Art for her collaborative project http://focimagazine.com Max Comfort, a specialist business advisor from Deutsche Bank will be spending the day talking students through how to ...

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‘Adopt a Slide’ Event – Call for Submissions

The ‘Adopt a Slide’ team is organising an event enjoying, exploring and celebrating SLIDES. It is going to be held on the 29th of July 2015 between 1.00-6.00 pm in the MIRIAD open space, Righton Building, MMU. We see this as an opportunity to show work in progress, test out new ideas and play. We are looking for artworks, prose, poetry, workshops and performances that contain slides, use slides as sources of inspiration or engage with slide technology. We are hoping to show the importance of the slide collection at Manchester School of Art, how it can be used creatively ...

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Adopt a Slide: a participatory artwork

The Visual Resources Centre at Manchester School of Art is under imminent threat of closure. This outstanding visual and material resource, comprising 300,000 slides, documents over 50 years of responding to the needs and interests of teaching staff and students. Adopt a Slide is a blog-based participatory artwork designed to collect responses to the slide collection, in an attempt to demonstrate the unique potential of this resource as a physical entity. In a digital world, analogue technologies take on a different meaning and purpose. We believe they are more than just their digital equivalents. This is your chance to contribute ...

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FEAST – Call for Contributions

Laura Mansfield is currently undertaking a Ph.D. at MIRIAD researching the Island as a model for staging contemporary art beyond the gallery. She is developing the publication project FEAST. Feast is a publication project assembling writings that explore our relationship with food as a social event, a marker of identity, a product of history and a commodity for trade. The publications combine articles on contemporary arts practices with recipes, food histories and literary narratives in an eclectic mix that serves to explore, highlight and question the varied roles food and its associated practices hold within our everyday. To date three printed ...

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