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What is the role of ‘Outdoor Arts’ and what do we mean by ‘public realm’?

Beam and ISAN present:
A Sense of Space
Animating, designing and influencing public space

A professional development seminar and workshop for public realm managers, outdoor artists, producers, programmers, designers and landscape architects.

Wednesday 9th February 2011
9.45am - 7.30pm
The Orangery, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TG

What is the role of ‘Outdoor Arts’ and what do we mean by ‘public realm’?
How is public space designed & managed, and why?
In the context of ‘the Big Society’ and the 'well-being' agenda, how can all the professions involved work better together to facilitate imagination in the pubic realm?

The seminar will feature talks and practical activities, knowledge-sharing and debate to explore the following:
The current and future possibilities of Outdoor Arts and public space.

The nature and potential of different public spaces and the process of animating these in the current economic climate.

How to position outdoor artists and producers to better influence decisions about the design and maintenance of the public realm.

How designers and managers can work in collaboration with the Outdoor Arts sector to design better places.

EXPERTS include
Irena Bauman - Architect, Bauman Lyons
Sarah Gaventa - Director of Public Space, CABE

Don’t Miss Out! Book your place NOW

Contact Catherine Hawksley at Beam
by phone: 01924 215550 or by e-mail Cathy@beam.uk.net.       


* £80 + VAT
Seminar & Reception

*  £110 + VAT
Seminar, Reception & Evening Meal

* £160 + VAT
 Seminar, Reception, Evening Meal, Accommodation & Breakfast

*Please note these costs include lunch and refreshments at the seminar

For more info visit http://www.beam.uk.net/news


What will the Leeds art scene look like in ten years time? 

#LeedsArtsFuture 2030 Open Space 13 January 2011 4 -8pm, at Dysons Chambers LS1 6EP is one of the last in the series of What If ….Debates to shape the long term future of the city 2011 to 2030 and it’s specifically intended for practitioners in the arts and creative industries.

The question: what do we want a culturally vibrant Leeds to look like? Is deliberately open and broad and invites a creative, collective response. 

Your voice will matter as we adopt the Open Space process which invites full participation on the issues that matter most to you.  If you have attended Open Space workshops you'll know that their success lies in the self organising principle. Those who come set the agenda and the agenda is driven by your passions.

Don’t worry if you haven't attended Open Space before, just come ready to join in and to share your insights and all will be made clear. Afterwards, you are invited to socialise and enjoy drinks and food and see the new show by artist Emma Bolland and meet the people behind Dysons Chambers.

The session will run from 4pm to 8pm at 12 Dysons Chambers, near Dysons Clock on Lower Briggate, LS1 6EP.  RSVP Dinah.Clark@leeds.gov.uk by 7 January


Artist Commission Opportunity : North Yorkshire Open Studios 2011

Submissions are invited for three commissions which will celebrate the quality and variety of artists and makers working across North Yorkshire.

The theme of afternoon tea hopes to link the event with local producers. The commissioned items will be promoted and sold as part of North Yorkshire Open Studios in June 2011.

Designs are sought for:

·                 a limited edition tea towel

·                 a limited edition cup and saucer

·                a set of limited edition postcards 

The deadline for submissions will be 5pm on Friday 17 January 2011.

These are part of the wider programme of activities for NYOS 2011, further information about this programme will be announced as details are finalised.

Please forward this information to any contacts who may be interested in either opportunity.

For a full brief please contact Christine Keogh and Jacqui Corcoran at Art Connections

email: admin@art-connections.org.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1756 748529


Yorkshire has experienced the fastest growth in employment than any other region, however … With all these cuts and changes what next?

·         Arts Council – 29.6% cuts over three years ·         Design Council – made a charity
·         Film Council – scrapped
·         NESTA – made a charity
·         Higher Education – 40% cuts over four years
·         Yorkshire Forward – scrapped
·         Local Councils – 28% cuts over three years
·         Business Link – scrapped
·         Almost 200 quangos – scrapped

What does all this mean for the future of the Creative, Cultural and Digital industries of Yorkshire?
‘Creative Networks’ has pulled together a senior-level panel to discuss exactly that.
Confirmed speakers include:
•     Cluny Macpherson –  Regional Director of Arts Council
•     Sally Joynson  –  Chief Executive of Screen Yorkshire

This event will be of vital interest to anyone working within or across the creative and cultural sectors in Yorkshire today. Short presentations followed by an open Q&A session
**Thursday, 25th November 2010**
6pm                       Registration & Hot Food
7pm                       News & Pitches
7.15pm                 The Big Debate
8.30 til late          Networking in the Café Bar

Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AQ
This event is free to creative, digital and cultural industry professionals.
If you would like to join us, please contact Creative Networks on 01422 399444
or email Bridget at bridgetm@leeds-art.ac.uk



A new work by British artist, Bob and Roberta Smith created specially for the campaign supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts has just been released www.savethearts.org.uk, sign the petition.

Artist Patrick Brill, better known as Bob and Roberta Smith, currently lives and works in London. He is known for artwork that incorporates text - often commenting on art, politics, or popular culture — in his unique, brightly colored lettering style on banners and discarded boards of wood. He became a Tate Trustee in 2009.