Art Connections

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Art Connections

Art Connections is a Chrysalis Arts project providing services for visual artists in York, North Yorkshire and beyond. Activities include a diverse range of visual arts projects, commissions, specialist training programmes and individual mentoring and advice.

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Angela Chalmers


Seminar: Thursday 12 October, 2017   11am – 4.15pm
Victoria Hall, Settle

This is the second in a series of training and development events organised by Chrysalis Arts which will explore how artists working in rural environments or with rural themes are developing new platforms and approaches to visual arts practice. The programme will:

  • Showcase current examples of innovative artistic practice from across the UK
  • Explore how artists are engaging with some of the challenges and issues facing rural communities
  • Offer an international perspective on contemporary rural practice and the benefits of networking, collaboration and co-operation
  • Include opportunities for themed discussion and information sharin

For artists, arts managers, national parks, local authorities, community and environmental officers and others who commission and collaborate with artists

Cost: £35 Discounted cost for unwaged and emerging artists* £28

For more info on the full programme and to book: [email protected] / 01756 748529

“I found the funding and marketing courses inspiring and both will prove useful.  I intend to make a funding application soon and feel that I know a lot more about the process and requirements necessary.  The courses were not simply informative – the delivery of both was very professional.

Working as an artist is often largely a solitary experience and I feel it is very important to be able to access such courses, fairly regularly if possible, to give one focus and direction.  It’s a way of taking stock and looking to see ways forward.  It’s also a good way of networking.”

“I received excellent support from Art Connections – practical advice, liaison support with the host organisation, arranging mentor support, financial and promotional assistance with the exhibition. I felt confident I had their full support as artist in residence.”

“The residency has given me the opportunity to explore new techniques within my work and create pieces that are, for me, more adventurous and of a slightly larger scale. It has really made me question the way in which I make things and the materials I use within a piece. I still have lots of ideas I want to explore in the future as a result of this project.

This has been of enormous benefit to me within my practice. It has given me the time through the grant to allow me to explore new materials and techniques as well as allowing me to explore new ideas within my work.”

Gemma Burditt: The Art of Milk
Jo Hodges: Twilight