Wednesday, March 10, 2010


The A Curriculum
A Foundation Liverpool
The Blade Factory
Greenland Street
Start: 8th March 2010.

Selected Artists:
Florian Bielefeldt, Noel Clueit, Przemek Dzienis, Myles Painter, Hannah Perry, Philip Root, Elizabeth Skadden, Emily Speed.

A Curriculum is an exciting new artists residency programme based at A Foundation in Liverpool. The programme will be scheduled over two months and will include input from visiting artists, curators, gallerists, collectors and commissioners. A Curriculum will give participants the chance to explore a broad range of perspectives which build a picture of the artist within the wider professional context. A Curriculum will shed light on the often under discussed but integral mechanisms of the art world while simultaneously providing a space for dynamic production of new work.

Month 1
Participants have studio time to make work, research and use the A Curriculum Library, which will be stocked with visitor and participant recommended reading/listening/watching material. There will be a dinner for all participating artists on Friday 12th March. There will also be structured sessions introducing the participants' current work. Week three will include an introduction to the curatorial approaches of the key Liverpool Biennial venues.

In the fourth week the first scheduled visits by visiting advisors will be made.

Month 2
During the second month studio time will be interspersed by a series of discussions led by visiting professionals from different areas of the art world (artists, gallerists, collectors, critics, curators and organisers). This will give participating artists the opportunity to gain insight into the different ways of engaging with the art world mechanisms which sustain artists' practice. The discussions will present practical examples of a range of topics including: navigating the art market; public/private collections; teaching and artistic practice; positioning and mediating your work; and public fundraising. The A Curriculum visitors will then carry out one-on-one sessions with each of the residents in their studios about their work.

To conclude the residency there will be one studio open day when A Foundation Greenland Street visitors will have access to the studios.

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