A happy little announcement from our sister radio programme.
Category Participatory Arts
ArtyParti – Somme Remembered & Asunder
Hello, Creatives! One of my side projects alongside running 99% Perspiration is a weekly radio programme called ArtyParti. We invite guests to chat about artistic & cultural events in the North East of the UK.
Here’s the latest;
Lungs – A Call to North East Artists
Lungs is an upcoming contemporary art publication based in Sunderland. It exists to catalogue the work of emerging North East artists, and to provide a platform to exhibit to a wider audience.
With a limited print run, the catalogue will be distributed to local galleries, museums and art organisations, to serve as a reference of the innovative creative work happening on our own doorstep.
Photographer Angela Wingate is one of a team of three bringing “Lungs” together. We asked her why this project is so important to her:
“I think more than anything, we wanted to show what’s going on around here. Our curating class spent the week in London last month and the culture of the city is so arts focused. Everywhere! You don’t get that here.”
– Angela Wingate, Photographer & Co-Founder of Lungs
“Everyone assumes you have to travel to London for arts and culture but there is some awesome work being created in the North East. We want the galleries and art organisations to know that before they call out to artists down south, see what’s going on right here.
“We want the Lungs catalogue to kind of serve as a reminder… like, ‘Hey, we’re here!’ Hopefully, it will be received well and we will be able make Lungs an annual publication. And we’re really excited.”
A call for artists based in North East UK is now open until 15 April 2016. Submission guidelines can be found at lungsproject.org.
An exhibition of a selected works will coincide with the launch of the first Lungs issue in September 2016. To find out more about the project, you can email the team – email@example.com
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And, as always,
Stay productive, stay awesome!
Executive Producer, 99% Perspiration
Episode 18 – Never Stop
It might be one of the most “Disney” podcast names we’ve done yet, but “Episode 18 – Never Stop” is now online! And you know what? It might be cheesy, but it’s solid advice.
In Episode 18, you can hear Rute Correia & Stephen Pritchard. Ruth’s journey is so interesting and varied, it could have inspired Ronan Keating’s [un]forgettable classic.
After leaving her position as Junior Online Content Coordinator at Nintendo of Europe, Rute travelled to England to study an MA in Radio at the University of Sunderland. She now runs her own crafty company called Rute’s Loot, and creates the weekly White Market Podcast, all about creative commons music.
Stephen Pritchard is researching a PhD in socially engaged and participatory arts; if that’s an area you’re interested in, we thoroughly recommend following him on Twitter. He’s a very active, vocal tweeter, and has a great deal of insight to offer.
Stephen is also the Executive Director of Dot to Dot Active Arts, and writes a blog Colouring in Culture.
Stay productive, stay awesome!