Supporting artists, establishing vital connections, and strengthening the region’s creative economy. Alongside Paul Camic, Victoria Tischler and Norma Daykin I had the opportunity to share some of the work of Dementia & Imagination artist Penny Klepuszewska – (which when you see/hear it – I think you’ll agree – is profound)…but alongside the effervescent poet Gary Glazner, it was the honest, intelligent and heartfelt presentation of Larry Gardiner from Oxfordshire Advocates who blasted the delegates with his reality check.
To be eligible to apply, the lead applicant needs to be Arts Council funded, or have presented work to the public through ACE programmes. There’s evidence of the positive long-term benefits of participating in the arts in all their forms from longitudinal studies from both mainstream cultural organisations, and from the wealth of focused arts and health projects. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake discusses Baltimore’s Cultural Districts with Americans for the Arts CEO Robert L. Lynch. I have a great appreciation(and obsession) for all things related to decorative and applied arts.
The Tampa Book Arts Studio has launched its first-ever Kickstarter campaign to assemble a project that brings an unpublished story of notable American woodcut artist J. J. Lankes into print in a fine, limited letterpress edition. In Ancient Greece , all art and craft was referred to by the same word, Techne Thus, there was no distinction between the arts.
These may be to bring about political change, to comment on an aspect of society, to convey a specific emotion or mood, to address personal psychology, to illustrate another discipline, to (with commercial arts) sell a product, or simply as a form of communication.
The work of Socialiniai Meno Projektai continues to flourish, and as part of the exhibition of work by people affected by homelessness currently running in the National Art Gallery of Lithuania, a discreet arts project by Andrejaus Kibisovo is currently receiving rave reviews in national press and TV. This coverage of an artist who lives outside the system is quite exception.