Artist Survival Guide #11

As the lockdown in the UK starts to ease we’re adjusting our Artist Survival Guides from being released weekly to fortnightly. They’ll still contain valuable resources, opportunities and references for visual artists in the region. This week we reflect on some high profile deaths in the last week and their legacies.

The Live Art Development Agency (LADA) continues to offer a whole range of opportunities and resources for artists working in live art and performance.

UK Artist Grant Writing Support is a network of contemporary arts practitioners offering writing support to artists applying for emergency funding.

Arts Council England’s CEO Darren Henley has written about what comes next for culture and the arts on the Arts Council blog.

UP Projects has partnered with Flat Time House to announce the open call for Constellations, a free artist development programme that supports eight UK-based artists to explore socio-political issues, community-oriented practice, and public contexts. Apply by 7th June.

Artist space Taco! has relaunched their RMT.FM radio station website. The station provides opportunities for people to produce and distribute their own content, it’s hoped this can help artists reach audiences during social distancing.

People around the world are responding to the deaths of George Floyd, and David McAtee as the most recent deaths of unarmed black men by police in the USA. Art news have profiled some of the artistic forms these responses have taken. The Tate website has a podcast and more resources on protest art. The recent killings act as a reminder to us that similar injustices also happen in the UK, as highlighted by the recent anniversary of the death of David Oluwale, which was marked by artist Rasheed Araeen with an exhibition at the Tetley in Leeds last year.

Another recent death was that of Bulgarian artist Christo. Dezeen has looked back at some of the awe inspiring and almost unbelievable artworks created by Christo and Jeanne Claude, which have changed how artists, producers and the public now think about public art.

Artnet has compiled some of the best video art to watch from home. Drawing Room in London is setting weekly activity sheets – Rock, Paper, Scissors – for children. Discover lots more activities to do at home on the Get Creative website.

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