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bOlder Greater Manchester Visual Artist Talent Programme for Artists 50+

24 Aug 2020 - 14:19 by michelle.foster

castlefield galleryCastlefield Gallery is calling for applications to bOlder 2020/21, a talent development programme for contemporary visual artists aged 50+, living in Greater Manchester who are currently unemployed or economically inactive.

Castlefield Gallery aim to select one artist from each Greater Manchester borough/city to take part in the scheme; a programme of individual and collective development. Castlefield Gallery are looking for applications from those who would benefit from an intense period of creative and professional development support and can commit to the duration of the programme (on a part-time basis). Each artist will receive support towards their costs of up to £250, 1-to-1 sessions with Castlefield Gallery Director Helen Wewiora and Castlefield Gallery Curator Matthew Pendergast, coaching sessions with a qualified artist coach and professional development workshops.

The aims of the bOlder 2020/21 programme are to: promote creativity in later life; support artists aged 50+years to progress towards being economically active creative professionals; support the creation of high quality contemporary art in Greater Manchester; support vibrant and diverse cultural activity in Greater Manchester by fostering greater cultural participation. Successful applicants will be selected in relation to how strongly they can demonstrate how participating in the programme will be valuable to their creative and professional development, whilst taking into account the aims of the programme.

Greater Manchester means Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan. Visual arts means art forms including, but not limited to: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation, artist’s film, moving image, sound, live art, public art, socially engaged practices, design, craft.

For more information and to take part click here

Deadline: 28 September 2020, 12pm

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