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engage 37

Time and Place: Hosting and commissioning artists

This issue of the Engage Journal investigates the relationships between organisations, audiences and the artists who are invited to develop their practice and/or make new work in a specific context and for a defined purpose.

The projects embrace placements, residencies, community initiatives, collaborative projects, regeneration and commissions. Consequently these projects demand shared objectives, negotiation, empathy and sensitivity to the ideas and ambitions of all involved. The public-facing nature of most projects poses challenges, including the different objectives of arts and non-arts partners. Increasingly, artists are invited to work for an organisation with a participation agenda, with the requirement for the artist to work with or collaborate with audiences.

Read case studies related to the themes of Engage 37 here (you don't need to subscribe to the journal to access these resources):

- Georgia Close and Susanna Thorne, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bella Room Commission

Giulia Damiani, Theodore Ereira-Guyer, What weight - residency?


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engage 37: Time and Place: Hosting and commissioning artists
Spring 2016
Published by engage, London

engage 37

Browse by article

Director's Forward
Jane Sillis

Editor's Introduction

How to work better (ethically): ArtWorks Alliance code of practice for participatory artists
Manjinder Sidhu

City Club Social Space Social City
Victoria Mayes

The Victoria and Albert Museum Residency Programme
Laura Carderera

Developing the UK's first residency programme for learning disabled artists
Shân Edwards

Locating The Artist
Alexia Mellor and Anthony Schrag

Balancing Act: curating the public art residency.
Elaine Speight

Open House: Art and Engagement in North Cambridge
Sarah Plumb

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World: Soil Culture Residencies
Sally Lai

Questioning the Ethics of Participatory Arts within An Area of Regeneration. Was Ania Bas' residency a success and if so for whom?
Abi Goodman

Slow Burn: Nurturing Dialogue between Artists, Audiences & Collections at Nottingham Castle
Deborah Dean

Mining Josef Herman
Sarah Pace, Sally Davies and Rabab Ghazoul

Falling in love: residencies and communities
Bojana Panevska and Sepake Angiama

The Juggling Act: Artist residencies in learning settings
Susan Rowe Harrison

Trying to do things differently
Marie-Ann McQuay and Bec Fearon

Cultivating Cultural Strategies: developing a shared public art vision
Pippa Joiner

We Have Your Art Gallery: Negotiations in Co-creation
Amica Dall, Steven Hyland, Mathew Leung, Deborah Riding, Stephanie Straine, Michaela Swan

Review The interpretation matters handbook: artspeak revisited
Miranda Stearn

Review Art Worlds Social Actions Education and Research 2012-2015
Richard Beales

Contributors Details

Case Study: What Weight - Residency
Giulia Damiani, Theodore Ereira-Guyer

Case Study: Museum of Contemporary Art, Bella Room Commission
Georgia Close and Susannah Thorne


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