Presented by Bob and Roberta Smith and Crescent Arts, Scarborough. In association with The Spa, Scarborough (SIV Ltd.)
The Spa, Scarborough, Saturday 23rd November, 2.00 pm – 2.00 am
£5.00 (plus 50p booking fee for phone/online bookings)
£6.00 on the day
T: 01723 821888
On 23 November 2013, artists from across Britain will meet at the Spa, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, in a major arts event and national forum, The Art Party Conference, initiated by artist Bob and Roberta Smith, working with Crescent Arts and in association with Sheffield International Venues (SIV).
Contemporary Visual Arts Network are supporting this year’s Art Party Conference 2013,
which will be showcasing a wealth of artistic talent with opportunities for debating the future of arts and education. There will be artists’ interventions, performances, film screenings, music, readings, happenings, stands, stalls, speakers, the digital fringe and installations featuring artists including Jeremy Deller, Haroon Mirza, Cornelia Parker, John Smith and Mark Wallinger as well as the Art Party March, an evening of DJs and bands, and culminating in The Art Party Road Movie.
Contemporary Visual Arts Network will be presenting a session at the Conference (details to follow soon) and also plan to take a stand to promote the work of the Network.
The Yorkshire and Humber Visual Arts Network (YVAN), a regional partner of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) are providing transport for artists from Yorkshire and the Humber wishing to attend the conference. Coaches will leave from Sheffield and Bradford on the morning of the 23rd and will make several stops in major population centres to take on additional delegates. The same coaches will return the delegates to their collection points in the evening. This service will be available to all artists from Yorkshire & the Humber who have booked places at the Art Party Conference.
Some other regional networks within CVAN will also be providing transport from their regions to the Conference and back – details of these will be posted here in due course.
YVAN also wishes to appoint two artist videographers who will record the day and conduct informal interviews with participants. Each of the two videographers will be assigned a coach. They will conduct short ‘vox pop’ interviews with other delegates during the journeys to and from Scarborough and will take the opportunity during the day to capture the general atmosphere of the event. They will edit the footage they obtain into a short (8-15min) video and submit it along with all unused footage to YVAN. YVAN reserve the right to unlimited use of the video, re-edits of the video and the unused footage for the purposes of marketing YVAN and the visual arts in Yorkshire and Humber.
Artists working in video are invited to apply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 15 September, explaining why they wish to be considered, demonstrating that they have the skills to carry out the work and linking to evidence of previous relevant work. They should also indicate which of the two coaches they would prefer to be assigned to.
The two successful videographers will each receive a fee of £400 and a delegate pass to the Art Party Conference
For further information about The Art Party Conference 2013, and how you can participate, please visitwww.artpartyconference.co.uk or email email@example.com
The Art Party Conference 2013 press/media & PR:
Jeannie Swales 07968 953737 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by Art Fund, DACS and Sir John Cass Faculty of Art (London Metropolitan University). We are grateful for significant support ‘in kind’, especially from The Spa/SIV Ltd., University of Hull, School of Arts and New Media, Welcome to Yorkshire and Yorkshire Coast College.
The Art Party Conference 2013 looks forward to support from a-n, Artquest, Artsadmin, Axis, British Council, BFI, CVAN, CAS, Create, Cultural Learning Alliance, Culture 24, Index on Censorship, Leeds College of Art, Leeds Met. University, Scarborough Museums Trust, Stephen Joseph Theatre, UAL, What Next? Yorkshire Sculpture Park and many more.