- Fine Art Swansea is happy to announce a new partnership with the Artists Benevolent Fund in support of their Step Change Fellowship Programme. This partnership will provide sponsorship funding to two graduates to help to launch, sustain and develop their careers as fully committed artists. It is particularly intended for graduates who have experienced disadvantages through social, economic or cultural circumstances and who wish to embark on a professional career as an artist. Fellows will be from England and Wales and have appropriate residential status. With consideration, you have been nominated to apply for this fellowship.
- Students are offered a unique opportunity to work within an external project in the 3rd year, introducing them to art based partnerships. These introductions often continue to support the student after they have completed their degree course.
- They develop links with galleries enabling them to develop their exhibition skills and offering them an introduction to a wider networking experience.
- Gallery links enable students to foster relations with professionals for curatorship/arts management and community education.
- The external project also enables students to understand where their strengths lie and in turn gives them a unique insight into community arts/creating arts establishments within an arts community context and museum/gallery conservation work.
ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES - VENICE INVIGILATOR PLUS PROGRAMME
One of the aims of presenting in Venice is to ‘Create international experiences and connections for galleries, curators and artists that will develop the visuals arts in Wales’ so including students and new graduates in the programme enhances how this is fulfilled. Their presence also supports the aim to ‘Celebrate Wales in the World as dynamic, culturally engaged and forward-looking’, something that a student presence helped achieve and that they have continued to do on their return home. An opportunity to raise aspiration and ambition in participants, giving them the chance to experience a highly creative environment amongst an exceptional peer group, in Venice and in Wales.
BEEP INTERNATIONAL PAINTING PRIZE
EXHIBITION TAKES PLACE IN SWANSEA COLLEGE OF ART!
Launched in 2012, BEEP (biennial exhibition of painting) is a contemporary international painting prize. Based in Swansea, Wales.
BEEP supports imaginative and vibrant practice in contemporary painting.
BEEP returned in August 2018 with an expanded programme of satellite painting led exhibitions, residencies and symposiums around the main BEEP show in partnership with Swansea galleries and educational organisations.
The main Beep Painting Prize winners were Kelly Ewing & Jason Gregory who shared £1000 and will exhibit with elysium gallery in 2019. The Friends of the Glynn Vivian Welsh Painter's Prize winner was Helen Booth and the Peoples Prize winners were Jade Hidden & Manuel Brillaud.
*********Beep will return in 2020*********
A relationship has been developed between Fine Art and Axisweb in the 3rd year offering the students a regular dialogue with axisweb, an introduction on how to negotiate virtual platforms and an opportunity to experience the Axisweb summer following the completion of their degrees.
An independent charity, we are committed to providing a platform to support [artists] and profile what they do. Through a determination to create the space [artists] need, our programme comprises a range of activities:
Reflecting the [artists’] voice is integral to emerging developments in contemporary art, across assorted contexts. We present new aspects and forms of artistic expression to local, national and international audiences.
Supporting [artists]: insurance, networks, space, opportunities, R&D awards, profiling, advice, mentoring - enabling [artists] to be [artists]. [Artists] blur the boundaries and we adapt and change with their evolution, seeking to provide the best support we can.
Marc is Founder and creative catalyst of B3 Media, a leading media arts network which has supported over 3,000 BAME creative artists over the last five years, across film, visual arts, new media and spoken word. He produces Talentlab, a successful talent development incubator programme for emerging creative artists and producers. He recently produced L8 Unseen for the Museum of Liverpool, a ground-breaking cross-platform storytelling project based on stories from the Liverpool 8 area (Toxteth), which was seen by over 420,000 visitors. In May 2016, he also produced Gambiarra Lab a social change digital lab and installation project with 14 Brazilian artists in Maré - one of the largest favelas in Rio.
Previously, Marc worked as a Senior Executive at UK Film Council (New Cinema Fund) and the Bank of England. He has previously served as a trustee of key arts and cultural organisations including: Film London (Founding Board Member), Camden Arts, EM Media, Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva), Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Firstlight Movies (now Into Film). He has also served on the advisory committee for Arts Council England Digital and Arts Policy Groups, the Mayor’s Commission on the Creative Industries, and the British Council’s Young Creative Entrepreneurs programme.
Marc holds an MBA, is also a (voting) member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the recipient of a NESTA Fellowship award (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), winner of the Lambeth/ Shell Best Cultural and Creative Business Award and a finalist for the 2012 Genesis Prize, which recognises outstanding mentors of young artistic talent.
CONTINUED RELATIONSHIPS ARE WITH:
- GLYNN VIVIAN GALLERY
- ARTES MUNDI INTERNATIONAL ARTS PRIZE
- VENICE BIENNALE
- ELYSIUM STUDIOS
- CARDIFF ART SCENE
- SWANSEA ART SCENE
- LOCAL ART COMMUNITIES SUCH AS CREATIVE BUBBLE