Diaspora Platform 2016 – 2018
November 12, 2016 § Leave a comment
Diaspora Platform brings together ten UK-based artists and ten mentors, all from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and whose work engages with the topic of the diaspora, over the next 22 months. During the length of the project, these practitioners will take part in group forum, mentoring and masterclasses, and will showcase their work in the exhibition Diaspora Platform curated by ICF Director David A. Bailey at the Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina in Venice from May 13th to November 26th 2017, after which it will be brought to the UK and exhibited locally. This initiative aims to create cross-generational connections and professional development through the practices of mentorship, networking and artistic and discourse production, with the aim of continuing this process in subsequent years around the world. Diaspora Platform is supported by Arts Council England’s International Showcasing Fund.
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Sokari Douglas Camp
Beyond The Frame
Beyond the Frame is a 22-month long project tackling the under-representation of curators from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds at senior levels within the visual arts. The participants were selected as the result of an open call and will work closely with ICF Director David A. Bailey over the duration of the project, during which they will have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses and one-on-one mentoring sessions with the listed mentors, will discuss topics and issues in the field of curating together in group forum, will attend conferences that also address relevant topics in the field of curating, will travel to international institutions and events such as the Sharjah Biennial, the Venice Biennale and Prospect New Orleans, and will undertake projects in the UK in partnership with University of the Arts London, Iniva and New Art Exchange. Beyond the Frame is supported by Arts Council England Elevate Fund and will culminate with a public conference on diversity in the arts in the UK in which the experiences and results of this initiative will be discussed.
Annie Jael Kwan