SOMETHIN’ FROM NOTHIN’
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Would you like to see more developed outcomes from your artist residency (AIR) program? Have you thought about offering an AIR program at your culture centre but you don’t think you have sufficient resources or support? Then join the Somethin’ from Nothin’ workshop (6-8 August 2010) where Estonian and international artists, teachers and culture professionals share their knowledge and experience about how to run effective international AIR programs with limited financial resources. Estonian and international AIR coordinators offer presentations about their programs which will lead to a roundtable symposium about their successes and challenges.
Experienced educators will offer instruction about teaching artists to teach and the promotion of intercultural dialogue through AIR led workshops, artist lecture series and exhibitions. Topics will also include expanding programming by utilizing human resources and collective effort, recycled materials for sustainability and the integration of art into every aspect of daily life.
Get a view into Culture Factory Polymer, a distinctive location for noninstitutional art and culture. Polymer is situated in a former Soviet-era toy and plastics factory located in Tallinn, Estonia. Since 2004 it has been a unique location for cultural production including international artist residency and educational programming.
Somethin’ from Nothin’ includes lectures, a symposium, video screenings, exhibitions, performances, parties and opportunities for discussion. Lunch, supper, coffee and snacks will be provided. Simple accommodations can be arranged in the factory if needed. More information about practical arrengements upon request.
Fee for participation is 100 € . To register contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for registration is 16 July 2010.
For more information about Polymer and Polymer AIR visit our website at www.kultuuritehas.ee/residency and on Facebook become a fan of Culture Factory Polymer.
Instructors and Topics
Artist and Art teacher, Coordinator of Polymer AIR. Mr. Truely will provide instruction on teaching artists to teach, forming lesson plans,
managing time and materials and how to mange AIR led educational
Founder of Culture Factory Polymer and Sänna Kultuurimõis. Mr. Mikkor is an activist and visionary in the independent culture movement in Estonia. He will share his vast experience in developing independent culture centers with limited financial resources by effectively using recycled materials and by developing partnerships among artists, business, culture agencies and the private sector.
Artist, Curator and Co-Director of Art Container Gallery. Mr. Saar
will provide instruction on integrating artists in residence into local exhibition and culture programs and how to manage art programming with limited resources
Ms. Sööt will present performance lectures related to the integration of art into every aspect of daily life in connection with Polymer Culture Factory AIR.
Artist and lead instructor of the Interdisciplinary Art Department
of the Estonian Academy of Arts. Mr Alalooga will present “Kinematic Mystery” a performance lecture pertaining to strategies for collective problem solving.
This workshop is part of Changing Room – a two-year pilot project by Trans Europe Halles looking for new ways of stimulating cross-border mobility of cultural operators. The project Changing Room has been
funded with the support from the European Commission.