Founded in 2013, Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre (PSC) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) dedicated to promoting critical engagement and innovation in the field of three-dimensional creative practice. A resource that brings together the production of sculpture with critical, cultural and educational programming on this art form, it enables the realisation of ambitious artworks by offering expertise to help sculptors hone their skills and advance their practice.
Our multifarious activities web together a rich and diverse network of individuals and organisations that share our commitment to making cultural production more sustainable, accessible, diverse and engaged.
As part of this we offer a range of technical and fabrication support services to artists, architects, designers, galleries and others. We provide skilled technicians to teach or work with artists in their studio, and fabricators who take on the complete fabrication of an artwork, large or small.
www.pangaeasculptorscentre.com | Facebook / Instagram / Twitter @PangaeaCentre
The Sculpture Production Award 2019 is funded by Arts Council England and Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre.
www.artscouncil.org.uk | Facebook @artscouncilofengland / Instagram @aceagrams /
With special thanks to CVAN EM, CVAN South East, Eastside Projects, New Art West Midlands, STEAMhouse and the Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network for supporting the cost of administering the Open Call to ensure it remains free to apply.
Branch Arts, Oxfordshire
Set up in 2017 by Flora Fairbairn and Susie Lawson, Branch Arts initiates and facilitates projects and collaborations in the arts. They forge unique links between artists and the wider cultural sector, with institutions and corporate partners. Branch Arts is an umbrella organisation bringing together two core services: Branch Out, offering specialist arts communications and access to their extensive networks of Creatives, and Creative Branch, an art advisory service for private clients and organisations, as well as curating and producing art projects around the world.
www.branch-arts.com | Instagram: @branch_arts | #brancharts #branchartsloves
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Castlefield Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and artist focused organisation established in 1984. The gallery predominantly exhibits new and commissioned work at its main venue in Manchester, off-site and in the public realm, engaging audiences with contemporary art. Castlefield Gallery works locally, nationally and internationally – often through dynamic partnerships and exchange. The organisation supports artists’ practice and career development, working with artists at all career stages, especially those at the early and mid-career stages. Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces re-purposes temporarily vacant property for use by artists across Greater Manchester and the North West of England, accessed by its 200 strong plus Castlefield Gallery Associates. Castlefield Gallery is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and Manchester City Council Cultural Partner. The celebrated Ryan Gander OBE is Castlefield Gallery’s Artist Patron.
www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk | Facebook @castlefieldgallery / Instagram @castlefieldgall / Twitter @CastlefieldGall
Coventry Biennial, Warwickshire
Coventry Biennial is an ambitious, social and convivial visual art festival presenting a diverse range of locally, nationally & internationally significant artists, contributing to Coventry’s identity as a dynamic, collaborative & caring city.
Coventry Biennial 2019 will explore dualities within artistic practice, taking Coventry’s international connections as a starting point for presenting new commissions and existing artworks to widespread audiences.
This second biennial is embedded in Coventry, with the artists in our programme reflecting the diversity of the city’s citizens while celebrating and promoting contemporary art more generally.
Coventry Biennial 2019 will take place from the 4 October – 24 November.
www.coventrybiennial.com | Instagram @covbiennial | #CovBiennial2019 #TheTwin
CVAN EM is the Contemporary Visual Arts Network for the East Midlands. Its purpose is to strengthen and develop the contemporary visual arts sector in the region, working collectively to safeguard the future of artists and the sector as a whole.
www.cvaneastmidlands.co.uk| Facebook @CVANEastMidlands / Instagram @cvaneastmidlands / Twitter @CVAN_EM
CVAN South East
CVAN South East is the Contemporary Visual Arts Network for the South East. It is a network of visual arts organisations that work collaboratively and with the wider South East visual arts sector to collectively deliver a strong visual arts offer for artists and audiences alike, developing partnerships, research projects, artists’ commissions and professional development. A major element of its programme is the Platform Graduate Award that it has managed since 2012.
www.cvansoutheast.com | Facebook CVANSouthEast / Instagram @cvan_se /
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Eastside Projects makes art public.
Eastside Projects is an artist-run multiverse, commissioning, producing and presenting experimental art practices and demonstrating ways in which art may be useful as part of society. Eastside Projects provides vital infrastructure, supports best practice and works to expand the role of the artist run space.
www.eastsideprojects.org | Twitter / Instagram @eprjcts
New Art West Midlands
New Art West Midlands is the Contemporary Visual Arts Network for the region. Their purpose is to strengthen and develop the contemporary visual arts sector in the West Midlands, working collectively to safeguard the future of artists and our sector as a whole.
Together with their partners, they create defining opportunities for artists and arts professionals to develop their practices through a distinctive, critically-engaged programme. Their programme strands include the annual New Art West Midlands exhibition for recent graduates, and Engine, their region-wide professional development programme for artists and curators.
www.newartwestmidlands.co.uk | @NewArtWestMids
New Contemporaries is a leading organisation supporting emergent art practice from the UK’s established and alternative art programmes. Since 1949 it has consistently supported contemporary visual artists to successfully transition from education into professional practice, primarily by means of an annual, nationally touring open submission exhibition. In addition to the exhibition platform, the selected artists also benefit from access to a number of professional development opportunities intended to make their practice more sustainable in the long term. These include: mentoring; a national network of studio bursaries and residencies; and the shaping of elements of the public programme with New Contemporaries exhibition partners.
New Contemporaries is a registered charity and is currently funded by Arts Council England and Bloomberg Philanthropies. A number of trusts and foundations as well as individual supporters also support its work.
www.newcontemporaries.org | Facebook / Instagram / Twitter @NewContemps
Primary is an artist-led space that exists to support creative research and to develop new ways of engaging audiences. It creates an open environment for artistic research and production through the provision of studio and workshop space, and an innovative public programme.
www.weareprimary.org | @weareprimary
STEAMhouse is a new centre for creative innovation and cultural production. Developed by Birmingham City University in partnership with Eastside Projects, Phase 1 has 15,000 sq feet of space with a range of spaces including co-working, project spaces and the Production Space – a substantial, new makerspace with equipment and technicians to support production and prototyping in digital, wood, metal and print.
www.steamhouse.org.uk | @steamhouse_uk
Temporary Contemporary, University of Huddersfield
The Temporary Contemporary mission is to examine and expand visual culture across the community of Huddersfield and to initiate creative interventions within the town and beyond.
The project is housed inside Queensgate Indoor Market, Huddersfield and includes a programme of exhibitions, late night happenings, workshop events and showcases of arts, visual and music cultures. Temporary Contemporary fosters an ecology of culture within this environment through collaboration.
research.hud.ac.uk/art-design/temporarycontemporary | Facebook / Instagram @temporarycontemporaryhud / Twitter @TempContemp
Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network
YVAN provides a voice and advocates for the region’s visual arts sector through a programme that effects change in the profile, reputation and sustainability of the visual arts in Yorkshire and the Humber and beyond.
www.yvan.org.uk | Facebook / Twitter @YVANetwork
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a leading international centre for the creation, display and appreciation of sculpture. Founded in 1977 it was the Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2014.
www.ysp.org.uk | Facebook @yorkshiresculpturepark / Instagram @yspsculpture / Twitter @YSPsculpture
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