Siobhan Davies Dance (London) and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead) are pleased to announce the expansion of their four-year partnership, CONTINUOUS, to form the CONTINUOUS Network which will incorporate institutions around the country. This major collaboration has been awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant for £341,144 and £90,000 in support from the John Ellerman Foundation.
Manchester International Festival will take over the city centre of one of the UK's most creative and inspiring places with a vast programme of the best in UK and international arts, collaboration and curation.
The lineup, which takes place 4-23 July, is a daring selection of diverse works, including world premieres and unique collaborations.
Opened on 22 June–29 September 2019, the first-ever Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK's largest dedicated sculpture festival.
The Yorkshire Sculpture International takes place across four major galleries - the Hepworth Wakefield, the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The next installment will play a major part in the cultural programme of Leeds 2023.
Art Fund membership has grown by 8.5% in the past 12 months to 151,000 members, which has doubled in the last decade.
Art Fund has also launched a new funding scheme to help toward the conservation of museum and gallery collections in the UK with applications opening on 28 July 2019. This new fund joins several others opened in 2019:
British Council has announced the artists-in-residence for the first-ever at Ise Jingu, the spiritual home of the Japanese people.
The artists are:
Connect for Creativity will bring artists from the Greece, Serbia, Turkey and the UK together for art and technology residencies to create new work.
The open call wants artists who:
For 2019 Shubbak has commissioned a number of mobile installations for different locations across London.
Bricklab, the designers of the first Saudi pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale create a new pop-up sculpture especially for Shubbak. 22 brightly coloured units equalling in number the 22 states of the Arab League are arranged in different constellations to offer new viewpoints of geographies, nations and the power to imagine other realities. No unit can stand on its own, but has to be grafted onto others.
2019's Turner Prize shortlist of four artists has been announced ahead of their respective works being exhibited at Margate's Turner Contemporary from 28 September 2019 until 12 January 2020, with the winner to be revealed on 3 December 2019.
The finalists are:
Manchester artist Ian Rayer-Smith's latest London solo exhibition, Fragments of a Narrative, will be taking place at Cadogan Contemporary in Kensington from 10 to 29 June.