The arts are under attack in schools across the UK and the number of Arts teachers has dropped by 11% since 2010. At the same time the UK government announced that ‘the UK’s Creative Industries are now worth nearly £80 billion per year to the UK economy’.
With the aim of highlighting the importance of Arts education in Guernsey, and in particular the importance and value of creativity to the success of our island’s economy and culture, Gate House Gallery is launching Work in Progress – an exhibition of new work by a range of artist, designers and makers that we hope will shed some light on the creative process.
We are looking for ten people for whom creativity is a key aspect of their everyday work; architects, artists, choreographers/dancers, community artists, filmmakers, graphic designers, illustrators, makers, photographers, etc. You might work in the creative industries, in education, in community arts or other contexts.
If chosen to take part you will then develop your own personal project and document the development of your ideas from initial research, through experimentation and refinement, on then to final realisation. A visual record of each project will then be shown in the Gate House Gallery in May 2017. We are hoping to be able to offer some financial assistance to cover exhibition production costs subject to sponsorship.
If you are interested in taking part please contact Adam Stephens and include a current CV and a brief outline of the kind of project you would like to undertake.
Looking forward to hearing from you.