Abandon Normal Devices is offering a bursary of up to £500 for emerging practitioners to showcase new work or work in progress at an event new to our programme in 2013, the AND Fair.
The fair is inspired by the World’s Fairs of old, where inventors could showcase new inventions and discoveries such as moving images, electricity or the fluorescent light bulb.
Whether you are an artist, engineer, hacker, technologist or maker – or you sit somewhere in between – we would love to hear from you.
The deadline is Click here for details of how to apply.
They're also looking for volunteers
Volunteers are crucial members of the AND team. We wouldn't be able to deliver our programme without them.
We're looking for people to help with a wide range of tasks including installing artwork, stewarding and market research.
Register your interest by if you'd like to get involved.
Join Liverpool Biennial at Camp and Furnace (67 Greenland Street, Liverpool L10BY) for an Open event hosted by Liverpool Biennial with Artangel and BBC Radio 4 to hear about an open invitation for artists to come forward with ground-breaking project proposals which will transform the UK’s cultural landscape.
Liverpool's creative developement agency ACME are launching the brand new network in September. OK it has the same name as the old Liverpool network but we are promised something brand new and a bit more function than the old site, as it has been built from the ground up by Design Agency Splinter. I should know I helped with the user testing, so I hope they took my advice.
Yes, ACME has been busy reinventing this unique site that promotes Liverpool's creative community, and it will soon be ready for creatives to update their profile and portfolio, and re-connect with others and with your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts.
Liverpool Biennial is seeking experienced and motivated individuals to join the team that will deliver the 7th edition of the UK Biennial of International Contemporary Art.
Legendary photographer Bill Zygmant, famed for his images of musicians and celebrities including The Beatles, Bee Gees and Jimi Hendrix, wiil be showcasing his collection of photographs from next week at Penny Lane Gallery.
Penny Lane Gallery will be displaying work by Liverpool artist Anthony Brown is an artist, graphic designer, illustrator and musician who has earned international respect and acknowledgement. His work moves freely between contemporary and abstract art in any medium – to graphic design, photography and illustration. His original and eclectic art has been described as ‘special’, ’brilliantly original’ and ‘genius’. His works are displayed within prestigious locations throughout the UK and internationally with much of his work commissioned and held within private collections.
Arts Council are giving an introduction for their National Portfolio Organisations on Wednesday this week. Digital innovation is one of the key priorities in the Arts Council’s five year plan.
The seminar is aimed at cultural organisationsand and will explain how they should plan their approach to digital working and achieving a presence in the digital media space?
A couple of items have come up on my Rights and IP radar, first off is this Building Digital Capacity for the Arts seminar from Arts Council England coming up on the 9th July in London. The event is aimed at arts and arts organisatons and aims to:
• outline the range of different elements of IP involved in artistic content
• share insights into different approaches to securing and clearing rights
• develop delegates’ understanding of the issues and potential solutions to rights clearances
Secondly the video from the Who Owns It seminar at FACT on the 12th June is now available to consume online. With talks by Ben Prangell a lawyer from Shipley IP and Joscelyn Upendran a lawer from Creative Commons UK.
AND festival preview events 22- 23 June 2012
Abandon Normal Devices Festival heads back to Manchester during the Olympic summer, with an eclectic programme of art, new cinema and digital culture.Celebrations begin with the AND Festival Preview, Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jun, timed to coincide with the Manchester leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.