Project: Artistcall Artist-in-School Residencies
Location: Blackburn and Darwen
Commissioner: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Cost: £200,000 + VAT
11 Artists: Tony Broomhead, Noah Rose, Kathryn Hodgkinson, Andy Siddall Jason Wingard, Melanie Ash, BREAD Art, Fabrizia Bazzo, Lucy Bergman Sarah Greaves and Mohammed Ali
Programme: 36 months
Atoll Service: Arts Curator for Blackburn with Darwen BC
Project Status: Completed 2015
Exhibitions: Blackburn is Open in October 2014
Description: In affiliation with the council’s Local Education Partnership Shine and Arts Service, Ian Banks prepared the commissioning strategy for Artistcall linked to the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme for 8 schools in the borough. This artist in schools residency programme culminated with a range of both temporary and permanent works and installations, and by a variety of creatives including designers, artist and architects. There were 11 commissions in 8 different schools and these included artists Tony Broomhead, Noah Rose, Kathryn Hodgkinson. Andy Siddall,Jason Wingard, Melanie Ash, BREAD Art, Fabrizia Bazzo, Lucy Bergman, Sarah Greaves and Mohammed Ali, all featured separately here.
Produced in conjunction with desginer Alison Thomas, this Artistcall booklet was produced both to document the completion of an artist-in-schools residency programme linked to the Building Schools for the Future programme in Blackburn and Darwen in Lancashire, as well as accompany the exhibition that was on over two weeks in October 2014 at Blackburn is Open. The ArtistCall exhibition celebrated the conclusion of 8 ‘artist in residence’ programmes at Blackburn with Darwen’s new BSF (Building Schools for the Future) schools. The initiatives, which saw 11 artists assigned to the new schools in the borough, was part of the ‘percent for art’ scheme set out in the Local Plan requiring part of the cost of building to be set aside for art. The exhibition and accompanying publication curated by architect Ian Banks who oversaw the project, covers a diversity of artist work from physical public art to integrated architecture, visual and new media arts to film and performance. Artistcall and it’s programme predeccessor called Shine was commissioned by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
The booklet can be downloaded here on Fliphtml5 or by scrolling through the flipbook version featured below: