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The Outer Limits


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Led by New Art West Midlands, The Outer Limits programme for artists explores the extremities of artistic practice – seeking out the far and distant places that make visual art in the midlands distinct and encouraging peer interaction.

Six ‘expeditions’ will cover topics ranging from new artist opportunities all the way through to the cult of biennials. They will ask what is needed to safeguard the future of artists in the region, drawing upon national and regional speakers, key venues around the West Midlands and most importantly open minds.

All of these events are an opportunity for you to engage with New Art West Midlands, to moonshot their future work and boldly go beyond the current limits. The conversations will inform the West Midlands visual arts strategy and become the blueprint for their future programmes and advocacy work.

Keynote speakers at each of the events will catalyse the debate before handing over to the people in the room to respond. Benefits to you as an artist include direct engagement with and impact on New Art West Midlands’ future programme, meeting other artists, discussing your work, and finding out about current opportunities.

Leading The Outer Limits is artist Simon Poulter who will facilitate each session with Director of New Art West Midlands, Craig Ashley. New Art West Midlands’ Advisory and Executive Group members will also be in attendance.

See the full programme of events here.

Earlier Event: July 19
Platform 2017
Later Event: September 30
YVAN Nourish 2017