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Workshop: New Patron Model for Public Art Commissioning

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New Patron Model for Public Art Commissioning Workshop by Amanda Crabtree (France), Director, artconnexion

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New Patron Model for Public Art Commissioning

Workshop by Amanda Crabtree (France), Director, artconnexion

The workshop explores the potential role of councils and government bodies in enabling local communities to take more initiative regarding the commissioning of art works. This New Patron Model has been developed since 2000 in favour of a dialogue between society and artists. The originality lies in a radical new collaborative form between the artist, the community and a cultural mediator supported by public and private partners.

Using the New Patrons protocol, initiated by the Fondation de France, as case study, Amanda Crabtree will guide participants through the entire process of commissioning an artwork within the public realm in this remarkably new way.

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BIOGRAPHY

Amanda CRABTREE (b. 1961) established artconnexion, an independent non-profit cultural production agency based in Lille in 1994 and joined the organisation full-time in 2001. Prior to this, she worked at the British Council, Paris, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, Le Magasin contemporary art centre, Grenoble and the Centre d'art contemporain of Geneva. She currently directs artconnexion and curates major exhibitions and public realm projects. She teaches at the University of Lille and directs the Master's programme 'Art & Society' with a particular focus on the production of contemporary art works within the public realm. She has just established a short-course University Diploma entitled “Reclaiming art/Reshaping democracy” based on the protocol of New Patrons public art projects. Her research interests focus on public art practice and she is currently writing on the work of American artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles.

ART, URBAN CHANGE, AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE: PUBLIC ART EDUCATION SUMMIT

Art, Urban Change, and the Public Sphere: Public Art Education Summit is the first of its kind in Singapore and part of a larger engagement of NTU CCA Singapore in professional education of public art. It focuses on cultural place-making and building communities through artistic practices. It aims to stimulate a debate between art professionals, policy makers, urban developers and other local stakeholders, on how and for whom art creates public spaces in our built environment. Any artistic or curatorial initiative in “public space” must address the question of how to construct “a public” and with it, how to encounter identity. Any difference—be it regional and local, ethnic and religious, economic and social—generates its own cohabitation of urban space and public culture to communicate with. The challenge for art in the public sphere lies in its openness to existing and yet, imagined communities of civic urbanism. Ranging from corporate cultural engagement in privately owned public spaces to urban regeneration, the invited speakers draw connections to the beginnings of community engagement in public art with its fluid methods. Furthermore, they suggest a critical look at different artistic and curatorial practices which reflect on “artists as citizens.” Or, how any space called public, first and foremost, is created by the different people inhabiting that space.

Held in association with College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, and Institute for Public Art, London. Supported by Mapletree Investments and, additionally, by Public Art Trust, an initiative of National Arts Council Singapore.

Admission to the summit and the workshops is free.

Please register at https://bit.ly/2XJUYtm for the summit. Limited seats are available.

Please register at http://tiny.cc/amandacrabtreeworkshop / http://tiny.cc/katherinetuiderworkshop / http://tiny.cc/danielcunninghamworkshop / http://tiny.cc/hongjohnlinworkshop for workshops. Workshops are limited to 12 participants each.

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