7 October. Robert Powell The Arts of Place Conference

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  • AIM The aim for each of the temporary commissions is to exemplify the overall vision and aspirations for the Arts of Place: City Park, Bradford programme and its contribution to Bradford City of Film – specifically Embedding Artists & the Arts at the centre of regeneration . OBJECTIVES To develop innovative temporary artworks using film and related media To explore the animation of ‘public space’ as an approach to public engagement through the development of site specific works 3)To complement the City Park permanent commission programme and connect as appropriate with the 3 artists commissioned as part of this programme To engage with local communities and raise awareness of City Park as a place for the people of Bradford To engage with local / regional artists (or artist groups) through involvement in the Professional Mentoring programme and events within the overall programme To integrate with Bradford City of Film as appropriate – promoting the Think Bradford Think Film ethos
  • AIM The aim for each of the temporary commissions is to exemplify the overall vision and aspirations for the Arts of Place: City Park, Bradford programme and its contribution to Bradford City of Film – specifically Embedding Artists & the Arts at the centre of regeneration . OBJECTIVES To develop innovative temporary artworks using film and related media To explore the animation of ‘public space’ as an approach to public engagement through the development of site specific works 3)To complement the City Park permanent commission programme and connect as appropriate with the 3 artists commissioned as part of this programme To engage with local communities and raise awareness of City Park as a place for the people of Bradford To engage with local / regional artists (or artist groups) through involvement in the Professional Mentoring programme and events within the overall programme To integrate with Bradford City of Film as appropriate – promoting the Think Bradford Think Film ethos
  • AIM The aim for each of the temporary commissions is to exemplify the overall vision and aspirations for the Arts of Place: City Park, Bradford programme and its contribution to Bradford City of Film – specifically Embedding Artists & the Arts at the centre of regeneration . OBJECTIVES To develop innovative temporary artworks using film and related media To explore the animation of ‘public space’ as an approach to public engagement through the development of site specific works 3)To complement the City Park permanent commission programme and connect as appropriate with the 3 artists commissioned as part of this programme To engage with local communities and raise awareness of City Park as a place for the people of Bradford To engage with local / regional artists (or artist groups) through involvement in the Professional Mentoring programme and events within the overall programme To integrate with Bradford City of Film as appropriate – promoting the Think Bradford Think Film ethos
  • PROFESSIONALS FROM THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, REGENERATION, CULTURE, HEALTH, TOURISM --- COUNCILLORS & OFFICERS --- ARTISTS --- TOWN TEAMS
  • AIM The aim for each of the temporary commissions is to exemplify the overall vision and aspirations for the Arts of Place: City Park, Bradford programme and its contribution to Bradford City of Film – specifically Embedding Artists & the Arts at the centre of regeneration . OBJECTIVES To develop innovative temporary artworks using film and related media To explore the animation of ‘public space’ as an approach to public engagement through the development of site specific works 3)To complement the City Park permanent commission programme and connect as appropriate with the 3 artists commissioned as part of this programme To engage with local communities and raise awareness of City Park as a place for the people of Bradford To engage with local / regional artists (or artist groups) through involvement in the Professional Mentoring programme and events within the overall programme To integrate with Bradford City of Film as appropriate – promoting the Think Bradford Think Film ethos

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  • 1. Arts of Place: City Park, Bradford Temporary Commission & Professional Mentoring Programmes WELCOME ! THE ARTS OF PLACE: CITY PARK, BRADFORD ARTS, LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT
  • 2. CITY PARK, BRADFORD 15 JULY 2010
  • 3. 6 ARTISTS - 5 TEMPORARY COMMISSIONS
    • Lucy Bergman – Temporary Commission
    • Shanaz Gulzar & Steve Manthorp (ADEPT) – Temporary Commission
    • Simon Warner – Temporary Commission
    • Larna Campbell – Professional Mentoring Placement
    • Jack Lockhart – Professional Mentoring Placement
  • 4. LUCY BERGMAN ‘PEOPLE & PARKS’
    • Short films – celebrating people’s memories of parks
    • ‘ Cinema Garden : Garden Cinema’ in Bradford Urban Garden
  • 5. SHANAZ GULZAR & STEVE MANTHORP ‘ECHOING GREEN’
    • 4 Arcadian windows –
    • ‘ still life studies’ in film of rural Bradford projected within an urban setting
  • 6. SIMON WARNER ‘BRADFORD BECK’
    • Research project on Bradford Beck:
    • Its course / Its tributaries
    • Its outfall / Its stories
    • The history of its culverting
    • Modern alterations to its underground route
    • Its metaphorical function as a hidden watercourse
    • Its future status vis-à-vis City Park
    • A resource base at Pop Up . . . multi-media / interactive
    • A series of performances at City Hall . . .
  • 7. LARNA CAMPBELL ‘UNDER THE SURFACE’
    • Exploring how people navigate around Bradford and what the city means to them . . .
    • a walking journey and a collection of stories and found objects
  • 8. JACK LOCKHART ‘PICCOLO CINEMA’
    • Recreation of an early cinema experience (circa late 19 th century) – archive film of Bradford and new film made with local people
  • 9. ARTIST’S BRIEF
    •  Create innovative temporary artworks using film and related media
    •  Imaginatively animate ‘public space’ and engage the public
    •  Complement the City Park permanent commission programme
    • Engage with local communities and raise awareness of City Park
    •  Integrate with Bradford City of Film
  • 10. CITY PARK, BRADFORD PERMANENT PUBLIC ART
    • At the point of the permanent commission artist short listing in summer 2009
    • the detail design for City Park was already set and commissions needed to be able to integrate
    • without disrupting already well-established and costed design principles.
    • Ian Banks, Director – Atoll
  • 11. CITY PARK, BRADFORD CURATORIAL STRANDS:
    • HINTERLAND – Urban Rural
    • MIRROR – Living Projections
    • SOURCE – Water of Life
    • BEAM – Arts of Place . . .
  • 12. WOLFGANG BUTTRESS ‘FLOW - PLAY SCULPTURES & COLUMNS’ (Hinterland)
    • Integrated public art programme – partnering with Gillespies LLP
    • Commissions for Play Sculptures and Mirror Pool Columns
    •  Integrated public art and sculptural commissions
  • 13. USMAN HAQUE ‘ANOTHER LIFE’ R&D (Mirror)
    •  Interactive Animation of the Public Realm – Permanent and Festival / Temporary
    •  Links to future City of Film commissions, etc . . .
    •  Interactive Lighting, Live Arts and Media Based – linked to Media Pod by Sturgeon North
  • 14. JANEK SCHAEFER ‘SOUNDPOOL’ (Source)
    •  Interaction with water elements in particular – working with the Fountain Workshop
    •  Links to Bradford’s water source in Nidderdale and wider environmental considerations
    •  Global cultural dimension explored
    •  Audio Interactive – with critical cross-over linkage to the other commission
  • 15. CITY PARK, BRADFORD 15 JULY 2010
  • 16. What is ‘The Arts of Place’? What ARE ‘the arts of place’ ?
  • 17. Not just about artists --- About all the ingredients necessary to make good places….. What ARE the ‘arts of place’?
  • 18. * The skills of other professionals. * The politics of place. * The economics of place. * The sustainability of place. * The people who live in / use the place. What ARE the ‘arts of place’?
  • 19. T he ART of bringing these ingredients together …..’place-making’ What ARE the arts of place?
  • 20. What is ‘The Arts of Place’?
  • 21. Beam is . . .
    • An arts, architecture and learning company
    • working throughout the Yorkshire region and beyond.
  • 22. Beam . . .
    • We help people make better and
    • more sustainable places through:
    • meaningful engagement
    • knowledge and skills development
    • promotion of good design
    • imaginative use of the arts in the public realm
  • 23. THE PUBLIC REALM ARTS & CULTURE BUILT ENVIRONMENT SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE Beam PLACE-MAKING Evolution of a Synthesis…..
  • 24. Creative The role of artists and the arts in the public realm
  • 25. Independent Street Arts Network (I.S.A.N.)
  • 26.
    • Skills
    • Training & learning for professionals & community leaders
  • 27. beam / broadcast Research, publication, dissemination, exhibition
  • 28. beam / illuminate Working with schools, colleges, universities and life-long learning
  • 29. beam / orangery A learning centre, exhibition space & resource --- in a in an inspiring heritage setting
  • 30. People Changing Places - The Design ‘Journey’ Place transformation event Design workshops Place transformation workshops Site visits Design awareness & training Good practice seminars PCP Journey
    • Dissemination
    • Broadcast
    • Publication
    • Evaluation
    Partner & Site Identified. Programme Participants Identified. Site specific Regional
  • 31. The ‘Arts of Place’
    • A multi-disciplinary approach to place-making that combines the arts , learning and public engagement , and places artists at the centre of regeneration
  • 32. CITY PARK, BRADFORD 15 JULY 2010
  • 33. EVOLUTION BCR MASTERPLAN ‘VISION’
    • To create a city centre “where people are justifiably proud
    • of where they live, learn, work and play”
    • * Repositioning Bradford
    • * Revealing Bradford
    • * Reshaping Bradford
    • * Rebuilding Bradford
    • Alsop Architects 2003
  • 34. CITY PARK, BRADFORD - GILLESPIES LLP
    • A place that will set Bradford apart and create the landscape for investment.
    • The City Park, featuring the largest water feature in any UK city,
    • will be a vibrant, flexible space bringing visitors, investment
    • and businesses to Bradford.
  • 35. THE MASTERPLAN ‘VISION’ . . . continuing the threads
    • Initial conversations…
    • Bradford is ‘hidden’ .
    • A desire to uncover the Bradford ‘experience’ and its location
    • The topography and buried water courses
    • Special features & listed buildings , landmarks and views .
    • Diversity and strengths of its people .
  • 36. THE ARTS OF PLACE: CITY PARK, BRADFORD
    • AIM
    • To facilitate Bradford Council’s cultural aspirations for City Park,
    • by embedding the arts, learning and stakeholder engagement
  • 37. THE ARTS OF PLACE: CITY PARK, BRADFORD
    • OBJECTIVES
    • Embedding artists and the arts
    • Broadening the impact of City Park
    • Developing strategic links
    • Supporting local partnerships and capacity
    • Encouraging investment in further activity
  • 38. THE ARTS OF PLACE: CITY PARK, BRADFORD
    • COMPONENTS
    • Artists - 3 Temporary Commissions – film & related media
    •  Skills – 2 Professional Mentoring Opportunities – action-based learning
    •  Partnership & Collaboration – 3 Awareness Raising / Best Practice Events: ‘LAUNCH / ‘ARTS’ / ‘PLACE’
    • Research & Learning – National Symposium
    • Marketing & Dissemination – Website / Film / DVD
    • http://www.artsofplace.org.uk/bradford
  • 39. THE ARTS OF PLACE: CITY PARK, BRADFORD
    • EVENTS PROGRAMME
    •  LAUNCH 19 th March (Bradford City of Film – Launch Weekend)
    •  ‘ ARTS’ 16 th June (Artists’ Perspective)
    •  ‘ PLACE’ 15 th July (Regeneration Perspective)
    • ‘ NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM & LAUNCH OF TEMPORARY COMMISSIONS’ - 7 th October --- TODAY!
  • 40. Arts of Place: City Park, Bradford Temporary Commission & Professional Mentoring Programmes THE ARTS OF PLACE: CREATIVITY & REGENERATION IN THE NEW ECONOMY
  • 41. * ‘New economy’ * The realities & drivers of regeneration THE ARTS OF PLACE: CREATIVITY & REGENERATION IN THE NEW ECONOMY
  • 42. * ‘New economy’ * The realities & drivers of regeneration * Ways of integrating the arts & place- making * The impacts of doing so * The practical challenges THE ARTS OF PLACE: CREATIVITY & REGENERATION IN THE NEW ECONOMY
  • 43. * ‘New economy’ * The realities & drivers of regeneration * Ways of integrating the arts & place- making * The impacts of doing so * The practical challenges * International perspective * Sharing ideas & experience with peers THE ARTS OF PLACE: CREATIVITY & REGENERATION IN THE NEW ECONOMY
  • 44. * ‘ New economy’ * The realities & drivers of regeneration * Ways of integrating the arts & place-making * The impacts of doing so * The practical challenges * International perspective * Sharing ideas & experience with peers * ‘Desperately seeking soil’ ??? THE ARTS OF PLACE: CREATIVITY & REGENERATION IN THE NEW ECONOMY
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