Acwm film and digital arts project for mhl intro (1)
Arts Connect WM Film and Digital Arts Project for
Museums, Heritage Sites and Libraries.
Placing the creative vision of artists and arts organisations at the heart of this project
Arts Connect will invite artists across all art forms to respond creatively to heritage
collections and sites and/or library collections and venues. Inspired by the collections
and venues you care for the artists will propose imaginative film and digital art
installations created by, for and with children and young people.
Inspired by the work of artists we aim to create closer working partnerships between
libraries, museums, heritage sites and film / digital artists, to encourage the use and
integration of digital technology to broaden the reach of their work attracting more
young people to explore their venues and their collections.
The project will:
• Create digital interpretations of the collections through exploring the themes of the
collections in new and exciting ways
• Integrate digital arts and film into the collections / venues and not as a standalone
• Build the skills of venue staff and artists in digital arts and filmmaking within the
wider cultural context to support sustainability
• Engage young people in the venues and the collections as co-collaborators
supporting the vision and direction for digital engagement and sharing.
What do we need you to do?
At this stage we are looking for a group of museums, libraries and heritage sites who
are interested in working with artists to explore the digital arts. We want your creative
vision to inspire how your museum, heritage site or library can bring your collections
(books, local history, art, landscape, artifacts, ideas) to new audiences through multi-
platform production (accessed through mobiles, tablets and computers).
When we put out a ‘call for artists’ we will provide them with a list of venues and sites
who have expressed an interest in this project. Artists will be invited to respond with
their own creative vision to the historical and contemporary collections within an
individual museum or library or across a group of heritage sites and or libraries.
We will shortlist 3 artists/arts organisations or partnerships to work up their initial
proposals and then select one to take forward and commission.
If you are interested in being put forward as a venue who would welcome artists and
would like further information about what it would involve please contact Susan
Goodwin on email@example.com