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An exciting opportunity for museums in Swale & Medway
The Creative People and Places (CPP) programme (see: http://creativepeopleplace.info/) and the University of Kent are working together with a group of Music and Performance students at the university to make site responsive work in specific places, called ‘In-site’. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for the students, as it enables them to work in a real context and in a way which is similar to professional commissioned work they may undertake in their future careers.
In-site places groups of music students (6-8) into professional artistic settings within Swale and Medway. The project aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop a collaborative creative practice as well as give them valuable experience of working within a client / commissioner situation.
Over the course of eight months the students will work together with local groups to produce a new work especially and uniquely developed for and with the host organisation. This presents an opportunity for the host to work with emerging student artists and to be actively involved in the development of new artistic work that will contribute to the cultural landscape of the Swale and Medway area.
CPP hope to foster a close working relationship during this period that will culminate in a performance, installation or presentation of the work at the sites of the host organisation during the month of June, potentially as part of the Fuse festival.
The participating organisations will be invited to meet the students at the Historic Dockyard campus of the University of Kent in October 2013. Over the following eight month period they would expect the students to visit the host organisation on several occasions to get to know the location, begin their research and discuss their ideas.
Do you want to be a host organisation?
Steph Fuller from Creative People and Places is looking for host organisations that would be willing to have the students visit their sites or venues. The work involved for hosts should be minimal, but there is the potential to be a venue for performances which will take place next summer. The performance programme will be marketed and promoted by CPP and the university, and they will cover all the costs of this.
By expressing an interest at this stage does not commit you to anything, but just helps the CPP team to get a sense of how many organisations are interested in taking part. If you are interested, please contact Steph on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.