The Summer Project is offering up to 40 emerging and mid-career artists an opportunity to participate in a unique, interdisciplinary, visual arts nine day residency in the summer next year. The Cut is a vibrant centre for the arts and creativity and this offer consolidates its reputation for excellence in the area.
The inaugural year sees themes of Environment, Identity, Migration and Sustainable Structures and artists appropriate to these topics have been invited as mentors. It will encourage exploration and cross pollination across a range of approaches, including performance, digital, and sound, as well as more familiar forms. Ten free places will be offered to low-income or underrepresented emerging artists, the remainder will be heavily subsidised.
Participants will be encouraged to give full reign to their abilities and imagination, but also to challenge notions of what art activity could be with those in other subject areas. They will be supported by 14 artists – all established practitioners – drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines.
A series of lectures, seminars, and discussions on the key themes will be led by visiting artists who are working across boundaries, at the intersection of the arts, and other areas like science and new technologies. Halesworth’s local community will be invited to attend the evening lecture series which will be free of charge.
The Summer Project will conclude with an exhibition of selected work from the residency and a Summer Project publication will be available in print and digital formats for schools, libraries, and colleges.