Our objective over the coming year is to bring together all the different initiatives Ben Uri has developed and create a more formal structure.
Seven of London's most exciting young artists, including Sony Award nominated artist/comedian Miriam Elia and controversial Saatchi New Sensations award-winner Sarah Maple, respond to works from the Ben Uri Collection.
The Artists Development Programme
We are creating a trailblazing programme for artists under the banner of ‘Artist Professional Development Programme’. We want to create a contemporary version of the unique relationship Ben Uri had throughout the 19th century with artists including Bomberg, Gertler and Wolmark.
Training Opportunity for Artists
Monday 29th October 2012
Over the next year Ben Uri will be running a new programme of Arts for Wellbeing projects. As part of our new programme development we are very pleased to be able to provide (on behalf of Dementia UK) , for a very limited time period, an offer for a day's full training for artists who would like to work with Early Stages of Dementia.
The training day is available for only £80 and will be delivered by Dementia UK. It will take place on Monday 29th October 2012 at Dementia UK, in Camden High Street. The full day training workshop will give arts practitioners increased skills and confidence in working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia.
If you would like to book a place on the training please visit the link below for full details, and book your place through the eventbrite website.
Please note that artists that attend the training may be considered for participation in future educational project work with Ben Uri.
If you would like to book a place on the training please visit the link below.
'Art as Therapy' placements
'Art as Therapy' is a 12-week visual arts projects for vulnerable groups in residential and day centres. During the programme, participants will engage in different arts activities that explore works from the Ben Uri Collection. They will try out a variety of materials and techniques and create artwork for a final show.
Run in partnership with centres, activity leaders and artists will work together to deliver the workshops. The three-month placements will give artists a chance to develop their knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable groups in this context.
Following a successful pilot project, Ben Uri is now developing stage two of this programme and is keen to hear from artists interested in taking part; please contact us for more information.
Exhibition opportunities: Art and Sunshine
Our Art and Sunshine project is all about bringing a little light into public buildings such as hospitals, day centres and residential units. Ben Uri is running this artist facilitation programme to connect artists with organisations that wish to exhibit art in their public buildings.
Working directly with organisations, artists will curate their own display, and artwork may be sold by private arrangement. Exhibitions must run for a minimum of three months. Please contact us for more information.
Learning and community projects
Contemporary artists play an important role in our projects, 'Art in the Open' and 'Art as Therapy'. These projects offer a combination of meetings, residencies, competitions and development programmes for schools. Find out more in Learning.
Exhibitions and awards for artists
Along with supporting artists through our learning and community projects, Ben Uri supports and nurtures new talent through its exhibitions and events and its artists competitions and awards. The exhibition Summer in the City, held in 2011, explored the work of upcoming artists in some new and compelling ways.
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