Calling artists interested in exploring how social engagement can happen simultaneously in blended physical and digital spaces.
Are you an artist interested in testing new approaches to working with people and technology? Are you looking to address digital poverty, online exclusion, AI racism, or any other topics that relate to accessibility, social equity and digital spaces? Maybe you want to think outside the box about how to use digital devices to facilitate collaboration in group settings?
Axis is offering 5 artists £1000 each to explore new ways of collaborative art making in a blended online and in person way. This can be an event, a workshop, a DIY making space, a community intervention, or any other idea that invites people to engage in art and technology in an accessible and meaningful way to understand: What are new ways of working together that combine the best of being in person and online? Moving into a post-pandemic future we want to help artists think of innovative ways of working that use some of the digital tools we have become accustomed to and increased accessibility for those homebound, with the need to reconnect in person and create live participatory work. How can we address both these aspects creatively?
Deadline: Sunday 22 May 2022
Writing bursaries available
Axis is delighted to announce that submissions are once again open for Social Works?, the journal of social practice art. Building on our recent AHRC-funded SAFEDI project with Manchester Metropolitan University and Social Art Network, this will be a special issue on equality, diversity and inclusion in social art asking: How social art might influence EDI policy and institutional practice, and help to change communities’ relationship to arts organisations?
Deadline: 16 May 2022
FREE online talk
Join us for a free online talk by artist, researcher and lecturer, Nicola Naismith, as part of Axis's 'Mental Health for Artists' programme.
In this one hour session Nicola Naismith—socially engaged artist, researcher and lecturer—will present key aspects of her recently published research, 'Practising Well: Conversations & Support Menu'. The research explores the challenges creative practitioners are facing working in participatory arts across a wide range of contexts and the range of affective support activities available.
'Practising Well: using reflection to support practice and wellbeing' takes place on Wednesday 18 May 2022, 19:00-20:00 - sign up here
For #Five2Watch this week we've selected five artists who've made work with notions of sport in mind: Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley, Marc Renshaw, Amelia Hawk, Dana Sychugova and Philip Kennedy.
New Art Highlights of the week includes: Adam and Gillian, Chantal Powell, ROSE ROSE PhD and Alison Craig.
Apply for one of our £1000 awards to explore new ways of collaborative art making in a blended online and in person way.
Axis is delighted to announce that submissions are once again open for Social Works?
Axis seeks to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic evaluator, who will assist our small team at an arts charity committed to supporting and promoting artists.
A free online talk by artist, researcher and lecturer, Nicola Naismith, as part of Axis's 'Mental Health for Artists' programme.
We are delighted to share with you our next exhibition taking place in the Viewing Room by our Praxis cohort of 21-22.
A selection of works from our Directory focusing on sport.
Weekly selection of works from our Directory.
Missed any of our recent online events? Catch up here.
Find out more about the Social Works? Open Journal and buy your copy.
A collection of conversations with artists and creative practioners about specific topics. Published every week on our website, SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple, Google and Stitcher.