Friday, November 25, 2011

Motorcade/FlashParade awarded Grants for the Arts Funding!!

Fantastic news!

Motorcade/FlashParade has been awarded Grants for the Arts funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.  The £10,000 award will support four projects in our 2012 programme which will promote the work of emerging artists based in the South-West and provide a nurturing environment for peer learning and encouraging participation from new audiences.

The first project is a mini-residency and exhibition for Motorcade/FlashParade’s volunteers. This is a meaningful way to acknowledge their hard work and support through an opportunity to develop their practices in a collaborative project. The residency will culminate with an exhibition scheduled for late January.

The second project is INCUBE8 which will give eight emerging artists selected from proposals their first significant solo show. INCUBE8 promotes the development of new work and critical engagement with the space. It is split into two halves of 4 intensive weekly exhibitions scheduled for March and November.

A competition for curators is the third project which will give two curators selected for their proposed exhibitions the opportunity to realise their project and exhibit it.

The final project is a two month summer residency. The selected artist(s) will be chosen for how they intend to use the residency period where they will have the use of the 1000 square foot space as a studio. They will have the opportunity to develop a body of work and present this in a finishing event or exhibition at the end of September.

This funding is absolutely fantastic news for Motorcade/FlashParade and for emerging artists based in the region whose work will be promoted through these activities. We aim to provide a platform for some of the most interesting work produced in the South West in a nurturing environment that encourages experimentation. With these projects generously supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, 2012 promises to be a year of stimulating exhibitions and events!