Posted 22 November 2010
We are pleased to announce that we are looking for a new set of Platinum Artists for 2010 – 2011.
What is Platinum?
Platinum is an exciting opportunity for artists to develop their work with Fierce Festival.
Platinum provides a space to network & make connections with key internationally acclaimed artists to focus & develop your own work in a supportive environment.
Fierce has a reputation for celebrating risk and for encouraging the expression of a myriad of voices, perspectives and artforms.
Platinum is a development scheme for artists living in the West Midlands. It is run by Fierce and funded by the Arts Council England West Midlands. Building from the Platinum scheme that was exclusively for artists with a BME background, we are delighted to announce that this scheme is open to all – whilst we still encourage artists from BME and all backgrounds to apply.
Fierce is particularly interested in its curatorial agenda being led by the artists it engages with. Forthcoming Fierce festivals will involve 8 – 12 artists who develop their projects over a ten-month period. This emphasis on process is very much at the heart of the thinking around Platinum. We are less interested in finished products than the development of long-term strategies to sustain your career as an artist. Platinum artists are very much a part of the activities and enquiries of the festival itself.
This is the second cohort for 2010, and we are seeking 6 artists who want to emphasis the live aspect of their practice. This could range between theatre, sculpture, sound, installation and dance.
More about the scheme is available here.