DivergencyMcr - a Creative Case NORTH residency project

Over the next two weeks, hÅb and STUN are delighted to be working together on DivergencyMcr, a Creative Case NORTH residency project:

DivergencyMcr - Live Art and the Creative Case

An exploration into diversifying the northern artist base for live art and contemporary performance through database research, artform tools + strategies workshop and group go-see visit. STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North), a membership organisation dedicated to the development of UK Black and Asian Creatives, will come together with hÅb, a live art and contemporary performance development organisation, with a joint goal of encouraging new ways of telling more diverse stories for new audiences.

Twitter: @stunlive / @hazardmcr / @warnmcr

Check back here for updates on our progress, musings and ramblings!

Creative Case NORTH Residency Announcement

Creative Case NORTH is a programme of sector-led activity exploring the Creative Case. At the heart of the programme is the exploration and development of partnership practice within the context of the Creative Case.

The Creative Case NORTH Residencies provide a new approach to commissioning, enabling exploration of partnership practice within a residency context, with the following aims:
» To support the development of new partnerships between creators and facilitators of artistic, cultural and participatory practice, and venues, spaces or organisations which engage the public in arts and cultural activity;
» To support the development of new partnerships across art forms, spectrums of scale, and levels of experience; 
» To stimulate and support joint exploration of partnership working within the context of the Creative Case;
» To encourage a creative approach to exploring partnership models; 
» To provide residency partners with an opportunity to take risks and experiment with a new idea, or exploration of process, without implications;
» To share the processes, findings and outcomes of the residencies with the wider arts and cultural sector, and public.

The residency partners will spend seven days together exploring partnership practice, recording and publically sharing their processes, conversations and findings online throughout the residency period 28 April - 14 May.

Following an open call for residency proposals, we are pleased to announce that the selected residencies are:
» Passing Places - Aidan Moesby and Visual Arts Rural Communities
» Spice and Space - The Dukes and The Love And Etiquette Foundation
» DivergencyMcr - STUN and hÅb
» REDACT - New Writing North and Lisa Matthews

Creative Case NORTH is a programme of sector led activity exploring the Creative Case for Diversity, developed by a consortium of arts and cultural organisations convened by Arts Council England from across the North area, including:

Creative Case NORTH Partners: ARC Stockton, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Contact Theatre, GemArts, STAY, ZENDEH.

Creative Case NORTH Critical Friends: Alchemy, Art House, Mind The Gap, Open Clasp, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.