Engine Room 2019 Seasons

FORGING
Jan – March

The first Engine Room quarter will focus on change-making and future-forging, looking at artists role as citizens – how we can engage with the forces currently shaping and set to shape our world – and we’ll focus on artists’ role as leaders both within and out with the industry

DIVERGING
Apr – Jun

From April to June – a focus on multiplicity, cross-pollination and divergence through the lenses of identity, thought and art-form

GROUNDING
Jul – Sep

From July to September – the focus will be on resilience, acknowledging, our roots, and the things that keep us grounded and centred.

SUSTAINING
Oct- Dec

From October to December – the focus will be on sustenance: how artist can flourish, and have career growth and longevity.

Activity will include:

  • An Assembly session led by Nick Bone (Magnetic North) in partnership with Luminate, looking at how artists can sustain and develop their career in an industry obsessed with newness, with a specific focus on the effect on older artists when ‘newness’ and ‘youth’ are conflated
  • A One Day to Play that match-makes experienced and emerging artists across different generations in partnership with Luminate, facilitated by Nick Bone (Magnetic North)
  • //BUZZCUT// will share learning on their 2019 club residencies, conceived as an alternative financial model for artists looking to kickstart new work.
  • A ‘Christmas Dinner’ get together for artists at Rockvilla.

Engine Room: SUSTAINING will go live Monday 12 August.