Manchester Art Gallery Seeks Manchester Based Performance Poet
Manchester Art Gallery seeks Manchester based performance poet to take part in their programme to commemorate the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Act.
Manchester Art Gallery wishes to explore the legacy and impact of the transatlantic slave trade on the Greater Manchester region through our collections.
The Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery project seeks to develop new interpretations and knowledge about the Gallery's collections through public events, debates and online forums.
The project works in partnership with 8 museums and galleries in Greater Manchester, although this commission is just based at Manchester Art Gallery.
To encourage discussion during public events in response to objects in our collection.
To record and collate interpretations made by members of the public in response to objects in our collection.
To produce a creative response to the material collected and observed; this will be used in public displays at Manchester Art Gallery (including online and physical displays) and in a public performance in August as part of Manchester Art Gallery's events programme.
Key dates for events:
Sunday 25 March 07
Saturday 21 April 07
Wednesday 27 June 07
August 07 (tbc)
Total Fee (including research & development, events): £1000
If you are interest in applying for this commission please submit:
A covering letter that explains why you are interested in the commission
Samples of your work
Deadline: Monday 19 Feb 07
For further information and to apply, please contact:
Community Interpretation Officer
Manchester Art Gallery
Tel: 0161 235 8823
Internal: 804 8823
Fax: 0161 235 8899