4 May 2014
Beacon is pleased to announce the launch of B.professional a 12 month integrated programme of development opportunities for artists, audiences and arts professionals. Join us over the next 12 months as its four strands B.resident, B.mentored, B.talking and B.audience come together to create meaningful spaces of connectivity for artists and their audience.
Over the course of the next year Beacon will host B.resident a series of three artist residencies in which each artist will be provided with a fee, studio, living accommodation and mentoring support. B.resident is open to application from UK based artists at all stages of their career. Each two-week residency will culminate with an exhibition and a presentation by the artist as part of the B.talking programme.
Application deadline is 23 June 2014 details: http://beaconartproject.org/opportunities/
Running concurrently with B.resident will be B.mentored, which focuses on the development of critical thinking around an individual artists practice. B.mentored is open to application from artists living or working in the East Midlands region. Offering a series of mentoring sessions tailored to meet the needs of each individual together with an opportunity to present their practice at a B.talking event.
Application deadline is 30 June 2014 details: http://beaconartproject.org/opportunities/
Each of the participating B.resident and B.mentored artists will present their work in B.talking a free programme of events, starting later this year, to which you are invited to B.audience. Each B.talking event is held in a social and convivial setting providing a user-friendly forum for the sharing of opinions, understanding, information and support about contemporary art practice. Attendees living within a 25-mile radius will offered free return travel by minibus.
31 March 2014
Saturday April 12 2014 12-4pm
£3 TICKET INCLUDES LUNCH
Terry O’Toole Theatre,
Lincoln LN6 9AX
Seen Created is a sequence of performances by artists that are being re-staged specifically for the unique spaces of the Terry O’Toole Theatre. Featuring the artists Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, Gillian Dyson, Marcia Farquhar with Ella Finer and Kitty Finer, Fabiola Paz, The Postmethodists.
27 March 2014
To celebrate the work of contemporary live art performance, the National Centre for Craft and Design has commissioned Beacon Art Project to curate a programme of performance and film to complement their current exhibition Creating A Scene.
Friday 11 April, 6-8pm
Launch Event and Film Programme
An evening of short films featuring artist performances incorporating theatricality, props, costume and speech.
Amanda Coogan, Gillian Dyson, Doug Fishbone, Wayne Lloyd and Bob and Roberta Smith
Saturday 12 April, 12-4 pm
A sequence of performances by artists that are being re-staged specifically for the unique space of the Terry O’Toole Theatre. You will be served lunch, be engaged and enthralled by a range of exciting artist performances.
Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Clare Charnley and Vanessa Grasse, Gillian Dyson, Marcia Farquhar with Ella Finer and Kitty Finer, Fabiola Paz, The Postmethodists.
Terry O’Toole Theatre,
NK Centre, Moor Lane,
North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AX
Book tickets: http://www.terryotooletheatre.org.uk/events/seen-created/
8 October 2013
In April 2014 Beacon will be curating Seen Created a weekend event of performance art at the Terry O’Toole Theatre in North Hykeham. This will part of Creating A Scene a major exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford from 25 January- 20 April 2014. The full programme for the weekend will follow.
Beacon is currently finalising plans for its 2014 project celebrating Beacon's 10th anniversary. We will be working with some of the artists and heritage sites we have worked with since 2004. Next year will also see the introduction of B.professional a new career development programme for artists, curators and art professionals. The three strands of this programme B.resident, B.mentored and B.talking will be open to applicants at all stages of their career and will offer a structured and integrated career development opportunity. These exciting plans will, of course, be subject to current and future funding applications and we will keep you updated on progress.
In tandem to B.professional Beacon is now in a position to offer for short-term rental a substantial studio space with living accommodation. Ideal for artists, curators and other creatives who need time and space to think and focus on their practice away from their normal routine. Email John Plowman for details. email@example.com
4 August 2013
Beacon is currently developing a new programme of activity for 2014 part of which will be a celebration to mark the tenth anniversary of the first Beacon project. To receive monthly updates please join our mailing list via the contact page.
19 January 2013
The Times Magazine, 19.01.13
Welcome to our designer chapel
Report Vinny Lee Photographs James Balston
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23 November 2012
Beacon would like to thank all of the audience who attended COMPASS, as well as the artists, volunteers, staff, freelancers and site partners who worked on the exhibition with us and thanks to everyone who has sent us kind responses to the excursion and the experience. We greatly appreciate the feedback.
Thank you too, to everyone who has participated in Beacon's other activity during the year.
Beacon has now finished the 2012 activity and we are starting to make plans for next year.
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with best wishes for a good Christmas and New Year,
Nicola and John
22 November 2012
John and I were delighted to have participated in Giant Step 2 hosted at Mostyn in Wales in October. Robert Stephen was the guest blogger to record the event and here is his write up.
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