In 2016, Cork City Council Arts Office, Crawford Art Gallery and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design will build on the success of their 2013 Art of Inclusion exhibition that brought together the work of 50 artists from around the world to exhibit in Cork city. All the exhibiting artists worked in supported studios – spaces offering opportunities to artists who may previously have been unable to develop their arts practice whether from a physical lack of access to materials, lack of opportunity, or because of limited expectations of them.
Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship aims to broaden the range of voices, visions, perceptions and approaches to creativity that the public engages with in cultural venues. It aims to engage the public with valuable knowledge and perspectives that are frequently absent from the world of art. The project is based on the premise that, when we create spaces and opportunities to listen to a broad range of diverse intelligences, perspectives and voices, our knowledge, experience and understanding of the world is enriched.
Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship is now calling for submissions of work from artists who are working in supported artist studio settings worldwide. It also invites expressions of interest from venues across Cork City who may like to showcase work.
Artists and organisations presenting work will be involved in public engagement events, tours and workshops with the opportunity for schools, community groups, and members of the public to get involved.
The deadline for submissions is 19 February 2016.