Artist-Run Network Europe

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Ormston House is delighted to partner on another successful international bid to Creative Europe for Artist-Run Network Europe. Led by Candyland in Stockholm, the project has been awarded co-funding from the European Cooperations Projects to work with artists and curators in Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden.

Artist-Run Network Europe (ARNE) builds on the experience gathered throughout the programme of the AIM network which Ormston House joined in 2017. The project will connect mostly European Artist-Run Initiatives to enhance mobility for artists and curators who work with them, to share their knowledge and experience with peers and students from the arts sector, and to raise awareness of the artist-run sector with broader audiences over two and a half years.

The ARNE partnership includes CandylandOrmston HouseLietuvos tarpdisciplininio meno kūrėjų sąjungaTOPKRÆ syndikatetalternative art guide and Totaldobže, and associated partners Artist-Run AllianceJuxtapose Art FairKonstfack and Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair. Co-Director Niamh Brown will lead research and develop tools for demonstrating the social impact of Artist-Run Initiatives with local and international artists, curators, and researchers.

About the AIM network:

The Artists’ Initiatives’ Meetings or AIM was established in 2010 in order to create a common platform to share experience and knowledge, and to increase visibility of the artist-run scene. AIM’s programme consists of meetings, conferences and exhibitions, and stimulates mobility and new collaborations for artists and professionals in the art field. AIM was awarded long-term support by Nordisk Kulturkontakt in 2017.

You can read more about the AIM network and meet the members here.

Image: Tallinas Street Quarter from the Free Riga archive. The planning meetings for ARNE were hosted in Riga, Latvia in 2019. Our participation in the development of the partnership and project was kindly supported by the Arts Council Travel and Training Award.

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