About Us! Artists’ Scratch Showcase: SW Edition

Be inspired by new ideas and works in progress by artistic experimenters
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8-10pm, Thursday 13 October 2022

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Great Hall, Dartington Trust, South Devon

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We are delighted to let you know that this event is part of the Gift Economy – meaning tickets are free, although you must register your free place below.

If you are able, please consider giving back to us to help support both Counterpoints and Dartington Arts: suggested donation £5 – £10. Thank you.

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Presented by Counterpoints Arts and Dartington Trust, and curated by artist and producer AWATE, the About Us! Artists’ Scratch Showcase: South West Edition is a sharing and networking event for creatives based in the region.

The About Us! Artists’ Scratch Showcase is curated and initiated by AWATE, inspired by a similar platform developed by TekstLab (Oslo), and developed by Counterpoints Arts in partnership with Southbank Centre. It was created as a safe space to uplift and connect artistic experimenters that identify as Black, POC, and/or with lived experience of migration or displacement. The South West Edition is a public event held as part of Counterpoints Arts’ Pop Culture & Social Change Retreat at Dartington Hall (12-14 October), bringing together a group of 50 change-making entertainment producers, artists, cultural innovators, activists and philanthropists committing to building long-term narrative power for Black, POC, migrant and refugee communities.

Each commissioned artist performs or presents one piece of work to a public audience, including creative peers. After each performance, the artists and audience will discuss any shared or contrasting themes, talk about craft, as well as networking and industry advice.

Artists may include writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, designers, architects (or anything between!). Previous showcases have included comedians, screenwriters, folk singers and performance art.

Whether or not you are an artist, everyone is invited to join us for an inspiring and interactive evening!

If you are an artist or creative interested in showcasing your work, you can apply HERE by midnight 2nd October. All selected artists receive a fee plus travel expenses.

AWATE is a visionary rapper and producer from Eritrea. Raised in Camden, his mix of vintage sounds provided by collaborator, Turkish Dcypha, and intricate lyrics with triumphantly psychedelic melodies have had acclaim from Complex, Noisey and Spotify.

Counterpoints Arts is a leading UK organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change. It’s mission is to support and produce the arts by and about migrants and refugees, seeking to ensure that their contributions are recognized and welcomed within British arts, history and culture. The Pop Culture and Social Change Retreat 2022 is produced through it’s PopChange Initiative, exploring how to harness entertainment to shift narratives about migration and displacement.

Counterpoints: counterpointsarts.org.uk
AWATE: earth-agency.com/awate
TekstLab: tekstlab.com
Southbank Centre: southbankcentre.co.uk
PopChange: popchange.co.uk

Age guidance 16+
Wheelchair accessible (for further accessibility requirements, email boxoffice@dartington.org)

Tickets: Via Gift Economy

We are delighted to let you know that this event is part of the Gift Economy – meaning tickets are free. However, if you are able, please consider giving back to us to help support both Counterpoints and Dartington Arts: suggested donation £5-£10.

 

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