CORNERS Live Radio 24/7 programme Soundwalk, artist in residence Jessica Thompson Corners NE Xpedition starts Corners Xpedition CORNERS : first Xpedition coming soon CORNERS receives EU support - Large scale grant from Creative Europe NEW RESIDENCY ARTIST: Cyane Tornatzky Beyond the Obvious - Culture Action Europe Conference 2014 in Newcastle NEW RESIDENCY ARTIST: Jeremiah Alexander (Hidden Newcastle - location aware mobile App and game) Superdream Johannesburg 19.07.14 : Superhero by Black Screen Collective Superdream Johannesburg 19.07.14 : Mariam Rezaei working with the Black Screen Collective SUPERDREAM, Windmill Hills Park Gateshead as part of GIFT 2014 The Big M at Mima, Middlesbrough (August 2013) Jillian McDonald, Valley of the Deer (The Big M) crISIS - brand new programme for 2014 (Brigitte Zieger, Bewildered)) School visit in The Big M HIRE our equipment (Maia Urstad, Sound Barrier) The Deep End, exhibition at Woodhorn Museum APPLY for an ISIS Residency now (previous residency artist: Scott Hessels, Sustainable Cinema) CORNERS was launched

CORNERS Live is now online!

Article posted at 2015-07-06 06:34:11

After months of hard work alongside CORNERS artists and media artist and curator Dominic Smith we are thrilled to announce that CORNERS Live is now online! CORNERS Live is a living digital platform created as an extension to CORNERS projects, which allows artists and audiences to share their experience of contemporary art anywhere in the world. You can now access CORNERS Live through your web browser here. Stay tuned for an opportunity to access the platform on your mobile phone or tablet through a new CORNERS Live App to be released soon. 


CORNERS Live is a traditional gallery space, a radio broadcaster, and a television channel all existing together within the intimate context of the web browser. Using open source tools powered by Sourcefabric, CORNERS Live provides countless possibilities for continuous networked engagement through which audience can become a participant in the creation process of CORNERS artwork. Co-creator of CORNERS Live, Dominic Smith said: “Through meetings with the ISIS Arts team and the wider CORNERS diaspora it is becoming apparent that we have a real opportunity to build a set of digital tools and a framework on which artwork can thrive.” 


This is only the start for CORNERS Live and its success depends on the contribution of both artists and audiences. It is very important for us that CORNERS Live grows and stay relevant, so tune in to check for new CORNERS stories on CORNERS Live’s innovative visual storytelling platform or to listen to a 24/7 rolling schedule of interviews, sound art, music and field recording shared by CORNERS artists on Radio CORNERS


CORNERS is an international platform for artists and audiences, which aims to establish connections between communities located at the geographical corners of Europe.  CORNERS artwork’s mission is to unveil the hidden corners on the map of Europe, to give voice to underrepresented communities and to shine a light on issues and topics of local significance to those communities. ISIS Arts leads the digital strand of CORNERS and works closely with a large network of partners in the North East and across Europe. 


Find out more about CORNERS projects and artists here.

Artist in Residence Jessica Thompson

Article posted at 2015-05-28 11:30:44

We are delighted to welcome Canadian media artist Jessica Thompson as our latest research residency artist.  Her practice investigates spatial and social conditions within urban environments through interactive artworks situated at the intersection of sound, performance and mobile technologies.  Her current research investigates the ways that sound reveals spatial and social conditions within cities, and how mobile technologies complicate our relationship to place, territory and community. 

She is researching for her new project Borderline.  Borderline is a site-specific investigation that examines the role of sound in community formation, particularly in areas currently undergoing social change. Conditions within cities are often revealed through sound, indicating territory, demographics or functionality, and politicising urban space through its ability to invade the acoustic space of others and to affect behaviour. 


She is an Assistant Professor in Hybrid Practice at the University of Waterloo in the Department of Fine Art and the Stratford Campus.


CORNERS North East Xpedition March 16-30th

Article posted at 2015-03-11 13:24:09



After the successful launch of CORNERS in Newcastle on 3rd March, we are excited to welcome a large group of 30 European artists and producers for the CORNERS North East Xpedition, taking place between 16th and 30th March. 


 


Over the next two weeks artists from various geographical, social, political and artistic backgrounds will be connecting with local people from communities in Middlesbrough, Newbiggin-by-the-sea, Blyth, Ashington and Newcastle.  They will be researching projects to reveal the hidden, the silent or forgotten, sharing stories to expose the threads that connect us. The work created over the next few months, as part of this research phase, will be later presented in public places, where this kind of work is not often shown and to people who don’t often have the chance to experience contemporary art within their neighbourhoods.


 


The Artists who will be coming to our region:




Helena Wikström - Sweden


Helena is a visual artists and curator, living and working in Umeå, north of Sweden and director at the White Cube gallery.  She uses various media such as photograpy, installation and painting to examine structures in society.




Siniša Labrovi? - Croatia


Siniša is a freelance performance artist who lives in Zagreb.  He has worked with visual arts since 2000, exhibiting all over Croatia and abroad in Belgrade, Ljublijana, Carlisle, Reykjavik, Regensburg, Dundee, Istanbul, Venice, Budapest, Berlin, Prague, Dresedn and Lodz.




Davor Sanvincenti  - Croatia


Davor is a multimedia artist from Croatia whose work incorporates uses of film and video, photography, physical light and sound installations and live media performances.  His work has been widely exhibited internationally.




Juan Aizpitarte - Basque Country


Juan is a multidisciplinary artist making video and installations using performance, graphics, sound, sculpture, video and photography.  He explores urban issues within public spaces questioning the contemporary world through social activism, participatory processes and media interventions.




Saadia Hussain - Sweden/Pakistan 


 In her role as artistic director, Saadia has led 18 collective mural art projects with over 1500 participants of all ages in Stockholm.  The projects have a strong emphasis on accessibility, democracy, participation and freedom of expression in public space.




Lalya Gaye - UK/Sweden


Lalya is an artist, designer and engineer based in the UK where she runs the collaborative digital media art practice Attaya Projects.  She builds interactive art installations working with sound, light, metal, electronics and urban space




Ixone Ormaetxe - Spain


Ixone was born in Bilbao and is a visual artist who uses writing, painting, sculpture and drawing.  She takes art out onto the streets and works with the public on a range of participatory projects 




Nedyalko Delchev - Sweden/Bugaria


Nedyalko is a theatre director.  His artistic work ranges from staging of old masters like Gogol and Shakespeare to collaborating with innovative contemporary authors.  He is a scriptwriter for theatre and film, as well as maker of small-scale sculpture




Maciej Salamon - Poland 


Maciej is a visual artist, freelance graphic designer, illustrator and founder member, vocalist and text-writer of Gówno (the first Polish rodeo punk rock band).




Asier Zablaleta - Basque Country


Asier was born in Ezkio (Gipuzkoa) and left the University of fine Art at the second year to study dance and theatre in San Sebastian, Bilbao and Zürich, before he joined the Swiss company ALIAS (Geneva).




Michael Hanna - Northern Ireland


Michael is a visual and media artist based in Belfast, completing his MFA at the University of Ulster.  He builds audio-visual installations using sound, vedio, collage and sculpture.




Valeria Simone - Italy


Valeira is a playwright and director with a Phd in Contemproary Philosophy.  In the last ten years she has written plays about socially marginalized women, as prisoners and victims of trafficking for seual exploitation.




Miha Horvat - Slovenia


Miha studied ethnology and cultural anthropology at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana and is currently completing a Phd in philosophy and theory of visual culture.  He is a film director and animator showing his work in exhibitions and festivals in Europe and USA.




Simon Farid - UK


Simon is a visual artist interested in the relationship between administrative identity and the body it purports to codify and represent.  Taking on the role of a hacker or trickster he loost to playfully intervene in the identity-generation process, operating as ‘other people’.




Gianfranco Mirizzi - Italy/Croatia


Gianfranco is an Italian visual artist living and working in Rijecka, Croatia.  His is an architect, musician and new media artist, who uses immersive interactive and self generative installations within public settings.




Riccardo Spagnulo - Italy


Riccardo is playwright and actor. Since 2006, he has traveled across Italy and Europe with the company Fibre Parallele, performing own shocking and ironic plays.




Maria Anastassiou - UK/Cyprus


Maria is an artist filmaker, originally from Cyprus, now based in London. Her practice uses analogue, digital and archival materials across platforms from gallery to cinematic, documentary and participation.




Sara Gamorro - Italy 


Sara is and Italian soprano, composer and stage diretor.  She has performed the Italian and world premieres of many new scores and taken part in the creation of many contemporary theratre, dance and art workds, performing all over Italy and the USA




Miloš Tomi? - Serbia


Miloš is a multimedia artist using film, photography, collages and sculpture.  He has workded over 20 years as an independent filmaker and collaboratied with filmmakers, visual artists, musicians as well as with pepel on the margind of society




Julie Myers - UK


Julie is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, film, audio, drawing, installation and digital media.  Her work forms a response to people and place; with projects developed through collaborative and participatory projects with communities and individuals.




Boyan Mucko - Croatia


Boyan studied philosophy, ethnology and cultural anthropology in Zagreb and has a Masters degree in new media art.  He delivers interdisciplinary projects, which explore the boundaries between contemporary art ad urban anthropology.




Lucyna Kolend - Poland


Lucyna is an animator born in Gdansk, Poland.  She studied and the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz (Austria, and graduated with honors in 2012 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk




Elvin Flamingo - Poland


Elvin is a visual artist who studied at the faculty of Painting and Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk.  He is a founder and leader of Onion Centre Club, an absurdist movement and musical group.

Seeking Bookkeeper

Article posted at 2015-02-12 17:51:11

We are seeking a part-time Bookkeeper /Administrator to undertake day-to-day financial tasks andperform general administrative duties, providing support to theDirectors as required from the base in Newcastle.


JOB TITLE: Part-Time Bookkeeper/Administrator


SALARY SCALE: £20,475 (pro-rata)

 (The position is initially 12 hours per week and your starting salary is £10.50 per hour).

RESPONSIBLE TO: Executive Directors


WORKING TIME: 12 hours per week


LIAISON: All members of staff

JOB PURPOSE:

To assist the Directors in the management of the accounting records and the preparation of management accounts including Payroll. 


General administrative duties will also be required.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

To maintain the accounting records of ISIS Arts using Sage Line 50 migrating to Quickbooks software including:


Cash book

Petty Cash

Purchase ledger

Nominal ledger

Bank reconciliations

Preparing and posting journal entries.

Preparing management accounts & budgets for board meetings

Processing payroll, including pensions and tax

Legal information updates with Companies House as and when required

To assist in compiling information for grant claims to various funding bodies

To support the maintenance of Excel project budgets

Undertake general administrative duties including: word-processing, filing, copying, dealing with general  enquiries by email and telephone, ordering of equipment, etc.


PERSON SPECIFICATION

You will be an experienced finance assistant or bookkeeper, with an interest in working in the not for profit sector with this dynamic established organisation. Your communication skills should be of a high standard, complemented by high standards of literacy and numeracy.


Essential

Knowledge and experience of Sage Line 50/Quickbooks

Outstanding organisational ability

Flexibility and willingness to undertake routine tasks


Desirable

Experience of not-for-profit sector

Experience of compiling data for grant claims



Deadline for applications:  9am Monday 23rd February 2015


Interviews:  Tuesday 24th February


Start date:  Early March 2015 (exact date to be confirmed)


(The successful applicant will be subject to a 2 month probationary period)


To apply please send a current CV and a letter of application (no more than 2 pages of A4) outlining your relevant skills and experience to isis@isisarts.org.uk


Equal Opportunities

ISIS Arts seek to ensure that no present or potential member of staff or project participant is treated less favourably than another on grounds of age (up to statutory retirement age), class colour, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, political persuasion or sexual orientation. ISIS Arts premises have limited access.

Xpedition for Corners in Puglia

Article posted at 2014-12-10 08:57:35

ISIS Arts Co Directors join partners and artists in Puglia as part of a 14 day tour.  24 artists from Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, Poland, Basque Country and the UK will explore and develop collaborative projects for future commissioning.

New CORNERS Artists Announced

Article posted at 2014-11-25 16:43:45

We are delighted to announce the four UK-based artists joining the CORNERS project through ISIS Arts: artist, designer and engineer Lalya Gaye, visual artist Simon Farid, interdisciplinary digital artist Julie Myers and video artist Maria Anastasiou. Our artists will be joining the next CORNERS Xpedition to Puglia in Southern Italy in December 2014. During the Xpedition artists will develop proposals for international co-productions for future European touring and presentation with other CORNERS artists from our partner institutions.




CORNERS is an intercultural artists’ platform, designed and driven by a partnership of cultural institutions at the edges of Europe.




CORNERS creates opportunities for artists and researchers to produce multidisciplinary contemporary artistic and cultural collaborative projects. The objective is to enable exchange across geographical, political, and economic divisions. Since 2011, more than 50 artists and researchers (and the number grows) have met through CORNERS, as well as more than 30 organizations and institutions as partners and collaborators. Together with new artists and researchers joining the project, they will continue to explore the outskirts of Europe and co-create artistic projects across borders of artistic disciplines in order to bring stories from one corner of Europe into another. Co-creations will be gathered in different places across Europe, where artists and their audiences will inhabit unusual and public spaces, using partners’ cities as their stages: Umeå and Stockholm (SE), Ljubljana (SI), Gdansk (PO), Belgrade (RS), Zagreb and Rijeka (HR), Donostia / San Sebastian (Basque Country, ES), Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK), Middlesbrough and Northumberland (England, UK), and Prizren (Kosovo).




The total budget for the project is 2.566.000 EUR, half of this amount will be covered from Creative Europe, and the other half will be secured from local funds by CORNERS Partners.


The support from Creative Europe programme is giving us the opportunity to continue building our platform, to make it more vivid and diverse. We will continue to connect artists in co-creations, encounter new regions, meet and engage new audiences in arts and culture. For the next 3.5 years, starting from 1 September 2014, eleven partners will work together: Intercult (Sweden), Pogon and Drugo More (Croatia), Exodos (Slovenia), Arts Council Northern Ireland and ISIS Arts (UK), City Culture Institute/Gda?sk (Poland), Donostia/San Sebastián 2016 (Basque Country/Spain), Cultural Centre REX (Serbia), Teatro Pubblico Pugliese (Italy), and DokuFest (Kosovo).



CORNERS : Open call for UK based artists

Article posted at 2014-10-06 14:48:24

OPEN CALL FOR UK BASED ARTISTS


Artist Xpedition to Puglia, Southern Italy 8-21st December 2014


Bursary: €500 (GBP equivalent) All travel, accommodation and subsistence will be covered


Deadline: Monday 20th October 9am


ISIS Arts invites applications for an international research and development opportunity for up to FOUR UK based artists.


Proposals are invited from practitioners from across the spectrum of visual, media arts and creative technology to participate with international artists as part of a two-week long CORNERS Xpedition to the Puglia region of Southern Italy, 8-21 December 2014. During the Xpedition artists will develop proposals for international co-productions for future European touring and presentation. 


For more details please click here.

CORNERS receives EU support - Large scale grant from Creative Europe

Article posted at 2014-09-08 16:14:34

The transnational Platform “CORNERS – turning Europe inside out” has been awarded a matching grant from EU/Creative Europe, 2014–2018. 


CORNERS is an intercultural artists’ platform, designed and driven by a partnership of cultural institutions at the edges of Europe. 


CORNERS creates opportunities for artists and researchers to produce multidisciplinary contemporary artistic and cultural collaborative projects. The objective is to enable exchange across geographical, political, and economic divisions. Since 2011, more than 50 artists and researchers (and the number grows) have met through CORNERS, as well as more than 30 organizations and institutions as partners and collaborators. Together with new artists and researchers joining the project, they will continue to explore the outskirts of Europe and co-create artistic projects across borders of artistic disciplines in order to bring stories from one corner of Europe into another. Co-creations will be gathered in different places across Europe, where artists and their audiences will inhabit unusual and public spaces, using partners’ cities as their stages: Umeå and Stockholm (SE), Ljubljana (SI), Gdansk (PO), Belgrade (RS), Zagreb and Rijeka (HR), Donostia / San Sebastian (Basque Country, ES), Belfast (Northern Ireland, UK), Middlesbrough and Northumberland (England, UK), and Prizren (Kosovo).


The total budget for the project is 2.566.000 EUR, half of this amount will be covered from Creative Europe, and the other half will be secured from local funds by CORNERS Partners.


The support from Creative Europe programme is giving us the opportunity to continue building our platform, to make it more vivid and diverse. We will continue to connect artists in co-creations, encounter new regions, meet and engage new audiences in arts and culture. For the next 3.5 years, starting from 1 September 2014, eleven partners will work together: Intercult (Sweden), Pogon andDrugo More (Croatia), Exodos (Slovenia), Arts Council Northern Ireland and ISIS Arts (UK), City Culture Institute/Gda?sk (Poland), Donostia/San Sebastián 2016 (Basque Country/Spain), Cultural Centre REX (Serbia), Teatro Pubblico Pugliese (Italy), and DokuFest (Kosovo).

We team up with digital practitioner JEREMIAH ALEXANDER to create a new App for Walker

Article posted at 2014-09-08 16:09:15

ISIS Arts is working with digital practitioner, Jeremiah Alexander to undertake a residency with Newcastle City Council Arts team in Walker (Newcastle upon Tyne). Jeremiah will fuse visual and media art with innovative digital gaming technologies to create a project that explores the heritage and cultural identity of Walker, devised in collaboration with Walker Technology College, Sir Charles Parsons school St. Antony of Padua.


Read all about the project here.....

HIRE projectors, screens, cameras, media players and much more from us

Article posted at 2013-10-21 09:34:16

Have a look at our latest Equipment hire list - we have new projectors, screens and media players amongst our other rental equipment. 


We can offer competitive quotes and discounts for long-term and bulk hires for artists and arts organisations.  


Have a butchers at what we've got on offer here.


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