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Manchester Art Gallery seeks Manchester based performance poet | 31-Jan-07

Manchester Art Gallery seeks Manchester based performance poet

Commission:

Manchester Art Gallery seeks Manchester based performance poet to take part in our programme to commemorate  the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Act.  Manchester Art Gallery wishes to explore the legacy and impact of the transatlantic slave trade on the Greater Manchester region through our collections.  The Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery project seeks to develop new interpretations and knowledge about our collections through public events, debates and online forums. The project works in partnership with 8 museums and galleries in Greater Manchester, although this commission is just based at Manchester Art Gallery.

Brief:

To encourage discussion during public events in response to objects in our collection.
To record and collate interpretations made by members of the public in response to objects in our collection.
To produce a creative response to the material collected and observed; this will be used in public displays at Manchester Art Gallery (including online and physical displays) and in a public performance in August as part of Manchester Art Gallery's events programme.

Key dates for events:

Sunday 25 March 07
Saturday 21 April 07
Wednesday 27 June 07
August 07 (tbc)

Total Fee (including research & development, events): ?1000

If you are interest in applying for this commission please submit:

A covering letter that explains why you are interested in the commission
Your CV
Samples of your work

Deadline: Monday 19 Feb 07

For further information and to apply, please contact:

Helena Wetterberg
Community Interpretation Officer
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester
M2 3JL
Tel: 0161 235 8823
Internal: 804 8823
Fax: 0161 235 8899
email: h.wetterberg@manchester.gov.uk  
www.manchestergalleries.org

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