The way we make, distribute, receive and exchange art is radically changing through the power of digital technology.
Ignite Somerset is dedicated to enabling arts makers and audiences in Somerset to harness the new opportunities afforded through digital technology to create and experience greater artistic excellence and innovation.
After six successful years of passing on digital skills to artists we're delighted to announce a new programme of delivery from April 2018, thanks to support from Arts Council England.
We will be focussing the support we can offer in key areas (see below) and providing opportunities for the wider public. From September we will be working with older people to explore digital technology and create an interactive work, whilst in March 2019 we will be providing an Art Academy week for young people on work experience with us:
Artist in Residence 2019 | APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Somerset Film at The Engine Room want to offer a recent graduate an exciting opportunity to work as Artist in Residence at The Engine Room in Bridgwater from July to September 2019. This is an opportunity for artists working in any medium including: visual arts, performance, dance, music, sound art and the written word. We’re interested to see how the artist merges digital ideas with their existing workflow.
Full details and how to apply here.
Somerset Film can pay the Artist in Residence a fee of £1,000 plus an additional £200 for materials.
NEWS Williton Hospital | Tuning In Project
A project that provided an opportunity for patients on Meadow Ward at Williton Community Hospital to share, and record, memories. Over a three month project patients, staﬀ and volunteers worked together to capture some amazing, real life, stories. Patients said that it was important that their stories were heard and shared. Activity Co-ordinator, Kim Neall, said
“we’ve provided future generations with an opportunity to glimpse into the past”.
The recording sessions provided a framework in which patients were able to talk, socialise, and express themselves and, just for a moment, not have their ill-health at the forefront of their mind. To see listen to the stories of those involved click here.
Many thanks to the staﬀ at Williton Community Hospital, in particular: the Activites Co-ordinator, volunteers, Ward Secretary and Ward Sister for helping to facilitate the recording sessions and administer important consent documents. The project would not have been possible without you. Most of all, thanks to the patients who enthusiastically, and sometimes emotionally, told their stories.
A project delivered by Ignite Somerset. Ignite Somerset is managed by Somerset Film and funded by Arts Council England.