Meeting Point initiated by Arts&Heritage was funded by the ACE Museum Resilience Fund and supported by CVAN to develop and enhance the skills of museum staff in commissioning contemporary art in ten small/medium sized museums across the North East and Yorkshire.
Staff engaged with the Meeting Point programme during 2015 through workshops, visits to artists’ studios and discussing with curators the benefits of commissioning contemporary work within museum environments. In September 2015 CVAN and Arts&Heritage brought together 40 artists and 10 museums at BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art to hear about the project and the commissioning opportunity.
The Meeting Point programme has resulted in 30 artists being paid to develop their ideas into full proposal. From proposals, 10 artists have now been commissioned to make new work for museums in 2016.
The commissioned artists are:
Anne Vibeke Mou Shandy Hall, Yorkshire
Pippa Hale Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby
Irene Brown Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
Catherine Bertola Ripon Workhouse
David Murphy Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes
Grennan and Sperandio Kirkleatham, Redcar and Cleveland
Bagdhaddies Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum
Jo Coupe Durham Castle
Emilie Taylor Bede’s World, Jarrow
Cath Campbell Head Of Steam, Darlington
More information on www.artsandheritage.org.uk