Projects in 2006
- Forum (2006-2008): peer mentoring group funding for artists
Future Forecast created a think-tank around new evidence, ideas and issues. It follows successful events in 2003 and 2004 and was held at UAL, with an evening reception at Camden Arts Centre. The conference brought together an invited community over 100 artists, curators, arts and business professionals, educationalists and cultural activists who explored key issues within arts, cultural and environmental business practices, and identified future strategies and actions.
A one-day conference to discuss collaboration between designers, applied and fine artists and professionals from other disciplines. The event is designed to appeal to established practitioners who want to hear first-hand from their peers about the critical, conceptual and practical challenges that arise when working as collaborators in a variety of settings. Keynote address by Charles Leadbeater, Visiting Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Associate of the Design Council, independent writer, speaker and adviser on innovation, entrepreneurship and the knowledge economy. Speakers were artist Annie Cattrell, designer Nipa Doshi, curator and designer Rebecca Earley, curatorial director of Lisson Gallery Greg Hilty, artist Rob Kesseler and Emily Campbell, British Council Head of Design.
Electric Greenhouse (2005-2006)
With Rational Rec, a monthly interdisciplinary arts event held at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, we celebrated our fifth birthday party with a programme around the number 5. The programme included performances by Plus Minus, with special guest Simon Bookish, and themed catering and a huge cake by artist Shane Waltener. The evening culminated in a performance of John Cage’s iconic Five in lieu of ‘Happy Birthday’. Artquest also produced a fifth anniversary publication to mark the changes in artists needs and practice over the past half-decade. Contributions from Paul Glinkowski, CCRED, Rona Lee, Raimi Gbadamosi and The Manifesto Club.
Mentoring project with Space studios aimed at artists who were practicing for over 8 years