ARTES MUNDI 7
The Artes Mundi 7 programme brings 7 world-class artists to Wales and extends access to the best of international contemporary art through a programme of talks, conversations, film screenings, exhibitions and other events throughout the city and beyond.
October 2016 - February 2017
Our shortlisted artists explore what it means to live in our world today, commenting on the social, political and cultural context of where they live and work, in a way that has global resonance as well as local significance. Exploring topical issues such as identity, citizenship, immigration, the environment and war, they question our assumptions and challenge our understanding of the world around us.
Contemporary art provides an important platform from which we can address very real issues in todays troubled world from a perspective that is independent of party politics. These ideas, and indeed this project, have the capacity to inspire and transform diverse audiences and participants. Artes Mundi’s theme of the human condition, the exploration of contemporary issues that are common across cultural and linguistic borders, gives the exhibition a unique place in the UK and on the world stage
Deliver an outstanding programme of artistic activity
Activities» The Biennial exhibition of 7 of the worlds most exciting contemporary artists at The National Museum and Chapter, Cardiff
» The Artes Mundi Conference at The National Museum in January 2017
» Educational activities and work with disadvantaged communities providing opportunities for all to access and participate in the arts.
The Artes Mundi Exhibition puts Wales on the UK and international cultural map, uniquely demonstrating our ability to show exciting exhibitions
Develop and increase audiences for contemporary visual art
Activities» Artes Mundi exhibition
» a strong media and new media presence, including an App specifically developed for Artes Mundi 7 by Electric Bench
» commissions and exhibitions across Wales
» public events
Along with 90,000 visitors expected to attend our Exhibitions, 100,000 who don't, or can’t attend exhibitions will experience international contemporary art through AM7 activities
To embed the experience of contemporary visual art in the lives of young people
Activities» Live Guides engage young people & other audience members in guided tours & workshops to enhance their experience and understanding of the exhibition
» Artes Mundi is leading a flagship project in Rhondda Cynon Taf that embeds artists & art practice at the heart of community regeneration
» A key priority of our learning programme will prioritise engagement with Young people aged 16-24, particularly those outside employment & education
we will engage 3,500 - 4,000 children & young people in educational workshops and a further 7,500 participants in family activities and other events
To build networks and platforms for artistic debate, exchange and collaboration
Activities» Our artists explore what it means to live in our world today, commenting on the social, political and cultural context of where they live and work
Contemporary art provides an important platform from which we can address very real issues in todays troubled world from a perspective that is independent of party politics
Artes Mundi works with key arts organisations within Cardiff and across Wales. In supporting a variety of key partners and smaller organisations to work with international artists, this project will help Wales to strengthen the arts infrastructure and develop a broader culture of collaboration in the arts in Wales.
The theme of the Human Condition, and indeed this project, has the capacity to inspire and transform diverse audiences and participants, and to reverberate across Wales and beyond
Now that we are seen as a well established organisation, it is proving increasingly difficult to fund core costs of the exhibition as opposed to other parts of the programme such as learning and community engagement work. Artes Mundi has been successful in using public and private sources of funding to deliver its complex, multi-layered programme of activity. Artes Mundi has to secure more than 50% of its funding from the private sector. We need to raise £1.50 for every £1 of public funding.
We will engage donors in both email and social media communications to update as to progress and keep them informed of events and outcomes of the project
Budget - Project Cost: £1,036,100Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £400,852 Exhibition & Prize artists, installation, prize £275,656 Learning & Outreach Programme Workshops, IPP Regeneration Project, Schools activities £78,129 Marketing & Communications all press ad pr campaigns, social media, events, print, exhibition guides and catalogues £281,463 Overheads Premises, staffing unrecoverable vat, miscellaneous
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Revenue Funding £366,920 Guaranteed other public sector funding £280,432 Guaranteed grants £352,987 Guaranteed sponsorship £18,600 Guaranteed donations & gift aid £34,750 Conditional
Artes Mundi’s audience comes from a wide age range & broad demographic, within Cardiff, across Wales and beyond. Artes Mundi has built an international reputation for excellence, forged new working partnerships with national and international arts organisations & social charities, worked collaboratively with galleries & other arts organisations across the country,& developed important community activities
Along with the 90,000 visitors expected to attend the Artes Mundi 7 Exhibitions, we will engage 3,500 - 4,000 young people in workshops and a further 7,500 participants in family activities & other events. In addition, 100,000 who don't, or can’t attend the main exhibition will experience international contemporary art through other Artes Mundi activities. Learning Programmes engage with;Asylum seeking, refugee & immigrant communities, Ethnic minority groups, the elderly and those aged 16-24
The broad theme of “The Human Condition” is central to Artes Mundi. For example artists explore large themes of war, illness, poverty, the environment, globalisation, climate change and diaspora but also deeply personal issues of love, grief and loss. This approach gives Artes Mundi a uniqueness that informs all our activities and provides a framework through which we can engage with individuals and communities, even those who would not normally consider themselves to be art lovers.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Karen MacKinnon, Director and Curator, is one of the most influential people in the arts and is also 1 of 5 members of the +TATE Steering Group.