Fundraising Auction: Put Your Money Where Your Eyes Are


Castlefield Gallery (CG) will hold an extraordinary Fundraising Auction on 30 May 2012 – marking the mid-stage of its planned … Read more

Training event: Applying to Grants for the arts

26/04/2012 / 18:00 - 20:00

FULLY BOOKED: Castlefield Gallery is hosting a session on how to apply to Arts Council Englands Grants for the Arts (GFTA) funding scheme.

This training event is targeted at visual artists working as individuals or groups who are thinking of applying for funding either for the first time or those who have not recently applied.

Grants for the arts are for new activities carried out over a set period and which engage people in England in arts activities, and help artists and arts organisations in England carry out their work.

FULLY BOOKED: gftatrainingsession.eventbrite.com

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iKAST 2012

05/04/2012 / 18:30 - 22:00

Artists: Ronald Fraser-Munroe, Michael Barnes-Wynters and Naomi Kashiwagi

Close your eyes, drop your iThing and imagine a future where the terrestrial broadcaster is dead and a group of artist provocateurs are the new content creators and distributors on the now omni pervasive global media network! Accidents happen, and things, perhaps best left unsaid, are cast bodily through the very virtual airways and into slumbering skulls. What a to do! The group lands in Manchester. Castlefield to be precise, and set up shop at Castlefield Gallery. They are there even as we speak. Wear stout boots and take a packed lunch with you when you leave home in the morning. Its going to be a long fun ride.

iKAST is comprised of two parts – the Kunst Fabriek art factory, a time-based creative process of multi-format artworks responding to three predetermined themes and the iKAST Event on Thursday 5 April, 7-10pm. The evening will compromise of a live multi-media performance to be filmed by and distributed on the new artplayer.tv platform.

Throughout March Castlefield Gallery has become a studio, lab and creative centre point for three cross-platform performances by Ronald Fraser-Munroe, Michael Barnes-Wynters and Naomi Kashiwagi framed by the iKAST project. The creative process is the artists response to the project themes and these responses manifest themselves as the iKAST performance artworks that will be performed live, and accompanied by screen-based or physical 3d (physical object-based).

5 April 2012, 7-10pm (doors open 6.30pm) Booking not required.

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