Angels – A Story of Resilience, Hopes and Dreams

Angels is an artwork by Laurence Payot that celebrates the courage and optimism of displaced people. From sweet lullabies remembered from childhoods spent in another country, to the things that they makes them feel happy in their new homes, participants from across the UK will create a series of recorded visual and audio portraits reminding us all how we can cope with difficult situations and find strength in the things that comfort us. The work will consist in a series of video portraits projected on urban, suburban and rural environments, talking to us, by surprise, in the most unexpected places. Angels is funded by Arts Council England, and created in partnerships with ArtReach and City o

Reckoning with Refugeedom - Artist Commission

ArtReach, producers of Journeys Festival International, are seeking applications from artists from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds, working in any creative medium, to produce new work in response to the ‘hidden voices’ of refugees and displaced people in history. The artwork will respond to and be inspired by research and historical documentation gathered from global archives. The successful artist or artists group will get the opportunity to work closely with researchers from the University of Manchester and have access to a wealth of research material to draw from. They will be paired with a professional creative mentor to support their development of the artistic response. The fina

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