Calling visual artists across the world who work in rural areas and small towns
Artists in Somerset, UK would like to connect with you, share ideas and advice, and explore ways to collaborate.
We’ll add questions here as a starting point. Please get in touch to debate these, tell us about your work, and start conversations. You will need to sign up to WordPress.com, then you can send comments which will be approved by a blog administrator.
If we like the sound of what you’re doing there may be opportunities to contribute to Cultivate 2, a Reveal Somerset exhibition at Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Taunton.
Q1: Does a contemporary artist have to live or work in a big city to be successful?
Q2: What does making art in a rural context mean for you?
Q3: What are the particular challenges you face in maintaining your practice, and what are the solutions?
Q4: How do you distribute / disseminate your work in and beyond a rural context?
Q5: What role does the community or local population have in your work?
Q6: Do you think there’s a particular local identity to art in your area, and how does that affect your work?
Q7: Can artists working in rural areas and small towns across the world support each other, and how?