Re-Framing Culture is a free training programme for museum, gallery and cultural professionals, independent curators and photographers, to explore the potential value and impact of delivering socially engaged photography commissions.
Reframing Culture will cover both the theory and artistic practice of socially engaged lens- based media, as well as the logistical and ethical considerations to this type of commissioning with their audiences / constituents.
We will also explore how photography from local archives – as well as participant produced images – can animate cultural and library collections.
NEPN wants to hear from curators and producers from all different backgrounds, and with differing levels of experiences, whether you are a recent graduate, self-trained or have been working in the cultural sector for many years.
We are aiming to engage up to fourteen professionals in the North East iteration of the programme, in 6 x 2-hour sessions to be delivered during March – May 2023.
Confirmed Speakers for this programme include photographers Julian Germain and Joanne Coates and curators Professor Alexandra Moschovi, Dr Carol McKay and Amanda Ritson of NEPN and Dr Susanne Burns, independent arts consultant.
The programme will culminate in a final full day session, which brings all participants from across each region together for a sharing day towards the end of all four training programmes.
Reframing Culture is brought to you by Open Eye Gallery, Heart of Glass, GRAIN, NEPN (North East Photography Network) and Fotonow CIC, who are all members of the Socially Engaged Photography Network (SEPN).
Funded and supported by Art Fund, as part of their reimagine grants.