The Committee for Emerging Artists (ITI NEAP) have been busy over the last few months working on projects all over the world. One of these has been the inaugural ITI Inter-Europe Artist Exchange Programme.
After ITI Centres agreed to participate in the project, they were paired together in January via a draw and have since been working together to arrange to send emerging artists to their partnering countries for a short artistic residency. The aim is to give emerging artists the opportunity to create original work in a different cultural landscape from that which they’re used to, and to give Centres around Europe the opportunity to strengthen ties and work together on a continent-wide project. The pairings are United Kingdom-Greece, Macedonia-Italy-Russia, and Switzerland-Slovenia. The artists selected to represent each country are as follows: United Kingdom: Adam Wheeler (Twitter: @wheeler_deals and Instagram: wheeler_deals); Macedonia: Gorjan Milosevski; Slovenia: Dorian Silec and Switzerland: Stefanie Bölzli & Robert Diaz.
For more updates on ITI NEAP’s activities and to read interviews with each of the selected artists, please like their Facebook page or for more information about the project, please email the project coordinator Fin Ross Russell by email.