The Arches & Behaviour 2015 present
Sun 10 May 2015 | 3pm (120mins) | Free | 16+
If young people are the future, when are they allowed to shape it?
The New Bill is a research collective directed by Stephanie Katie Hunter. Since undergoing a placement with Sarah Munro, Head of Arts for Glasgow Life, Stephanie has been critiquing the role of the individual within an arts community. The New Bill has been asking itself a question that was at the heart of many of Stephanie and Sarah’s conversations: What is the role of a young person in the creative industry?
As a student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – how does the effects of Stephanie’s work differ between now and when she graduates? Does her input to her local community have more value as she is a training artist than an individual who hasn’t entered higher education in the arts?
The aim of the collective is to find structures that allow for young people to participate in the creative industry to the best of their ability while acknowledging their need and/or want to learn more. These structures and potential methods of collaborating with young people will then be compiled into a manifesto of intent. This manifesto will be the foundation for Stephanie Katie Hunter and The New Bill to begin conversing with local and national arts organisations that work with those aged 16 – 25.
The New Bill will be presenting this manifesto at both The Arches Commons: The New Bill and The Arches Commons: The New Bill (Amended). The purpose of the discussion at both events will be to critique the manifesto and offer a learning moment to both the young people who are a part of the collective and the audience present. Between both events the collective will review the manifesto and revise it.
You can read more on Stephanie’s placement and consequential research on her website: www.stephaniekatiehunter.com
Hosted by guest facilitators, The Arches Commons is an open place for discussion by and for artists, based around themes explored in BEHAVIOUR 2015. Join us.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”