Last week we welcomed the new students to our MA Fine Art and MA Curatorial Practice courses here at UCA Canterbury. As part of their induction we were pleased to announce this year’s collaborative projects for 2015-16. More details will follow soon, but alongside projects with Whitstable Biennale and our ongoing use of the Brewery Tap Project Space in the creative quarter in Folkestone, we have been invited to work closely with Strange Cargo to develop publc art commissions for their 2016 Cheriton Lights Festival in February. Following our successful work with them on the 2014 Light Festival they have approached us to ask if our students can take a lead in helping to develop new and innovative work for the event.
Alongside this our Curatorial Practce students will also oversee three months of projects and residencies in 2015-16 at the Stour Valley Arts Forest Studio in King’s Wood. The space will offer the opportunity for staff and students to develop and present new research in response to the unique location.
Once again we look forward to working with our local partners over the coming academic year, creating these exciting opportunities for students on both courses to develop a range of new work in live contexts, alongside and informing their on-going Masters research.