Belfast Open Studios, managed by Visual Artists Ireland, is a 3-week programme of events including an open day, speed curating, talks and discussions for artists as well as a variety of studio organized workshops and events for everyone. It is a key visual arts feature in the Belfast International Arts Festival 2017.
The launch of the programme is Saturday 14th October 2017 at 1pm in the Black Box, Hill Street, Belfast. Embrace Studios will be at the event to talk to artists and the general public about the range of services they provide and to promote the launch of their new studios on 19th October 2017.
Embrace Studios aim to make the visual arts more accessible to everyone
About Embrace Studios
We are a Belfast visual arts collective whose artists explore political, social, gender or cultural inequality issues. The studios are a catalyst for the creation of experimental and innovative contemporary visual arts. Embrace studio artists are dedicated to exploring and giving voice to the uniqueness of the individual, locations, and communities in which they investigate.
Embrace Studios are a collective who provide affordable studio provision for artists at all stages in their career.
We have a unique exhibition space offered to affiliated artists who wish to showcase their work and require temporary studios space.
Embrace Studios also offer opportunities for international artists wanting the take a residency lasting between a 7–30-day period.
Embrace artists work individually, however, are open to supporting and partnering in projects that fit with the ethos of their practice.
About Belfast open studios
Belfast Open Studios provides an excellent opportunity to focus attention on this vibrant area of the visual arts. It provides a showcase for artists, encouraging curators to visit and creating new opportunities for development, exchanges, collaborations, practical support, exhibitions and wider exposure.
About Belfast International Festival
Belfast international festival aims is to create a genuinely civic event of contemporary arts and ideas of international appeal and stature.
The festival covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and educational events.