Become a Look Up Artist for Journeys Festival International 2018

University of Portsmouth, Creative and Cultural Industries staff and students are being offered the opportunity to take part in Journeys Festival International 2018, by becoming a Look Up artist for Leicester.

Journeys Festival International is an annual festival that aims to celebrate and highlight the extraordinary and powerful artwork, music, creativity, culture and experiences that refugee artists bring to the UK, currently running in Leicester, Manchester, and Portsmouth.

Look Up will continue for the 2018 festival, and ArtReach are now seeking proposals from artists with an existing practise concerning image or text-based work, who would like to work with artists at Leicester Print Workshop to create new work for a series of non-permanent screen prints that will be printed onto the inside of external windows, using vertical screen-printing techniques.

The process involves the use of several screens, which will be used throughout the Festival, to allow participants to be involved in the process of screen printing themselves through a series of public workshops.

Look Up will form a significant part of the Journeys Festival International 2018, and ArtReach and Leicester Print Workshop will support the selected artist to write and submit a Grants for the Arts application to Arts Council England to deliver this project as part of the wider festival.

For more information on this opportunity, visit the Leicester Print Workshop website, and keep up to date with Journeys Festival on Facebook @JourneysFest, Twitter @JourneysFest, and Instagram @JourneysFest.

Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke is a Media Studies Student, currently on her Placement Year, working as Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, at the University of Portsmouth.

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