I’ve recently returned from a research trip to Southern France; Montpellier, Marseille and Avignon. I am at the beginning of investigating making contact with artists and arts organisations in the region with a view to setting up an artist exchange programme with the Yorkshire region as part of Compass Live Art.
The programme would be focussed on working around;
- the urban and urban spaces
- the public realm
- engaging direct with people who live and work in cities
- exploring the future of cities and their communities
- the role of creativity in the city
My colleague artist and performer Charlie Fox http://counterproductions.me/ who’s currently living near Avignon, very kindly put me up for the trip and accompanied me on my research meetings.
Photo of Charlie in Marseille (by Sarah Spanton)