Led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Circuit is a four-year programme for 15–25 year olds built on Tate’s long-term work with young people, often with the least access to museums and galleries. Circuit invites young people to the arts through festivals, partnerships and peer-led programming and is delivered across the four Tate galleries and partners from the Plus Tate network: Firstsite, Colchester; MOSTYN, Llandudno; Nottingham Contemporary; The Whitworth, Manchester; and Wysing Arts Centre and Kettleʼs Yard, Cambridgeshire.
Next series of Circuit festivals to open at Firstsite and MOSTYN
Firstsite in Colchester will host Circuit FLIPSIDE festival, a two-week gallery takeover that aims to flip audience perspectives through a combination of interactive installations, dance battles and a complete reimagining of the gallery space, while MOSTYN in North Wales will present Circuit GLITCH festival, which will take over the gallery and surrounding spaces with three days of ‘creative disobedience’ - a long weekend of live music, film, interactive exhibitions, virtual reality, robots and creative workshops.
New Circuit ambassador Daniel Lismore
Daniel Lismore has a unique approach to personal style and self expression and is Creative Director of fashion label Sorapol. He is a champion of ethical and sustainable fashion and is widely recognized as one of Britain’s most eccentric dressers and daring fashion figures.
To celebrate his role as the newest Circuit ambassador, Daniel joined members of Tate Collective London at Tate Britain, ahead of Late at Tate Britain: Mantra, on Friday 7 October, the fourth event in the 2016 series curated by young people as part of the Circuit programme. Daniel Lismore said:
Young people across the UK have really grabbed the opportunity to express themselves through the Circuit events they’ve masterminded over the past three years – fashion, art and music are so influenced by youth culture, it makes too much sense for young people to step up and put their own personal touch and creativity out into gallery spaces to be seen by as many people as possible. I’m excited to be a part of this landmark programme and I can’t wait to see what the young curators come up with for the new Circuit festivals.
Mark Miller, Circuit Programme National Lead said:
Daniel is an excellent addition to our ambassador lineup; a true champion of inclusivity across the arts, and a young self-starter whose creativity has taken him to extraordinary heights, Daniel is a great example to Circuit young people of what is possible when you dare to turn your creative ideas into a reality. Our aim with Circuit was to demonstrate what young people can do and, provide them with the tools and guidance to do it – four years later, the programme has achieved significant positive impact for young people and the partner galleries. Our legacy programme in 2017 will be further testament to all the hard work, creative vision and personal development that’s taken place in the lives of these young people nationwide.
Circuit festivals event info:
MOSTYN Circuit GLITCH festival
14 – 16 Oct 2016
MOSTYN, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno, LL30 1AB
Firstsite Circuit FLIPSIDE festival
14 – 30 Oct 2016
Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High St, Colchester CO1 1JH
Info about Circuit http://www.tate.org.uk/about/projects/circuit @CircuitPHF #CircuitPHF
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