Artivists GM – Artist Residencies, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GM Libraries & Archives, and Manchester Histories

Artivists GM – Artist Residencies, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GM Libraries & Archives, and Manchester Histories

Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GM Libraries & Archives, and Manchester Histories are collaborating to deliver an exciting programme of artist residencies in archives across Greater Manchester; ArtivistGM.

We are seeking expressions of interest from artists/ creative practitioners from any discipline to undertake a short residency in one of ten archives and heritage collections across Greater Manchester.

Artivist GM will enable archivists and artists to collaborate in bringing a heritage collection or archive to life and create new ways for the public to engage with the heritage of their local area.

The project is also designed to enable a dynamic relationship between a creative practitioner and an archivist in each GM district which will explore the importance of a creative archival process and develop a deeper understanding of how archives can be opened up to public engagement in new ways.

Ideally, the work will take inspiration from the 200 year anniversary of and the Peterloo Massacre and the themes of Protest, Democracy, Freedom of Speech.

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