Informed by our learning and new connections through this year, over the next few months we’re supporting seven artists and collectives based in St Helens, Liverpool, Leeds, and London, to develop new work through a series of remote commissions.
Artists are approaching this period of support from different stages of the process of making new work, from researching and exploring initial ideas through to creating and sharing specific elements of projects or full artworks. We are proud to be supporting an incredible group of artists with time and resources to think, create and share.
The supported artists are:
BLINK Dance Theatre
BLINK Dance Theatre are an 'original, inspiring and fresh' neurodiverse group of five artists who perform and facilitate together.
Youngsook Choi is a London-based artist and researcher with a PhD in human geography. Youngsook’s practice relates to her subjective position as a woman, mother, and migrant of Korean Heritage, coming from a working-class background.
You can find Youngsook's project, Not This Future, here:
Jamal is an artist based in Leeds, UK. His work is conversational, socially conscious, a celebration of individuality and focuses on identity and lived experiences. Jamal mostly makes the type of work that he wants to see, with the aim of taking up space as a Black queer person.
You can find Jamal's project, 3 Monday Midnights, here:
Rudy is a black, trans visual artist using drawing, painting, printmaking and self-publishing to engage in conversations about sociopolitical themes and histories.
Marjorie H Morgan
Marjorie H Morgan is an award-winning playwright, director and producer based in Liverpool. Her works explore the theme of ‘Home,’ in particular historic and contemporary migration stories, giving voice to those marginalised in British society.
You can find Marjorie's project, The Talk, here:
Year of the Rat Collective
Year of the Rat Collective are a company of four graduates from the University Centre St Helens driven to make work that is bold, political and experimental.
Tammy Reynolds refuses to write in third person. I go on a stage and sing/dance/speak/scream/shout/eat my trauma. I sometimes make money from it. I’m sometimes Midgitte Bardot. I sometimes wear clothes. I’m always disabled. I’m always a dwarf.