"Beacon seeks to inspire others by sharing its curiosity about contemporary visual art through the delivery of a programme of regular events and one off curated projects.
Beacon is a visual art organisation based in Lincolnshire in the East Midlands. It was set up in 2004 by John Plowman and Nicola Streeten. In 2006 Beacon Artproject Limited became a not for profit company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales. Registration No 5809581. In June 2009 Beacon achieved charitable status."
(Beacon Art Project, UK)
Fig.2 Published on 2 Oct 2012 by Beacon Artproject, "Interview of the Week: Laura Mahony on Amanda Coogan's performance workshop".
Fig.1 Amanda Coogan, live durational exhibition for the Beacon Art Project at Ascoughfee Hall.
"CULTURE CLOUD is a digital space for artists to upload their artwork onto a web portal where a team of recognised national and international curators and audiences will vote for the works they like. The most popular and intriguing will be exhibited at New Art Exchange in August 2012 in a unique exhibition that will see two of the finalists crowned the winners of CULTURE CLOUD.
CULTURE CLOUD is a new pioneering digital project headed by New Art Exchange, supported by a national network of galleries and visual arts organisations. The initiative explores new ways of curating exhibitions, engaging artists and audiences using digital technology. "
(New Art Exchange, 2012)
"Junction Arts is a participatory arts organisation based in Shirebrook in the district of Bolsover, North East Derbyshire. Our primary aim is to increase and extend access to high quality arts through inspirational innovative participatory arts programmes and projects through partnership and collaboration within the rural areas of the East Midlands.
We believe that the arts changes peoples lives, builds confidence, self-esteem increases communication and supports community and personal empowerment. Junction Arts has developed and maintained a strong focus on regeneration and community development within the context of neighbourhood renewal.
Junction Arts is core funded by Arts Council England East Midlands, Bolsover District Council and Derbyshire County Council. Project support is achieved through strong partnerships with Parish and Town Councils, local and regional agencies and voluntary and statutory organisations. A Board of Directors and Trustees manage the Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee."
"GameCity is a lot of things, but most of all it's an ongoing project to find out what a videogame festival could be. Unlike a lot of videogame events, it's not really a place to come and play them - we'd rather do that at home on the sofa. But if you do love videogames, you're going to find lots here to enjoy."