CHALK 2015

An interdisciplinary contemporary arts platform across the district

NEW PROJECT for 2015


10 days (CIC) is a biennial multidisciplinary arts platform organised by arts professionals in Winchester, dedicated to making contemporary arts accessible and engaging the widest possible audience. THIS SITE IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED

We strive to link all sections of the community through exhibitions and other participatory events. 10 days has a core commitment to the visual arts and welcomes participation from all forms of practice. We embrace collaboration, interdisciplinary practices and multiculturalism, and foster partnership between business, education, local government and other sectors.

There have been three previous projects the first a spontaneous event lasting 10 days in an old laundry (2009). Established a CIC in 2013 our most recent project Creative Collisions (2013), involved 168 mid-career and emerging practitioners, 59 projects and 27 venues across the city, including the Universities of Winchester and Southampton, Winchester Cathedral, Theatre Royal, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester Science Centre, and Winchester College, as well as local businesses and arts groups. READ OUR EVALUATION REPORT

Previous Sponsors

  1. Arts Council England
  1. Hampshire County Council Winchester City Council Winchester Cathedral

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What's New

CHALK/Launch and Professional Development Day 7 March

Supported by Winchester City Council, this one-day programme offers a fantastic opportunity to share the experience of arts professionals, take part in workshops and discuss your creative business ideas and projects. Booking Winchester Discovery Centre /Full programme details available shortly Read more

New for 2015 (subject to funding)

CHALK 10 October- 28 November. A thematic multidisciplinary arts project, comprising selected creative responses presented in venues throughout Winchester driven from a central hub over 7 weeks.… Read more

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What People Think

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Winchester City Council said

“What started with a few entrepreneurial local artists making use of a vacant laundry building has now become one of the city’s most celebrated biennial events. This year’s creative programme looks inspiring and, above all, accessible.

​Arts Council spokesperson Jon Linstrum said:

Winchester deserves its reputation as an artistic centre and 10 days is going from strength to strength giving local people and visitors experience of the very best creative practice from across the district.

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