10 days (CIC) is a biennial intertdisciplinary arts platform organised by arts professionals in Winchester, dedicated to making contemporary arts accessible and engaging the widest possible audience.
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 , ACCESS OUR ARCHIVE.The first project was 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
We are thrilled to have the support of Arts Council England for the fourth 10 days project.… Read more
Robin Iles, Venues and Learning Manager for Winchester at Hampshire Cultural Trust said
“We are delighted that this year, as well as the display of artists’ work in the City Space gallery, we have been able to offer local practitioners an opportunity to respond to the wonderful collections the Trust has on permanent display in Winchester City Museum. We can’t wait to see how these artists turn the enthusiasm they expressed in a recent museum visit into works that offer a different perspective on familiar and much loved exhibits.”
Kate Cloud, Head of Economy and Arts at Winchester City Council commented
“We recognise that creative industries are one of our key sectors. We are looking to either make artists sustainable business people, or encourage career progression within the creative sector. Most of all, we want artists to keep producing their excellent work, and keep contributing to the local economy."