CHALK 2015

An interdisciplinary contemporary arts platform across the district

NEW PROJECT for 2015


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 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

Supported by

  1. Hampshire Cultural Trust
  1. Winchester BID Winchester City Council Art and Sacred Places

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What's New

CHALK: Opportunities for Artists

10 days invites participation from all forms of art practice including visual arts, poetry and performance in response to CHALK. View opportunities. Curators and partners are committed to providing a series of special opportunities for a selected range of artist projects. Funding Advice for artists.

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Geology Winchester Cathedral talk for artists 16 April

Find out about the stones used to construct the Winchester Cathedral with Geologist John Parker. Thursday

16 April, 2.15 pm. Meet at the Education Centre in the Inner Close. To book your place at events@10dayswinchester.org.

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What People Think

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."

Winchester City Council

“Winchester City Council is proud to support the 10 days Professional Development Day. The event will bring real life business experiences and skills to those with a passion for their art, and who need inspiration to make their expertise a business."

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