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 here Read more

Artist’s tours of City Museum (8 March) and Winchester Cathedral (17 March)

Artists’ essential talks and tours : Sunday 8th March, 2.00 pm at Winchester City Museum and Tuesday 17th March, 2.30 pm at Winchester Cathedral Read more

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What People Think

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."

Anonymous (online survey)

"It also changed my view of Winchester in the sense that I had not previously realised just how much artistic potential we have in Winchester. So it has enhanced my feelings about what is now my home-town and it has enabled me to talk to family and friends in Brighton/London and elsewhere with pride in the arts scene here in Winchester"

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