Arts Council grant for PhD Visual Arts student
Rebecca Key has won a grant from the Arts Council of England to conduct a residency in Canada.
Rebecca Key, ADRI PhD student working on installation art and its potential relationship with film and television production design has been awarded funding from Arts Council England Grants for the Arts to undertake a month-long research residency at The Caetani Cultural Centre, Canada in March 2016.
The residency explores the period 1934 to 1960, when artist Sveva Caetani was imprisoned in the building by her mother. By investigating the decor, dressing of personal space and Sveva's relationship to objects at this time, the residency will appropriate this knowledge to cumulate in a solo installation at The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives. This is the second residency that Rebecca has undertaken on her PhD, after her successful installation at Croome Court.
The Caetani Cultural Centre has been an arts organisation since 1960, and has become a very well respected cultural organisation throughout the world, running a long running successful artist residency program, art collection and regular cultural events.They regularly fundraise and receive support from the British Columbia Arts Council, Resartis Worldwide Network of Artist Residences and The North Okanagan Community Foundation.
The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives house static and temporary exhibits of artifacts, artworks, photographs and text. They run education programs that include guided tours, workshops, lectures and classroom presentations. They have a vast library of books on local and natural history. Archive staff deal with over 700 inquires each year, and are allowing complete access to their holdings and on-line database of historic photographs and writings. The Museum was started in 1950 by three collectors, including one born in Norfolk, UK and another in Manchester, UK. The museum now occupies 12,000 square feet of space and attracts thousands of visitors each year.