Research & Development
This year Quest Southwest has piloted New Paths to enable artists to create new links and work with specific non-arts organisations who have expressed an interest in the project, in order to research and develop new ideas for outdoor work.
The New Paths artists were:
Tim Hill, with Rachael Bellamy & Dr Adam Stout, working with the Avebury part of Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site.
Kate McStraw, working with Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust
Follow Kate's Blog about the project here.
Emma Williams, with Vic Llewellyn and Mary Drummond, working with Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Centre.
Since concluding the pilot programmes, each of the partners continues to progress ways to work more effectively with artists. in 2016, The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust is will deliver new outdoor commissions as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the closure of the line. The World Heritage Site progresses with delivery of its Management Plan and is working with arts professionals to create an arts framework for the site and Dorset Wildlife Trust at The Kingcombe Centre is seeking funding to progress the ideas emerging from the New Paths programme.
Please see the partners' own websites for details as they emerge.
Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust
Dorset Wildlife Trust's The Kingcombe Centre
Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site
New Paths Case Studies
Each of the New Paths interventions generated rich learning about how to establish effective partnerships between outdoor artists and organisations with little or no knowledge of the sector. Quest Southwest has summarised key points from each New Paths project into a short case study.