Image Credit: Alternative London © 1974 Nicholas Saunders
Constellations is a research and development programme for artists who are working with socio-political issues, community-oriented practice and/or public contexts. The programme supports artists who are interested in further developing their practice, collaborating with others, and accessing new networks, with the opportunity to study and research at Flat Time House (FTHo) between monthly workshop sessions.
A working group of 8 artists from across the UK are selected through an open call to come together and collaborate in monthly workshops. For the duration of Constellations artists experiment with and refine existing models for co-creation and social practice, or propose different models altogether.
Constellations is part of our Live Research which prioritises working with and supporting artists to open up questions, invite dialogue and explore the parameters of what public art is and can be in the 21st Century.
Building on the first Constellations programme that ran from October 2017 – May 2018, this year's programme will run from 9 April 2019 to January 2020, inviting artists to take part in a series of two-day, monthly workshops.
All participating artists receive a fee for taking part in the programme.
FTHo was the studio home of John Latham (1921-2006), recognised as one of the most significant and influential British post-war artists. In 2003, Latham declared the house a living sculpture, naming it FTHo after his theory of time, ‘Flat Time’. Until his death, Latham opened his door to anyone interested in thinking about art. It is in this spirit that Flat Time House opened in 2008 as a gallery with a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the artist's practice, his theoretical ideas and their continued relevance. It also provides a centre for alternative learning, which includes the John Latham archive, and an artist's residency space.