In spring 2012 Warwick Arts Centre launched the pilot for This_is_Tomorrow, one strand of our Arts Council England seed-funded transformative programme seeking to establish the principle of artists working collaboratively with academics at the University of Warwick. A weeklong residency in March saw three artists visiting the departments of Physics, Law, Economics, WBS and Maths - encountering around 45 academics along the way.
Building on the success of the 2012 pilot, This_is_Tomorrow is in the process of putting together the 2013 residency.
In the week beginning March 11th 2013, 5 artists will be invited on a 5-day residency on the University of Warwick campus hosted each day by a different academic department. The group might spend the day meeting a variety of academics within the department, being introduced to research programmes, attending lectures, colloquiums, more informal discussions or making site visits followed by evening events hosted and designed by participating academics. This residency is not about making the work, rather, the aim is to create a playground in which exciting new ideas can flourish between academics and artists and which will be the basis for making work together in the future.
This_is_Tomorrow will be visiting Warwick Economics Department on Wednesday March 13th
. For further information about the project please contact Karen Brandon on K.Brandon@warwick.ac.uk