Through artist-led workshops, residencies, exhibitions and outreach events, Triangle Network generates peer- to-peer learning, professional development for artists and the dissemination of emerging international art practices.
Established in 1982, Triangle Network responds to the need of artists and arts organisations to communicate with one another in order to share ideas, skills and experiences. These links enable partners to play a unique role in connecting the local and the international art scenes, challenging insularity, creating further opportunities for artists and placing themselves at the forefront of the debates on international arts practice.
The Triangle network is constantly expanding and currently has over 30 partners across the world. It is particularly active in countries where the arts infrastructure is limited, and encourages exchanges across social, political and economic barriers, in countries including: Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Cuba, India, Jordan, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa and the UK. With a track record of activities spanning almost three decades, Triangle Network is currently developing a series of projects aimed at ensuring the long-term reach and sustainability of the network and generating greater public engagement in the contemporary visual arts.
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Knowledge and Skills Sharing project (2009 - )
Knowledge & Skills Sharing (KSS) is a programme of peer-led traineeships supporting the professional development of grass-roots organisations working within the Triangle and Arts Collaboratory networks. The programme involves peer-to-peer residencies, training opportunities and consultancy with experts in cultural management, curating and fundraising.
The KSS programme provides ad-hoc and hands-on training for coordinators of grass-roots arts organisations operating within the Triangle and Arts Collaboratory networks. Through peer-to-peer residencies and experts’ consultancies, KSS encourages the sharing of knowledge and skills between coordinators while also providing opportunities for consultancy support on cultural management, curating and fundraising.
Started in 2009 with the support by Arts Collaboratory, the KSS helps to consolidate the role of grass-roots organisations within their local art scene as well as encouraging international connections and greater access to international artistic debates, platforms and markets. At the same time, the programme enable grass-roots organisations to achieve greater impact of their projects through fresh and creative approaches to programming activities and a more strategic use of resources.
The KSS programme is organised in discussion with each Triangle and Arts Collaboratory partner to ensure maximum impact and ownership of the residency or consultancy. KSS aims to develop:
Batisfaco (2008 – 2010)
Proyecto Batiscafo started as an artist run programme of residencies in Havana. Running until 2010, the programme grew and became a regular feature in the emerging Cuban art scene through numerous projects including open studio events, talks, performances, exhibitions and many other public activities.
Batiscafo's aims and objectives included:
Community and Public Involvement
Batiscafo to reach audiences it had previously been unable to with catalogues alone.