On behalf of NVTV, Curator Marianne O’Kane Boal has helped develop a partnership of NVTV and VAI (NI) to run a showcase series of programmes on the history of studio groups, current collectives in Belfast and discussion around artist run spaces. With VAI's annual promotion of artist-led activity through Belfast Open Studios it appears to be the ideal time to raise awareness of this sector and bring attention to both the challenges and opportunities of this way of working. It is hoped that with recent research in publications such as Artist Run Europe and the Footfall Report, coupled with the lively artist-led scene in Belfast, that this film project can draw attention to Belfast’s place in the sector nationally and internationally.
On Wednesday, September 27th from 6-9pm, NVTV are hosting 2 panel sessions with a range of studio/collective representatives. Marianne O’Kane Boal and Rob Hilken of VAI (NI) are panel chairs. This event will have an audience. The proceedings would be filmed and the footage will be utilised in a documentary film on artist-led activity in the city. The event will be held at the NVTV Studio. NVTV is located above Belfast Exposed at 23 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FF.