About the Interact Web Site

Artists are often inspired by new environments and by exposure to different social and economic contexts. Their presence even on a temporary basis within industry and research contexts can have an inspirational effect enabling exchange of valuable knowledge and skills between people and over the long term between different sectors of society.

The interact website reflects on a programme of artists placements between 2005 and 2007 and provides a platform for artists and hosts to share best practice, publish guidelines and develop case studies to provide others with tools for future placement opportunites.

News

The News section has been created to provide network members with a space to provide updates on progress with ongoing activity, or to announce new projects and events. To post on the News page you will need to become a network member. In order to become a member you simply go to the contact page and request that we register your email address.

Placements

In the first instance the Placements section is an archive of the placements supported through the Interact programme, and includes information about the artists, the hosts and the exchange between them. Each artist has their own profile space where they can present an overview of their placement, share images and documents, and blog.

Long-term we hope that others taking up or offering placements for artists in industry will post information here too. If you would like us to create a space for you please contact us.

Resources

The Resources section aims to act as a platform for the sharing of knowledge and best practice in the field of artists' placements in industry. It contains documentation from events that have been delivered by the network since 2006, and hosts an archive of documents and templates that have been used by the network to establish placements all over the world.

Looking forward the Resources section will be built on by the network, and will include a series of commissioned articles that aim to develop an enhanced understanding of the value of the exchange between art and industry, through the placement model. Any network member can contribute to this section. In order to become a member you simply go to the contact page and request that we register your email address.