The KFA is raising funds for a brand new award in 2015, which will recognise innovation and experimentation in the arts and help make exciting things happen.
Kim Fielding was a prolific artist, curator and self proclaimed “instictator” (a cross between a instigator and dictator), whose death in February 2014 came as a significant blow to the arts community in Wales and beyond. His tireless efforts working with artists across disciplines and at different stages of their careers, as well as his promotion of Welsh art at home and internationally, will be as sorely missed as his warm and eccentric personality.
Kim’s friends, family and peers have been working to develop a legacy project to continue some of the vital work of the (always) late, great artist and cultural powerhouse. Their next step is to raise £5000 to make it happen. In September 2014, the Kim Fielding Award was established as a small charity, committed to recognising and advancing experimentation in the arts and to making things happen, in Wales and beyond. It will be officially launched on 25th October during Paradise Lost, a major international extravaganza of an exhibition, curated by tactileBOSCH as a tribute to Kim, and part of Cardiff Contemporary.
The inaugural Kim Fielding Award will be held in 2015. Reflecting Kim's openness and generosity of spirit, the KFA is not bound by discipline or convention, but will be responsive and dynamic to the needs of Awardee(s), selected by an appointed panel. Funded by donations from this Dana.io campaign, the Award will comprise a package of tailor-made financial and professional support. It may provide an individual artist with free studio space and mentoring, it may enable a curator to try out a new project, it may support an artist group to make international connections, it may do something we've not even thought of... Our commitment is to help move people forward, wherever they may be.
Artist-led and run on an entirely voluntary basis, the KFA already has a wealth of energy, skills, experience and resources, which have brought us this far. We value relationships with individuals and organisations, and are excited about what the future might hold. To make our vision a reality though, we also need your help.
The KFA needs to raise at least £5000, ALL of which will go towards the funding and delivery of the 2015 award. It will help support an individual or group to experiment, push boundaries and do things that haven’t been done. It will provide an opportunity to someone or something that might not ordinarily receive it, and we want YOU to be a part of it.
LET'S DO IT!
the KFA x