ICAW Documented Art Space Aims
We aim to promote cultural understanding between peoples of the European Community in a practical manner by organising International Visual Arts Exhibitions with Outreach Programmes that are designed to be community inclusive events.
The ICAW Documented Art Space Associates are convinced that for the European Ideal to be realised, regional cultural identity is an important factor. The space in a region required for this sense of belonging could best be accomplished through the knowledge of, and interaction between, peoples with differing cultural and historical backgrounds.
It is our belief that it is not necessary or desirable for European culture to become a homogenous unit, but that it is necessary for cultures to be allowed the room and confidence to grow and develop and maintain their special identities while taking an active part in a fast moving world.
The aim of ICAW Documented Art Space is not to reaffirm culture of the past, but to encourage growth and development out of the conditions that we find ourselves in today. In a real sense we seek to act as a bridge for the interaction of thoughts and ideas between Europe and Global regions.
The implications of setting up cultural bridges, are that conditions arise for mutual co-
We believe that the Visual Arts and Design can play a major role in the economic development of a region through its ability to involve the community in innovative creative processes across the cultural spectrum.
ICAW Documented Art Space
International Contemporary Art Wales (ICAW) DOCUMENTED ART SPACE Ltd
Established as a visual artists’ affiliation in 1994
To foster audience participation in North Wales in the Visual Arts
To create opportunities for Visual Artists to show work in International Venues in exchanges with International Art Organisations.
To develop the use new media as a cost effective, low carbon, high tech, way of connecting across geographical distances. To engage audiences in Wales with International Visual Arts Events.
To actively encourage community participation in Wales and venues in Europe through appropriate ‘hands on’ workshop programmes working in contemporary practice.
To maximise viewer participation by exhibiting art out of the ‘white box’.
NEW Development Current 2016
The format that we at ICAW are developing is to hold Open invitation events to present, International exchange viewing, open discussion presentations, New Art Media works, Performance Art, as an evening meeting presenting opportunities for audience participation Visual Art seminars with contemporary and historic relevance and act as a forum for discussion on current issues on Art, Design and Culture.
ICAW International Exchange Residencies/Exhibitions since 2002 have opened up opportunities for Wales artists in Europe, now with the ‘digital highway’ connecting Wales and European venues in REAL-
Documented Art Space