|The Curators Room
The Curators Room is a clubhouse for artists, curators and cultural explorers where ideas are generated, supported and developed through research and experimentation. The running of The Curators Room has led to Field Notes offering artist development sessions as well as The Art Counter, an adaptable interpretation, audience engagement and evaluation service for cultural events.
These projects are run across the South West by Cat Bagg and Rosie Thomson-Glover, curators at Field Notes. As a projects organisation, they support emerging and established artists to develop cutting-edge practices linked to local communities and wider cultural contexts.
This summer we actively engaged with over 350 visitors across Cornwall as part of our Talent Development project, discussing subjects such as their relationship with arts and culture, whether art should be placed in the public realm, how they feel comfortable engaging with contemporary art as well as what they find important and interesting. All the information we have collected has become part of an ongoing archive and resource to ensure Field Notes develops in a sustainable, critically relevant and locally engaged way.
Being able to list The Curators Room as a live and funded project has helped us to develop our CV as an organisation. This, in turn, has contributed to our success in securing additional funding to develop Field Notes as a sustainable organisation and has led to further awards and grants from a range of arts and business funders for other projects.