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LITTORAL
New Zones for Critical Art Practice

LITTORAL is an arts research and development Trust which promotes new creative strategies, artistic interventions and cultural partnerships in response to issues about social, cultural and environmental change.

The Trust is interested in developing new creative responses to real-life problem contexts. It seeks to promote alternative critical art practices, aesthetic strategies and cultural initiatives more sensitive to social, cultural and environmental issues arising from radical and accelerated change in both rural and urban areas.  

The trust has adopted the notions of ‘deep practice’, the ‘immersive aesthetic’ and ‘art and the policy sphere’ as alternatives to current public art, relational aesthetics and art in the public sphere practice and theory.  Littoral also seeks to promote cultural equity for marginalised rural communities and other culturally under-represented groups in society, employing a range of curatorial and organisational strategies in support of this work, including organising conferences, exhibitions, artists’ commissions, publications, and research.

Littoral tends to focus on creative issues that fall outside the remit of the art world, and involve the structuring of grassroots solutions in 'immersive' long term partnership with community groups, trade unions, health care agencies, culturally diverse organisations, farmers, artists and rural organisations.  It is our view that in the ‘littoral zone’ there ought to be no professional boundaries, hierarchies of knowledge, or limits on creative action.



LITTORAL is a non-profit arts trust which promotes new
creative partnerships, critical art practices and cultural
strategies in response to issues about social, environmental
and economic change.
LITTORAL 42, Lodge Mill Lane, Turn Village, Ramsbottom
BL0 0RW, UK
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1706 827 961
e-mail:
littoral@btopenworld.com
Reg. Charitable Trust No. 1002365;
Pivate Limited Company No. 2526443

The Littoral arts Trust is very grateful the funding support provided by Arts Council England during its time as Arts Council NW RFO.  

The Trust will continue to acknowledge the ACE's previous project support in connection with its future work on the Merz Barn and Rural Cultural Strategy projects.







 

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PKS14 Herbstschule

Kurt Schwitters Autumn School 2014

Saturday 25th Oct. 2014. The Merz Barn, Elterwater

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HOUSING MERZ in the 21st Century
The artistic legacy of the Merz Barn and Kurt Schwitters in Britain

Thursday 27th Novemebr 2014

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