News Newsletter: May 2020 Gallery open:Wednesday-Sunday12-6pmAdmission free 8 Angel MewsLondon N1 9HH+44 (0)20 7278 8226cubittartists.org.uk It has been almost 8 weeks since Cubitt closed its doors to the public and postponed our programming until further notice. Until we open, we want you to know how much we appreciate your understanding, and we thank you for being a part of our community. As a co-op of artists with a programme based on collaborations and partnerships, the very premise of our work centres around our gathering together, and as the situation continues to change it remains hard to imagine what our work looks like moving forward. As an ecology of artists, educators and curators we are using our time and resources to continue to support artists and the communities we work in, adapting programmes that we run in care settings and community centres and finding new ways to connect and support the groups that have been hardest hit by the current crisis. We are also reflecting on our activity and ways of working. What should arts institutions do now? What should artists do now? How do we align our visions for the future with our actions today? How do we do this together, building powerful alliances for change? In the monthly newsletters that come, and as our programme begins to shift, we will be sharing a Cubitt Care Package. We will be using this space, our social media channels and website, to share notes from our curatorial fellows, staff and co-op artists but also to signpost emergency funds, urgent calls and will highlight the work of our partners, and local community organisations and groups who are doing vital work in response to Covid-19. Solidarity with everyone social-distancing, self-isolating and quarantining, Stay Safe, Cubitt #cubittcarepackage This exhibition is supported by Arts Council England. INTRODUCING: LANGUID HANDS Languid Hands is a partnership consisting of Rabz Lansiquot and Imani Robinson. Their curatorial practice is a generative politics of labour and care. Languid Hands use their access, skills and resources to support black artists and create opportunities for them to showcase their work. Languid Hands' approach is always influenced by a black and queer radical politic, by the liberatory motives of all those artists, curators and activists that have come before them and who make up their communities.Languid Hands' curatorial practice is a survival practice, looking always to lay more groundwork for those who will come afterwards. We leave blueprints made by languid hands. Absent is the disproportionate emphasis on surface-level survey style programmes and representational focus: when we gather, we do so to manifest collaboration, exchange, dialogue, relationships – a sum greater than its individual parts. @languidhands INTRODUCING: READ WATCH LISTEN We will be updating the Read Watch Listen section of the website regularly. Facebook Instagram & Twitter 11 x 11 ONLINE EDUCATORS WORKSHOP:NURTURING CREATIVE RESILIENCE THROUGH DRAWING Led by artist Sara Heywood, this workshop will explore how you can facilitate a safe space for learners to take creative risks. Using everyday materials and objects, you'll try out tools and techniques for nurturing children’s creative resilience virtually and in the classroom. Sara will lead a series of open-ended drawing activities, designed to support children to experiment. You’ll have the chance to reflect and share practice with peers about supporting creative resilience through virtual, remote and classroom-based learning. This workshop is open to Islington educators. To book, email [email protected] This session is part of 11 by 11 Culture Bank, delivered in partnership with Islington Cultural Enrichment and School Improvement teams. CUBITT OPPORTUNITIES:SEEKING TO APPOINT NEW TRUSTEES At this pivotal time in Cubitt's history we are seeking to appoint new trustees to guide Cubitt’s operations and lead initiatives to strengthen Cubitt’s long-term sustainability.Trustees work together with cooperative members on the governing committees, offering a rewarding dynamic of collaboration where trustees’ contributions are greatly valued. We are interested in hearing from a diverse range of candidates, experience in arts management, legal, finance, property and fundraising would be particularly relevant.For more information, expressions of interest or to apply please click here. Deadline 8 June 2020.