Laura Dicken International Bursary
In 2020 Laura Dicken was awarded by GRAIN and New Art West Midlands the International Bursary Award, in partnership with Galleri Image and Aarhus Billedkunstcenter.
Laura has created ‘You Are Another Me’ an inclusive, socially engaged arts project which explores the experiences of women (and female identifying individuals) from a variety of backgrounds who have, for different reasons, migrated alone.
She took an extended amount of time for research and development over the Summer of 2020 to radically adjust her practice so that she can still co-author and co-create with participants in a meaningful way under the new remote circumstances brought on by Covid restrictions. This has been achieved by embracing platforms such as Zoom, Skype, email and WhatsApp.
Working closely with the Aarhus Billedkunstcenter Project Manager, the artist has made connections with local organisations in Aarhus who support migrant women and has invited potential participants to take part in the project. Laura will still collaborate with participants through conversations, shared images and storytelling, but will now do so digitally rather than through in person workshops.
Laura will be delivering an artists talk at Galleri Image and Aarhus Billedkunstcenter remotely in 2021