Re-Framing Culture Training Programme 

Re-Framing Culture Training Programme 

Re-Framing Culture is a free six week training programme for museum, gallery, library and independent photography and arts professionals working within curating and project development to explore the potential value and impact of delivering socially engaged photography commissions.

This Midlands programme will be led by GRAIN Projects with leading professionals in this field including Anand Chhabra,  Anthony Luvera, Clare Hewitt and Liz Wewiora. We are keen to hear from photographers, artists, curators and producers from all different backgrounds, and with differing levels of experiences, whether you are a recent graduate, self-trained or have been working in culture for many years.

The sessions will cover both the theory and artistic practice of socially engaged lens based media, as well as presenting case studies and the logistical and ethical considerations to this type of commissioning with participants, audiences and constituents.  The programme will culminate in a final full day session, which brings all participants from across each region together for a sharing day. 

This training programme is brought to you by Open Eye Gallery, Heart of Glass, GRAIN Projects, NEPN (North East Photography Network) and Fotonow CIC, who are all members of the Socially Engaged Photography Network (SEPN).

Dates & Times
12th October, 6 – 8pm, online
26th October, 6-8pm, online
2nd November, in person, time tbc
9th November, 6-8pm, online
16th November, 6-8pm, online
23rd November, 6-8pm, online

For the Midlands programme you must be a practitioner living or working within either the West or East Midlands regions.  

Deadline for Applications: Friday 30th September at 5pm

Please submit a current CV and either a written (one page) statement or video recording (3minutes) explaining:

  • a) A little bit about you and you are interested in this opportunity
  • b) What you hope to bring to the programme as either an early career, mid-career or established curator/ producer / artist / photographer 
  • c) What does ‘socially engaged practice’ mean to you?
  • Send your application to
  • Deadline to apply 30th September

*We understand that practitioners may work across curating, producing and artistic practice so we welcome people to self-define their practice within the application.  The first session will begin on Wednesday 12 October  (and we will send the programme overview and zoom details a week before).

If you have any questions please email

The training programme is funded and supported by Art Fund, as part of their reimagine grants and this Midlands opportunity, led by GRAIN Projects, is part of a programme led by Open Eye and the Socially Engaged Photography Network.

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