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Who are the 2015 Connect! artists?

The annual Connect! competition gives people the chance to ‘win’ a leading contemporary artist to create a unique event at their local cultural venue during Museums at Night.

The public vote for Connect! 2015 will open on 1 May and winning venues will be announced during Museums at Night in May. Connect! events will all take place during the October festival.

This year the competition will feature six artists: five venues can compete to win each one, along with a £3000 bursary.

The artists taking part in Connect! 2015 are:

Performative installation artist Alinah Azadeh
Graffiti artist Pure Evil
Multidisciplinary artist Luke Jerram
Paper-cut and projection artists Davy and Kristin McGuire
Painter, sculptor and photographer Yinka Shonibare MBE
Photographer and filmmaker Gillian Wearing

Meet the artists and find out more about their event ideas here.

Want to enter the Connect! competition for Museums at Night 2015?  That's great news! Here's what to do:

1) Download and read the helpful resources

Connect! resource pack for venues
Connect! terms & conditions for venues
Connect! artists’ statements
Connect! at a glance – useful for explaining the idea to stakeholders

2) Discuss this opportunity with your team, pick which artist to apply for and what sort of event you'd like to hold with them.

3) Complete the Event Submission Form by 5pm on Friday 20 March.

If you have any questions, please telephone 01273 623336.

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