Jamboree 2018  //  28th June — 1st July 2018

Jamboree 2018 // 28th June -1st July 2018 // Dartington UK

Jamboree 2018 will bring together 150 visual artists, curators & programmers from around the UK in a relaxed outdoor setting, on the Dartington Estate near Totnes, Devon, UK.

Developed by LOW PROFILE in response to their position as artists who struggle to meet other artists, curators and programmers for a range of reasons including money, geography, time, other work and family commitments. 

LOW PROFILE are inviting artists, curators and programmers to become involved in co-delivering a programme of presentations, micro-exhibitions, activities and discussions to share practice. Through the programme of events LOW PROFILE hope that attendees will meet new people, find out about each others work, build new relationships and make connections that lead to new projects. 

Jamboree 2018 also offers the chance to stop, engage, interact and recharge in a positive, critically-engaged environment.

This project is developed in partnership with a-n The Artists Information Company and Plymouth College of Art and is part funded and supported using public funds by Arts Council England. 

LOW PROFILE have worked with 9 organisations to offer 32 bursary places. If you are an arts organisation who could support other artists and curators to attend this event, please get in touch via artistsjamboree@gmail.com 

Our aims:

As an on-going project, Jamboree aims to:

  • offer a space for attendees to make new productive relationships 
  • support artists & curators to meet, and to share practice, test out ideas & broaden the reach of their work
  • offer a space for discussion, sharing of concerns and mutual support 
  • create social environments that support the development of a geographically dispersed, national network of artists and curators

Jamboree 2018 has evolved from the successful pilot, Jamboree #1, which LOW PROFILE initiated and developed with support from PAC Home (Plymouth Arts Centre’s associate programme) in Autumn/Winter 2015, in response to the challenges artists face in expanding the visibility of their practice. You can read more about the project here.

Jamboree is inspired and informed by LOW PROFILE's experiences of being involved with LADA's DIY scheme; EXPO in Nottingham; Diskurs Festival in Giessen, Germany and their own self-made residency projects with the artists Hunt & Darton and as part of the 'Plymouth Residency' with the artists Barry Sykes, Sophie Mallett, Beth Emily Richards, Sophie Hope, Ania Bas and Elizabeth Masterton.

Who is Jamboree 2018 for?

Jamboree 2018 is aimed at critically engaged artists, curators, arts organisers and programmers who are practicing professionally (whether on an independent or salaried basis) from around the UK and further afield. The event is not suitable for current undergraduate students and those who are not professionally engaged in visual arts practice.