Published: 21 May 2020
ALCHEMY LIVE: EVALUATION AND FEEDBACK
Alchemy Live, the free worldwide stream of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival’s tenth edition, took place at the beginning of this month to much success. From Hawaii to Hawick, Tokyo to Pakistan, New Zealand to Canada, the first online-only iteration of our flagship event drew in a genuinely international audience and concluded with the highest viewing figures in its ten-year history.
Were you one of the many who tuned in? We ask you to kindly complete a very short survey to assist us with evaluating both the successes of the event as well as ways we might improve were we to… do it all again!
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LEAVE FEEDBACK
OPPORTUNITY: FUNDED DOCTORAL RESEARCH PROJECT
We are extremely excited to announce a fully-funded PhD opportunity with Alchemy Film & Arts. Queen Margaret University and University of Glasgow invite candidates to submit for an Applied Research Collaborative Studentship (ARCS) in partnership with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities and Alchemy Film & Arts.
The project will examine the challenges and opportunities encountered by Alchemy Film & Arts during a key period of development and transformation. Drawing on theories of cultural management, placemaking and/or community engagement, the successful candidate will explore how an arts organisation operates within a rural context and a precarious economic landscape – and how new structures of cultural management might be imagined to support such organisations better.
FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE
FILM TOWN: SOUPALUNCH HEROES
Soupalunch Heroes, the latest film made as part of Alchemy’s community filmmaking initiative Film Town, received its world premiere at the closing programme of Alchemy Live.
Filmed earlier this year and made with Reaching Out, the community project of Hawick Congregational Community Church, Soupalunch Heroes documents the weekly efforts – in less disrupted times – of a small team of volunteers to buy, prepare and serve food to 60 people of all ages every Wednesday in Hawick.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FILM
COVE PARK: EXPERIMENTAL FILM & MOVING IMAGE RESIDENCIES
We are also delighted to publish news of last month’s announcement that Juliana Capes and Alexis Kyle Mitchell have been selected to take part in Cove Park’s Experimental Film & Moving Image Residencies Programme for 2020 – the third year that the funded residencies been delivered in partnership with LUX Scotland and Alchemy Film & Arts.
READ MORE ABOUT THE RESIDENCIES HERE
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JESSIE GROWDEN
Alchemy’s current artist in residence, Jessie Growden, continues to work toward the completion of I’ve only been here half my life, a new film exhibition exploring Hawick’s former Peter Scott Knitwear mill.
Both Jessie’s residency and the film resulting from it are part of Once Upon a Time in Hawick, our major project exploring the identities, industries and stories of Hawick.