About

Arts Territory is a not-for-profit arts organisation with a mission to support artists in creating new work. We work across borders and facilitate dialogue between artists, curators and communities internationally. Operating as a nomadic, fluid and open agency, Arts Territory offers a new model of arts commissioning, supporting radical artistic experimentation, research and collaboration, alongside testing new forms of curation and expanding the agency of curating.
With a strong focus on concepts of cultural and national identification and its relation to the idea of territory, Arts Territory is dedicated to exploring new models for artists, curators and large public institutions to work together, and the development of politically-informed, critical discourses.
Our projects are future-facing and wide-ranging, embracing an independent fluid structure and fostering dialogue across disciplines and borders.
Arts Territory realises hybrid live events, multidisciplinary exhibitions, installations, festivals and symposia around the globe as well as commissions content online for its journal and online space.

Founded by curator Kasia Sobucka in London in 2012, initially as a vehicle to develop creative links between Polish and UK artists, it has since then expanded its scope far beyond particular identities towards planetary scale of imaginaries and involves the curators and artists from variety of backgrounds. Within this spectrum, Arts Territory still continues to on supporting Polish artists living in the UK and working with Polish communities in London.

 

Our supporters include:

Arts Council England
Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
European Commission - Culture Programme
European Cultural Foundation (TANDEM Turkey - EU, Step Beyond Travel Grant)
Frame Finland
Polish Institute New Delhi
Polish Institute Beijing
Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy

Contact

We welcome your interest, suggestions for collaborations and partnerships.

info@artsterritory.org

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Support

We are an independent organisation with a drive to create outstanding and thought-provoking work. We receive support from a range of sources for each individual project.

If you appreciate the type of projects we realise and would like to be involved with developing our pro- grammes, you are welcome to join us as an individual supporter or make a donation through your company or trust. We are always looking to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with both commercial and non-profit organisations in the UK and abroad.

For more information, please email: info@artsterritory.org

Our team of arts professionals, academics and curators that shape Art's Territory vision: 

 

Kasia Sobucka
kasia@artsterritory.org

Katarzyna is a cultural producer, curator and founder of Arts Territory. Recent projects include: Hunger Is/Isn’t an Object with Karolina Brzuzan Kochi Muziris Biennale, 2016; Myth, Artisterium 2015; Foreignness of Sound, ICA, London, Café OTO and SOAS, 2014 and Non-Static Depiction, residencies and exhibition series, 2013. Katarzyna also curates experimental music for the JEMP festival she initiated in 2012. She is currently working on a commission-based project, The Illusion of Return supported by a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage that examines issues surrounding the concept of home and belonging. Katarzyna holds a BA(Hons) in Art History from Goldsmiths College and an MA in Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central St Martin’s. Currently, she is one of 10 selected curators taking part in the Beyond the Frame, 22-month professional development programme led by International Curators Forum, London.

 

Denis Maksimov
Associate Curator, www.maksimov.eu

Denis Maksimov is a theorist, classicist, futurist, curator and critic researching the phenomena of power in politics, aesthetics and art. He has been working with advocacy organisations, government agencies, think tanks and companies on strategy, project development and the EU-Russia dialogue since 2010. His curatorial, research and artistic projects have been presented in the institutions in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, North and South America, including London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and Venice Biennales. He is a co-founder of Avenir Institute, a think-do tank with a focus on critical analysis of potentiality in futures. He is a Future(s) of Democracy visiting lecturer at The University of Applied Arts Vienna (Angewandte); a co-convenor of Perverting Power Vertical, a transdisciplinary research seminar at the University College London (UCL); and lectures regularly at conferences and other events. He has been a resident at U-jazdowski Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Projeto Fidalga in Sao Paulo, Critical Mass in St Petersburg, Fire Station in Dublin, etc. His writing on politics and art has appeared in book chapters and magazines including Doppiozero International, Ocula, Moscow Art Magazine, EURACTIV, and many others, in print and online, and he has heen writing a regular column “Poliaesthetica” for The Brussels Times since 2014. His first book, The Problems in Communication between Government and Business in Contemporary Russia, was published by URSS (Russia) in 2009.

 


Mateusz Surma

mateusz@artsterritory.org

Mateusz holds a BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management and an MSc in Intellectual Property Law from Queen Mary University London. Mateusz’s interests are primarily focused on the legal aspects of the creative industries. Together with Arts Territory, he organised JEMP (Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland) festival editions in London (2012 and 2013) and Istanbul (2014), Foreigners of Sound (2014) and Myth in Tbilisi, Georgia (2015). Co-owner of independent record label Lanquidity Records, he has released vinyl for artists including Contemporary Noise Quintet, Mitch & Mitch or Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet.