In 2001 Zarina Bhimji wrote in [a-n] MAGAZINE about preparing to make her first film. Out of Blue, created for and premiered at Documenta 11, is currently being shown at Tate Britain. Here, Manick Govinda describes how a series of timely awards gave Bhimji the freedom to develop new work.
Manick Govinda is Head of Artists Advisory Services at London-based Artsadmin, and a Board member of a-n. He researched and edited Future forecast: Curated space in November 2005 and directed the associated think tank. Formerly arts projects officer at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, his recent projects include the deciBel/Artsadmin Investment in Artists and Curators initiative with Arts Council England, the Artsadmin artists bursary scheme, talent scouting for NESTAs Creative Pioneers Programme and developing an action-research project with Creative Partnerships London East.