Connect10 voting is now open, go to our new voting index page to vote for the best events at your preferred venue.
Culture24's new project for Museums at Night, Connect10, matches ten contemporary artists with ten museums and galleries for a series of special one-off Museums at Night events over the weekend of May 18,19 and 20 2012.
Museums and galleries were invited to look at Culture24's list of ten and decide which artist they would like, what they would like them to do and why they think their museum or gallery would be a good place to host them.
The deadline for museums to come up with their ideas and make their applications has now passed and voting is now open.
As well as being a great audience development opportunity for venues to motivate their fans and visitors to bring an exciting artist to their town, the Connect10 project will also result in some innovative and entertaining Museums at Night events right across the UK.
Apart from winning the artist, each succesful venue will receive a £500 bursary to help them stage their event, while those that don't win an artist will still receive £100 to support an alternative Museums at Night event.
Meet the Connect10 artists below: Click each name to read the artist's profile, the venues in the running for their services and to vote.
Claire Barclay, futuristic Scottish sculptor whose carefully balanced installations have been exhibited in Tate Britain and Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery.
Bompas & Parr, the Jellymongers, create spectacular culinary experiences ranging from architectural jellies to lakes of cocktails.
Ryan Gander, provocative installation artist whose Artangel commission in a Hoxton warehouse provided clues for visitors to solve a mystery.
Jon McGregor, award-winning novelist and short story writer, author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even The Dogs.
Polly Morgan, contemporary taxidermist whose poignant installations have been collected by Kate Moss.
Terry O’Neill, fashion and rock photographer renowned for iconic images of Hollywood stars and bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Martin Parr, Magnum documentary photographer whose pictures tell stories of leisure, consumption and communication.
Simon Roberts, landscape and documentary photographer who spent a year crossing Russia and was Official Artist of the 2010 General Election.
Bob & Roberta Smith, sign-painter, activist and installation artist who uses text on recycled signs and floorboards.
Susan Stockwell, creator of beguiling installations, drawings and films commenting on globalisation and colonisation, often using recycled materials.