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Last updated 22 April 2021, 2 pm. New entries will show **

Hopefully, this list of resources will be able to provide some help amidst these difficult times. You can read ACAVA’s Coronavirus Policy here, and we have been updating our FAQs page to include practical information about how the current situation reflects on ACAVA’s studio provision.

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ACAVA Artists Hardship Fund

Update: We are currently processing a lot of applications to the hardship fund and are temporarily unable to accept new ones, please read our ACAVA Artists Hardship Fund Guidance for more information.

 

Open Calls Ending Soon

Stay on this page to view an overview of resources for artists, including open calls, work opportunities and other useful links for creatives. If you want a summary of opportunities for artists ending soon, then visit this page.

 

Useful information for artists

This is Wyld offers grant application writing and access support **
If you have an idea for a project and are interested in getting funding for that project email info@thisiswyld.com. Jamie Wyld, director of This is Wyld, has worked as an access support worker to help artists write grant applications since 2013. Arts Council England will pay for an access support worker to help write your grant application.
https://thisiswyld.com/projects/ongoing-grant-application-writing-access...

Workshop: Introduction to Digital Sculpting (12 May and 19 May) → enrol by 26 April **
This workshop has been designed to introduce you to digital sculpting using Zbrush Core Mini and will help participants develop an understanding of the software, and new digital sculpting skills, that can be integrated into their own projects and business ventures.
Zbrush Core Mini is a free software where users start with a simple sphere or a block, then use the most popular digital sculpting brushes from ZBrush to add or remove material. It allows you to make three-dimensional digital models which you can also output to 3D printers.
https://steamhouse.org.uk/events/workshop-digital-sculpting-2/

Creative Writing in the Visual Arts → on 26 April **
Meeting for those working in gallery, visual arts, museum and heritage education, creative writers, teachers and those that have an interest in and/or work more broadly in engagement. Facilitated by Creative Writers, Caleb Parkin and Sonya Hundal, the meeting will focus on the theme of Creative Writing in Art Galleries and Museums.
https://engage.org/happenings/creative-writing-in-the-visual-arts/

Arts & Health Hub: April Artist Peer Group → 26 April
Space for artists to share active ideas, projects and challenges, with peer support from audience participants.
https://artsandhealthhub.org/event/april-artist-peer-group/

'Inside Out': Professional Development for Performance Artists → 28 April, 2 pm, £5
Taking an indoor show to an outdoor audience and creating performance work for outdoor spaces. Delivered by theatre and dance specialists Spinning Wheel Theatre and Kate Flatt Projects, this online seminar will guide participants through the steps to consider when turning an indoor performance into an outdoor one and will share insights into creating performance work specifically for outdoor spaces. Organised by Babylon Arts.
https://www.babylonarts.org.uk/events/view,inside-out_22752.htm

Reset: Creating Collaborative Digital Spaces for Cultural Learning → on 30 April **
An opportunity for those working within learning teams in London’s cultural sector to connect, share practice, and develop new ideas.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reset-creating-collaborative-digital-spac...

Crafts Council Spring-back talks → from 5 May **
Ten free lunchtime talks held on Zoom will cover essential marketing advice for makers who want to spring back from the last year and grasp all the new opportunities available to them. Speakers will be led by the Crafts Council team and include expert speakers and contributors.
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/maker-support/spring-back-talks

Crafts Council Brexit Advice
Resources and advice for craft businesses, makers and galleries following the UK leaving the EU
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/maker-support/getting-your-craft-busine...

Brexit Guidance for Artists and Arts Organisers
The a-n has been collating useful information to serve as guidance to creatives as the UK exits the European Union, access it here.
https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/brexit-information-and-guidance-for-artists-a...

Artquest
Agency that researches, compiles and offers advice to artists. Artquest have adapted their website to focus on support available during the current pandemic.
https://www.artquest.org.uk/

Artists’ Union England rates of pay guidelines, designed to help artists’ and their employers to determine fair remuneration for artists’ labour.
https://www.artistsunionengland.org.uk/rates-of-pay/

CuratorSpace Project Management for curators and artists
CuratorSpace is developing a new free service for artists who have experience delivering workshops. This service will allow them to set up, organise and promote online courses through CuratorSpace to our international database and social media following.
https://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/call-for-art-workshops...

Working Safely Online
Guidance to support anyone working online: a general guide to meeting online, and how to make the space as welcoming and safe as possible; and online safeguarding if you are working with vulnerable participants or groups.
https://64millionartists.com/working-safely-online/

Disability Arts Online 
Offering one hour advice sessions to disabled artists to help fill ACE emergency funds and free access support to make the application.
If you would like to utilise either of these options please contact cathy@disabilityarts.online

The Audience Agency Digital SOS
Free one-hour phone call with an expert to discuss any digital or resilience related issue.
https://www.theaudienceagency.org/resources/covid-19-digital-sos

Arts Council England The Digital Culture Network 
Provides practical support to the arts and culture sector, helping you to explore and harness the benefits of technology to achieve your goals, find new ways to reach and engage audiences, and develop sustainable business models.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/developing-digital-culture/digital-cultur...

UK Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resources List
Very thorough list of most mutual support and funding opportunities for UK artists available at the moment.
https://ukcovid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/

UK Artist Grant Writing Support
Network created to provide in-kind support to artists requiring help with emergency grant applications.
http://autoitaliasoutheast.org/news/uk-artist-grant-writing-support/

IPSE
Useful professional advice for freelancers and the self-employed during the pandemic.
https://www.ipse.co.uk/ipse-news/news-listing/coronavirus-ipse-activity-and-advice-freelancers.html

The Creative Industries Federation
Sector-specific advice, guidance and legal support provided by unions and sector support organisations. You are advised to contact these organisations directly for specialist advice.
https://www.creativeindustriesfederation.com/news/covid-19-sector-specif...

Coastal Currents: Black and ethnic local artists & creatives listing → ongoing
Enter your details into a comprehensive and accessible register of Black and Ethnic Artists living in the area (from Rye to Eastbourne).
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18lgUyxRplPqlXhuP1oTm9lWLT2RqKOyfWpB9IMc...

Artist Menteeship Masterclasses
Ceri Hand's masterclasses: Artist's statements, Online Marketing for Artists, Pricing & Selling Your Work, Copyright for Artists
Cost £25-30
https://www.artistmentor.co.uk/masterclasses/

Arts Emergency Free Mentorships
Arts Emergency provides 16-25 year olds with free mentoring, advice, guidance and opportunities to help them embark on higher education and careers.
https://arts-emergency.org/news/getamentor/

 

Funding, grants, scholarships

Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants → 30 April 2021 **
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants

Artwork Archive's Art Business Accelerator Grant (Denver CO) → ends 14 May **
Provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. The grant is designed to arm artists with the necessary business skills to succeed as artists and entrepreneurs—and to make a living through their artwork. For visual artists 21 and older who are working intentionally to better their communities and/or address community challenges directly through their work.
https://www.artworkarchive.com/grants/art-business-accelerator

Short Film Fund → apply by 30 April / 31 May / 30 June **
The short film fund allows new talent from around the world to test their ideas before embarking on a feature film. Grants of up to £7,000 are available towards the production costs of scripted and documentary short film content.
https://www.first-flights.com/short-film-fund/

Windrush Community Fund → ends 30 June **
The Windrush Community Fund is open to charities, community organisations and/or grassroots groups to bid for financial assistance to help ensure that organisations and groups can raise awareness and support engagement among those eligible for the government’s Windrush Scheme and Windrush Compensation Scheme.
https://voice4change-england.com/first-round-of-successful-grants-announ...

Liberty Open Call: R&D grants for D/deaf and disabled artists → ends 30 June **
The Mayor of London is offering new funding towards Research & Development projects by London based D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists or organisations.
https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/arts-and-culture/liberty-open-call-...

Annuity Freedom micro-grants to improve your site's discoverability (SEO) and cash grants → on a rolling basis **
– Artists https://www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/artists/
- Black or Minority business owners https://www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/black-grants/
- Women who own businesses https://www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/women-grant/

Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers → apply asap
To support creative freelancers working in Scotland who are experiencing immediate financial hardship due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.creativescotland.com/funding/funding-programmes/hardship-fun...

Black Artists Grant → ongoing
The Black Artists Grant is £500 given out monthly to three black artists in the UK. The BAG is no-strings attached financial support to help the selected artist in whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or to even just cover some life expenses. This is specifically for Black artists; not politically black, not POC or BAME.
https://creativedebuts.co.uk/bag/

M&C Saatchi Saturday School  various dates, check the calendar
Teaching communities the basics of business.
https://calendly.com/saturdayschool

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-2022 Opportunities  various deadlines
Job opportunities for outstanding artists, curators, producers and creatives from low socio-economic backgrounds
https://jerwoodarts.org/apply-weston-jerwood-creative-bursaries/

Help Musicians' Financial Hardship fund → ongoing
https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/applications-now-open-...

National Lottery Project Grants
For individuals, organisations, museums and libraries.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants

The Dancers’ Hardship Fund → ongoing
For professional dancers.
https://www.dancefund.org.uk/grants/crisis/

Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund → Various deadlines
For small businesses with fixed property costs.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-coronavirus-local-authority-di...

Artists’ Union England Solidarity Fund will give a limited number of small grants of £100 to members in hardship.
https://www.artistsunionengland.org.uk/aue-solidarity-fund-for-members/

South East Creatives Grants
Top-up Grants for sole traders or company trading in the creative, cultural or digital sector.
https://www.southeastcreatives.co.uk/grants

a-n financial support
To help support artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by Coronavirus Covid-19, a-n has announced three programmes of financial support for both artists and arts organisers
https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-information-and-guidance...

Government support for self-employed workers → updated
Check if you can claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-...

Self-employment and Universal Credit
Universal Credit is a monthly payment to help with your living costs. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income or out of work.
https://www.gov.uk/self-employment-and-universal-credit

Smallwood Trust
Provide grants and support for women on low incomes due to reduction in working hours, fluctuating income etc.
https://www.smallwoodtrust.org.uk/smallwood-trusts-response-coronavirus-...

 

Artists' Opportunities

NN Ambassador Programme → no deadline **
The NN Ambassador Programme is a tailored CPD training that develops sector-specific and wider employability skills within the cultural and creative industries and beyond. For people aged 18+ who are not in education or employment and currently living in the South East Midlands (Milton Keynes, Northampton, Corby, Kettering, Daventry, South Northamptonshire, Cherwell, Aylesbury Vale, Bedford or Luton).
https://nncontemporaryart.org/programmes/nn-ambassadors/

Create/Disrupt Open Call → ongoing
Create/Disrupt is a new programme by The NewBridge Project for artists, aspiring arts workers, makers and producers who have not had formal training or undertaken a degree and are interested in pursuing a career in the arts.
https://thenewbridgeproject.com/news/open-call-create-disrupt/

Creative Freelancers: Shaping London’s Recovery → signup from April
The programme brings together up to 50 diverse freelancers from across the performing arts, including performers, directors, writers, and designers, with up to 50 leaders of cultural organisations, funders, councils and other key decision-makers. Each freelancer will receive a bursary, match-funded by a cultural organisation, and collaborate on a six-month research project in targeted working groups, supported by a freelance facilitation team. They will feed into the Mayor of London’s work to improve job creation and retention for freelancers, as well as skills and training, and take part in advocacy and lobbying. 
https://fueltheatre.com/projects/cfslr/

Open City Documentary Festival → ends 23 April
Open City Documentary Festival is looking for creative, innovative, challenging non-fiction filmmaking at short, mid-length and feature-length, as well as short audio documentaries, and cross-platform projects.
https://opencitylondon.com/submissions/

New Midland Group Development Programme → ends 23 April **
NMG will deliver an 18-month project centred around a group of core associates who will be offered a slate of activity including mentoring, collaboration and professional development with a focus on interdisciplinary research, redefining collaborative practice and building confidence, as well as sustainability, both artistic and environmental. By Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary.
https://newmidlandgroup.co.uk/open-call/

Art Gemini Prize → ends 25 April
Open to all mediums and genres of 2D and 3D including painting, oil, mixed media, drawing, ink, watercolour, calligraphy, original print, photography, digital art, sculpture, and ceramic, excluding installation and video. Submissions fees apply.
https://www.artgeminiprize.com/

Commission Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Arts & Health Hub → ends 26 April **
The Arts & Health Hub is pleased to be working in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Arts Special Interest Group (ArtSIG) to commission 2 virtual workshops, delivered by 2 different artists (and AHH members).
https://artsandhealthhub.org/rcpsych/

LOEWE FOUNDATION / Studio Voltaire Award → ends 26 April **
A new programme benefitting seven artists with two years of support through rent-free studio space, professional development opportunities and a bursary. 
https://www.studiovoltaire.org/studios/studio-award/

Young Artists’ Summer Show → ends 26 April
Calling all teachers of 5 to 19 years-old students in the UK or in British school overseas to register their school. 
https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/get-involved

The Turnpike Art Gallery: Call out for Artist Proposals → 26 April **
ACE, MAKE GOOD will create opportunities for young people in the Wigan Borough to collaborate with artists to design and make creative items for their own pop-up shop/creative enterprise.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wSWUpAh_cxetp1lB6zytpVHTirWrTv2f/view

International Photography Exhibition 163 → apply by 27 April
The open-call welcomes submissions from new, emerging and established photographers of all ages and working in any subject or genre. New approaches, alternative photographic processes and experimental work are encouraged. Selected photographers will be offered exclusive opportunities. A £4000 prize fund will be awarded to standout entrants, including an Under 30s Award. New awards for 2021 include a two-week solo show at the RPS and a £1250 commission to create new work. 
https://rps.org/ipe163

The Big Draw digital residencies → ends 28 April **
The Big Draw is looking for proposals for three digital residencies to be delivered in or across May and June 2021. We are looking for challenging, engaging and intriguing works in any discipline and/or medium, both digital and physical, to respond to our 2021 Big Draw Festival theme, Make the Change.
https://thebigdraw.org/digital-residencies-2021

Kew’s Youth Forum members callout → ends 30 April **
The Youth Forum meet once a month to help create and run exciting learning events in Kew Gardens. As a member of the Youth Forum you will work with scientists, artists and other experts to develop activities and events that reach more young people and help visitors learn why plants and fungi are important.
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=RSuJREAZEUaXU6Szvk6n...

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year → apply by 30 April **
Looking for artists to take part in the new series.
https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape/

Beyond Matter Residencies → apply by 30 April **
Tallinn Art Hall, Tirana Art Lab Center for Contemporary Art, and the Hertz-Lab of the ZKM I Center for Art and Media are jointly calling for European art practitioners/theoreticians to apply for one of three production residencies taking place in Karlsruhe, Tallinn, and Tirana. How can virtual reality tools and digitization contribute to developing artistic practices that question materiality and offer possible ways to shift the discourse into other dimensions like experience, visualization, imagination, sensory perception, atmosphere, or spirituality?
https://beyondmatter.eu/news/open-call-beyond-matter-residencies

Commemorating SOPHIE → ends 30 April **
24 Kitchen St and Homotopia Festival are looking to commission a Trans/Non-Binary large scale artist to create a portrait of iconic musician SOPHIE in Liverpool.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNFKbhjHM2K/

RBKC Arts Grants Scheme → ends 30 April
The Arts Grants Scheme welcomes applications from individuals and organisations looking to produce innovative and engaging art projects across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and offers grants of up to £3,000.
https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/culture/arts-grants-scheme

Free studio in Brent → ends 30 April
ASC inviting applications from artists, designers or makers living in Brent to apply for a rent-free 98 sq. ft. studio for two years. 
https://ascstudios.co.uk/news/free-studio-for-artist-designer-or-maker-l...

Dunton Hills Commission → ends 30 April
Essex Cultural Diversity Project and Brentwood Borough Council are looking for creative responses to the evolving development of a new Garden Village on land at Dunton Hills.
https://essexcdp.com/commission/call-for-proposals-dunton-hills/

Bluecoat Platform → ends 3 May **
Calling all artists, performers, comedians, dancers, makers, musicians, workshop leaders to create workshops or performances for children aged 5-11 this summer.
http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/content/bluecoat-platform-artist-callout

Earth Photo → ends 4 May
Earth Photo is calling all professional and amateur photographers to submit up to 10 recent still photographs or films. Entry fees apply.
https://earthphoto.artopps.co.uk/

The FLAMIN Fellowship → ends 4 May
Film London and Arts Council England present The FLAMIN Fellowship, a major scheme for early-career artist filmmakers living in England. The FLAMIN Fellowship offers a unique opportunity in developing professional artistic practice with a series of monthly workshops, which cover key areas including selling artwork, film festival strategy, writing funding applications, archiving your work, sound design, insurance, copyright and sustaining a practice.
https://filmlondon.org.uk/resource/apply-to-the-flamin-fellowship

Remote Archive & Library Artist Residency 2021 → ends 9 May **
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) and The Portico Library are accepting applications from North West-based contemporary artists and practitioners for a 6-week remote residency working with CFCCA’s online archive and library collection.
https://cfcca.org.uk/opportunities/open-calls/

Environmental Programme Open Calls 2021 → ends 9 May **
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) are accepting applications for three new digital commissions that engage with today’s environmental challenges. Welcoming proposals that incorporate interdisciplinary approaches to the topic of environmentalism and connect with our audiences through digital channels, with a focus on participatory practice.
https://cfcca.org.uk/opportunities/open-calls/

Unity Place, Swindon: commission opportunity → ends 10 May **
Unity Place, Swindon Ginkgo Projects is seeking an artist to commission on behalf of Zurich Insurance to research and create new work for their new headquarters in Swindon.
https://www.ginkgoprojects.co.uk/opportunities

Horizon 2021 → ends 11 May **
Seeking artists/companies working with live performance to submit proposals for ready-to-tour performance work or performance ideas that are in development.
https://www.horizonshowcase.uk/participate-in-horizon21

Jerwood/Photoworks Awards → ends 12 May
The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards is a major commissioning opportunity supporting early-career artists working with photography to make new work and significantly develop their practice.
https://jerwoodarts.org/opportunities/jerwood-photoworks-awards/

Wastelands: Public Art Now → ends 14 May
Urban Wilderness will commission five artists to create new artworks in five outdoor public spaces in Stoke on  Trent. Supported through Arts Council England’s Project Grants fund and in partnership with Canal & River Trust.
https://urbanwildernesscic.com/artistcallout

Deptford X Supported → ends 16 May **
An open call for projects by early-career Black and People of Colour artists and curators from Lewisham that will be selected by a jury and supported by the festival financially and curatorially.
https://deptfordx.org/supported/

The Hopper Prize → ends 18 May **
The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totalling $22,000.00 USD. For the current open call, they have increased grant awards to $3,500. Entry fee applies.
https://hopperprize.org/

British Council Unlimited Micro Awards → 18 May
A new partnership between the British Council and Unlimited to support pairings of disabled artists and collectives in the UK with those in selected countries to develop creative connections through small shared online work collaborations. The aim is to ensure that funds continue to flow to artists and artistic global ambition remains high during this time of the global pandemic.
https://weareunlimited.org.uk/announcing-the-new-british-council-unlimit...

A New Creative Schools Project → ends 21 May **
£10,000 Commission Opportunity. We're looking for artistic collaborators to work with us and 3 - 5 schools in the London Borough of Barnet, including at least one primary, one secondary and one SEN, to devise, create and deliver a creative, imaginative and innovative workshop programme around the theme of environmental sustainability
https://www.artsdepot.co.uk/vacancies/%C2%A310000-commission-opportunity...

RA Summer Exhibition → 24 May
The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open-submission art show. Entry fees apply.
https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/apply-summer-exhibition-yinka-sh...

V.O Curations Summer Residencies → ends 25 May/15 August
V.O Curations inviting emerging and underrepresented artists, curators and researchers to experiment and create new work in an open and supportive environment in central London.
https://vocurations.com/residence/about

Photographer-in-residence opportunity → ends 26 May **
Open call for socially engaged photographer-in-residence in stoke town, (over 2 years). The opportunity in Stoke is developed by GRAIN Projects in collaboration with the Stoke town High Street Heritage Action Zone Board 
https://grainphotographyhub.co.uk/portfolio-type/open-call-for-socially-...

Making Waves Ceramics Trust → ends 29 May **
Recently established in 2020 by the family of ceramic artist Stephanie Wright, the Making Waves Ceramics Trust has been created to provide innovative artists with financial support to hone their techniques and establish themselves in the world of ceramic sculpture.
https://www.makingwavestrust.org/

Whitefriars Art Competition → 31 May **
Artists at ACAVA Whitefriars Studios (London) are calling all sixth-form students, with connections to Harrow, to apply to the annual Whitefriars Art Competition.
https://www.whitefriars.org.uk/competition

Jonathan Tuckey Design: annual design commission → ends 31 May **
Jonathan Tuckey Design are inviting individuals, organisations, clubs, schools, churches, mosques, to come forward with a building or site that needs special attention, or ideas that have been hard to realise without design input. Their team will award the chosen commission with a no-fee detailed consultation and feasibility study.
http://www.jonathantuckey.com/invitation-for-entries-jonathan-tuckey-com...

VOLT 2021 Eastbourne Open → ends 31 May **
Inviting submissions from artists living, working or studying in Sussex
https://www.volteastbourne.org.uk/volt-2021-eastbourne-open

Westminster Young Photographer of the Year → ends 31 May **
Positive View Foundation welcoming submissions from young photographers aged 11-15 and 16-25 living in Westminster, or attending school in Westminster to submit photographs that sum up life during Covid-19 times.
https://www.positiveview.org.uk/news/lockdown-westminsters-taking-a-posi...

The Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2022 → ends 1 June
The Gilchrist-Fisher Award was established in 1987 and is a biennial prize open to all artists under the age of 30 whose work explores the broad theme of Landscape. Originally instituted as a painting prize, work is now accepted in all media except video and installation.
https://www.gilchristfisheraward.co.uk/

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology → ends 4 June
Calling all UK and international artists. Entry fees apply ($38 for two works). 
https://www.lumenprize.com/how-to-enter

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest → ends 15 June (late deadline 15 July)
Fringe! is specifically interested in films created by, for, about, or of interest to gay, lesbian, bisexual, ace, pansexual queer, trans, non-binary, intersex, genderqueer and two-spirit people.
https://filmfreeway.com/FringeQueerFilmArtsFest

Elan Valley Creative Wales Fellowship Award 2021-22 → ends 25 June **
The Elan Valley Creative Wales Fellowships offer established creative practitioners, based in Wales, a chance to experiment and develop their practice while giving them time away from usual commitments in a beautiful, inspiring setting. The Fellowship includes six months’ accommodation within a one-year period and a £9,000 bursary.
https://www.elanvalley.org.uk/news/article/elan-valley-creative-wales-fe...

Pottery Teacher / Trainee Pottery Teacher → ends 30 June **
Trained ceramics teacher £28,640 - £39,000 pro-rata, trainee tutor £20,000-£28,640 pro-rata. Part-time 2-4 days per week (option to work more hours)with an optional 2 hours technician work during weekdays. 7 Limes pottery is a teaching studio South of Manchester City centre, that has been running for over 20 years.
https://7limes.co.uk/jobs/

All Fired Up! Ceramics Workshops **
Looking for already formed community groups (not individuals) to attend workshops in Stoke-on-Trent between 21 June to 2 July
For more information contact freyagabie@gmail.com

Art From The Heart: Artists of the Month → deadline 20th of every month **
Showcases work by artists whose practise is inspired by environmental and/or social issues.
https://www.artfromheart.co.uk/submission-form

Unlimited: Board
Seeking people with finance and/or legal skills.
https://weareunlimited.org.uk/new-roles-want-to-work-for-advise-support-...

People's Pavilion
The People’s Pavilion by Beyond The Box Consultants are offering young East Londoners a chance to work with professionals from design, construction and creative arts industries to design and build their own Pavilion
https://future.london/project/the-peoples-pavilion/

GOOD WICKEDRY Film submissions → rolling deadline
Online cinema platform driven by carefully considered curation accepting new or old films, from any genre, and any format, with an especial focus on shorts - narrative films, docs, art vids, music vids, experimental, animation, etc. GOOD WICKEDRY works to platform BIPOC and female filmmakers.
https://www.tapecollective.co.uk/about

Whispering for Help Callout → enrol now for workshops starting late May
Whispering for Help, funded by Arts Council England, is a project led by the artist Marie Smith that seeks to document women of colour's lived experiences with their mental health and wellbeing. The artist currently has a call out to join free photography workshops and to take part in her project.
https://www.whisperingforhelp.com/

Call for exhibitors at Alpha Works → rolling
Alpha Works, in Birmingham, are offering West Midlands based visual artists free exhibition space in their building. This is a rolling open call, more information here.
http://newartwestmidlands.co.uk/events/call-for-exhibitors-alpha-works-b...

Somerset House Young Producers Programme → ongoing
The programme offers London Living Wage paid opportunities to develop skills and creative practice for 18 to 30 years-old. Subscribe to Somerset House's mailing list to receive updates on the programe.
https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/engagement-and-skills/young-producers

OVER Journal Open Call → various deadlines
Call for papers, articles, interviews and artistic projects, different deadlines.
https://overjournal.org/submissions/

ON WHEELS Open Call → ongoing
ON WHEELS are looking for BAME artists and activists to exhibit / perform / protest / play.
https://www.instagram.com/onwheeeels/

No Jobs in the Arts Artist Spotlight → ongoing
Inviting artists with connections to the East Midlands to be profiled on Instagram. Email a link of your artwork and a short description to nojobsintheart@hotmail.com
http://www.nojobsinthearts.co.uk/opportunities/

Imperial College London artists open call → no deadline
Looking to make new connections with creatives and artists who are interested in collaborating with their academics and researchers on art-science projects that engage the public in cutting-edge research.
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/be-inspired/societal-engagement/get-involved/...

Artquest Want To Write For Art Worlds? → ongoing
Write about your local art scene and promote your work for up to £200 per article. Must be a member of Exchange.
https://www.artquest.org.uk/art-worlds/want-write-art-worlds/

The White Pube Writers Grant → ongoing
£500 given out monthly to a working class writer based in the UK, no strings attached. Funded by Creative Debuts.
https://www.thewhitepube.co.uk/writersgrant

Open Call sea_youhere 2.0 #artandsustainability → applications are invited on a rolling basis
SEA Foundation invite artists, activists, designers, architects, and collectives to share their exemplary projects and discuss ideas on Art and Sustainability to a wider audience.
https://www.seafoundation.eu/art-sustanaibility-open-call-sea-youhere-2020/

East Bristol Contemporary Instagram Residencies → ongoing
The gallery offers monthly Instagram residencies, in which artists are invited to take over their feed for one month. During this month, the selected artist gets the opportunity to reach a new audience and develop their skills.Contact ebc for information on how to apply to their residency.
http://www.eastbristolcontemporary.com/about-ebc/

HOAX → No deadline
Online platform for text based work now accepting submissions.
https://www.hoaxpublication.co.uk/p/submissions-guidelines.html

 

Work opportunities

ACAVA Director of Finance and Operations → ends 2 May **
To provide strategic leadership to the finance and operations teams.
https://www.acava.org/about/vacancies

ACAVA Head of Communications and Marketing → ends 2 May **
To lead the creative and strategic direction of our comms team.
https://www.acava.org/about/vacancies

Skilled Art Foundry Worker
Morris Singer Art Foundry Limited (Lasham, Hampshire) looking for experienced art foundry workers to join their creative team.
https://www.morrissinger.co.uk/foundry-worker-vacancies

Jobs at Creative Folkestone → deadlines between 25 April, 2 May, 7 May **
Creative Quarter Manager, Box Office Supervisor, Visitor Experience Assistant, Triennial Host, Triennial Host Supervisor.
https://www.creativefolkestone.org.uk/jobs-at-creative-folkestone/

Crafts Council Head of Public Programmes → ends 26 April **
As well as line managing a dedicated team, you will be responsible for shaping and implementing Crafts Council strategy to celebrate creative co-production, an audience-centred approach, and integration of physical and digital events and programming.  
https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/about/working-here

LADA seeks new leadership → ends 26 April
LADA is seeking new leadership to build on the legacy of our outgoing Director and Co-Founder, Lois Keidan, and create new, transformative visions for the future of LADA and for Live Art.
https://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Leadership-Re...

Wysing Arts Centre Director → ends 4 May
Following the pioneering 15-year leadership of Wysing Arts Centre by the late Donna Lynas MBE, the Trustees of Wysing are now seeking to appoint a new Director. The Director leads the organisation, sets the strategic direction, bringing curatorial and artistic expertise and knowledge to Wysing’s leadership.
http://www.wysingartscentre.org//opportunities/jobs

The New Vic: Newcastle Common Project Manager → 7 May
To deliver on all aspects of the developing programme across multiple shop-style sites. You will provide practical, administrative and development activities.
https://www.appetite.org.uk/were-recruiting-join-the-appetite-team/

Black Cultural Archives Heritage Learning Resource Creator → ongoing
To provide BCA with a new and sustainable income stream from our established heritage learning programme.
https://blackculturalarchives.org/vacancies

Artquest
Artquest are looking for art professionals to work on an occasional freelance basis on various projects: online crits, mentoring, curating, recording, editing audio or video, graphic design.
https://www.artquest.org.uk/work-with-us/

Run The Check
Regularly updated list of paid opportunities for creatives based in London.
https://www.runthecheck.com/

 

Health and Wellbeing

The ClementJames Centre's Wellbeing Insights Day → on 27 April **
A day of interactive workshops focused on different aspects of our wellbeing - professional, emotional, relational and physical. Learn to look after your own wellbeing and about organisations promoting positive lifestyles in the community.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9BWhBBa83DyhYnb51pi8f0JF_pHXu...

NHS
Latest advice on looking after your health during the pandemic.
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Support and practical advice on impact lockdown can have on your mental health.
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-...

Industry Minds
Industry Minds is a podcast created to discuss mental health for people in the creative industries and now offers free one to one counselling sessions over Skype. 
https://www.industryminds.co.uk/

Addiction: what is it?
An overview of what addiction is, the various types of addictions, and how they can be treated. Link below also takes you to the page where you can search for NHS services near you.
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/addiction-what-is-it/

Addiction and Homelessness
Resource page on addiction and homelessness to educate people on this issue and provide insight on ways to help the homeless in their community.
https://socalsunrise.com/addiction-and-homelessness/

 

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