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Last updated 26 January 2022, 12.30pm. 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

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Useful information for artists

Sharing space: co-creation in the visual arts → Tickets on sale now (Talks start on 20 January, end on 10 February)
Four linked online conversations exploring how artists, organisations and people create art and catalyse social change.
https://engage.org/happenings/sharing-space/

Peer mentoring with Artquest and Chloe Cooper (£5/£3) → 2 February 6.30–8.30pm *
Join artist and peer mentor, Chloe Cooper, for a talk and participatory session introducing the practice of peer mentoring for artists and its benefits. The session will cover tips on how to establish groups and models of feedback and attendees will be asked to share their practice within a small group.
https://www.southlondongallery.org/events/peer-mentoring-with-artquest-a...

EBC Night School 2022 → Apply by 10 February
Night School is a six week evening art course run by East Bristol Contemporary. Sessions will run online in 2022, and each will incorporate an artist talk followed by a practical workshop.
http://www.eastbristolcontemporary.com/opportunities/1022/

David Neat model-making course (£250) → 28 Feb–4 Mar, 25–29 April, 20-24 June
A 5-day intensive, practical course covering model-making skills for theatre, film, animation or spatial design. Accessible techniques of building, modelling/shaping, surfacing and finishing relevant to artists, designers and makers in various disciplines. Cost per person is £250, limited to 10 people. Led by David Neat from his studio in Deptford, London.
https://davidneat.wordpress.com/courses/model-making-techniques-course-2/

Gallery Climate Coalition
The goal of GCC is to facilitate the decarbonisation of the visual art sector and promote zero-waste practices.
https://galleryclimatecoalition.org/

Kew’s Youth Forum is looking for some new members for 2022
The Youth Forum is a group of young people who meet every month to create and run bespoke learning events and campaigns for Kew. They work with scientists, artists and learning specialists to create activities and events to engage diverse audiences in Kew’s collections and scientific work. It is completely free to join. We can reimburse for travel and provide drinks and snacks during the session.
https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=RSuJREAZEUaXU6Szvk6n...

The Mother House: apply for a space now
Artists studios with integrated childcare at Catford Mews in Lewisham, London.
https://www.motherhousestudios.com/motherhousecatford

ARC Getaways → rolling
ARC Getaways can be used for research and development processes, rehearsals, writing or thinking time.
https://arconline.co.uk/take-part/for-artists/opportunities/arc-getaways/

Artquest Outpost Online → ongoing
Free one-to-one remote advice sessions for London based artists from Artquest staff and freelance artist-career specialists.
https://www.artquest.org.uk/project/outpost-online/

Access Support
Sara Dziadik (artist, producer, Access Support Worker) is offering advice and access support on funding applications. Email sara.dziadik@gmail.com for more information.

Derbyshire Artist Resident Program
DARP is an open system for living and practising together, welcoming practitioners from all walks of life with a need to develop their practice in an environment that encourages independence through communal living. This place provides time and space for artists to work autonomously on their practices and projects, whilst also benefiting from communal living, opportunities for collaboration, skill-sharing, and proximity to the natural world.
https://darp.media/darp.html

Artsadmin Guide to Touring Across Europe for UK Performing Artists
A simple, practical guide to support and empower UK-based individual artists and small companies working in theatre, dance and live art to continue to tour work across Europe.
https://www.artsadmin.co.uk/touring-guide/

Anti-racism & cultural proficiency (Scotland only) → Bookings close 6 October
Intercultural Youth Scotland (IYS) anti-racism and cultural proficiency training are for groups, organisations and individuals seeking to collapse the barriers that might be in place for Young Black people and Young People of Colour. IYS’ unique grassroots approach, where training is developed and delivered by a diverse team of young people, and conversation-shifting research will help you better engage young people and work toward establishing a safer workplace where racism is not re-produced.
https://engage.org/happenings/anti-racism-cultural-proficiency/

Anti-Racist Art Education Curriculum Checklist
The NSEAD ARAE Curriculum Checklist will help art educators critically review and revise their art, craft and design curriculums.
https://www.nsead.org/community-activism/governance-opportunities/araea-...

SPACE Advice Bureau
A SPACE Artist Initiatives programme, providing free advice and guidance to all members of the SPACE community. Launched during the pandemic in 2020 in response to your requests and suggestions in the Tenant Survey, this programme includes one-to-one mentoring, webinars, coaching and peer-to-peer sessions to support you in developing your artist practice.
https://spacestudios.org.uk/space-advice-bureau/

Balance: toolkit for creatives
Created in partnership with the Creative Industries Federation and Mindapples, and funded by Arts Council England, the Balance toolkit is a free resource of mental health talks and business-focused training for creatives.
https://thehubbalance.com/

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...

Crafts Council Spring-back talks
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

RE—SET—GO is an accessible, hands-on, paid workplace experience and mentoring programme for 19-25-year-olds or new practices and start-ups, established with the mission of diversifying architecture practices. New dates have been released for 1-to-1 mentoring sessions and “CV surgeries” through a series of free, regular and bookable slots with London Practice Forum architecture practices.
https://re-set-go.xyz/activities/mentoring

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
A 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, fellowships

National Lottery Project Grants → reopened
National Lottery Project Grants is our open access programme for arts, libraries and museums projects. The fund supports thousands of individual artists, community and cultural organisations. From 22 November, you’ll be able to apply for up to £30,000 and get your decision within 8 weeks. This will help us support more ambitious activity, more quickly.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ProjectGrants

Migrant Artist Fund → ongoing
The Becoming British Lottery recognises the financial burden of migrant artists to make work in the UK. The lottery is specifically to cover the costs of visas/citizenship paperwork for working in the UK. It is a random draw of multiples of £200 every 3 months. It is non-taxable as it is a random prize, not a competition and is not ‘talent based’. To be eligible you must: Work or have worked in the arts industry (the widest definition is applicable here as we are aware individuals define their practice in a number of ways); Have costs relating to a Visa / Citizenship application within the UK.
https://www.lorakrasteva.com/migrant-artist-fund

#CIRCAECONOMY Scholarship Programme → Apply after being granted a place in the course **
CIRCA and Goldsmiths, University of London, launched a scholarship programme for postgraduate arts education for students with non-traditional educational backgrounds, alongside those with undergraduate degrees. Two scholarships worth a total of £30,000 will be awarded to students to complete the MA Art & Ecology and MFA Curating degree programmes.
https://circa.art/goldsmiths/

East London Printmakers Studio Bursary → 29 January
East London Printmakers are seeking applications from both emerging and experienced printmakers for three 3-month studio bursaries during March 2022.
https://www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk/artist-in-residence/

East London Printmakers Keyholder Bursary → 29 January
6-month Keyholder Bursary, with an option to extend to 12 months. This is open to applicants who already have an established printmaking practice but perhaps find it difficult to fund long-term access to professional facilities. We hope this opportunity will help artists transition to a situation of being able to financially support their practice going forwards.
https://www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk/artist-in-residence/

Eccles Centre: Visiting Fellowships in Americas Research at the British Library → 1 February
Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowships are aimed at artists, creatives and academics whose work would benefit from a month's research into the British Library's North American, Caribbean, Central American and/or South American collections.
https://www.bl.uk/eccles-centre/fellowships-and-awards/fellowships

a-n Bursaries 2022: Time Space Money → 3 February **
Apply for £500 – £1500 to support the continuation of your artistic practice or arts career, particularly if it has been affected by the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
https://www.a-n.co.uk/about/a-n-bursaries-2022-time-space-money/

QEST's Scolarships →  14 February
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of skills, from farriery and jewellery design, to silversmithing, dry stone walling, glassblowing cheese maturing, sculpture and more.
https://www.qest.org.uk/apply/scholarships/

Another Route Fellowship → 14 February
Opportunity for a group of England-based performance makers to internationalise their creative practice through an 18-month programme of events and residencies taking place across the world.
https://www.anotherroute.co.uk/apply

Let’s Create Jubilee Fund → 28 February
Funding thanks to the National Lottery to support voluntary and community organisations to deliver creative activity as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/our-open-funds/let%E2%80%99s-create-jubil...

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs 2022 → 31 March
Partnering with MeWe360, the programme aims to enable and celebrate talented 18-30-year-olds driven to make a positive social impact through their creative enterprise. Also open to entrepreneurs at any business stage, from pre-launch with a strongly-thought out idea, to established and looking to scale. £60k prize pot, £100k worth of tailored business support.
https://dbace.org/

ICCI Fellowship Programme → 4 April
The Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries Fellowship Programme provides funding for individuals who want to extend the use of their research within the cultural and creative industries.
https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/institute-cultural-creative-industries-news/202...

Lewisham Culture Fund
Grants of £1,000 and £5,000 will be open to artists, not-for-profit organisations and schools. They are open to any creative activity that aligns with the themes and values of the year, and that connects with the wider community. Funding is supported by Deptford Community Challenge, Lewisham Homes, Phoenix Community Housing and Lewisham Council.
https://www.leanarts.org.uk/opportunities/lewisham-culture-fund

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 companies 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

MediaFutures Open Call → 27 January
MediaFutures is a three-year European innovation project (supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme) which aims at contributing to high-quality media activities. The MediaFutures support programme is looking for artists and startups eager to reshape the media value chain through innovative, inclusive and participatory applications of data and user-generated content.
https://mediafutures.eu/opencall/

SPACE: Colchester Studio Awards (Colchester only) → 27 January
Between February 2022 and January 2024, SPACE Colchester will be awarding 4 emerging visual artists, who are under-represented in the art world, free studio space to help progress their practice. As well as a rent-free studio for 6 months, the opportunity will also include £250 towards materials and support to develop new ideas and experimentation. The Studio Award is for emerging and re-emerging artists, working or living in Colchester or the surrounding areas and who have taken part in SPACE’s Creative Practitioner Support Programme.  
https://spacestudios.org.uk/artist-support-post/colchester-studio-awards/

SMPLE Open Submissions → 28 January
SMPLE looking for original articles, music, videos, illustrations and photos for their promotional channels.
https://smple.io/projects/open-submissions-2020-smplecommunity

SPACE Artist Commission → 30 January
SPACE invites artists to submit a proposal for a new project to be made in dialogue with older people based in Ilford. The commission will include activity with which older people can engage and will inform a commissioned solo exhibition as part of SPACE’s exhibition programme. This community-focused project is suitable for an artist with experience developing participatory and socially engaged art projects with older people. The commission will result in an exhibition at SPACE Ilford gallery, based in Redbridge Town Hall. We are looking for a project which will attract a wide range of visitors.
https://spacestudios.org.uk/news/open-call-artist-commissions-space-2022/

Braziers International Film Festival → 30 January / 31 March
Braziers International Film Festival offers an opportunity for independent filmmakers to show their work to an enthusiastic audience, in a unique, historical setting.
https://www.braziers.org.uk/film-festival/

Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2022 → express your interest by 30 January
Wandsworth Arts Fringe is looking for artists to take part in South West London's annual multi-artform fringe festival from 10 to 26 June 2022.
https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/get-involved/expressions-of-Interest

Impossible Perspectives Lab → 31 January
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) launched Impossible Perspectives Lab, a collaborative 5 day long XR talent development residency supporting new visions, exchanges and experiences of heritage. Developed in collaboration with Cheshire East Council as part of SHIFT and Tatton Park, and collaborating with experts, artists and technologists from SODA Labs (School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University) and HTC. The programme is inspired by Tatton Park’s landscape and the works of Italian painter Canaletto. The Lab will welcome six artists to a week-long residential programme to develop their practice and proposals towards immersive artworks for Tatton Park. There is no fee to apply.
https://www.andfestival.org.uk/blog/open-call-impossible-perspectives-lab/

PATH-AI Residency Programme → 31 January
Somerset House Studios and the UAL Creative Computing Institute, in partnership with The Alan Turing Institute, the University of Edinburgh, and the RIKEN research institute in Japan, launch the PATH-AI residency programme. Commissioning artists to create new works critically engaging with intercultural ideas of privacy, agency, and trust in relation to artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies, the programme is aimed at artists interested in exploring the international landscape for AI ethics, governance, and regulation. Three artists will be supported to develop new works within a 6-month remote residency programme, with final works presented by Somerset House in 2022
https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/path-ai-residency-programme

Brewers Towner International → 31 January
Brewers Towner International is an exhibition that will take place at Towner Eastbourne in 2022, featuring both British and International artists.  Additionally, the Brewers Towner Award of £10,000, sponsored by Brewers Decorator Centres, will be awarded to one of the exhibiting artists. Submissions from professional artists working in all media, including – but not restricted to – painting, drawing, print, sculpture, sound, performance, photography, film and installation are welcome. There is no cost to enter, and all exhibiting artists will receive a fee of £350.
https://townereastbourne.org.uk/about/blog/brewers-towner-international-...

VISIBLE Art Publication open for submissions → 1 February
VISIBLE is seeking art and photography submissions from anyone who has the experience of living with an invisible disability (this can include anything from mental health conditions, chronic pain, brain injuries, autoimmune diseases, autism etc.)
https://visiblepublication.org/submissions

Creative Folkestone: Festivals Fund Call for Submissions → 4 February/ 14 April/ 29 July
Grants are available up to £5,000. Applications will be considered from arts groups, companies, organisations or sole traders based in the Folkestone area with aspirations to develop new and exciting festivals with community involvement. The festival can be thematic or issue-based but the outcome must be creative and for a live audience. The fund will not support digital projects, one-off exhibitions or performances.
https://www.creativefolkestone.org.uk/festivals-fund/

Creative Land Trust Commission: Celebrate Newham and creativity in Stratford → 7 February
Creative Land Trust is looking for artists to put forward proposals for an exciting new commission opportunity for Stratford High Street in East London.
https://creativelandtrust.org/clt-open-call-for-artists/

Brighton and Hove City Council: Public Art Commission → 7 February
Brighton & Hove City Council has announced an open call for an artist for artwork for a new housing scheme adjacent to Portslade Town Hall which will provide an enhanced new public realm and 42 new council homes. This is a permanent commission and the panel is open to proposals in any medium but is looking for an innovative solution that will augment the public realm with a creative artistic input that responds to the curatorial theme of ecologies of care.
https://cultureinourcity.com/support/opportunities/public-art-commission...

East Bristol Contemporary: Night School 2022 (online) → 10 February
Night School is an alternative evening class run by ebc. Established in 2017, participants take part in a 6 week course, with each session being led by a different artist invited by ebc. Sessions incorporate an artist talk followed by a practical workshop.
http://www.eastbristolcontemporary.com/opportunities/1022/

Sheffield DocFest 2022 → 11 February / 4 March
Welcoming documentary and non-fiction films of all lengths and from all around the world, that wish to be considered for launching or premiering as part of the 2022 official selection. Sheffield DocFest screens 140+ feature, mid-length and short films.
https://sheffdocfest.com/film-programme-entries

School of the Damned 2022 → 11 February
School of the Damned is a blueprint for an art school run by its core members every year. They are recruiting for a new cohort of members to run the course into its ninth year.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1lbPdiREUlJ3GJjVoYF5qc9ZG_NrYfPwtfFA2JGA...

New Contemporaries → 14 February **
New Contemporaries is seeking submissions from emerging and early career artists who are final year students, recent graduates and postgraduate students from UK art schools and alternative learning programmes.
https://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/submissions

Hotel Generation (outside London) → 14 February
hotel generation provides four young artists from UK cities with curatorial guidance to create an exhibition proposal for arebyte’s exhibition space in London. In addition to assistance with proposal writing, progressing ideas and budgeting, the programme offers industry support through creative software training, as well as marketing and fundraising workshops. 
https://www.arebyte.com/about-hot-gen

European Marine Board’s artist-in-residence programme → 21 February
EMB’s artist-in-residence programme ‘EMBracing the Ocean’ provides grants for creative individuals to inspire wide reaching societal change for Ocean sustainability by expanding societies’ understanding of the Ocean’s value and the urgency of ensuring its health and resilience now and into the future.
https://www.marineboard.eu/embracing-ocean

Dying Matters: Community Grants Programme → 21 February
Dying Matters seeking community-led arts and culture projects, with a focus on equality and inclusion, and which approach the subject of dying in an innovative or creative way. Seeking for activities which take place in communities, outside of formal healthcare settings, which help make it easier for people to talk about death and dying.
https://www.hospiceuk.org/dying-matters-community-grants-programme

Visions for Culture in a Sustainable Future 2021 → 25 February
The Cities Fund for Culture is selecting seven European artists (citizens or residents of any European country, inside and outside the European Union) to work individually or collectively and share their visions for culture in today’s changing world.
https://culturenext.eu/cities-fund/

FIELDNOTES Sessions Open Call → 28 February 2022
FIELDNOTES is inviting submissions of audio content for a new programme of online publishing and broadcasting.
https://www.fieldnotesjournal.org.uk/Submissions.html

S+T+ARTS Prize 2022 → 2 March
STARTS is an initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances of technology and artistic practice. As part of this initiative, the STARTS Prize awards the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. The STARTS Prize of the European Commission is launched by Ars Electronica and the consortium partners BOZAR, Waag, INOVA+, T6 Ecosystems, French Tech Grande Provence and Frankfurter Buchmesse.
https://starts-prize.aec.at/en/open-call/

Arebyte: Open Screen Call For Disabled Artists Working in the Digital Realm → 7 March
Developed in partnership with Shape Arts in 2021, Open Screen seeks proposals for existing works that respond to the theme of Sci-Fi. arebyte welcomes work from artists who are working with technology to their advantage, as a way to overcome barriers, criticising matters of inclusivity within technology, and everything in between.
https://www.arebyte.com/open-screen

Open School East: Associates Programme 22/23 → end of June
The call for the next edition of the Associates Programme will go live in May 2022, with applications closing in June. Interviews will be held in June/July 2022.
https://openschooleast.org/next-associates-programme-2022-23/

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

Flabbergast TV: Opportunity for Artists
Flabbergast TV are looking for amateur artists with a talent and passion for any and all art mediums who do it as a hobby but have been thinking of turning it into a business, for a new TV series which will air on a major UK channel. Email MIFM@flabbergast.tv if you're interested.

Screening Room Programme → ongoing
Open call for films to be featured on the Looking Forward website and other events. There are no requirements or restrictions in regard to duration or content or subject matter. Please email submissions to hello@lookingforward.online.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CYvx_NqoAGY/

ARTCRY Fund → rolling
ARTCRY aims to encourage artists to create bold political work, with fast-turnaround funding to enable fast action. 
https://www.artcry.co.uk/apply

Virtual Reality Climate Change  → rolling
A curated VR space for art relating to Climate Change
https://www.instagram.com/vrccm_/
https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vThFbmERgVCz2Xv6av3rU04wVF39...

OSE Young Associates Programme → ongoing
The Young Associates Programme is a free 10-month programme for young people aged 18-21 living in the Thanet area. It is an innovative, alternative approach to arts education with an emphasis on developing essential creative and employability skills. The programme encourages the development of a sustainable career in the arts and creative industries by offering young people direct experience working with leading international arts and creative practitioners and professionals to develop their own arts practice and projects. Young Associates will have exciting opportunities to work on curatorial projects, live briefs, attend specialist skills-building masterclasses, and mentorship as well as developing their own programmes.
https://openschooleast.org/programmes/young-associates-programme/

London Performance Studios: 'Seeding Space' → ongoing
London Performance Studios are offering 100 free space bursaries between June 2021 and November 2022 of between 1 day and 2 weeks of free space in their building in South Bermondsey, London. The offer is available for companies, community groups, and individual artists working across the visual or performing arts.
https://www.londonperformancestudios.com/open-call

Citizens Art Market: book your stall (fee applies)
Citizens Art Market is a social enterprise to support artists and to promote art in communities, over the coming months. Permitted art: Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and 2D / 3D art. The markets are being organised by Citizens Art Market with support from Meanwhile Space CIC.
https://www.citizensart.market/artist-application-form

Seeking Scenic artists
Queen's Theatre Hornchurch seeking scenic artists based in East London. For more details please contact christinep@queens-theatre.co.uk

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/

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

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 programme.
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/

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

Creative UK: Chair  → 30 January
https://www.wearecreative.uk/about/jobs/

Studio Voltaire Communications Assistant & Creative Learning Assistant
Both positions are part-time (25 hours per week) for a period of six months, and paid at £10.85 per/hour, (London Living Wage). Suitable candidates must be aged 18–24, currently claiming Universal Credit, and make their application through local Job Centres following a referral from their Work Coach.
https://www.studiovoltaire.org/about/opportunities/

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

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

 

Health and Wellbeing

Outside Edge Theatre Company, UK’s theatre focused on addiction
Drama sessions for adults suffering from addiction, in-person and online.
http://edgetc.org/monthly-schedule-of-activities/

Creativity Works Mental Health Creative Support Service 
Opportunity to learn some creative skills, make new friends, suitable for people who are in the process of recovery from ongoing mental health challenges, anxiety or depression to help build confidence, learn new skills and make friends. There are also spaces to attend creative peer support groups, which are managed by group members and have occasional visiting art tutors
https://www.creativityworks.org.uk/what-we-do/for-mental-health/

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 the 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/

Is your colleague struggling with their mental health?
Useful information around employee well-being.
https://www.pawsinwork.com/blog/colleague-struggling-with-mental-health

 

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