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Last updated 29 July 2021, 2h40 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

Please read our ACAVA Artists Hardship Fund Guidance for more information.

 

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Useful information for artists

The Artquest Exchange Salon → Apply for the first salon by 9 August **
The Artquest Exchange Salon is a new online seminar programme that combines ongoing peer-to-peer feedback on work with presentations and insight from art world professionals. Two groups each focused on painting or activism & social change, will meet regularly from August 2021 – May 2022.
https://www.artquest.org.uk/project/exchange-salon/

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

QEST scholarship and apprenticeship funding → 16 August
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring artists and makers working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills, from blacksmithing and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and portraiture.
https://www.qest.org.uk/

Wheatley Fellowship 2021 → 2 September
Birmingham School of Art and Eastside Projects are seeking applications from contemporary visual artists for the annual Wheatley Fine Art Fellowship. £9,000 tax free. 
https://www.bcu.ac.uk/art/news-and-events/wheatley-fellowship-2021

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 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

House of Flava → July/August 2021 **
Paid opportunity for QTIPOC and QTIPOC-Disabled identifying dancers and movement-based artists based in Yorkshire. House of Flava are looking for an artists to collaborate with on a long term project with Yorkshire Dance. All dance/movement styles are welcome. Email houseofflava@gmail.com for more information.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CR1N2vRMlGL/

Exchange Square Residency → ends 30 July **
Tees Valley Arts and Navigator North as part of Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership are seeking an artist who will be “resident” to Exchange Square over a 12-month period, exploring the hidden heritage narratives of this place and the communities who continue to use it.
https://navigatornorth.co.uk/exchange-square-residency-artist-call-out/

Digital Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata → ends 31 July
The Alliance française du Bengale with Institut français en Inde, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, Alliance Française du Bengale, Consolato Generale d'Italia and the British Council, in collaboration with Kolkata based gallery CIMA and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in New Delhi, are organising the fourth interdisciplinary Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata. In 2021, for the first time, the residency will be designed on a digital platform, thus ensuring that the residency will take place notwithstanding the prevailing COVID situation. The digital platform aims to reflect all the elements that give the participants the feel of actually experiencing the city of Kolkata. The residency will last for nine weeks and is planned to start from mid-September 2021.
The opportunity will enable one artist from each hosting country (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy and India) to work and explore Kolkata together. The artists will work and explore the city together for eight weeks. This is made possible through a digital platform that is being specially designed for the residency. 
https://www.britishcouncil.in/programmes/arts/opportunities/indo-europea...

Spectrum Art Award 2022 → apply by 31 July
The Spectrum Art Award is open to all UK autistic adults (aged 18 and above) and for work in any medium.
https://www.thespectrumartaward.com/

Fact Together: Online Commissioning → 1 August
FACT is inviting artists living or working in the North of England to create new digital work in the latest round of its FACT Together commissioning scheme. FACT Together will offer 4 early-career artists a grant of £2500 each plus a production budget to develop an idea that will be presented online. FACT is funded by Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council. FACT Together 2021 is presented in collaboration with Hervisions, supported by The Granada Foundation.
https://www.fact.co.uk/news/2021/07/fact-together-online-commissioning-s...

35th Stuttgart Filmwinter → 1 August
The Stuttgart Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media is looking for current positions in the areas of short and experimental film, installations, network culture, audiovisual performances and live acts.
https://filmwinter.de/

Creative Youth: Creative Talent Programme → 1 August
Seeking to support emerging artists or companies from outside of London/ M25 and/or who identify as D/deaf or disabled or neurodiverse with:
- £2,000 to develop a piece of creative work
– Support across a year of activity with inclusion in International Youth Arts Festival
– Support from a bespoke, art-form specific, industry mentor
– Access to free office space (when available to CY)
https://creativeyouthcharity.org/creative-talent/creative-talent-program...

South London Gallery Postgraduate Residency → 2 August **
Open submission six-month live-in residency which enables the production of a new body of work and a rare opportunity for an early-career artist to exhibit within an internationally renowned institution.
https://www.southlondongallery.org/jobs/south-london-gallery-postgraduat...

Zao Tang - Pop Up Gallery On Asian Arts And Feminism → 2 August **
This call is primarily open to artists working with film and digital arts with an interest/approach/research centred on the relationship between Feminism and the Asian Identity. It is open to artists of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines, including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. Individual, collaborative or editorial projects are eligible. Submission is free. Presented by STIGMA x Local Collective. Supported by Arts Council England
https://itsalocalcollective.com/OPEN-CALL-2021

Metal Residencies → 2 August
Metal is delighted to announce a call-out for its 2021/2022 Artist-in-Residence programme, offering 21 opportunities to creatives who live and/or work locally to us. The offer is to enable a short period of focused research and development time for a new project or line of enquiry – or for a project or body of work that is already underway. The opportunity is open to artists working in any art form and whilst it is not compulsory, we do have a particular interest in artists and ideas that respond in some way to Place – for example, through connections with people, passions, histories, landscape or other particularity of the places and communities that we are part of.
Applicants can be individuals/collaborations/collectives and must be based in our local areas – i.e: Peterborough or Cambridgeshire and surrounding villages; all boroughs of the Liverpool City Region; or South Essex (Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea Borough, Thurrock).
http://www.metalculture.com/metal-artist-residencies-open-call/

George Blunden Public Art Prize → 6 August **
For the first time, Stonewater is launching its own public art prize to give talented artists from all over the country – both established and emerging – who are producing ground-breaking and innovative artworks the chance to deliver a series of pieces that can sit proudly on its development schemes. The winning artist will be commissioned to create public art for five of Stonewater’s developments and awarded the prize of £75,000 for their creativity, project management and scoping out the pieces. Each commission will be allocated a separate budget for delivering and executing the public art, covering costs such as the fabrication, build, transportation and materials to create the public art.
https://www.stonewater.org/news/stonewater-launches-the-george-blunden-p...

The Sustainable Darkroom: Photographic Garden → 8 August **
This is a paid research and development opportunity with The Sustainable Darkroom.  Looking for a small group to help create a photographic garden. The individuals will have the support of relevant scientists, horticulturists and artists across the year to help and advise with aspects of the research. Supported by East Street Arts, funded by TBA.
http://www.londonaltphoto.com/residency-list/2021/7/17/the-sustainable-d...

Wirksworth Festival Online Art Prize → 9 August **
The Wirksworth Festival Online Art Prize is your chance to reach a wide audience for your work, sell to the Festival’s online visitors and be in with the chance of winning one of six prizes. The winner will also be invited to exhibit for free at next year’s Art & Architecture Trail. Fees apply if shortlisted.
https://www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk/art-prize

International Sculpture Center Innovator Award → 12 August **
The ISC Innovator Award was established to recognize the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture. The recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment to their community and effects social change through their work.
https://sculpture.org/page/innovator_award_nomination

British Art Show 9: Public Engagement Ambassadors → 13 August **
Wolverhampton School of Art and Wolverhampton Art Gallery are looking to offer 7 Public Engagement Ambassador commissions to support BAS9 in 2022 to work with local community, groups, organisations and the general public.
https://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Ambassado...

Scratch Lab 2021 → 15 August **
Caraboo Projects are inviting proposals from artists working in any discipline for the Scratch Lab residency in Bristol, a focused environment to explore ideas, take risks and make connections. Scratch Lab will bring artists together in real-time and space in Bristol for one week, to develop work, potentially finding moments of overlap and harmony between ideas.
https://carabooprojects.com/opportunities/

V.O Curations Summer Residencies → 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

Conditions 2021-22 → 16 August **
Conditions is a low-cost studio programme for artists offering participating artists a programme of talks, support and workshops from a wide range of Associates comprising artists, writers, musicians, performers, curators and educators.
https://conditions.studio/conditions

Sea Foundation Video Art and Experiment Film Event → 16 August **
Seeking entries for the first edition of Video Art & Experimental Film Event (VAEFE) that is planned as an Open Air event. VAEFE aims to show documentary, experimental artist films, videos and artworks in the Autumn of 2021.
https://www.seafoundation.eu/video-art-open-call-experimental-film-event...

Media City Film Festival → 16 August
Media City Film Festival is now accepting entries for its 25th-anniversary edition. Feature-length and short moving image artworks will be considered.
https://mediacityfilmfestival.com/entries/

Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme → ends 20 August **
The Society for Artistic Research and Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe are seeking submissions for the Berlin Artistic Research Grant Programme, supporting the exchange between artists with research-based practices beyond academic qualification programmes.
https://antrag.kuenstlerischeforschung.berlin/

Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award 2021 → 31 August **
Respond to this year's theme "Where do we go from here? Is there to be a 'new normal'?". To be eligible for the award, you must be aged 18 or over, and within the first 10 years of your professional practice, and have the right to live, work or study in the UK. 
https://uknewartists.co.uk/rw-award-2021

Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition → 20 August **
The Society of Wildlife Artists seeks submissions of works that depict wildlife subjects and evoke the spirit of the natural world. Fees apply.
https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call-for-entries/open-exhibitions/socie...

Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award 2021 → 31 August **
Respond to this year's theme "Where do we go from here? Is there to be a 'new normal'?". To be eligible for the award, you must be aged 18 or over, and within the first 10 years of your professional practice, and have the right to live, work or study in the UK. 
https://uknewartists.co.uk/rw-award-2021

NTAA International art exhibition for new technology → 31 August **
The mission of NTAA is to push the boundaries through contemporary artistic creations and traditional media that use contemporary and new technologies in an original and intelligent way: the editing of sound and light, the use of new media, the application of innovative evolutions in communication, telecommunications and broadcasting, aimed at the world of information, communication, and computers and interaction. This international competition is open to all age groups and nationalities.
https://www.zebrastraat.be/ntaa

London Metropolitan University Free Portfolio Review → 31 August
Are you an artist or curator interested in pursuing a Masters in the field of Public Art and Performance? We offer a complimentary portfolio review (online) to our candidates interested in this MA at the School of Art, Architecture & Design (London Met). 
https://www.artshub.co.uk/opportunity/free-portfolio-review-1198516/

The Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award → 31 August
The Robert Walters Group and UK New Artists, in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery, is proud to present the Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award. The award helps to discover and champion the work of exceptional young artists whose work and vision represent contemporary Britain
https://www.robertwaltersgroup.com/corporate-responsibility/people-poten...

Japan Media Arts Festival → 3 September **
To be eligible for entry, works must satisfy all of the following conditions:
・Works for spherical surfaces or domes
・Video works, or application programs capable of real-time video creation that can be projected onto a screen
https://j-mediaarts.jp/en/contest/

New Contemporaries Digital Fellowships (New Contemporaries alum only) → 6 September **
https://newcontemporaries.org.uk/current/new-contemporaries-digital-fell...

ROSL Photography Competition → 6 September **
Images submitted must be taken in the past year (from 7 September 2020), relate to the chosen theme of ‘International Friendship’ and have a link to current countries of the Commonwealth.
https://www.rosl.org.uk/photography

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition → 7 September **
The ING Discerning Eye is calling for entries for a brand-new edition in 2021. The show gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work at the Mall Galleries in London and in a unique virtual exhibition, with the chance to win a range of prizes, including the ING Purchase Prize, worth £5,000.
https://thediscerningeye.artopps.co.uk/

ROI Annual Exhibition 2021 → 10 September **
Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the ROI Annual Exhibition 2021. Submission fees apply.
https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call-for-entries/open-exhibitions/royal...

Goldrausch project for women artists → 15 September **
The Goldrausch project for women artists promotes the careers of outstanding, emerging women artists. It is an independent professional training programme for female visual artists; a one-year postgraduate professional development course, an exhibition and public events take place within its framework. Every year 15 artists can take part in the project.
https://goldrausch.org/en/

Manchester Open Exhibition 2022 → 17 September **
Open to all, including those who may already identify as artists and those who might not, working in any medium. It is free to submit work for consideration, although HOME encourages donations in order to support their outreach and engagement programme.
https://homemcr.org/article/submission-dates-announced-for-manchester-op...

Commission: British Art Show 9 Visual Contemporary Art Workshops → 24 September
Call for artists, arts educators and creative practitioners specialising in visual contemporary arts with demonstrable experience of working with young people in education settings.
https://www.artsconnect.co.uk/commission-british-art-show-9-visual-conte...

Foundwork Artist Prize → 10 October **
An annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists. Two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants each and studio visits with each of this year's distinguished jurors.
https://foundwork.art/artist-prize

Inspiring London through Culture → 5 November
The Mayor of London is offering grants of up to £10,000 to projects that deliver some (or all)
of their benefits within the Square Mile or amongst communities from the Square Mile (at any
location).
https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-us/working-with-community/central-...

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

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/

Hoax Submissions → ongoing
HOAX offers artists and writers a unique framework within which to show creative work that incorporates text. We present work online, in print, and through events and exhibitions. This also forms a wider, ongoing collection or survey of work existing at the intersection of art and creative writing.
https://hoaxpublication.org/submissions

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 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 Property Manager → 29 August **
ACAVA is one of the largest affordable workspace providers in the UK, with a portfolio of 20 buildings, several exhibition spaces and workshops located in London, Essex and Stoke-on-Trent that support a community of 500 practitioners. We are looking for a Property Manager to help us to look after our portfolio.
https://acava.org/about/vacancies

Cinenova Freelance Project Coordinator → 29 July
The role of the Project Coordinator would undertake the responsibility of managing the administration involved in: overseeing the digitisation of ten works from the collection; working with the organisation Collective Text to caption the films; liaising with the ten commissioned responders; and working with the ten UK arts organisations involved in the national tour, including a strand at the ICA to the mark the anniversary.
http://www.cinenova.org/2021/06/30/job-opportunity-freelance-project-coo...

Castlefield Gallery Associates Coordinator → 18 August **
Are you a creative individual who is knowledgeable about contemporary visual arts and enthusiastic about developing people?
https://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/news/were-hiring-castlefield-galler...

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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