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Call-out to curators for Fringe Arts Bath 2020

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Have an idea for an exhibition? Tell us about it.

Fringe Arts Bath (FaB) gives opportunities to early career Curators and Artists, FaB is a test-bed for new work, radical approaches, for pushing boundaries, a place for those who prefer to operate outside of the gallery based-arts scene. 

FaB run a 17 day visual arts festival of free pop-up exhibitions, events and interventions in unusual places, empty shops, and on the streets of Bath. FaB is really inclusive, everyone is welcome to apply, to take part, and to visit exhibitions. 

FaB is not-for-profit, entirely ran by volunteers, we do it because we love it, and the community is at the very heart of what we do. 

FaB is offering aspiring Curators the opportunity to devise and organise a show as part of FaB Festival, 22 May - 7 June 2020, the full call-out to curators is on our website, you can apply in writing, via images, video or audio formats. The deadline is Friday 8 November. Anyone can apply, with any level of experience: students, graduates, artists, local, national, international.

 

Image © Poppy Clover, I'm So Sorry I Stood You Up. From 21st Century Neanderthal curated by Nina Jesih for #FaB19

Deadline: 
11/08/2019

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Enterprise Works - Social Enterprise Training for Artists

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Enterprise Works is a unique and practical business programme with a focus on Social Enterprise aimed at socially engaged artists and creatives who are looking to make social impact within their practice.

Led by Creativity Works and the University of Bath, it explores an array of ideas and tools that will enable you to be sustainable and effective as an artist, and to thrive as a social entrepreneur.

We believe that having a thorough grasp of business, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing and strategy can futureproof your career and be the springboard for increasing your income, making more social impact, and establishing a network of employment opportunities.

If you want to prosper in this ever-increasingly competitive and complex world, then this programme is for you!

Dates:

  • Tuesday 5th March 10am-4pm: An introduction to social enterprise and business planning
  • Tuesday 12th March 10am-1pm: Finance and budgeting
  • Tuesday 19th March 10am-1pm: Finding and maintaining work
  • Tuesday 26th March 10am-4pm: Presentation and communication

Venue: The Innovation Centre, Carpenter House, Broad Quay, Bath BA1 1UD

Cost: £130 for the entire programme (this is a subsidised rate and the course would usually cost £450)

Deadline: 
03/04/2019
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THERMAE BATH SPA COMMISSION

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Thermae Bath Spa is offering a £7,500 commission to produce 9 works which will be installed in the busy restaurant in June 2019. Thermae welcomes approximately 285,000 visitors through the building per year. Thermae are looking for work that is inspired by the natural thermal waters and promotes holistic wellbeing. The waters are a key reason for Bath being designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and being credited as one of the Great Spas of Europe.  In the heart of the World Heritage Site, Thermae Bath Spa is a remarkable combination of ‘old and new’ where historic spa buildings blend with the contemporary design of the New Royal Bath.

Deadline: 
04/02/2019
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free
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'Creature', a collaborative songbook

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Mob-Handed Press is a series of collaborative songbooks created by selected musicians around a central theme. Artists contribute one song each, which are then anthologised into a zine. This publication is launched with a night of performance and storytelling.

It is a communication between artist and audience, and an exploration of how people visualise the music that they write, perform, and consume.

Issue Three of Mob-Handed Press will be entitled, 'Creature':

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Creatures of habit,
Uncontrollable beasts,
The ones within…
And the ones without.

Participants are invited to submit one song around the theme of ‘Creature’. The selected songs will be anthologised into a printed songbook.

Contributors are encouraged to play with the format of song-writing.

There are no strict rules as to what constitutes a song; only that contributors should be honest about how they visualise their music.

It could be sheet music, a visual score, chords, rough notes, an illustration, a list of words to be read in no particular order… Long, short, personal or impersonal, easy or impossible to perform.

As this is a publication, artists should send their song in a visual format, as opposed to a sound recording.

There will be an event to launch the songbook, taking place in Bath, where contributing artists will be invited to discuss and perform their compositions.

'Creature' will be released in tandem with this years FAB19 festival, taking place in Bath, UK.

 

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Open Call: Fantastic and Strange

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Many humans are curious. Curious about things that are deemed weird or different. Things that are exquisite yet grotesque. Things that are delicate yet sinister. Things we don’t always understand.

Fantastic and Strange will explore the idea of the weird and wonderful, the eccentric and sensational. Art, ideas or items that are bizarre, eerie, mysterious, unconventional, supernatural or unexpected.

Looking for artists of any discipline whose work falters between the odd and the beautiful, extravagant yet awkward. Works of art that both draw you in yet repel you or contradict in message, media or ideas. Fantastic and Strange will combine these different approaches and concepts of different artists to produce it’s own wondrous museum of curiosities.

To apply please send images of your work along with description of how your work suits the theme on a one page document.

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Dull

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There is no such thing as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Many of the most engaging works of art are born of an artist’s fascination with a subject, concept or material that others might overlook.

For this exhibition, we are interested in working with artists in all disciplines who are drawn to what other people might initially deem to be dull – artists who notice and perceive things in ordinary and everyday places, things, materials or situations that other people don’t, for example.

In entitling our exhibition Dull, we hope to encourage viewers to rethink this commonly used term. Who decides what is dull or interesting? The term ‘dull’ has a number of meanings and connotations; we would like to invite artists to consider and interpret it in their own way, to produce work that challenges preconceptions and engages the viewer.

This exhibition is part of Fringe Arts Bath 2019 and will be curated by Sightlines Projects in collaboration with Beth Biddiss.

Private View: Friday 24 May 2019

Exhibition dates: 25 May – 9 June

Artwork delivery: Saturday 18 May

Artwork collection: 3p.m. Sunday 9 June

How to apply: Please submit up to 500 words and accompanying images to the email address shown below.

NB: files should be saved as a single PDF or Word doc including your name in every file title, e.g. Tina.Turner.pdf or Turner.Tina.doc

Deadline: 17 March 2019

Cost: it is free to submit proposals, however if you are selected there will be a £20 admin charge per artist.

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