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Call out for artists: a visual artist and an artist with podcast making experience




Ad Infinitum is inviting applications from artists to collaborate on our latest project exploring the elderly care system in the UK. We’re looking for an artist who has experience in podcast making; and a visual artist / designer / photographer. 

As part of Ad Infinitum’s lockdown activities, we’ve been gathering personal stories from people across the country of their experiences of the elderly care system in the UK. We have spent hours chatting with people whose relatives have received care at home or lived in a care home, hearing from those that struggled with the system or found it helpful, and people who work in the system. With permission we have recorded these conversations and we are looking for an experienced podcast maker to edit the material into a coherent podcast/s; and also a visual artist to create a response to this material.

Both the podcast series and visual response will be shared as part of WHERE YOU ARE - Ad Infinitum’s online mini-festival taking place from 29 October to 1 November 2020  and might be used to inform the ongoing development of this project. We’d like the work to be completed by Monday 12th October.

People of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines are welcome to apply and we’d love to work with Bristol-based creatives. We are particularly interested in applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, and disabled candidates. We are committed to creating a more diverse workforce and will work with our chosen collaborators to provide any access support or working arrangements that are required for them to deliver their best work.

More information about the role and how to apply is on our website (see below).

Deadline for applications is Friday 11th September at 5pm.


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168 Annual Open Exhibition





The RWA's renowned Annual Open Exhibition returns for its 168th year with a stunning variety of work from emerging and established artists.

This dynamic and varied exhibition invites painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation and mixed media submissions and is a showcase of some of the most exciting artists from across the country and beyond.

All work is for sale, making the Annual Open a perfect opportunity to discover new artists or invest in well-known names.  

Always popular with art lovers, last year’s spectacular exhibition attracted over 10,000 visitors. This year's Annual Open will include work by our invited artists Rebecca Salter PRA and Frank Bowling OBE RA as well as the RWA’s own Academicians. 

A selection panel assesses every entry and last year 657 works by 451 artists made it into the final exhibition. This year's selectors include RWA Academicians Fiona Robinson, Ros Ford, Seyed Edalatpour and Wendy Elia, alongside artist and gallerist Zavier Ellis, writer and curator Anna McNay and Bridget Riley Art Foundation Curator at the British Museum Isabel Seligman.

Prize summary: 
Generous cash prizes to be won!
Prizes Details: 

The Academy Prize

1st Prize £5000 awarded to any artist working in any medium

2nd Prize £1000 awarded to any artist, with the exception of RWA Academicians, working in any medium, kindly donated by Past Presidents and RWA Academicians

Prize for Artwork by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Artists


The Work on Paper Prize, donated by Yvonne Crossley RWA (and The Drawing Gallery)


The Painting Prize, sponsored by Derek Balmer PPRWA


Evolver Wessex Cover Award

Chosen artwork to be featured on the cover of Evolver magazine

Evolver Wessex Artist Award

Chosen artist to be featured in article in Evolver magazine

The Student Prize, sponsored by The Friends of the RWA

An interview to be featured in Floating Circle magazine, plus publicity

People’s Choice Award



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Fee Detail: 
Standard Entries £20.00 per artwork up to 3 artworks. Students £15.00 per artwork up to 3 artworks. RWA Friends £15.00 per artwork up to 3 artworks. RWA Artist Network £10.00 per artwork up to 3 artworks. RWA Academician Free entry up to 4 artworks.
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book before June 11th and receive a professional headshot taken on the day!



You will leave this weekend...

  • Feeling empowered to take action with a clear set of goals for the next 90 days

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  • Having learned a set of relaxation and anchoring skills to help keep anxiety at bay in a variety of work/life scenarios

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  • Feeling connected with a group of inspiring women who share your passion for creativity and business

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  • With a goody bag full of BONUS courses and worksheets from our coaches + treats to keep you nourished and inspired

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Early Bird Tickets £270 (close June 24th)

Standard Tickets £299 (close August 6th)

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What's included in the ticket price?

A 1.5 hour session WWC founder Amy Phipps all about tapping into your creativity - Image making and creative journalling session with + Coloured aura self-portrait exercise

A 2 Hour session with creative business coach El's Courtneyfocusing on Life Leadership

A 2 hour Session with well-being coach, hypnotherapist and photographer Claire Culley working on managing anxiety related to running a business, relaxation, and setting anchors

A 2 hour social media and marketing session with coach and podcast host Debbie Clarke aka debbiedooodah learning how to use your social media to create a sustainable/profitable business

A 1-hour intro to plant propagation with Amy Phipps

*Professional portrait for those booking before June 11th!

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All tutor specific items such as journals, plants and stationery included

A delicious Veggie/Vegan brunch + Refreshments

Goody bag of treats and creative business tools!

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"Amy and her Team make you feel like you are the most important people in the room at all times and magic is created." Bristol attendee


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What is not included



One to one coaching sessions


Women Age 18+ only

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How to Cut Through - Profile Building & Digital Marketing for Artists






1: Cutting Through in a Crowded Space

9.45 AM - 1 PM

Take your work and professional profile to the next level. Learn how to navigate the art world effectively, build your reputation, sell your work through galleries, and fund your next project.

The morning workshop is led by visual arts producer Kath Cockshaw who has worked with emerging, mid-career and high profile artists since 1998. Each course section is designed to help you realise specific goals, supported by the afternoon Social Media Workshop:

  • Your Route to Success: Identify what you want to achieve, where you want your work to appear, and the tools and steps you need to take to get there

  • Mapping Today's Art World: This workshop gives a birds-eye view of different types of display and sales spaces on and off-line, and how to access them

  • Show and Sell: Get the low-down on working with galleries, art fairs and marketing representatives, and learn ways to manage your/ their expectations

  • Funding Your Next Step: Consider the options for funding your next project or exhibition, and learn the secrets of successful crowdfunding.


2: Social Media Workshop

2 PM – 5 PM

Build your confidence and make social media work for you. Learn the vital skills you’ll need to promote you and your work from experienced marketing professionals.

This three hour social media workshop, designed for beginners/ intermediate level users will be delivered by digital marketing professionals Sean Buchan and Chris Bettles. The session will enable you to become more proficient and comfortable with social media so that it becomes a more steady, enjoyable part of your creative process.

Assuming some basic knowledge of social media, we will teach you how to:

  • Build your confidence online with sound advice and hands on practice to develop your skills

  • Discover which social media platforms are best for you, how to use them effectively and efficiently – and, importantly, how to have fun along the way

  • Learn how to develop an authentic voice online, get noticed by the right people, build and engage with relevant audiences, and create interesting, original content to promote you and your work.


NB If we do not have 8 people or more signed up for this event before Saturday 3 December, we will fully reimburse all those who have booked a place and postpone the event until early in 2017. Any queries please contact 07970 042120.

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