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Artist in Residency Program at The Factory on Willow

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This is an opportunity for two emerging artists of any medium to seek inspiration and dive deeper into their current projects, themes, and practice over a three month seasonal tenure. 

The two Artists in Residence will benefit from their own furnished living and studio space right on site at the Factory on Willow in Manchester, NH.

The Factory on Willow mixed-use space was designed with creators, innovators and entrepreneurs in mind. You’ll see this shine through in the architectural features of the space, its plentiful resources, amenities, and unique community programming.

We are proud to embody the spirit of collaboration and creativity by allowing emerging artists from all over the country to embrace Manchester as a starting point to their careers.  

We’ll provide you with everything necessary to nurture you and your work. You’ll find endless inspiration in the beautiful state of New Hampshire and its largest city, Manchester—it’s full of culture, history, nature and community! Enjoy a collaborative and supportive environment.

Residency benefits include:

  • Individualized attention with two artists per session for a three month seasonal residency 
  • Travel stipend
  • Additional weekly stipend for food & art supplies
  • Fully covered living/studio space rent and utilities
  • Access to all Factory amenities, including fitness center, green space, parking, and more
  • Weekly meetups and activities with other residents and our on-site facilitator
  • Regular open-studio events, artist talks, and teaching opportunities
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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Open call for Artist in the Community Artist-in-Residence

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The Currier Museum of Art invites applications for our new social practice artist residency, Artists in the Community, for a residency period beginning in late winter/early spring 2021. The residency program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting audiences with art and creative thinking. Artists in the Community deepens this mission through an open call to social practice artists who share the goal of impacting people through the transformative power of art. 

Applicants must demonstrate a history of social engagement in their artmaking practice and production. Successful applicants will develop an innovative project with tangible outcomes that align with the tenets of their own practice, the mission of the museum, and the needs of the community partner(s) with whom they will collaborate. Artists and small collectives (no more than 3 people) working in any media are eligible to apply.

Understanding that partnerships evolve throughout the relationship between artist and organization, we recognize the need for flexibility. Proposals do not need to include fully formed projects; rather, we invite artists to describe the type of issues they plan to address, the impact their previous projects have had, and their working styles. A consideration of how your project could be achieved under anticipated ongoing physical distancing guidelines should also be included. 

The Currier Museum welcomes and encourages proposals from Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) as well as members of the LGBTQI community. The museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The Currier Museum supports resident artists with a stipend, travel allowance, materials budget, and housing in a fully-furnished home.

Deadline: 
09/15/2020
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Open Call: Portrait

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Open Call: Portrait - VR Gallery

We are seeking entries for our very first VR virtual exhibition at AIR gallery's new online gallery space.

The theme is Portrait;  we are looking for anything from traditional portraits to contemporary takes. Taking a theme that has predominated arts long history, we want to see how the self is represented in this turbulent times.

For this open call we can only accept 2D works due to the nature of the virtual engine we are using (unless you are able to create a 3d poly of your work that we could import in which case email your submission with the poly to us)

Up to three works can be entered and can cover a range of 2D Mediums. Images should be sent at 300DPI and high quality. Any blurry or low resolution images will be removed from the selection. There is no cost to submit or take part.

This is open to any artist worldwide.

Deadline 30th April 12pm (GMT)

​Successful artists will be notified on the 1-2 May and the exhibition will launch only on Thursday 7th May. All artists will be promoted on social media during the month of May alongside the exhibition which will be available to view digitally and on VR headsets.

 

Deadline: 
04/30/2020

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CONNECTION

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Call for Artists 

CONNECTION EXHIBITION

 

The Creative Recycling Gallery invites artists based in Manchester or in the North West to submit artwork for the CONNECTION Exhibition in May 2020 during the Chortlon Art Festival.

We are looking for art that explores the concept of Connection.
What is connection? 

How does your art make you feel connected?

Does your art help you to connect with yourself, with your community?

In a society that pushes us to feel more and more like individuals on their solo mission, disconnected from our neighbours and sometimes suspicious of diversity, we feel the need to talk about connection, the importance of community, of exploring connection to yourself and others

 

Requirements:

Artists aged 18yo and over

Based in Manchester or North West England

Must not have your artwork for sale/exhibited in Chortlon/South Manchester area 

 

Accepted Media:

Painting, Drawing, Prints, and any Visual Art (including digital prints), Sculpture.

 

Apply:
-  Email 3 to 4 artworks (not very high quality images) 

-  Include for each image Title/ Medium/ Size/ Price (your asking price before gallery commission)

A brief explanation of how your Art represents Connection, and what it connects to. (120 words max)

A brief Bio about you (120 words max)

 

If selected:

If selected you will be exhibiting as part of a small group of artists during the Chorlton Arts Festival (17 May - 24 May 2020).

The CONNECTION Exhibition will start on the 16th of May and will end on the 5th of June.

You will be charged a 40% commission if your artwork is sold. 

We will not accept replacements, if your artwork is selected it can’t be swapped for something else.

Your artwork needs to be professionally framed and ready to hang.

Drop off day on the 8th or 9th of May 2020 at The Creative Recycling Gallery. 

There will be an opening event for artists and friends on Sunday 17th of May in the afternoon at the gallery.

Deadline:
April 2nd 2020 to email work

Fee:
No entry fee

The Creative Recycling Gallery, 40 Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M219EL.

 

Deadline: 
04/02/2020

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Routes into Music Facilitation

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We’re offering three brand new opportunities to work with Brighter Sound as a music facilitator across our programme of work for children and young people.

The placements – one leading to a formal qualification and two paid traineeships – will offer practical, hands-on experience of music delivery in a workshop setting, shadowing experienced facilitators who are specialists in musically inclusive practice.

The roles are aimed at musicians who are committed to the development of their skills as a creative practitioner. The ideal candidates will be passionate about unlocking the creativity of children and young people through music making, and nurturing musical, social and personal progression.

You can read an overview of each of the positions below. 

1. Certificate for Music Educators Qualification

  • A comprehensive training programme leading to a professional, level 4 qualification in music education. Includes online training modules, 1-2-1 mentoring, and work placements to put learning into practice
  • Tuition fees, additional training and travel bursaries (of over £1000) covered by Brighter Sound
  • Accredited – assessed through observations and a portfolio of coursework
  • Flexible schedule (between 12-24 months)

2. Children & Young People Programme Trainee

  • Paid, on-the-job training, shadowing experienced Brighter Sound facilitators
  • Includes bespoke training sessions, and requirement to complete reflective diaries and blogs
  • Non-accredited
  • Over 6 months (March 2020– August 2020)
  • Across a variety of programmes with different ages, abilities and disciplines
  • Flexible session dates

3. Sing City Trainee

  • Paid, on-the-job training, shadowing experienced Brighter Sound facilitators
  • Includes bespoke training sessions, and requirement to complete reflective diaries and blogs
  • Non-accredited
  • Over 12 months (March 2020 – March 2021)
  • Part of Sing City – Brighter Sound’s songwriting project for 13-18’s
  • Weekly on Wednesday evenings

Further information

As part of the application form you will be asked to tell us why you are interested in applying for that particular role. Therefore we encourage you to only apply for the position that most interests you.

The deadline for all three placements is Sun 9 Feb 2020, 11pm.

If you have any questions about these opportunities please contact Lucy Wallace at lucy@brightersound.com or 0161 830 3899.

Supported by Youth Music as part of the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, and made possible by funding from the National Lottery via Arts Council England.

Deadline: 
02/09/2020

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Call out for 16-25’s: Electric Storm

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Create your own ‘Electric Storm’ on this 5-day residency for adventurous music creators, producers, sound designers and digital artists.

Aimed at women and non-binary people as part of our gender equality programme Both Sides Now, this is a unique opportunity to push your creative boundaries, develop your technical skills and collaborate with like-minded artists. 

This project marks the 50th anniversary of an album called ‘An Electric Storm’ by White Noise, a group which featured Delia Derbyshire, an early pioneer of electronic music. Best known for her iconic realisation of the Dr Who theme tune, Delia produced music way ahead of her time, even after being told by Decca Records in 1957 that the recording studio was “no place for a woman”.

We’re pleased to be working on this project with Delia Derbyshire Day – a Manchester based charity set up to honour Delia’s work and influence on the music landscape. 

What’s involved

Electric Storm will take place between Mon 20-Fri 24 Jan 2020 at Spirit Studios in Manchester.

As part of the project you will:

  • Work collaboratively to create a bold new audio visual work 
  • Learn more about how ‘An Electric Storm’ was produced and delve into the Delia Derbyshire Archive held at The John Rylands Library 
  • Work alongside professional artists Bishi, Caro C and Andrea Pazos
  • Use sound-making technologies to sample, distort and experiment with acoustic instruments
  • Develop skills in using Ableton software and the Push Controller
  • Perform or record your creation – together you’ll decide the best way to showcase your brand new work

Who it’s for

We want to hear from artists from a range of genres, backgrounds and disciplines spanning music, sound and digital art. Your method of creation can be acoustic or electronic, conventional or unconventional, using any form of instrument or gear.

To apply for this particular opportunity you should:

  • Identify as female or non-binary
  • Be aged between 16-25
  • Be based in Greater Manchester or the surrounding areas

“I was introduced to the music of Delia Derbyshire by the radical performance art group Minty, founded by Leigh Bowery, as a teen. Her music has inspired my journey as an artist and I can’t wait to bring elements of my multi-faceted practice into this project.” – Bishi, lead artist

“We are so excited to bring together a collective of bold creative womxn to create a modern electric storm. This is your chance to be bold and daring, and to create something expressive and collaborative inspired by one of the key pioneers of electronic music in the UK. Delia consistently inspires and encourages artists to go beyond their usual ways of working, so we can’t wait to see how her work inspires this time.” – Caro C, lead artist

How to apply

If you’re interested in taking part please complete a short online form* telling us a bit about yourself and why you would like to take part by Mon 16 Dec, 10am.

APPLY HERE

For more information or questions please contact Lucy Scott at lucys@brightersound.com or 0161 830 3899.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the form in a different format or have difficulty completing the form online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.


This project is made possible by the National Lottery via Arts Council England. With thanks to our funders Help Musicians UK, PRS Foundation, Manchester City Council and GMCA. 

Thank you to Spirit Studios for their support-in-kind on this project.

Deadline: 
12/16/2019
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