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Litmus Open Call: Parts 4 & 5

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Litmus  is an exhibition and development programme offering curatorial and practical support for five early career artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders to research, develop and present new work at Oriel Davies.

Artists are invited to submit applications for either part 4: Litmus Residency or part 5: Litmus Commission.

Litmus is based in our third exhibition space, which is a small yet adaptable space that measures 158cm (w) x 212cm (l) x 219cm (h). Whilst we’re anchoring the programme here, artists are encouraged to submit applications that consider other spaces/places in Oriel Davies (whether physical or digital), and the surrounding area.

Artists are encouraged to submit applications showing ambition, experimentation and creative risk taking as part of a commitment to developing their creative practice.

What’s on Offer?

Litmus Residency

You are invited to propose how, through this opportunity, you might open out an area of research or a new aspect, project or development within your practice. The Litmus Residency is an opportunity for time and space to explore emergent strands of practice.

A residency based from our third exhibition space. Residency dates: 09 December 2017-27 January 2018.

Curatorial and practical dialogue and support from Litmus Curator Louise Hobson, Oriel Davies Curator Alex Boyd Jones and the wider gallery team.

A fee of £600 and an additional budget of £400 for travel, accommodation and expenses.

Litmus Commission

You are invited to propose how, through this opportunity, you might crystallise your current research, focus your practice and develop new work. The Litmus Commission is an opportunity to test out an idea and bring into reality the next stage of your practice.

An exhibition in our third exhibition space. Exhibition dates: 10 February-11 April 2018.

Curatorial and practical dialogue and support from Litmus Curator Louise Hobson, Oriel Davies Curator Alex Boyd Jones and the wider gallery team.

A fee of £600 and an additional budget of £400 for production, materials and expenses.

Who Can Apply?

Artists based in Wales and the Welsh Borders - Litmus aims to support artists from a wide geographic spread across Wales and the bordering Counties (Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire).

As an organisation that seeks to support artists from all backgrounds, Oriel Davies welcomes applications from BAME artists and also those artists who identify as disabled.

Artists making work in any media - Litmus aims to support artists with a range of practices and artistic approaches.

Early career artists - selected artists will be in the process of establishing their creative/professional practice.

We are looking for those who will benefit the most from the Litmus Programme and the support and dialogue on offer.

How to Apply
Please apply by downloading and completing the Litmus Open Call Parts 4 & 5 Application Form, which asks for the following:

Tell us whether you are applying for the Litmus Commission or the Litmus Residency.

Introduce yourself and your practice (max 200 words)

Outline how you propose to use this opportunity including ideas and starting points (max 400 words)

Tell us what informs your practice, how this project may enable you to develop your practice and support your personal and/or professional development (max 400 words)

Attach your CV (max two pages A4)

Attach one PDF of up to 6 images and/or up to four web links (to sound files or videos) to show examples of your work

Download, complete and attach our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 

Key Dates

Closing date for applications: Thursday 05 October, 10pm

Artists notified of interview: Thursday 12 October 2017

Artist interviews at Oriel Davies, Newtown: Wednesday 18 October 2017

Successful artists notified: Friday 20 October 2017

Deadline: 
10/05/2017

Oriel Davies Open Writing Competition 2017

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Oriel Davies is inviting submissions of poetry and prose on the theme of Water.  The competition is open to anyone and those wishing to submit more than one piece in either category are more than welcome.

Categories:

Poetry (50 lines max)

Prose (1000 words max)

Theme:                         

Water

Fee:

£3 per submission*

Judges:                                   

Chris Kinsey, celebrated nature poet

Sophie McKeand, Young People’s Laureate Wales

Prizes:                                    

A £50 voucher to spend in Oriel Davies shop  (1 for best poem and 1 for best prose)

The winning entries will feature on the Oriel Davies website and be read to an audience at an event in February 2018. Shortlisted writers will also be invited to participate in the readings.

Submissions:            

Please send submissions either by email to desk@orieldavies.org or by post to: Oriel Davies, The Park, Newtown. SY16 2NZ. Please include in the subject heading or on the envelope ‘Water, Oriel Davies Writing Competition’.

* Payment Methods:

Cheque: Make payable to - Oriel Davies Gallery (please write your payment reference in the back of the cheque**)

BACS: Account Name: Oriel Davies Gallery Sort Code: 40-34-33 Account No: 51484494 (please state your payment reference **)

** Payment Reference:

All payments must include the reference ‘Water’ followed by your full name e.g. waterjoebloggs

Please note that entries submitted without payment will not be considered.

Deadline: 
11/04/2017

Artist Call – Workshops for Children and Families

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Oriel Davies is seeking creative practitioners with a background in participatory practice to deliver a programme of workshops for children and families in Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space The Kitchen.

We are looking for up to 6 artists to run workshops and activities that take inspiration from The Kitchen, both the project space and all things relating to the domestic setting.  In addition, there are four Big Draw workshops, which should be based on the 2017 festival theme – Living Lines.

 

The Kitchen – is a creative social space, where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired. Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space, The Kitchen will be open to visitors from 07 October 2017 to 27 January 2018, presenting a vibrant programme of workshops, activities, events and talks alongside fantastic opportunities for collaboration and community intervention.

The Kitchen is a room to relax and hang out in as well as a space for creativity. Designed as a flexible environment for a wide range of activity, The Kitchen will continuously adapt and change over the four months as visitors, artists and community groups create and share their work. 

Deadline: 
09/10/2017

Artist Residency Call | Bettws Lifehouse

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We are seeking a creative practitioner with a background in participatory practice to take on a six-day residency in Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space The Kitchen, working with a group of students with autism, moderate learning needs and behavioral difficulties.

We are inviting proposals from, but not limited to, visual and digital artists, performance makers, creative writers, filmmakers, illustrators and craft specialists. Although the focus of the residency is the development and delivery of four workshops with a group of students from Bettws Lifehouse. There is also opportunity to produce a mix of artistic engagement activities for general visitors and develop creative interventions in The Kitchen project space.

This is an exciting opportunity for a versatile practitioner with proven experience working with young people with learning and behavioral difficulties and is keen to further explore their practice.

Building on the achievements of The Drawing Room in year one, The Kitchen is the next edition of Open Space, a two-year pilot project that runs alongside, and in addition to, the Gallery's existing exhibition and learning programmes. Open Space is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Oriel Davies – is a contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wales. Based in Newtown, Powys, Oriel Davies is the largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft.

Bettws Lifehouse - is a school for children with emotional and behavioral difficulties, Autistic Spectrum diagnosis and moderate learning difficulties. The Lifehouse provides a valid and realistic alternative to mainstream education and pupil referral units, for those needing something ‘a little bit different’ for up to 20 pupils aged between 9 and 19.

Residency Details

This is a six-day residency, which will take place on consecutive Tuesdays from 07 November to 12 December 2017. Although the first day will include a visit to the school, the artist will be based in The Kitchen at Oriel Davies for the remainder of the residency.

The artist will work with eight lower school pupils (aged 10 – 14). The students will be supported by five members of staff from the Art and English team during their visits to the gallery. The students involved in the project will have a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties, Autistic Spectrum diagnosis and moderate learning difficulties.

The Kitchen – is a creative social space, where art, performance, craft and film will be made, shared and inspired. Oriel Davies’ pop-up project and event space, The Kitchen will be open to visitors from 07 October 2017 to 27 January 2018, presenting a vibrant programme of workshops, activities, events and talks alongside fantastic opportunities for collaboration and community intervention.

The Kitchen is a room to relax and hang out in as well as a space for creativity. Designed as a flexible environment for a wide range of activity, The Kitchen will continuously adapt and change over the four months as visitors, artists and community groups create and share their work. 

Deadline: 
09/10/2017

Join the Kitchen Collective!

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A new group open to anyone interested in taking part and supporting The Kitchen. The Collective will input into what takes place in the project space, support events and activities as well as be out there spreading the word.

The Kitchen is a space for creativity as well as a room to hang out in. It will play host to a programme of workshops, activities, events and talks as well as offer opportunities for visitors, artists and groups to try out and share new, creative ideas.

The Collective will have input into what takes place in The Kitchen, support events and activities as well as help spread the word. We welcome positive energy and ideas, and as a new group, those joining early will help inform and shape how the Collective runs. New members can join at any time and you only need to commit as much time as you wish to give.

Open to residents from Newtown and the surrounding area, The Collective is FREE to join and brings with it a number of benefits, including reduced participation fees and priority invitation to certain events.

Deadline: 
01/27/2018

Call for Donations - Unwanted furniture, objects, utensils and craft materials needed

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Oriel Davies is seeking donations of unwanted kitchen furniture and objects from the residents of Newtown and surrounding areas. We are looking for items to create and furnish The Kitchen.

Deadline: 
09/22/2017

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