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Open Artist Series: Community Building & DIY Networks

The next event in our Open Artist Series will take place at Manchester’s most exciting new music venue YES – with a focus on ‘community’.

Aimed at musicians in the early stages of their career, you’ll get the chance to hear from and chat to other emerging musicians, established artists and industry professionals including:

  • Adrian McNally (The Unthanks)
  • Steve Pycroft (Riot Jazz, Kaleidoscope Orchestra)
  • Girl Gang Manchester
  • Dan Valentine

In a relaxed and informal setting, together you’ll explore:

  • How to build a music scene, or join an existing one
  • How to exist as an artist, even when you’re in an isolated area
  • How to create your own space, and fill it

Timings:

  • 9:30 – Registration
  • 10:00 – 14:30  – Event (full agenda tbc)
  • 14:30 onwards – Social in the YES bar

The Open Artist Series is part of a three-year programme supported by Help Musicians UK. Through a series of events, mentoring opportunities and showcases, it will support emerging musicians to make a career in music – encouraging and enabling them to become innovators in their own careers, and active contributors to a fairer and more sustainable music industry.

Contact & Links: 

Art at Christmas 2018

Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney

(Artist, Curator and Author)

Art at Christmas 2018

 

Extraordinary gifts for the festive season.

- Abstract canvas work.

- Abstract digital media prints.

- Landscape photographs.

- Live Art limited edition prints.

(Black / white and colour series available).

Contact to make an appointment to view the various collections.

Plus, private and public commissions.

 

Gaynor Evelyn Sweeney

(Artist, Curator and Author)

e: gaynor_evelyn_sweeney@live.com

w: www.gaynorevelynsweeney.webs.com

m: +44(0)7944141519

Call for Commissions: LightNight Liverpool 2017

LightNight, Liverpool's latenight arts festival, returns on Friday 19 May 2017.

The next instalment of one of Liverpool's biggest and best loved cultural events will be themed around the phenomenon of Time.

Don't miss the chance to be part of this special night and showcase your offer to thousands of visitors of all ages! Last year the festival received more than 72,000 visits in a single night, with more than 100 special events staged across 50 city centre venues.

Open Culture has secured Arts Council funding for a maximum of ten artistic commissions, of up to 1000, for the 2017 programme.

We are looking for emerging or established artists living or working in the UK. Proposals in any artform are welcome including visual arts, sculpture, technology, moving image, spoken word, performance, installation, light art or any combination of these.

We are looking for high-quality projects that are thought-provoking and engaging to the senses exploring the 2017 theme which isTime.

These commissions will present opportunities for artists to create work which is:

- presented as part of a major festival that reaches a large and varied audience
- made in collaboration with a new organisation or venue
- challenging but accessible for new audiences

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The deadline for applications is Sunday 8 January 2017.Successful projects will receive up to 1000 for all artist fees and materials.

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