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Sculpture Trail at Saltaire Festival Open Gardens

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We are looking for artists working in any 3D medium suitable for external display to show work in one of around twelve small garden spaces.
This two-day event is a a major element of the Festival Opening Weekend
Because of the nature of the Grade II listed architecture in the village, most spaces are small - many no more than enclosed back-yards, so the event is suitable for sculptural ceramics and glass as well as sculpture.  
Work may be for sale, and the footfall for the event is very good.
There is a small fee to selected artists of £20 to contribute to publicity and administration costs for this volunteer-run event, but no commission is taken on sales.

 

Deadline: 
06/30/2018

Departure Lounge 15th Anniversary Concerts

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Departure Lounge celebrates a wonderful 15 years of experimental / electronic / improvisatory wildness with two spectacular Yorkshire performances this week:

YORK 29/11 National Centre for Early Music, 19.30

https://www.facebook.com/events/1186642321427536/

LEEDS 30/11 Arts@Trinity, 20.00

https://www.facebook.com/events/802851823150581/

Featuring Paul J. Abbott (voice/guitar/electronics), James Stephenson (oboe/synths), Lara Jones (saxophones), Laura Kox (bass flute) and Alexandros Pepelasis (Percussion).

OPEN CALL: Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2017

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We are excited to announce that the third instalment of the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is open for entries. The prize is open to artists working across all genres, styles and from any background. The overall deadline is 15 January, however all artists who enter before the 18 December will receive feedback on the application they submitted. We are a prize that focuses on supporting not just winners but all artists involved.

PRIZES INCLUDE:

7,000prizes, for the Overall Winner, the Employee Choice Award, the Sculpture Award, Ashurst's Rich Mix Prize

Includes 1,000 of vouchersfrom Cass Art for the 3 Winners

Three monthsolo exhibitionsin London, England

Group Showfor 25 Shortlisted Artists in April - June 2017

Early entrieswill featurein our ongoing campaigns to clients,invitationsto ourinformative talks.

For further information and the application form see here or please email with questions.

Theatre/performing arts survey closes this week! £50 prize draw

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Work in theatre/performing arts? Complete your survey today for the chance to win one of four 50 Theatre Token PRIZES

UK Theatre have launched their survey of the UKs theatre and performing arts workforce.

Start your survey now! http://fluidsurveys.com/s/UKT_WorkforceReview/?collector=215848

Deadline: 09 December 2016 at midnight

They want to hear from EVERY THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS WORKER across the UK, as well as their employers and training providers. The results will help improve routes into and through the sector, and aid decision-making over the next ten years, including addressing anticipated skills gaps.

The report will be published in early 2017, and the findings will be used for the benefit of the workforce and employers. It will provide the evidence base to influence Government and training providers to ensure a relevant and resilient theatre and performing arts sector.

Cassie Chadderton, Head of UK Theatre & Membership Development, said its essential that we plan to have the right workforce, drawn from a broad talent base, to keep theatre and the performing arts thriving into the future.

Survey respondents will be entered into a draw to win one of four prizes of 50 worth of Theatre Tokens, subject to terms and conditions.

For more information on this or other Nordicity initiatives, contact Stephen Hignell at shignell@nordicity.com.

Arts Award adviser training, York - January

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Develop young peoples creativity and reward achievement with Arts Award

Do you work with young people? Support their creative development with Arts Award. Train as an Arts Award adviser and learn everything you need to deliver these unique qualifications, enabling you to support children and young people aged up to 25. Arts Award is open to young people of all interests and backgrounds, and can be delivered within a variety of settings and timescales through any arts, cultural or media activity.

Arts Award Bronze and Silver training

Bronze Arts Award is a Level 1 qualification. Silver Arts Award is a Level 2 qualification. To deliver these levels, book your place on a one-day Bronze & Silver adviser training course. Training costs 190 per person*

Location: Hull 23/01/17

*Discount available on courses booked before 31stDecember 2016. Details at artsaward.org.uk/training

Dreams, Dice and Divination: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

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York Islamic Art Circle

Tuesday 31st January 2017

6-30pm-8:00pm

Bowland Auditorium (University of York)

You can get your free ticket at www.york.ac.uk/tickets

Dream manuals, talismanic shirts, horoscopic charts and magico-medicinal bowls testify to the changing roles of divinatory practices within Islamic traditions from the medieval period to the present day. Despite critical attitudes and bans, in fact, various techniques to foretell the future and influence daily events were used by elites and ordinary people alike in order to address all sort of concerns. Dreams, Dice and Divination: Islamic Art and the Supernatural will explore the themes and debates surrounding these common yet controversial arts through the lens of art and material culture.

Francesa Leoni is the Yousef Jamrel curator of Islamic Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Francesa is the curator of their current exhibition "Power and Protection:IslamicArt and the Supernatural" showing until 20th January 2017.

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