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Children’s Art Week 2020: Grants for organisations

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Children's Art Week 2020: 29 June – 19 July 2020   

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.   

In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme.   

  

Our 2020 themes are…    

  • Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World   
  • Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations   
  • Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing   

Schools, galleries, museums and community groups are invited to plan and register visual arts activities for children and families. These activities will give children and young people, together with their teachers, parents and carers, the opportunity to take part in practical art activities with artists, makers and educators.  

Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how essential creativity and the visual arts are for learning, connecting and wellbeing. While our venues, cultural organisations and some school buildings may be closed, engaging in the visual arts is more important than ever.   

 

Who can organise an event or activity?   

Due to the uncertainty of when cultural and community venues will be able to safely host events, Children’s Art Week 2020 is focusing on online, remote events, activities and resources for home and school.   

Venues and organisations of all types and sizes are welcome to register events and activities — from libraries to community halls, heritage venues and country parks, schools and of course museums and galleries. Individual artists and makers can also take part.  

Activities may range from a live-streamed session with an artist or special activity packs, to digital challenges engaging with online collections, physical resources distributed by post or activity delivered over the phone — think outside the box! Events and activities will be filtered by age and location, so think about whether you would like to connect to a specific history or person from your local area and what age groups you would like to engage with.   

Organisers are welcome to revisit existing resources and activities to programme for Children’s Art Week 2020. If you have activities, a campaign or programme already in action, think about how you can respond to this year’s themes and join in!   

All registered events or activities, excluding private events registered by schools or organisations, must be free or low cost to participate, and must be able to be accessed or distributed remotely. Organisers will receive support from Engage to plan, run and publicise their events or activities.  

Registration will open at the end of May 2020.   

  

Why get involved?   

Children’s Art Week is a fantastic opportunity to encourage families, children and young people and schools to take part in fun, creative activities that they might not have tried before.  

In 2019 more than 17,000 children, young people and adults took part in events in venues across the UK. Organisers reported that 62% of participants were first-time visitors to their venue. 32% of participants were audiences who were completely new to the arts.   

Through evaluation, we know that Children’s Art Week is a valuable opportunity for venues and individuals to reach out to new audiences and take part in a national event.   

 

I have questions — who can I contact for help?   

Our team are on hand to offer support for your event — if you have any questions please contact info@childrensartweek.org.uk or call 07483 319 951.  

Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported in 2020 by Engage Scotland, Engage Cymru and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. 

Prizes Details: 

6 x £750 grants are available for organisations to commission freelance gallery educators or artists in England, Scotland and Wales to produce or lead new activity during Children’s Art Week.  

Deadline: 
05/27/2020
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Fully Funded Opportunity for Artists Affected by Natural Disasters

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The Byrdcliffe Art Community has received a generous grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for visual artists living/working in North America (including Mexico and Puerto Rico) who have been displaced or otherwise affected by a natural disaster.  The Pollock-Krasner grant will offer a full fellowship and stipends to attend the four-week residency in Woodstock, NY in Summer 2020 for up to 4 selected visual artists. The grant will cover all fees plus provide a stipend up to $500 to assist with travel to and from the residency and an additional materials reimbursement up to $500 to help compensate for lost and damaged materials. Eligible disciplines include painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, and other visual media. Application Deadline for this grant is March 1, 2020

2020 Session Dates: 

* Session 1: Thurs, May 28  –  Mon, June 22

* Session 2: Thurs, June 25 – Mon, July 20

* Session 3: Thurs, Aug 6   –   Mon, Aug 31

* Session 4: Thurs, Sept 3   –  Mon, Sept 29

 

Number of Participants: 

4 selected visual artists will receive a Pollock Krasner Disaster Relief Fellowship for a residency at Byrdcliffe Artist Colony in Woodstock, NY

Eligibility: 

This grant includes artists affected by the earthquakes in Mexico, wildfires in California, hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Please note that destruction of a home or studio by extremes of weather (e.g. pipes bursting due to freezing, etc) are not covered by this grant. Eligible disciplines include painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, and other visual media. Applicants must be visual artists living/working in North America (including Mexico and Puerto Rico) to be eligible for this grant. 

Prizes Details: 

The grant will cover all fees plus provide a stipend up to $500 to assist with travel to and from the residency and an additional materials reimbursement up to $500 to help compensate for lost and damaged materials.

Deadline: 
03/01/2020
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Partnership opportunities

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Do you have a creative project that needs funding? Have an exhibition coming up? Have membership fees to pay but can’t afford to? Are you a larper? Maybe you really want to attend the next Shattered World event but can't afford the ticket? A Dancer in need of new costumes? Do you need funding? Do you need to pay studio space fees? Is it time to purchase new tools? Is it a new guitar? Perhaps you're saving because you want to tour? Have you got recording studio fees to pay? Are you planning to release an EP? Is it that pair of Kool Karlifornia Infirri leather pants that will put together your look? Does your brand need new merch? Or maybe you're part of a club?A market stall holder? Do you run workshops? Part of a car club? Do you want to raise money for charity? Are you a publican who wants to attract more musicians to play gigs? Do you volunteer for wildlife conservation charities? Is there a course or workshop you'd like to do? Are you interested in promoting the Perth music scene

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       - Join the team at Around The Sound today and start earning money -

We are looking for 50-100 people who want to earn some money selling Perth’s only locally produced music magazine and website, Around The Sound. Our profits go to charity and you can sell copies to family, friends, bandmates, artists, fans, anyone who is interested.

Around The Sound is published fortnightly and we also have some fantastic fundraising opportunities available for any individuals or community groups who are searching for the easiest fundraising game changer that will significantly increase the $ in their kitty.

If you or someone you know is interested, contact Ash Lee or Andrew Thompson for more information today.

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Arts Grants Scheme

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The Arts Grants scheme welcomes applications from individuals and organisations looking to produce excellent and engaging art projects across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and offers grants of up to £3,000.

The Arts Grants scheme has funded over 350 projects in the last 15 years, which have included creative writing, art workshops, community-devised opera, dance for the over 60s, art bus tours, sound installations, radio and Algoraving (to name a handful)!

 

Deadline: 
04/30/2019
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Alternate Realities 20K Commission

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Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to announce a £20,000 opportunity for an artist to create an imaginative digital artwork. 

Supported by Arts Council England, Site Gallery, British Council & MUTEK.

With thanks to support from Arts Council England, Site Gallery and British Council, we are offering £20,000 for an artist(s) based anywhere in the world to create an imaginative digital project in documentary to be installed and exhibited in the Alternate Realities exhibition programme as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s 26th edition later this year: 6th – 11th June 2019. Additionally MUTEK will be inviting the successful commission winner to their 20th edition in Montreal (20-25 August, 2019) to speak about the work and then tour their project to MUTEK Montreal in 2020.

 

This is the sixth Alternate Realities Commission at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The commission is an opportunity to truly innovate in the field of documentary-based digital storytelling.

 

The closing date is 25 February 2019 (12 midnight GMT) 

Deadline: 
02/25/2019
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Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism

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ABOUT THE EYEBEAM CENTER FOR THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

The Eyebeam Center for the Future of Journalism (ECFJ) is an experimental grant-making program that supports artists producing innovative and revelatory journalistic work for major media outlets.

Underwritten by Craig Newmark Philanthropies, ECFJ is the first initiative of its kind to directly facilitate artists’ major media commissions in the realm of journalism. With the belief that artists are central in the invention and design of our shared future, and also critical in shifting public debate, ECFJ supports the execution of pieces that focus on reimagining the way stories are told, particularly around technology and society.

The funds distributed to artists assist with research, travel, and other expenses many media outlets struggle to cover, allowing stories that are often out of reach in today’s climate to be produced.

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HOW ECFJ WORKS

In an effort to be responsive to an ever-fluctuating news cycle, artists can apply to ECFJ for support of their work on a rolling basis.

ECFJ supports a variety of work, including text, photography, audio and video. Artists with longer-term, research-intensive projects are also encouraged to apply.

Artists’ submissions should focus on the following issues:

• Data privacy

• 2018/2020 elections

• Role of technology in society

• Political influence campaigns

• Interrogating harmful technologies

• Countering disinformation

• Artificial Intelligence

Grant support ranges from $500 to $5,000 per project.

 

ELIGIBILITY  

• Individuals and collectives can apply. Collectives must have work samples that reflect a history of working together.

• Domestic and international applicants are welcome.

• Applicants must have an existing commission letter from an editor.

• Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

• Applications must be in English.

 

EACH APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE

• 300-word project description

• Assignment letter from an editor

• A reference contact or letter of support

• Two samples of past work

• Detailed budget of expenses (travel costs, per diem and research costs are acceptable)

At this time, final pieces must be in English. 

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SUPPORT

This program is supported by Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

“Sometimes artists can express truths much more effectively than anyone can with straight explanation. We’re hoping that can be a means to counter disinformation used against us all.” – Craig Newmark

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