CALL FOR ENTRIES: Prestigious Student Artist Award



Fine Art Trade Guild are proud to invite you to enter the inaugural Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award 2017! Open to emerging 2D artists internationally in their final two years on a higher education art course, the award provides recognition for up-and-coming artists talent.

The winner will be decided by the Fine Art Trade Guild's Fine Art Committee who will be looking for excellence and innovation. They will select the shortlist and winner of the Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award 2017, announced at the annual Art and Framing Industry Awards in May 2017, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Why Enter?

  • The overall winner will receive the sought-after Fine Art Trade Guild hand made glass trophy that will be awarded by Jorge Aguilar-Agon.
  • The winner will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Awards and will dine with industry greats - a brilliant opportunity to network and learn from the best (including the Guild's own Fine Art Committee).
  • Winning an award as a student will look amazing on your CV and will give you that sought-after edge in your future career.
  • Towngate Publications will capture, proof and print the winning image to Guild Standards. Producing the first 20 prints of a limited edition print run!
  • The winner's artwork will be professionally framed by a Guild Certified Picture Framer, and will be exhibited in the Guild Artist Exhibition 2017 - both at the private view in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and during the London leg of the exhibition at the Guild Gallery, Wandsworth.
  • The winner will be featured in the award winning Art + Framing Today magazine along with their artwork, as well as being displayed on until next years award!

How to Enter?

Entering this award will give you the chance to push your talents to the fore; winning one will give you a boost that money cannot buy! So what are you waiting for?!

Dont delay, enter our award today and show us just how talented you are!

Free Event for Artists: Meet the Artist Kristina Veasey


The Meet the Artist/Writer series showcases writers and artists from marginalised backgrounds and how they got their work out there.

Kristina Veaseys journey from born creative to hobby artist, and finally on to professional artist has developed through ad-hoc routes, leaps in the dark and trying to figure out how to play the art game. Still feeling very much at the beginning of her career as a proper artist, Kristina will share the things she feels have worked well and those that havent so much. Come along to this talk to find out more about her work, her approach and the crumbs under her sofa!

Date:Wednesday 18 January 2017
Time: 12-1pm
Venue:Activities Hall, Brighthelm, NorthRoad, Brighton, BN1 1YD

Book your free place here

Bring Your Event - 7 weeks to deadline


The call for artists to bring their event to our JAM on the Marsh 2017 festival is open. Closing date:Friday 27th January

JAM on the Marshis a multi-arts festival spanning Kent's Romney Marsh for 2 weeks each July. To date the festival has included music, art, photography, theatre, childrens workshops and poetry. This year thousands flocked to our various events and media coverage soared to 4.7million including BBC SouthEast tv, BBC Radio Kent and Radio 3. Our programming included BBC Singers, London Mozart Players, Onyx Brass and international fashion photographer Tristan Fewings. Blended with these oustanding visiting artists were events brought by superb regional talent through our Bring Your Own (BYO) intiative. This is an important part of our activity to nurture less established artists.

JAM on the Marsh works as an umbrella organisation. JAMputs on some of the concerts and events, but many are brought by the artists and performers themselves. All events are publicised and supported equally within the festival promotion. BYO is a wonderful platform for you to make the most of our audience database, media reach and artistic network in a supported environment. BYO artists cover their costs yet take all income e.g. tickets, art sales etc. Those who've been involved with the festival to date have really enjoyed the experience and are keen to return, suggesting this arrangement works well.

Next year JAM on the Marsh willl run from 6th - 16th July. We would be delighted to receive applications from across the arts spectrum; dance, comedy, theatre, poetry, story-telling, music of all genres, crafts, art, photography To be involved, you simply need to clickhereto read more about being involved and for the short application form.

The deadline for forms is Friday 27th January.

Holistic Singing Session



Would You Like to Sing the Way You Always Felt You Can?

One-to-one coaching sessions welcome anyone who is interested in searching for expression through singing.Eachlessonis tailor-made to your individual needs and focused on understanding your unique ways of learning and aspirations.

This unique method is truly FOR ANYONE and includes:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Voice projection
  • Finding your own sound
  • Ways of being fully present
  • Exploring the meaning of lyrics, expressing feelings through the song
  • Building confidence and greater expression.

In their own words:

The feeling which I have when Im singing is incredible. There is no negative energy in me; its just all great. -Project Manager

If you are interested in knowing more - please contact me:

Affordable Artist's Studio Spaces Available - Worthing


Affordable Artist's Studio Spaces Available
A range of studio spaces to suit most practices and budgets will be available at BN14 Studios, Worthing from 1st March 2017.
Prices range between 85 and 150 per month.
Please more info.

BN14 Art Studios will be taking over the running of the Worthing Art Studios building from March 2017. The new space will be run by a collective of current resident artists, and we look forward to welcoming new members to our studios. There is also the potential to join the studios before March, please get in touch with us to find out more:
We are located at King Edward Close, off King Edward Avenue, BN14 8DJ. A short walk from both Worthing and East Worthing stations, and the town centre."

Disabled artists shortlisted for Unlimited commissions announced



Unlimited, the arts commissioning programme delivered in partnership by Shape Arts and Artsadmin, which supports disabled artists to create and present exceptional work across all art forms, today announces the artists shortlisted for the third round of exceptional and ambitious arts commissions and Research and Development (R&D) awards. You can read the full announcement at


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