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POV zine - digital interdisciplinary art zine / open call: femme fragile




POV [POINT OF VIEW] is a self-published digital zine. It features projects of different disciplines that circulate the thematic focus of each publication. The idea of creating a zine was born out of a desire to give artists an independent platform for support and expression. A (digital) place to come together in uncertain and disconnected times. Our intention is to create a sustainable platform and space - for artists by artists - for mutual exchange, inspiration, and discussion. With two publications per year - in spring and fall - POV dedicates each issue to a different thematic focus. The next issue will be published in March 2022.

In our next issue, we explore the figure of the femme fragile* and which ideas are behind this concept. »The term femme fragile is the conceptual counterpart of the self-conscious femme fatale.« says Wikipedia. We look at the concept of a femme fragile beyond the "strong-weak" and the submissive male gaze. Is it possible that in fragility lies strength, power, and confidence? Is it possible to simultaneously be weak and strong? Is it possible that this same fragility will be fatal to the patriarchal order? We are seeking content that reflects within the topic of femme fragile on present concerns, solutions, challenges, limitations, possibilities, visions, aesthetics, obsessions, and so on. Tell us what you think, share your feelings and ideas. We are curious about your feminist, personal, planned, spontaneous, practical, or theoretical points of view. We are open to contributions of any format, genre, or discipline. Whether it's a recipe or an essay, a gif or a poem, a movement or a drawing, a spoken message or a photo, or ... - give it a go!


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Open Call for Puppetry Papers - (all research areas considered)



Moving Parts is a brand new performance and training festival situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, focussing on puppetry, mask and object manipulation. Spanning six days across fourvenues, the ambitiousevent is especially geared towards adults, teenagers, emerging artists and professional practitioners.

We are looking for submissions to our Open Call for Puppetry Papers for our Tk4: Puppetry Research Conference happening on Saturday 1st April 2017, 1-3pm at Space Six in Newcastle.

Research papers can be on any subject, area of study or in any format within the world of puppetry, mask, stop-animation and object manipulation, such as social, health, historical, artistic, philosophical, anthropological, political etc. Papers must be able to be presented (or in part thereof) within 20 minutes at the Puppetry Research Conference, ideally by the writer or by someone you have entrusted. We welcome submissions that use visual demonstrations, images and even live puppetry, but it is not a requirement. You do not need to be an academic or official researcher to submit a paper. Submissions can also be solely demonstrated through performance and other means.

The ethos behind the conference is to promote networking between puppetry researchers at all stages in their career, but also to start infiltrating the benefits of puppetry further into academia. This in turn we hope will help puppetry be integrated more into other areas of life, such as mental health therapy. We will be developing this strand in future festivals, and are now looking for partnership, particularly with universities, theatre practitioners and health organisations.

Deadline: 10th March 2017

For more information on the festival:

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The Big Draw with the Guild of St. George is pleased to announce the call for artists and makers open forThe 4thJohn Ruskin Prize


Application Deadline:Monday 24th April 2017

Prizes:1st Prize (3000) | 2nd Prize (1000) | Student Prize (1000)

Shortlist Exhibition:The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June 8th October 2017

Selection Panel: Kirstie Hamilton (Head of Exhibitions & Displays Museums Sheffield), Zachary Eastwood-Bloom (Sculptor & Designer), Mandy Payne (Artist), Julia Bell (Head of Partnerships, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts), Clive Wilmer (Master, Guild of St George), Kate Mason (Director, The Big Draw)

2017 THEME

This years theme:Hand & Eye: Master of All Trades in The Age of Jackrefers to theArtist as Polymath. Open to a range of interpretations and approaches, the theme is intended to lend itself to responses from artists and makers whose work celebrates the opportunity to marry diverse materials and disciplines.


In celebration of Artist as Polymath, 2017 marks the first year that The Prize will be open to makers and craftspeople, as well as fine artists. Alongside Ruskins own career as a polymath, the theme has been jointly inspired by The Year of Making in Sheffield, which took place throughout 2016, and The Big Draws year of STEAM Power, which celebrates the interconnections between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths


The selection panel will select20 prize finaliststo be included in a high profile shortlist exhibition at The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June 8th October 2017. The three winners will be announced at the private view in June 2017. All prize finalists will also have the opportunity to be included in the online Ruskin Editions collection.

CALL OUT FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - Young Artists Feedback Forum



TheYoung Artists Feedback Forumis a space for young artists to show their work in-progress to an audience in a supportive environment and receive constructive feedback.

The event is curated by Siobhan Davies DancesYAAG (Young Artists Advisory Group), and the evening will be facilitated by artist Amy Bell, who will guide young artists and audiences through the process of sharing ideas and feedback usingLiz Lermans Critical Response Process.

If you would like to show your work in-progress alongside other young artists,download the application form hereand send it to

Siobhan Davies Dance produces interdisciplinary and collaborative works that explore choreography across various disciplines. Interdisciplinary and experimental works are very welcome in the Feedback Forum.

We are looking for works in progress made by 14-25 year olds, with a maximum length of 10 minutes.

Deadline to apply:Wednesday 25 January 2017
All applicants will be notified byMonday 6 February.
Event date: Sunday 5 March 2017

For more information, email

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


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

Affordable Dance and Music Courses in East London


New term due to start the week of 9th Jan 2017. Hurry book your space!

Our dance and performing arts classes offer you the chance to learn to dance, play an instrument or sing. Whether you are interested in Bollywood, ballet, salsa, hand drumming or music, we can offer you a course that will get you started. You can also improve or maintain your skills through our improvers and intermediate courses. We can offer you what you need to maintain your standard or to improve and build on it. Whetheryou want to become an enthusiastic amateur or aspire to perform professionally, we can help you.

Some of the courses are:
Piano and Keyboard Skills Beginners
Ballet Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate
Contemporary Dance Beginners, Improversand Intermediate
Belly Dancing Beginners, Improvers andIntermediate
Argentine Tango Beginners, Improvers andIntermediate
Bollywood Beginners, Improvers andWorkshop
Hand Drumming and Percussion Beginnersand Improvers

Intensive Dance Training

Do you want to engage into intensive dance training and even pursue further professional dance training and look to develop a dance related career? This might be the course for you. A one year dance programme which has been originally developed in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London. The programme is mainly centred on regular technique classes and creative workshops in Contemporary Dance and classical Ballet.
It aims to prepare individuals wishing to audition and progress onto Professional Dance Training courses and or just wanting to engage into more intensive training. This course offers particularly good structured training for people in full time work (Audition on Monday 9th January 2017 6-9pm).

To find out about our courses visit:

You can enrol in person at your local Idea Storeor learning centre or our Enrolment Hotline on 020 7364 5665 between the hours of 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.


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