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Upcoming deadline: Public Art Commission for Priors Hall Park

Last chance to submit letters of interest for this paid opportunity:

Please read the the full artists brief avaialable this linkand send letters of interest along with a CV to including:

  • Details about your relevant previous work (including images)
  • Experience of working in and responding to public spaces and communities
  • Information about how you would respond to this commission, including initial ideas

Deadline: 11th December (this Sunday)

Total artist's budget: 15,000
Artist Fee 3,000-5,000 (excl VAT)
Materials/Production/Installation 10,000-12,000 (excl VAT)

Shortlisted artists will be asked to make a site visit in January for which there is a500 artist's fee (excluding VAT, including travel).

How to Cut Through - Profile & Digital Marketing for Artists


A day course packed with information designed to help you promote yourself and your work


1: Cutting Through in a Crowded Space

9.45 AM - 1 PM

Learn how to navigate the art world effectively, build your reputation, sell work through galleries, and fund your next project.

The morning is led by visual arts producer Kath Cockshaw who has worked with emerging, mid-career and high profile artists since 1998. Each section is designed to help you realise specific goals, supported by the afternoon workshop:

  • Your Route to Success: Identify what you want to achieve, where you want your work to appear, tools and steps you need to get there

  • Mapping Today's Art World: This workshop gives a birds-eye view of types of display, sales spaces on and off-line, how to access them

  • Show and Sell: Get the low-down on working with galleries, art fairs, marketing representatives, learn to manage your/ their expectations

  • Funding Your Next Step: Consider options for funding your next project, learn secrets of successful crowdfunding.


2: Social Media Workshop

2 PM 5 PM

Build confidence and make social media work for you. Learn vital skills youll need to promote your work from experienced marketing professionals.

This three hour workshop, designed for beginners/ intermediate level users will be delivered by digital marketing professionals Sean Buchan and Chris Bettles.The session will enable you to become proficient with social media so that it becomes an enjoyable part of your creative process.

Assuming basic knowledge, we will teach you how to:

  • Build confidence online with sound advice and hands on practice to develop your skills

  • Discover which platforms are best for you, how to use them effectively and efficiently and how to have fun along the way

  • Learn how to develop an authentic voice online, get noticed by the right people, engage with relevant audiences, and create interesting content to promote you and your work.


To book:

Hidden histories seminar - diverse stories in Plymouth & beyond

Over 80 people attended the diversity seminar held at Plymouth University on 29th and 30th November 2016.

The seminar was organised by Reach South West (a partnership between the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter and Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery as Major Partner Museums) and hosted in conjunction with Plymouth University, with funding from Arts Council England.

It showcased exemplar projects of previously hidden aspects of diverse histories, including black history, LGBT, faith, and learning and mental health disabilities. Nationally acclaimed speakers included writer and educator S.I Martin, Research Fellow from University of London Justin Bengry, and award winning novelist Joanna Traynor.

The Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and Vital Sparks gave presentations which focussed on why diversity is an important element of heritage and arts projects, and held funding surgeries where delegates explored their project ideas.

There were arts performances in between the presentations including poetry, dance and drama. Two exhibitions exploring hidden histories Legacies of British Slave ownership in Exeter and the far South WestandPride in Our Pastwere also on display.

A mixture of delegates from different sectors and areas of the community attended, including community representatives, independent researchers and those working in the heritage sector.

Feedback included, inspiring, challenging, thought provoking; transformative; challenging, accessible, stimulating, and varied. One delegate commented, It was excellent informative, inspiring, sharing good practice, networking, hearing about successes and top tipsThe event showed the importance and value of the cultural and heritage sector in peoples lives or the potential for thisIt reconnected me with my own culture and heritage, and it made me want to contribute.

A full evaluation report will be shared in 2017, and the Plymouth University History Faculty will publish material from the case studies on a website which will showcase footage of the seminar and continuing legacy work.

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: Meet The Writer’s Organisations, Brighton

Meet The Writers Organisations : A free event for writers looking to broaden their knowledge of available arts opportunities

There are so many opportunities and creative development activities out there. Do you knowabout them all?Come to this informal event and meet the writers organisations local to you. Hear New Writing South, Apples and Snakes, Myriad Editions, Survivors Poetry, Waterloo Press and Creative Future talk about what opportunities are on offer.There will be a chance to ask questions and talk individually to organisations staff.Come along and find out what they can do for you.

Date: Tuesday 31st January 2017
Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Venue:The Auditorium, Brighthelm, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD

Book your free place here

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


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