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OPEN CALL: HAP Hessisches Atelierprogramm

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The HAP Studio Programme in Frankfurt supports outstanding young artists in Hesse for a period of four years by providing a total of twelve studios free of charge at basis e.V. The grant is awarded in two years to eight or four scholarship holders. The postgraduate programme also offers professional support and networking through a specially designed mentoring programme. In addition, all facilities of basis can be used, such as the basis project room for self-organized exhibitions and events. Sponsored stays abroad, for example by AIR or HAP IEPA, can also be taken up to a total of 12 months during the programme. At the end of each funding period, a group exhibition with accompanying publication is held. Four spots are available for the class of 2023-2027.

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basis e.V., Gutleutstraße 8-12, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Deadline: 
31/October/2022

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Fantastic Mentoring Scheme For Artists

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Fantastic Mentoring Scheme For Artists

 

Are you an up and coming artist?

Are you struggling to find your authentic style?

Do you need help to get better clarity on your ideas?

Want to know how to generate income from your creativity?

Do you want to build up your confidence?

 

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then this opportunity is for you!

 

Multi-Award Winning Laura I. Gallery is now helping talented artists in all stages of their careers to achieve their goals. The Gallery Director herself will be leading this Professional Artist Development Program and offering her knowledge and expertise to help you discover your full potential as an artist.

 

 Whether you have an extensive portfolio or not, a review of your existing work can help develop it further - whether by looking at alternative mediums, clarity of composition or subject matter, how to present a collection, discuss materials, or look at how it relates to the art industry as a whole.

​However mentoring doesn’t stop there, we will also offer support and advice on how to organise and market an exhibition, how to approach galleries and secure you an exhibition and participation in prestigious art fairs, developing business plans, project management, finding sponsorship and accessing financial resources, dealing with the media and creating opportunities for yourself.

We understand that most artists already have the equipment to succeed, however, we’ve detected that something stops them and we identified what “that something” is. The lack of confidence is what stops artists from achieving their full potential and that’s why we have designed programs which will help boost your confidence and prepare you for success.

Multi Award Winning Laura I. Art Gallery offers a limited number of places to our newest career development programme with all these benefits and more for one year.

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30/May/2022

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Free
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Dialogues 2022

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Mark Devereux Projects invites applications for Dialogues; a 14-week programme of critical exchange, group workshops and one-to-one mentoring for up to twelve artists.

Practicing as an artist can often be a solitary experience – making work, developing ideas and not always knowing whether it is communicating what you aim for. Critique and conversations can be essential in the development of your practice. Dialogues will focus on nurturing your core ideas and ambitions, helping manifest these within the making of your work.

Dialogues is an online programme for artists that may be developing a new body of work, building a new project or working towards an exhibition or commission. Starting in April 2022, each artist will benefit from three group crits, two 1-hour one-to-one mentoring sessions and three group workshops. Experienced mentor and curator Mark Devereux will lead each session; offering tailored and critically engaged developmental support.

Previous iterations of Dialogues have received wide acclaim for the long-term developmental impacts on the participating artists’ practices and careers. Nine artists from the 2021 programme have continued meeting together each fortnight following the programme, with Mark leading crit sessions with the group once a month.

Deadline: 
13/March/2022

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HAP - Studio Programme

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The HAP Studio Programme in Frankfurt supports outstanding young artists in Hesse for a period of four years by providing a total of twelve studios free of charge at basis e.V. The grant is awarded in two years to eight or four scholarship holders. The postgraduate programme also offers professional support and networking through a specially designed mentoring programme. In addition, all facilities of basis can be used, such as the basis project room for self-organized exhibitions and events. Sponsored stays abroad, for example by AIR or IEPA, can also be taken up to a total of 12 months during the programme. At the end of each funding period, a group exhibition with accompanying publication is held. Eight spots are available for the class of 2021-2025.

Artists can apply:

  • up to and including year of birth 1981
  • who have a university degree relevant to the field and are no longer enrolled at a university at the start of the programme
  • who have their main residence in Hesse at the start of the programme
  • also if they act as an artist group and collective
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31/January/2021

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Word Factory Apprentice Scheme

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The National Mentoring Scheme For Short Story Writers

We are seeking four emerging short story writers to be individually mentored by leading authors for FREE as part of our renowned Word Factory Apprentice Award running from July 2019-March 2020.

The chosen writers will be talented, supportive of our inclusive ethos and willing to participate in our activities. They will have access to our events and masterclasses — a programme offering creative inspiration, writer development and collaboration between leading and emerging writers.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL ALSO:

Be invited to read their work with their mentor at a special Word Factory event in London.

Receive free membership to the Society of Authors.

Become part of the distinguished Word Factory Apprentice Award alumnae. Previous winners have achieved industry recognition including publication with independent and mainstream publishers such as Salt and Faber; awards and shortlistings including the Guardian BAME prize, Bath Flash Fiction Prize and Wasafiri prize; reviewing for journals and publications including the TLS, Economist and New Statesman and representation by leading literary agents.

Be eligible for a series of NEW bursaries to ensure writers from anywhere in England can benefit. We will also consider writers from other parts of the United Kingdom but our bursaries only cover writers resident in England.

The Word Factory Apprentice Award is celebrating its sixth year with a series of partnerships offering additional financial and developmental support to short story writers who live outside London. We would like to thank Arts Council England, who have offered specific funding to strengthen the national reach of the award. We are also delighted that the Northern Writers’Awards and New Writing North, will support a northern short story writer and mentor for the second year — and to be joined this year by Writing West Midlands and their Room 204 Writer Development Programme (supporting a writer from the West Midlands) and Literature Works, the writer development agency for South West England (supporting a writer from the south-west).

How To Apply

We are open to applicants from throughout the UK, and can offer small bursaries to cover the expense of travelling to London and/or meeting your mentor for writers living in England. Please read the following instructions carefully if you are a writer living in the north, the West Midlands or the South-West of England.

The award is offered to talented authors on the way to their first collection of stories or beginning to send work out for publication. In exchange, we look for individuals willing to support other writers and be part of the growing team.

The Word Factory is London based but this is no barrier to working with writers from across the UK. We are committed to opening the award to writers with no access to literary mentorship and from communities who are often excluded. At least one place a year is held open for talented BAME writers. 

Please Note: the scheme is not suitable for anyone with novels or collections already published or under contract (self-published and non-fiction books may apply). Also, application is only open to residents of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Bursaries are focussed on writers living in England.

Application is simple:

You will need to send us two files: your best 2,000 word story (or part of a story) and 500 words explaining both what you intend to work on during your mentorship and what skills and commitment you will bring to the Word Factory. In the past, our apprentices have offered some of the following: social media skills; helping us run events; creating a flash fiction prize; supporting the running of festivals. In your letter, please tell us where you live and whether you have a BAME background.

What you do:

Fromm the site below click the Apply Now link below to apply and pay a £10* admin fee.

Full details on how to send us your files will be included in your receipt.

Lastly, email us your story and supporting letter.

*Please note: there is an admin fee but the year’s mentoring and Word Factory membership is entirely free. Unwaged applicants or those who can’t afford this fee can still apply. Please send your story, covering letter and short explanation of your circumstances direct to Paul McVeigh see contact below.

IMPORTANT – You need to apply separately if:

You live in the North of England

You live in the West Midlands

You live in the South-West

Please look at this BOUNDARIES MAP in the link for the purposes of this award.

If you live in the North of England:

One place is open to a writer living in the North who will also be offered a bursary to attend events in London, developmental support and access to other opportunities near to home. The northern apprentice will also benefit from our new partnership with independent publisher and short story champions, Comma Press, offering our northern winner publishing opportunities on at least four anthology projects over two years. This award also sponsors a northern mentor — this year, Carys Davies.

Northern Applications - Please check the website below

If you live in the West Midlands:

One place is open to a writer living in the West Midlands. In partnership with the Word Factory, Writing West Midlands will select a winner to become a Word Factory Apprentice as part of their Room 204 programme.

To apply for the West Midlands apprentice place, follow this link: www.writingwestmidlands.org and click on Room 204 Writer Development.

West Midlands Applications

If you live in the South-West please check the website below.

One place is open to a writer living in the South-West.

For further information about how to apply via Literature Works and about their work supporting writers in the South West, follow this link: Literature Works Apprentice Application page.

South West Applications

Important Dates:

Applications OPEN on November 16th 2018.
Please follow the separate application process if you live in the North, South-West or West Midlands.

Applications CLOSE on February 7th 2019 at 11:30PM.

WINNERS INFORMED May 2019.

Announcements at the Word Factory and Northern Writers’ Awards June 2019.

Mentorship completes March 2020.

Due to the high numbers of applications expected, we will not be contacting you if your application has been unsuccessful. Good luck! Look forward to seeing you in 2019.

The Mentors

Our 2019/209 mentors bring a vast range of experience to the award — plus a passionate commitment to the literary and social values of the Word Factory. We are delighted to announce that they are: Chris Power, Lisa Blower, Leone Ross and Carys Davies.

General applications will be judged by the two founders of the award — Word Factory founder and director Cathy Galvin and associate director Paul McVeigh, and this year they are joined by renowned short story writer Irenosen Okojie. Word Factory will also be involved in the final decision-making with our other partners in the north, south-west and West Midlands.

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Artquest - PEER FORUM at Camden Arts Centre

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We are now accepting applications for Artquest’s Peer Mentoring programme at Camden Arts Centre. Through the Peer Forum programme, Camden Arts Centre creates space for artists to instigate dialogue, develop ideas and research together, whilst providing institutional support. Camden Arts Centre welcomes applications from artists who have been working (outside of education) for 5 years or more. Camden Arts Centre will provide a meeting space either in its Meeting Room or Drawing Studio depending on the days that the meetings will be held.  The dates and times of meetings should operate within the gallery opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 6.00pm, Wednesday 10.00am – 9.00pm. The selected artists/groups will receive an all-inclusive award of £1,800 to run 6 peer mentoring sessions over a 6-8 month period.

Deadline: 
30/September/2019

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