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Deptford X seeks new chair of the board



Deptford X is recruiting a new Chair of the board 

Deptford X is looking to recruit a new Chair of our board to help lead the organisation and support the team to meet the organisation’s ambitions and strategic aims.  In addition to general Trustee responsibilities the Chair will hold the Board and Director to account in upholding the Deptford X mission and vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board and ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of Deptford X.

The Chair will ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the Director and team to achieve agreed objectives.

They will act as an ambassador and be the public face of Deptford X in partnership with the Director.

Deptford X

Deptford X is London’s longest running contemporary visual arts festival. It was launched in 1998 as a free, annual, artist-led festival based in and around Deptford, South East London.

Now in its third decade, the festival has reinforced its aim to nurture the creativity on its doorstep through increasing opportunities to take part and presenting challenging and exciting art alongside some of the most creative talent living and working in the area.



Image Credit: Sophie Mallett, 'Lol, sploot, blep, blop, bork', 2018, installation view at Deptford X 2019, photo by Tim Bowditch 

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Grant funding applications open for The Royal Docks’ summer festival, Join the Docks 2020





The Royal Docks Team has announced that grant applications for its unique summer festival, Join the Docks 2020, is now open to groups, organisations and individuals from across London. Activities large and small will be considered for this month-long summer festival, with a wide variety of grants available.

Join the Docks returns to London’s Royal Docks for a month-long celebration in August 2020. Organised by the Royal Docks Team, a joint initiative between the Mayor of London and the Mayor of Newham – the festival aims to inspire visitors and locals to discover and celebrate the area’s 4km of historic docklands as well as its beautiful parks, water, diversity, creativity and more.

Last year, the Royal Docks funded and hosted over 150 different events and activities ranging from heritage walks, silent disco tours, poetry workshops, gigs, art exhibitions and more.  In excess of 50,000 people, of all ages, attended from London, the UK and internationally.

Join the Docks is east London’s only waterfront, summer festival. The vast area of the Royal Docks has a rich social, trading, engineering and industrial history – once a centre of world trade for London. Today the Royal Docks is on the cusp of major transformation with thousands of new homes, jobs, public spaces and amenities coming forward as part of the area’s regeneration.  Investment in culture and community wealth building will ensure the Royal Docks re-emerges as a significant destination for business and tourism, with a reputation for nurturing local creative talent, investing in cultural facilities and curating a world-class programme to put the area on the map.

Grant applications are open to both new and existing activities. Proposed activities must take place in the Royal Docks between 7 August and 6 September 2020, be low cost to attend as well as be accessible and inclusive. While applicants do not need to be based in Newham, applications must include a partnership with an organisation based in the borough.  

All ideas for activities are welcome. Those who would like to take part have until Friday 17 April to apply. The Royal Docks will be hosting an open to all Q&A session regarding Join the Docks on Thursday 12 March at The Crystal building from 4:30 pm-6 pm.


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Call out to Artists - Fringe Arts Bath Festival 2020





Inviting Artists and Creatives from across the globe to respond to 20 exhibition and event proposals by early career curators. These will come together as the Fringe Arts Bath 2020 Festival programme, a free 17 day free festival of contemporary visual arts placed in unusual places in unexpected ways for people to happen across and interact with, with exhibitions, interventions and events. FaB festival: 22 May to 7 June 2020, in Bath, UK.

Visit www.fringeartsbath.co.uk to see details of each call-out, to find out more about FaB Festival, and to submit.

There are 20 different exhibitions to submit to for FaB 2020, everyone can submit, from anywhere in the world.

Deadline 23:59 on Sun 22 March 2020.

Submission is free unless otherwise stated. If you are selected, FaB will ask for a £20 contribution and some of your time - read FAQs for details.

Fringe Arts Bath (FaB) is a test-bed for early career-curators, and those who prefer to operate outside of the gallery-based arts scene. FaB aims to raise the profile of contemporary visual arts in Bath and beyond, providing opportunities for early-career and emerging artists. FaB is a volunteer-ran, inclusive, non-profit organisation.

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Image © Melissa Wraxall, Flux, part Size Matters curated by Mark Fearbunce for #FaB19

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Please see the Bath Open Arts Prize, a seperate exhibition also organised by Fringe Arts Bath.


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Access and Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion – Call for Entries





Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery
January 21 – March 13

Acts of injustice, bias, and disrespect, against groups and individuals, continue to play out across our nation. This juried exhibition will feature works that define what it means to be a good citizen in a global context, a person appreciative of all cultures and committed to fairness with respect and equality for all. By looking broadly at access and opportunity for all members of society regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation we can help everyone recognize, appreciate, and respect difference.

Entry Requirements:

  • Submissions must be entered through CAFÉ (https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6885) and should include: artist statement, images/media of each piece, artist bio and entry fee.
  • Entry fee is $20 for up to 3 artworks.
  • Each artist may submit up to 3 artworks.
  • Mediums accepted include: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media, small constructions or installations, short films, and crafts.
  • Shipping/drop off of accepted work to Monmouth University is the responsibility of artist

Presentation Guidelines:

  • Only artwork of professional presentation will be accepted.
  • Wall-hung items must be appropriately framed and/or edges adequately finished.
  • Pictures must use sturdy wire as the hanging medium. No saw-tooth hangers or metal eyelets accepted. Frames must be free of defects.
  • Three-dimensional works must be stable to stand on their own or be submitted with adequate display stands.
  • Three dimensional artwork cannot exceed 5’h x 3’w and not weigh more than 75 pounds.

The call for entries closes at midnight on December 2, 2019. Participants will be notified by December 16. The show will run in Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery from January 21 – March 13, 2020 with an opening reception on February 8 from 6-8 p.m.


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Residency Opportunity: Undisciplinary




Arts Catalyst and The Otolith Collective are launching Undisciplinary, a new residency supporting three UK-based artists, curators and cultural practitioners.

At a time when the cracks and fault lines of contemporary neoliberal society are becoming more visible, how can we, as cultural producers, address notions of power, access and equity? And how can these macropolitics shape the micropolitics of the field we inhabit – the visual arts?

Emerging artists, artist collectives, curators, cultural practitioners and writers whose research focuses on critical issues in global perspectives of the 21st century are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in hearing from practitioners whose research addresses the politics of ecology, gender and race, contemporary activist struggles and from those engaged with rethinking genres of the human in relation to the Black radical tradition.

Piloting from April 2019, this month-long residency will provide learning, networking and mentoring opportunities as well as a critical framework for challenging existing structures that underlie artistic and cultural production. 

The three residents will have the opportunity to

• Shape both individually and collectively the Undisciplinary programme together with Arts Catalyst and The Otolith Collective, while directly informing its design and delivery

• Participate in and nurture a supportive network of artists, curators and organisations

• Receive 1:1 mentoring and support around specific projects and/or their broad practice

• Access Arts Catalyst and The Otolith Collective’s network of artists, curators, institutions, academic and scientists

• Present and share elements of their individual and/or collective inquiry process by co-curating a resource room at Arts Catalyst in April 2019

• Be supported in testing out different forms of presentation including writing, broadcasting, public programme, performance

A number of partner organisations will be involved to provide further opportunities for residency participants.

There is no expected exhibition at the end of the residency rather, a desire to develop a platform for the research through seminars, screenings, podcasts, a reading room etc.

A dedicated research space will be available at Arts Catalyst throughout April 2019. We encourage the three residents to be active in the space during this period. 


Applicants should be UK-based and have been out of formal education for at least one year. 

We welcome in particular applications from artists and curators from BAME backgrounds. 

In order to apply please send us an expression of interest including / explaining:

• A summary of your research proposal, (250 words max)

• A full research proposal, including how you think this residency could help you expand your practice (700 words max)

• How you plan to approach your research, (400 words max)

• CV (2 pages max)

• Supporting material, dependent on your practice; 10 images maximum, 3 video clips (max length of all clips - 5 min), writings / text

Deadline: Sunday 3 February at 11.59pm

The application should be sent in the form of one single PDF to the email address provided below.

Successful applicants will be notified by 15 February

Costs and finance:
Successful applicants will receive £1000, which breaks down as bursary fee of £600 and £400 for research, such as visiting mentors, inviting speakers 

Arts Catalyst is a contemporary art organisation focused on transdisciplinary art and inquiry. It commissions and produces projects, artworks and exhibitions that connect with other fields of knowledge, expanding artistic practice into domains associated with science and specialist research. Arts Catalyst has commissioned more than 160 artists’ projects, including major new works by Tomás Saraceno, Aleksandra Mir, Ashok Sukumaran, Otolith Group, and Critical Art Ensemble. Arts Catalyst’s Centre in King's Cross, London, is a hub for the organisation’s work, nationally and internationally, providing a space for developing new projects and co-inquiries connecting local interests with wider planetary issues.

The Otolith Collective expands on the work of The Otolith Group, which was founded in 2002 by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshunin. It is a curatorial public platform through which exhibition-making, artists' writing, workshops, publication, and teaching are aimed at developing close readings of images and sounds in contemporary society. Approaching curation as an artistic practice of building intergenerational and cross-cultural platforms, the collective has been influential in critically introducing particular works of artists such as Chris Marker, Harun Farocki, Anand Patwardhan, Etel Adnan, Black Audio Film Collective, Sue Clayton, Mani Kaul, Peter Watkins, and Chimurenga in the UK, US, Europe, and Lebanon.

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Call-out to Artists - 18 exhibitions - #FaB19 Festival




Inviting Artists and Creatives from across the globe to respond to 18 exhibition and event proposals by early career curators. These will come together as the Fringe Arts Bath 2019 Festival programme, a 17 day free festival of contemporary visual arts.
Submission is free and deadline is 17 March 2019 for all exhibitions.

A little bit about FaB:
Fringe Arts Bath, or FaB, aims to raise the profile of contemporary visual arts in Bath, providing opportunities for early career and emerging Artists from all walks of life, and putting art in unusual places in unexpected ways for people to happen across and interact with. FaB is Bath's only annual contemporary visual arts festival, it is free, and entirely ran by volunteers. FaB is a non profit-making Artist led organisation.

Image © A FaB intervention, curated by Tim Kelley and Melanie Honebone for #FaB16

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