Dec 11

Creative Days, A Shop Window for Talents!

Do you have a creative idea? How about having a space to host your creative event/project/idea? Then take part in Creative Days, A Shop Window for Talents!

We could provide you with an empty shop for three days in March, so you can turn your idea into reality.  All you need to do is just send us your idea.

Creative Days aims to celebrate Havant Borough’s creative talents on the 9th, 10th and 11th March 2012. Empty shops will be unlocked, so creative projects can flourish in Havant’s town centre and Leigh Park. Priority will be given to individuals/groups, who have a link with the Borough (via the workplace or residence…please make that clear in your application).

As we are celebrating Havant Borough’s creativity, all formats will be accepted.  Each entry will be allocated 5 minutes in total, so bear that in mind when you send us in your idea! (For example, send a video of maximum 5 minutes or send a written document, which should not take more than 5 minutes to read. These are just a few suggestions. Be creative, this is your time to shine so show us your talent and potential!)

Your idea should be received by post at the latest on the 2nd January 2012. Please send your ideas to:

Léa Guzzo,
Cultural Officer
Community Development
Havant Borough Council,
Public Service Plaza,
Civic Centre Road,

For more information, contact Havant Borough’s Customer Service on 02392 446 019 or email me on lea.guzzo@havant.gov.uk before Tuesday 20th December.


Oct 11

Going Public

How to make successful applications to run public arts projects.

Portsmouth City Council regularly invites artists, groups and organisations to tender for public and community arts projects.

‘Going Public’, a professional development training course for artists who would like to work in community and public settings, will take place over three mornings in November and December.

It will offer an invaluable insight into understanding your local authority’s commitment to the arts and community engagement as well as essential tools and techniques for making successful applications and delivering great projects.

The three-part course will take place on consecutive Wednesday mornings, 30 November, 7 December and 14 December at the Central Library in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth

‘Going Public’ has been devised by Cibas in partnership with Portsmouth City Council and is aimed at freelance artists and creative practitioners, arts professionals, groups and organisations.

The fee to take part in the course is £200 which includes materials and refreshments. However, thanks to the support of Portsmouth City Council’s Arts and Cultural Development Service, there are 15 free places available to Portsmouth and south east Hampshire based artists.

Email thomas.kinsey@portsmouthcc.gov.ukor call 023 9284 1519 for an application form. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 16 November.

Find out more about ’Going Public’ and meet the organisers at a free open evening and networking event on 2 November, also at the Central Library in Portsmouth. The event is free to attend, but booking is essential: http://going-public.eventbrite.com

To download a flyer, click here


Oct 11

Artist Development Day

The Hampshire Arts Office is running an Artist Development Day on Wednesday 2nd November 2011 at the Winchester Discovery Centre.

The day will consist of sessions for artists living or working in Hampshire who have been producing work professionally for at least two years and would like advice on developing their practice, making funding applications, networks etc.

There’s a .pdf here for more information and how to book a place.

Aug 11

Mottisfont Artist Residencies

image via creative commons © some rights reserved by Rictor Norton & David Allen

Artists and makers are invited to submit proposals to undertake one of three pilot residencies at Mottisfont between October 2011 and March 2012.

The total fee for each residency is £1,400 to cover:

  • A minimum commitment of 8 working days
  • Delivery of at least one participatory workshop/seminar during the residency period
  • Contribution to concluding event/presentation at conclusion of all three residencies (date TBC)

There is a separate budget for materials and expenses of up to £350 per residency, which can be claimed on production of receipts.

It is envisaged that the residency will take place over a one-month period between October 2011 and March 2012. However, the total number of days and the period over which the days are worked can be negotiated with each artist.

Full details can be downloaded here - Mottisfont Pilot (PDF 2.3MB)

Jul 11

Call for very small entries

Received an email from Lessedra looking for work for the 2nd International Competition in A VERY SMALL SIZE Painting, Drawing, Collage, Mixed Media, with a respect to the quality of art, not to the size of art.

If you are interested to participate please have a look at the terms and conditions and prepare your works in the next two months, images should be 15×15 cm or smaller = equal to 5.9 x 5.9″. When sending them please note no frames, no mounts, just the piece of art, in a simple package stating “No commercial value”.

Jun 11

Pushing Print 2011

Artists are invited to submit to Pushing Print’s third open submission print exhibition. This event provides an opportunity for printmakers and artists, whose work responds to print, to showcase their work in an exhibition across 2 venues in Margate’s Old Town from 8th – 29th Oct 2011. Submission deadline 5pm Mon 22nd August.

Submission this year will be by one of two methods:

Online submission – The new Pushing Print website has been launched mid June, for online submissions.

Postal submissions – Download a submission form and submission guidelines here or visit the Pushing Print website.

The selection panel includes Anne Desmet who’s worked we have featured on this site, and Francis Tinsley RE.

Once again there will be a supporting programme of events running throughout October including the ever popular Giant Print event and a heritage exhibition entitled ‘Mind your p’s and q’s’ which will highlight Margate’s historical associations with the printing industry. The theme of this years programme of talks, demonstrations and workshops will be letterpress, text and associated subjects. Pushing Print would be happy to hear from any artists, whose practise includes letterpress or text, who are interested in giving a talk, running a workshop or demonstration. Please contact Tish Tunstall, Education Co-ordinator for details.