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Curator: Visual, Digital and Applied Arts

UK New Artists is seeking a Curator who can work within their small team for the next City Takeover in Leicester (26 Feb – 1 Mar 2021). This role would suit an emerging curator or someone who is looking to build up their experience. Your key role will be the curation of all works (approx 20-30) of visual, applied and digital arts for presentation across numerous sites in Leicester. Establishing rapport and good communication with the selected artists and ensuring that this strand of work is delivered to a high standard and relates to the city of Leicester. The ideal person for this role is versatile, imaginative, well-organised, personable and a hard worker.

Opportunity Type

Employment

Contact Name

Michelle Bowen

Contact Email

michelle@ukyoungartists.co.uk

Closing Date

8th June 2020

Heritage Consultant – Corby Pole Fair Development Phase

We are looking for a heritage consultant to act as a ‘critical friend’ to work alongside the steering group create the delivery plan for the Corby Pole Fair. We envisage that this will include: Creation and delivery of a thorough consultation plan, whi …

Opportunity Type

Employment

Contact Name

Helen Willmott 

Contact Email

info@madeincorby.co.uk

Closing Date

15th June 2020

Micro Bursary, Gbp500

As part of our online programme we have a series of commissions and bursaries aimed at exploring, responding to and documenting the current historical and significant time we are experiencing. The commissions and bursaries will support photographers to make new work in isolation (at a social distance), reflecting on these times & contributing to creativity and wellbeing.  Outcomes will be shared with audiences via our digital platforms. (Health & safety is particularly important, all projects must follow the government guidelines for the lockdown and social distancing).

Opportunity Type

Bursary

Contact Name

Stephen Burke 

Contact Email

stephen.burke@grainphotographyhub.co.uk

Closing Date

15th June 2020

Gbp2000 Commission

As part of our online programme we have a series of commissions and bursaries aimed at exploring, responding to and documenting the current historical and significant time we are experiencing. The commissions and bursaries will support photographers to make new work in isolation (at a social distance), reflecting on these times & contributing to creativity and wellbeing.  Outcomes will be shared with audiences via our digital platforms. (Health & safety is particularly important, all projects must follow the government guidelines for the lockdown and social distancing).

Opportunity Type

Commission

Contact Name

Stephen Burke 

Contact Email

stephen.burke@grainphotographyhub.co.uk

Closing Date

15th June 2020

City of Culture Leadership Programme Coordinator

The Trust is looking to appoint a Leadership Programme Coordinator to support the Head of Team Development in the administration of the City of Culture Leadership Programme (CoCLP) in partnership with key partners. The postholder will work as part of HR and Team Development with responsibility for the coordination of all Leadership Programme activity.

Opportunity Type

Employment

Contact Name

Sarah Harding 

Contact Email

sarah.harding@coventry2021.co.uk

Closing Date

19th June 2020

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is celebrating its 25th annual exhibition in 2020. In this anniversary year, we are delighted to announce two exciting changes to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize as follows: The exhibition and awards will be open to applications by emerging, mid-career and established artists and makers from the UK, and internationally; and The Working Drawing Award, will have an online entry process only and a dedicated expert selection panel, alongside the main entry process and selection panel for the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.

Opportunity Type

Prize/Award

Contact Name

Parker Harris

Contact Email

tbwdp@parkerharris.co.uk

Closing Date

24th June 2020

Programme Coordinator

The Trust is looking to appoint a Programme Coordinator to support the Head of Programme in the administration of the programme for Coventry City of Culture Trust. The postholder will work as part of the Programme team with responsibility for ensuring methods of working are followed accurately across the Producing Team, booking travel and accommodation for artists, supporting the administration of the programme and collection of data crucial for monitoring and evaluation.

Opportunity Type

Employment

Contact Name

Sarah Harding 

Contact Email

sarah.harding@coventry2021.co.uk

Closing Date

26th June 2020

Manifestos for the Future Summer School

Mansions of the Future and Proto-type Theater invite artists, theatre makers and creative practitioners living or professionally based in the Midlands to encounter radical and challenging approaches to creating work and developing their practice. Designed for creative practitioners looking to explore and develop their expanding practices, the Summer School will consist of workshops, talks, new work development, discussion and debate supported by guest speakers. The week will end with an invitation to develop and share your own manifesto for change – artistic, personal or societal.

Opportunity Type

Residency

Contact Name

Colette Griffin

Contact Email

info@mansionsofthefuture.org

Closing Date

29th June 2020

Exhibit at Collect Open 2021

Like so many other organisations, the Crafts Council is reviewing its programming in light of COVID 19. For Collect 2021, we firmly believe that, for now, it is right to support the sector and continue planning for this important international event and the crucial commercial role it plays for so many galleries and artists and in bringing the sector together. We are delighted, therefore, to announce that gallery applications for Collect Open 2021 are now LIVE. To support artists applying for Collect Open 2021, the application fee of £38.40 (inc VAT) is being waived for the 2021 Collect Fair. We very much encourage you to apply for this wonderful fair: there is no financial commitment until the autumn for selected proposals. We will continue to monitor the situation over the summer months and will keep you all updated. 

Opportunity Type

Exhibition

Contact Name

Collect 2021

Contact Email

collect@craftscouncil.org.uk

Closing Date

29th June 2020

Call for Board Trustees

Our Board is dynamic and diverse, passionate about the arts and active within the creative industries, including academia, music and the commercial sector. With Arts Catalyst’s full relocation to Sheffield we are now seeking new charity trustees who are based in the north of England to join the Board in 2020.  Trustees are responsible for steering the strategic direction and governance of the charity (see Application Pack for more details). We are seeking people who are enthusiastic about contemporary arts and the role cultural organisations play in creating societal change. 

Opportunity Type

Volunteering

Contact Name

Laura Clarke 

Contact Email

laura.clarke@artscatalyst.org

Closing Date

1st July 2020

UKNA City Takeover: Leicester 2021

UK New Artists is seeking up to 70 new artists from across the UK to takeover the city of Leicester for a long weekend. Exhibitions, performance, music, writing and film will animate cultural spaces and unusual places, presenting the work of emerging practitioners at the leading edge of contemporary arts. In parallel, artists can participate in one of three collaborative residencies, exploring Sustainability, Placemaking and Common Interest, respectively.

Opportunity Type

Exhibition

Contact Name

Laura Evans

Contact Email

laura@ukyoungartists.co.uk

Closing Date

1st July 2020

Digital Technician

‘Everything to Everybody’ will produce new online resources, books, exhibitions, community productions, family days at the library, publications, citizen research, and will work closely with schools and educators. Coinciding with the Commonwealth Games, ‘Everything to Everybody’ will culminate in 2022 with a festival celebrating Birmingham’s role in initiating and promoting inclusive culture for all. Opening up the historic Shakespeare collections is a core objective of the ‘Everything to Everybody’ project. Digitising a range of items from the collection and making them available through digital exhibitions, online galleries and a new web-based catalogue will be central to the success of Everything to Everybody’.  Making a wide range of items from the Birmingham Shakespeare Library available online is central to the ‘Everything to Everybody’ project. The Digital Technician will be responsible for digitising items such as photographs, playbills, illustrations and historic texts. S/he will help ensure that all digitised items are accompanied by accurate and appropriate metadata, and that the newly digitised assets can be widely accessed and used.

Opportunity Type

Employment

Contact Name

Tom Epps

Contact Email

Tom.Epps@birmingham.gov.uk

Closing Date

1st July 2020

WFH Residency

The WFH Residency (standing for ‘working from home’) will pay artists who have had arts projects or other work cancelled, or have been made unemployed, as result of the covid-19 / coronavirus pandemic lockdown. It will particularly support projects that take a co-operative or communal approach and connect people while social distancing.

Opportunity Type

Residency

Contact Name

Nick Kaplony

Contact Email

n.kaplony@arts.ac.uk

Closing Date

1st July 2020

Contemporary Art Commission Open Call

As part of the East Riding Visual Arts Uplift we are proud to announce another contemporary artistic commission this time in collaboration with The Treasure House, Beverley for the year 2020.

Opportunity Type

Commission

Contact Name

Lauren Frost 

Contact Email

Lauren@mudstresscoffee.com

Closing Date

10th July 2020

Woon Foundation Painting & Sculpture Prize

Woon Foundation Painting & Sculpture Prize is an important component of the partnership between Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. The Prize is open to all UK undergraduate Fine Art students who are in their final year of study, graduating in summer 2020.

Opportunity Type

Prize/Award

Contact Name

Solomon Lennox

Contact Email

solomon.lennox@northumbria.ac.uk

Closing Date

31st July 2020

Aesthetica Art Prize 2021.

Aesthetica invites artists to enter the Art Prize 2021. The Aesthetica Art Prize is an outlet for creative expression and just one way to keep connected with the world. The Prize is hosted by the art and culture magazine Aesthetica.

Opportunity Type

Exhibition

Contact Name

Art Prize

Contact Email

artprize@aestheticamagazine.com

Closing Date

31st August 2020

Derbyshire Artisan Markets

Furthest From The Sea Music, Comedy and Arts CIC are proud to introduce Derbyshire Artisan Markets, a brand new and exciting selling opportunity for makers, farmers, growers, crafters and artists from Derbyshire and beyond! Derbyshire Artisan Markets will help us shift our thoughts to the future, helping us all to look forwards as we prepare for better days ahead. We’re using this time to reach out, track down and connect with all of the wonderful independent traders from across the Midlands.

Opportunity Type

Project

Contact Name

Furthest From The Sea Music, Comedy and Arts CIC

Contact Email

matt@furthestfromthesea.co.uk

Closing Date

28th September 2020

The Notice Board and Flag Project

The Notice Board is a contemporary visual art project showcasing the editioned work of international artists in two public venues in Uffington, Lincolnshire. The Notice Board features month-long exhibitions on the theme The Lands of the Free? Its ambition is to connect audiences to the work of artists whilst offering unusual sites for artists to showcase work.

Opportunity Type

Exhibition

Contact Name

Kate Genever

Contact Email

kate@kategenever.com

Closing Date

30th September 2020

UK Creative Community Fellowship

UK Creative Community Fellows is the result of a longstanding partnership between Derby Museums and NAS, a United States-based organisation that builds and supports diverse communities of cultural leaders, and the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania. The programme’s faculty and facilitators are drawn from all three institutions.

Opportunity Type

Project

Contact Name

Tegwen Chapman

Contact Email

Tegwen@derbymuseums.org

Closing Date

20th October 2020

Writers, Artists, Reviewers Sought for Arts and Craft Magazine

Decorating Dissidence is looking for new contributors from all over the UK (& beyond!) – artists, writers, activists – for our magazine, which explores craft and feminist art history. Published every six weeks, this online magazine explores the political, aesthetic and conceptual qualities of craft and the decorative arts, from modernist experimentation in the early twentieth-century to contemporary practices today. We hope to open up a space for dialogue between contemporary and modernist makers, breaking down and expanding temporal, spatial, and disciplinary boundaries to find new ways to critically engage with feminist art history.

Opportunity Type

Employment

Contact Name

Editors

Contact Email

decoratingdissidence@gmail.com

Closing Date

1st January 2021