Remote Roundup 21st – 27th December 2020

Advent Calendar Raffle
Banksmill Studios (online)
Follow Banksmill on Facebook and Instagram during December as we reveal a different prize each day in our giveaway, with each prize being kindly donated by our artists and makers. Entry is open from 9am-7pm daily and to enter you need to complete the entry form in the link below. You must enter separately each day to be in with a chance of winning the prize of the day. Please note that some prizes require you to attend Banks Mill in Derby, such as a workshop or experience.

Grapefruit: An Online Talk Night on Overcoming Creative Blocks
MPND, 7:30pm, 21 January
An online talk night hosted by Modern Painters, New Decorators on overcoming creative blocks during adversity. £2 Ticket Fee: All profits made from purchased tickets will be donated to the MIND Charity. The MIND Charity ‘provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, through campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding’. You can find out more here: Named after Yoko Ono’s conceptual art book, Grapefruit brings together three 20 minute talks which discuss the topic “How Can We Overcome Creative Blocks During Adversity?”, alongside Q&A sessions. Each talk will be led by different creative professionals, these are; G Sian, an arts advisor from UK New Artists; Modern Painters, New Decorators’ own Learning Coordinator Olivia Venning; and the founders of No Jobs In The Arts, Ryan Boultbee and Charlie Collins. The talk night is available to all who want to get involved, and will be broadcast on Zoom so you can join from the comfort of your own home. Most creatives have felt the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on their artistic practice. This talk night will offer bite-sized advice to help you continue your creative practice, support your mental wellbeing and adjust to new methods of working.

OTS Xmas Raffle
One Thorseby Street (online), ends 22 December
This Christmas OTS is hosting a Raffle of works from some of our studio holders! We’ve got everything from paintings and prints, to homeware and clothing. Tickets cost just £2.50 each. They can be bought for each specific artwork or object that’s available, so you know you’re in with a chance of getting your fave work.

Family Workshop Activity Sheet
Leicester Gallery (online)
Family Workshop at Leicester Gallery this month has been cancelled due to Tier 3 restrictions, however you can still play at home using the activity sheet.
Please email Morgan if you would like to activity sheet.
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Establish Member Focus – December 2020
Webinart (online)
As the year draws to an end, we wanted to find out how our Establish members are getting on with the peer mentoring aspect of the programme. Webinart set up peer mentoring groups with 5-6 members and support them to meet about once a month. Each member has 15-20 minute slots to talk about issues they are struggling with in their work and get advice, questions and support from their peers. The members of each group are diverse and work in very different types of practice. As the members say in the following interview, getting an outside viewpoint on your practice and the accountability to keep moving is incredibly useful. These sessions are run on Zoom with facilitation provided by Establish Member Consultant Ruth Singer. Members can also access 1:1 mentoring if required too.