Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Friday, 28 September 2012

Artists' news and opportunities bulletin


FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER, 1pm-4.30pm, FREE
Come along to:
  • Find out from artists running collectives what is going on in their cities and area
  • Learn about the `small change' philosophy from Nabeel Hamdi
  • Debate the priorities put forward by representatives from artist collectives in Coventry, Stoke, Worcester, Birmingham, Hereford and Wolverhampton
  • Explore how artists set the agenda for the sector and for CVAN, the national network
  • Contribute to decision making on the actions we take forward in the West Midlands
For details of how to reserve a place, and to download a programme for the day, visit : http://www.tpwestmidlands.org.uk/tpwm-annual-visual-art-forum/

Eight renowned artists, curators and gallerists will undertake studio visits to artists in the West Midlands in Autumn 2012. They are:
Ceri Hand
Bob And Roberta Smith
Cedar Lewisohn
Deborah Robinson
Zoe Lippett
Fiona Venables
Deirdre Figueiredo
Harun Morrison
Biographies for each of the visitors are available on our website: www.tpwestmidlands.org.uk/studio-visits/
To apply, please visit www.tpwestmidlands.org.uk/studio-visits/ to download an application form. The deadline for all applications will be Friday 5 October. Further studio visits will be announced later in the year to take place in Spring 2013.

Art & Design Portfolio Preparation Workshops, Redditch
Art &Design Portfolio Preparation Course, run by professional Artist and Illustrator Peter Tinkler. This 10 week course is specifically aimed at assisting students in putting together a relevant portfolio of work for application to a Foundation, or Degree level Art and Design programme. Each student will receive individual attention to bring out their personal best. One to one consultations will also be available, on a first come, first serve basis. Classes run for two hours, costing £10 per person, per session. They are held every Thursday, at the Inkberrow Design Centre, Redditch.

The Unfinished Artists Workshops continue at mac, Birmingham, We Are Unfinished Artists
We have spent the last few months collecting unfinished things. We have paintings, clothes, stories, poems, plays, film, music and other wonderful items, all of them incomplete. If you have any artistic or crafty leanings WE NEED YOU to help us finish them. You will have total freedom to take the pieces in whatever direction you desire. You can use them as inspiration for something completely new, you could rip a painting up and turn it into a sculpture or you could attempt to faithfully follow the original artist's vision for their piece. We will give you the same information the artists gave us but how you use that information, if at all, is your decision. The Unfinished Artist Workshop will run weekly at mac Birmingham every Tuesday at 7.30pm.

European Work Experience, Gecko Programmes, Wolverhampton 
Gecko Programmes in Wolverhampton have a number of work experience opportunities for 18-24 year olds available as part of the Leonardo Programme which allows people working in the creative, media, heritage and cultural industries to complete work placements in Europe. This is funded by the European Commission. Placements have been organised for Spain, Malta, Italy and Portugal. Funding for the preparation, flights, accommodation, language training and subsistence is available. 

AA2A at Hereford College of Arts
As part of the National Artists Access to Art Colleges scheme Hereford College of Arts are offering four placements to artists and designer-makers, giving them the opportunity to undertake a period of research or realise a project using university workshop and supporting facilities. Email for more information: enrichment@hca.ac.uk  Deadline: 17 September 2012

Screen Burn, Print Garage
Print Garage offers a screen exposure service. We can expose designs up to A3, all you'd need to do is drop off your screen and design at Unit Twelve Gallery and we'll do all the messing about with lights and chemicals for you. (We enjoy this process, it makes us feel like scientists!) Just £20 per screen, for more details please contact Iain: iainperry@ymail.com

Reaching new art markets online
Reaching new art markets online is an introduction to the growing online art market.
The presentation is aimed at all art students currently studying professional practice that wish to generate an income through the sale of their artworks, or are planning to build a career as an artist.
•Two week free trial period.
•Membership £36pa (=10p/day)
•Student membership £24pa (=50p/week)
•There are no addition fees on uploading, hosting or sales. Online art directories are a very cost effective method for artists to get online. Visual Art Trader offers the most complete online package for artists to target new audiences.
Payback Royalties for Visual Artists
Has your work been used in a book, magazine or on TV? If so, you're probably eligible for Payback royalties, in addition to other copyright royalties you may have already received. That's because Payback covers secondary uses of your images, such as photocopying. Every year we collect these royalties and pay a share to eligible artists who've signed up to the scheme. It’s worth it: last year the average payment was £285.

ART vs REHAB launches free Critical Tool Kits
ART vs REHAB is a platform for those working creatively within addiction, the criminal justice system, homelessness and mental health. It is a catalyst for criticality and change, based on the principles of open innovation and collaborative practice. Conceived by artist and researcher, Hannah Hull, the initiative aims to strengthen the relationship between art and rehabilitation.

Creative employment programme, Arts Council England
The Creative employment programme will help young unemployed people find paid entry level work in the arts and cultural sector.  The programme will support up to 6,500 new apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships and paid internships across the arts and cultural sector. The Arts Council is opening a commissioned grant for applications to find a national provider who will deliver the programme...

Birmingham City Council Arts Activities Commissioning
Birmingham City Council are inviting proposals for activities which contribute to the following priorities: Increasing participation in the arts by residents; Improving perceptions of Birmingham as a place to visit; Providing opportunities for young people to develop their creativity, skills, knowledge and understanding of the arts...

Call For Studio Holders, The Lombard Method
We are currently looking for new studio holders. The Lombard Method houses 12 spaces, and holds regular studio group events such as crits and film screenings.

Studio space available, Unit Twelve, Stafford
Unit Twelve is a thriving contemporary craft venue hosting a gallery, a large workshop space and five artists's studios. One of these studio spaces will be available from 15 October 2012. This space is 4 x 4.2m, and £60 per week (£240 per calendar month). Studio shares also possible...

Workshop Space Available
, Roots Gallery
Roots Gallery has space available to hire for artists looking to run workshops, and can also offer marketing and publicity support. If you are interested and would like to discuss this further, please email Sian: sian@rootsgallery.co.uk

Hidden Collections: From Archive to Asset

Over the Course of the 2012/13 academic year this AHRC-funded programme is offering postgraduate research students a unique opportunity to develop skills in reinterpreting archival material (Image, Object, Performance and Theatre, Corpora and Film) in the context of digitisation and widening access to such material through strategies of public engagement. The programme is open to postgraduate research students from the Arts and Humanities. Deadline: 20 September at 5:00pm  
Exhibition space: Worcester City Museum 
Museums Worcestershire are running a series of temporary projects in the ex-Library space on the ground floor of the Worcester City Museum building. As part of this we are making a 10m x 5.5m space available for artists to use to raise their profile in Worcestershire.  The space is available for hire for exhibition, performance, workshop or residency by artists, makers or groups for the two three-week periods: Monday 5 November – Saturday 24 November 2012 and Monday 3 December – Saturday 22 December 2012… Contact Philippa Tinsley, Senior Curator, Museums Worcestershire on ptinsley@worcestershire.gov.uk
An invitation to partner in the development of collaborative community arts project
St James Church (New Chapel, Stoke-on-Trent) is seeking to collaborate with one or more artists, or with an arts organisation, to develop a funding bid and project proposal for a series of intergenerational community arts activities. For more information, email paul.bailey@stoke.gov.uk   Deadline: Friday 5 October

Opportunities for makers to exhibit at Bilston Craft Gallery
We have a hireable gallery space here at Bilston on our First Floor. Artists, craftspeople or groups can hire the space for four week slots…
Jewellery/small metal workshop space for recent graduates, Bilston Craft Gallery 
Bilston Craft Gallery has a workshop space available from September 2012 for recent graduates in jewellery and metalworking…

Studio available, White Tree, Wolverhampton
White Tree has a studio for rent for £150.00 per month all inclusive...

Art Branches
Art Branches aims to bring together artists, exhibitions and events in and around the Wolverhampton area…

Midlands Art Platform
This Facebook-based group have put together a document which lists useful weblinks for information about open calls, awards, funding and opportunities...

STEP Beyond Travel grants, ECF Mobility Fund
Travel grant for art professionals, cultural operators, cultural researchers, cultural journalists and cultural translators from all European countries. The ECF mobility fund, STEP BEYOND, encourages travel by making a contribution to travel costs, visa costs, and, in certain cases, accommodation costs of those awarded a grant. The grants are open to applicants in the first 10 years of a professional career in their relevant field…
Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards
If you are aged 16-30 and need funding to get your new business idea or project off the ground, the Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards offers up to to 5 x 1,000,- prizes every month to the most innovative ideas submitted by new businesses (in their first 12 months of trading). Apply until the last day of each month for the 1,000,- Grand Ideas Awards. You need to create a username and password before being able to download the application form.
The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Programme
The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants programme helps curators working with fine and applied art collections.The Art Fund will award grants totaling £50,000 annually through this scheme.Grants aim to help sustain and promote curatorial development and collections-based research through making grants to individuals. Open to curators who work across the full range of fine and applied art collections in museums and galleries that hold at least provisional accreditation and are open to the public. Also available to researchers, art historians and academics from other relevant and related disciplines, retired curators, and other museum professionals. The Art Fund will consider funding requests for a minimum of £200. There are two categories of grant: one up to £2000; the other above £2000...

£30,000 Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund
Sky Arts is once again offering five young artists aged 18-30 £30,000 each to fund their work for a full year as part of the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund – in association with IdeasTap. The fund is designed to develop your creative practice and help take your work to the next level. We’ll pair you with a mentor from Sky to help you develop your networks, skills and knowledge in the arts and the commercial sector, and support you through Sky’s platforms.  The fund is open to applications from the following fields:
• Visual art: fine artists, sculptors, animators and video artists
• Creative producingdo you bring together disparate parts of culture in exciting and innovative ways? This category is open to creative producers working in visual arts, theatre, film and performance/dance. Deadline: Wednesday 19 December.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation
The Foundation welcomes applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs; grants are intended for a one-year period of time. Artists are required to submit a cover letter, an application, and images of current work. Professional exhibition history will be taken into consideration.

Digital R&D Fund for the Arts 
The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts is a strategic partnership between the Arts Council, Nesta and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It’s unique in encouraging collaboration between the arts, digital technology providers and the research community in order to undertake experiments from which the wider arts and cultural sector can learn. The £7 million fund will be made available over three years to support research and development projects that use digital technology to enhance arts' audience reach and/or explore new business models. The fund focuses on the following key themes: user generated content and social media, digital distribution and exhibition, mobile location and games, data and archives, resources and education and learning. Applications are now open.

Action Research Bursary – FINAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS, Yorkshire Artspace
Yorkshire Artspace is currently seeking applications from early career stage artists/practitioners who are interested in developing ideas and work in a social context. The action research bursary is part of our wider Starter Studio Programmes and provides time, space & money to research, actively test ideas and explore approaches to socially engaged practice in a 'real-life' setting.  4 places are available per annum for early career stage artists/practitioners to test and develop work/ideas that are socially engaged/community focused and respond to Parson Cross/Manor neighbourhoods of Sheffield.  Closes Monday 1 October 2012 

Pub…Lic Realm Commissions, Conjunction 12. Stoke on Trent
Conjunction 12 will be the third biennial contemporary art festival in Stoke-on-Trent, the theme for this year’s event is ‘THE ART OF SURVIVAL.’  The festival will be held across Stoke-on-Trent city centre making use of existing and temporary art… Deadline Tuesday, 2 October.

Hoodwink Commission: Putlands Leisure Centre
Hoodwink is calling for proposals from artists working in the UK to make a site-specific response to Putlands Leisure Centre in Paddock Wood, Tunbridge Wells. The commission, worth £12,000, represents an exciting opportunity for the artist involved to work in new ways and reach new audiences by showing in a non-traditional space and to make new connections with Kent physically and theoretically… Deadline: October 21 2012, 12pm

The Heart Space, Tremough Campus, Falmouth
Falmouth Exeter Plus wish to commission an arts based creative practitioner(s) to contribute to the redevelopment of The Heart Space within Tremough Campus, Falmouth, so as to create a vibrant, cohesive creative space at the centre of the campus. FXPlus actively supports the potential for innovative and progressive forms of creative collaboration within the project. Deadline: October 12 2012, 5:00pm

Call for Artists and Makers: Bentley Bridge Retail Park
WAVE, Wolverhampton Arts, Venues and Experiences, invites proposals from artists and designer-makers for a public art commission to be sited in the Bentley Bridge retail park, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton.  A commission fee of £25,000 is available for this opportunity.
Deadline: 9am, Monday 29 October 2012

Animal Architecture commission, Weymouth, Dorset
Synergy are looking to commission an artist or designer to design and build a piece of ‘animal architecture’ (such as bird or bat boxes, bee housing) to be integrated into, and replicated throughout the seven development sites in Littlemoor. There is a total project budget of £12,000 exc VAT… Deadline: October 1, 2012, 9:00 am

Art & Design commissions, London Borough of Waltham Forest
Aligned to the Walthamstow Shop Front Improvements scheme, the STREET GALLERY project will commission a rolling programme of innovative, temporary, site-specific artworks for a shop façade and/or rooftop. The aim of the project is to enhance the character of the street while exploring ideas about one or more of the key themes ofreciprocity, exchange, generosity and value. The first artwork will be installed in December 2012, with 3 subsequent artworks installed at intervals until March 2014. Total value of each commission is £5,000 + VAT…. Deadline:10am, Monday 8 October 2012

Public Art Commission - BUPA care home Warren Road, Woodingdean
BUPA, in association with Brighton & Hove City Council, are offering a £20,000 art commission for design of an exterior creative fencing/boundary solution for the new care home in Woodingdean.  The commission is for a creative vision and practical solution that will include a participatory element working with local community groups.  Deadline: October 12, 2012, 5pm

Public Art Commission - Wish Park, Hove, Brighton & Hove City Council
Brighton & Hove City Council is offering a £13,000 art commission to create, design and produce a central feature for the revamped play area at Wish Park that will provide seating and potentially shade and enhance the sensory experience for all park users.  Deadline: Friday 12 October 2012

OPEN CALL/ Film Commission, The Cutting Room, Nottingham
Each exhibition will feature a film screening programme in CAST from emerging artists. At the end of the year, one artist will be selected to receive a £500 commission to produce a new film. To be considered for the commission you must be selected for the film program...
Deadline: 30 September 2012

Public Art Commission, The Witham Hall Ltd
The Witham Hall wishes to commission an artist to develop and deliver a new permanent public art work to mark the redevelopment of The Witham and help to celebrate this new chapter in Barnard Castle’s history. The appointed artist will need to involve children from a local primary school in some aspects of the design, development or production of the work. The budget for the final commission is £4,500, inclusive of all fees, expenses, workshop costs, materials, production costs, transport and installation, and VAT where appropriate. The funding is available from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. Artists are invited to tender a proposal for the design and production of one or several works of art within the above budget. To obtain the Commission Brief and Expression of Interest form please email heritage@thewitham.org.uk Closes Monday 15 October 2012

Living sculptures- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
We've launched a search for people interested in being exhibits at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery! We're looking for ordinary people with extraordinary stories or links to the history of the city - to temporarily become human artefacts to celebrate the new exciting exhibition, Birmingham: its people, its history. Could it be you? Or do you know someone who would be a perfect Birmingham exhibit?!
Craft Fair 2012, The New Art Gallery Walsall
The New Art Gallery Walsall is holding an indoor Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 1 December, 11am – 4pm.  If you would like to have a stall at the event, £20 per stall, please forward images of your work your contact details of name, address, telephone number and email to: Catherine Smeaton on smeatonc@walsall.gov.uk  Come along to purchase unique craft in a fabulous gallery setting.  There is a free family activity on all day creating snow globes and the Gallery Costa Coffee house will be open as well as the whole gallery showing works by Damien Hirst, the permanent collection, exhibitions by Fiona Rae, Jodie Carey and Harminder Judge as well as the interactive gallery on the ground floor.

or-bits.com is inviting artists to submit work for inclusion in the project 128kbps objects, a week-long internet radio broadcast on basic.fm that will explore the idea of objects in transformation.  The project 128kbps objects will look into contemporary notions of object-hood across a variety of artistic practices, mediums and sites, investigating the potentials of displaying objects sonically. It will take into considerations the characteristics of the web-tool employed, the internet radio, such as the erasure of visual language, the loss of direct interaction with artistic content, the relationship between speed and quality, for which, for instance, all the sonic data above quality threshold of 128 kilo bytes per second are cancelled out….

Photomonth Photo: Call for Entries
Photomonth – East London International Photography Festival is pleased to announce the call for entries to the open photography show to be held at the Rich Mix Gallery in Shoreditch. Entry is open to all kinds of photographers, professional and non-professional, students and young people from all over the UK and the rest of the world. There are no restrictions on subject matter or numbers of entries made per photographer. Fees are £10 per image or at the concessionary rate of £5 per image and must be pre-paid with your submission. Concessions apply to full time students, the unemployed on benefits and pensioners. Deadline: 8 October 2012

Coloursoup is a new online gallery for original art. They are currently building their community of  UK-based artists, and are looking for artworks to exhibit in the following media: Painting, Drawing, Original Prints, Mixed Media. There are no upfront charges for showing the selected work, and they pay all costs associated with packaging and shipping work which has been sold.  Their commission  is  £40 + 35% of the retail price of artwork sold (this includes VAT). The selection panel is held monthly, submit all entries by 5pm of the second Tuesday of each month.

Call for proposals: Bloc, Sheffield
Bloc initiates shows for the exhibition programme but also welcome proposals direct from artists, working in all media. Applications should include a proposal, CV, artist statement and supporting material. Committee meets monthly, please post submissions.

RESURGENCE: Open Submission
Photographic works must focus on ‘life on the river’ around the immediate area of Trinity Buoy Wharf London E14 OJW. Trinity Buoy Wharf  must feature as an element of the photograph. Photographs can include reportage, portraiture, abstracts or panoramas, that communicate the idea of resurgence as a strong concept of modern ‘life on the river’ in this part of London. Free to enter and three prizes will be awarded. Deadline: 28 October 2012 

Rugby Open 2012: Call for Artists 
Application forms are now available for the Rugby Open 2012, an exhibition showcasing the best in the local regions art and craft. Artists based within a 15 mile radius of Rugby Art Gallery and Museum are eligible to apply and those working in craft media, including ceramics, textiles, jewellery and 3D are particularly encouraged.

Kids of Dada is a new curated online destination for collectors to discover and purchase contemporary art from around the world. Our members-only online gallery features unique artworks and limited edition items from exceptional artists, and galleries. Kids of Dada's registration process is now open. We are looking for contemporary artwork from emerging artists to be featured in our members-only gallery, where collectors can discover and purchase your work online. We invite you to begin this process by completing a registration form that will be personally reviewed by our curators.

Call for Papers/Presentations/Performances on Art & Anthropology - A Parallel Universe Day Seminar, Arnolfini
Wednesday 28th November, 2-5pm. It is increasingly common for artists to explore anthropological and ethnographic concerns in their practice. At the same time, artists themselves have become a subject for study for contemporary anthropologists. In this symposium, researchers working in and between both fields will come together to explore links, friction and potential in a celebration of cross-disciplinary exchange.  Coordinated in response to Arnolfini's Parallel Universes season, the event will include presentations and facilitated discussion, and is open to all. Proposals are invited exploring any aspect of cross-over between art and anthropology, from postgraduate students and early-career independent practitioners. Deadline: October 31 2012
Christmas exhibition opportunity, The Brewhouse, Burton-upon-Trent
10 November – 24 December 2012. We are now seeking submissions for selection for our mixed Christmas Show for 2012. This is a selling show, and we are looking for affordable work up to around £50 maximum retail price per item, ideal as a Christmas gift. The Brewhouse is a popular multi use arts centre with a 233 seat theatre, small cinema space, workshop and meeting rooms as well as the gallery spaces, where we hope to build a reputation for showing high quality and thought provoking new work. Email david.gilbert@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk for application form. Deadline: 5pm, Monday 8 October 2012
Re Act - Call for submissions: open call
Act series, an ongoing digital art project designed to encourage criticism of contemporary politics. The exhibit Re Act is an expansion of this concept, and will be part of a curatorial residency at The Market Studios in Dublin, Ireland. Artists are invited to use the Act tools for production/ inspiration/ objects of critique to generate artwork, this could be any political commentary relevant to anywhere in the world. The original Act project included the development of five digital 'tools' or 'guides', which were then applied to political content to create artwork. The idea is to use these guides to create new artwork, in any medium. To send submissions/ ask for further details, contact the curator via Email: MoBeContact@gmail.com
 Deadline: 1 October 2012
AirSpace Gallery Exhibition Call
We are seeking applications from artists to respond to the theme “The Art of Survival” for a significant commission to produce new works, to be exhibited in AirSpace Gallery during Conjunction 12. The Gallery project will ask artists to consider the ruthless Darwinian notion of ‘survival of the fittest’… 
 Call for postcard works, Worcester Arts Workshop 
This November Worcester Arts Workshop is staging Postcard Patchwork, an open exhibition of artwork sent in as postcards, and we’re keen for you to take part! Participation is open to everyone and postcards can be any medium you like… Deadline: 26 October 2012 
Contemporary Craft Open, Unit Twelve
Unit Twelve is inviting submissions from contemporary craft makers for its first open exhibition. Selected works will be exhibited at the gallery 1st Nov - 25th Nov 2012, there is also the opportunity to be a prize winner… Submission Date: 1 October 2012, by 5.00pm
Call for ArtistsUnity Stoke
Unity is a group specialising in supporting disadvantaged young people who face a range of personal barriers and issues. Unity want to recognise these young people by launching the Award for Outstanding Achievement and are looking for an artist to create a piece of work that reflects their achievements... Deadline: 26 October 2012 

For ESP members:  Call For Submissions, Spike Island’s Book & Zine Fair
Saturday 20 October. If you have been writing, designing, making or publishing books, zines or other printed matter we want to know. Spike Island have invited ESP to contribute a stand to their prestigious annual Book & Zine Fair and we want to present your publications. If your submission is successful we will organise the transport and sale of your publication... Deadline: Friday 5 October

Call for collage artists, White Tree Gallery, Wolverhampton
White Tree is looking for artists who work with collage. If you work far away you can always send us a print...

Call for Submissions: 2013 London Palestine Film Festival, Palestine Film Foundation
The two-week LPFF is produced by the Palestine Film Foundation; it is the largest event of its kind in Europe, and the longest-running Palestine Film Festival in the world (established in 1998). Submissions are encouraged from filmmakers of all nationalities, working in any moving image genre. Films of all lengths and tackling any subject matter related to Palestine are eligible for consideration… Deadline: December 20 2012

Jerwood Makers Open 2013
Emerging applied artists working across craft disciplines are invited to apply for Jerwood Makers Open 2013. Five commissions of £7,500 will be awarded to artists to create new work, which will then be exhibited as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space, London 10 July - 25 August 2013… Deadline: 5pm on 12 November 2012

Call for Exhibiting Proposals, Westland Place Gallery
Westland Place Gallery is a new contemporary art space in Hoxton, East London. We are currently seeking proposals for either solo or small group shows for our autumn / winter programme. We are particularly interested in 2D and projected works - although smaller 3D work can be accommodated…

Open Submission Collage Exhibition
Submissions wanted for Collage exhibition - Collagerie at STEW Gallery Norwich. A celebration of collage art and the significant styles of contemporary artists using traditional cut and paste techniques… Deadline: 1 October 2012

Derby City Open Application
Applications for the 2012 Derby City Open Exhibition are now available. The exhibition, set to return to the Museum this December, offers artists an exciting platform to showcase their work, with entries coming in the form of a fascinating range of paintings, sculpture, drawings, print, crafts, film and photography, arranged with playful juxtapositions that celebrate the artists’ creativity… Deadline: 11 November 2012

FLINT microfest: Call for Artists
Two Destination Language are looking for submissions from artists of all kinds to take part in FLINT, a two-day interdisciplinary microfest of contemporary work. There's a fee of £350 available, plus a limited contribution to travel expenses if you're coming from outside the area.

Call for Artists/End of the World Exhibition Final
30 artists have taken part of Project 2012 End of the World Exhibition Part I, II & III, each of them sharing their unique view and exploring humanity's impact – positive and negative – on culture and nature… Deadline: 30 October 2012

The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Art Prize
We are delighted to announce the Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize is now open for applications. Final year undergraduates of Fine Art painting and Sculpture in the UK are invited to compete for the Art Prizes. The first call for entries will be 1st September 2012, with the winner of the first prize taking up their residency in September 2013. Registration fee: £10...

Contemporary Talents, art competition, Francois Schneider Foundation
The François Schneider Foundation has launched the 2nd edition of ‘Contemporary Talents’, an international contemporary art competition, which enables each year to discover seven works of art by seven international artists implicated in the various disciplines of visual arts. For the first edition, last year, 1029 candidates took part, from 35 countries on 5 continents. The Foundation wishes to have even more international artists for this second edition... Deadline: December 15, 2012

BJP Photography Award
The British Journal of Photography International Photography Award has no theme. Photographs can be captured in any format, film or digital, and can be of any style or genre. The Award consists of two separate categories - one recognising a coherent series, the other a  single image. Submission fee is £5.00 for single image and £25 for a series. The winners will receive a two-week exhibition at Foto8 Gallery, in London... Deadline: 1 October 2012

RESURGENCE Photography Competition
Are you a practising non- professional photographer working with digital or traditional format cameras? If so, this is the ideal opportunity to get your work seen by a panel of professional judges for selection to a large exhibition at Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London.  Photographers must work to a theme of 'Resurgence' focusing on documenting the immediate area and location of the thriving community at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Images must address the location within these categories: Portraiture, Abstraction, Reportage, Landscape…

Worcestershire Young Photographer of the Year Competition 2013
This annual competition is open to any pupil under the age of 19 on 1st September 2012 who is in full time education at any school within the county. Entries will be accepted between 1 September 2012 and 31 January 2013 and are to made online, thus avoiding the need for entrants to incur the costs of printing and mounting their work. Images can be of any subject and taken on any camera which produces a digital image...

Input Residency, Meter Room
The Input residency programme at Meter Room provides independent curators and artist-run organisations with 24 hour access to the 1400 square feet project space to use as their own studio in which to generate new collaborations and site-specific responses. Participants will be supported to develop new projects and/or re-contextualise existing practices in an environment which combines studio-based production and gallery- based curation. Input projects also aim to contribute to ongoing discourse on the hybridised role of the artist-curator, and the forms and function of the studio-gallery.

The Berwick Residencies, Berwick Visual Arts
Berwick Visual Arts is pleased to announce the first of two new residency opportunities for visual artists. The residency programme will enable artists to respond to what Berwick offers in terms of its unique history, coastal and border location, unusual spaces, archives and collections, social contexts and to work with its people. The residency opportunity requires the applicant artist to have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years and to be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to their artistic practice and evidence a body of work and strong track record, through new work, projects, exhibitions, publishing, and/or commissions… Deadline: 5pm, Monday 22 October

Potteries Museum and Art Gallery: One Week Residency
Conjunction 12 will be the third biennial contemporary art festival in Stoke-on-Trent, the theme for this year’s event is ‘THE ART OF SURVIVAL.’  The festival will be held across Stoke-on-Trent city centre… Deadline Tuesday 2 October

East London Printmakers Artist residency programme
Since East London Printmakers' tenth anniversary in 2008, the studio has been running a residency programme. The purpose is to promote professional development in printmaking and to create an arena for visiting artists to share their knowledge and experiences with ELP members. Two artists per year will receive: 24-hour access to the studio's facilities, 4.5 days a week, £100 budget for materials, £200 fee for running a one-day master workshop, free membership for one year and storage space. Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. The programme is open to local, national and international artists…

Quartier21, Austria
The studio program is predominantly intended for artists who work in the fields of digital culture, fashion, or design. Additionally, the studios are fully booked until 2013 and also have a very long waiting list. Residencies are awarded for a minimum period of two month and a maximum of six months. The artist will be given EUR 1,050 per month and free live / work studio…

HIAP Standard Residency Programme, Finland
The HIAP Standard Residency Programme is offered to arts professionals from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, Visual and Media Arts, Dance, Theatre and Literature. A Standard Residency includes accommodation and studio space at HIAP Studios free of charge for the duration of 1–3 months. The studios, which combine living and working space, are located in Cable Factory and on the island of Suomenlinna, both in Helsinki, Finland. HIAP The residency does not include  a working grant or travel fees…

Residency Program in Guadalajara, Mexico
For period 15th November - 15th December. ESARQ offers a new residency program located at the heart of the most vibrant and creative area of Guadalajara, Mexico. To be in residence at ESARQ means to work on individual projects while being open to collaborate with fellow residents. You will receive artistic assistance in an exciting environment for production… Deadline extended: 1 October 2012

Sound Residency at Khoj
Sound Art in India is a nascent, but emerging field. To continue ongoing engagement, Khoj is curating an four week International residency in January 2013. Applications are invited from artists and practitioners exploring sound recording methodologies and aural practices including oral histories, bio-acoustic, electro-acoustic, radio art, noise and field recordings. The proposals can also explore modalities of listening and synaesthetic applications of sound. Cost of travel, modest accommodation and per diems will be separate from the allotted production budget… Deadline: 10 October 2012

Archisle: Photographer in Residence Programme 2013
Archisle is currently inviting applications for the position of Photographer in Residence launching in 2013. This is post commences in April/May running for six months through to September/October 2013. The residency provides the following key benefits and opportunities: £10,000 bursary for the commission/production of a body of work and solo exhibition, studio space with access to inkjet printing and office/internet resources, living accommodation and (limited) expenses and travel costs (subject to approval).
Deadline: 15th October 2012

Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship
Akademie Schloss Solitude supports young artists, scholars, scientists and economic professionals via residency fellowships only. Fellowships are usually awarded for a period between three and twelve months, free accommodation is included, and fellows are awarded €1,100 monthly. Fellows are provided with a furnished living/working studio (including electricity, water and heating). Travel expenses for arrival and departure in Stuttgart will be covered on a one-time basis… Deadline: 31 October 2012

Ateliers d'Artistes de Sacy Summer Residencies 2013
Inviting submissions from British artists wishing to spend a month at Sacy in the summer of 2013. The work must be site-specific and transcend language barriers. Free accommodation is offered and work space, along with an exhibition and catalogue at the end of the season and a grant of €900 A minimum of 5 years of professional art experience is required... Deadline: 15 November 2012 

Wendover Residency
The Center for Land Use Interpretation operates a residence program to support the development of new interpretive methodologies and ideas. The program is open to artists, researchers, theorists, or anyone who works with land and land use issues in an innovative and engaging manner. Residents primarily work out of the CLUI facilities at Wendover, Utah, and explore and interpret the landscape of that remarkable desert region. Successful applicants to the paid residence program are given $250 per week plus partial support for travel to and from the residency, and for project materials.

NARS 2013 International Artist Residency Program
The NARS Foundation seeks applications on two levels. The first level includes emerging and mid-career artists for whom appointments as residents may make a significant impact on their careers. The second level consists of artists with national international reputations for whom a change of environment may offer inspiration… Deadline: October 5, 2012

Residencies Unlimited
This site lists too many national and international residencies to list on our Bulletin so we would like to suggest his as a resource you may wish to subscribe or follow on facebook or Twitter.

Finance and Development Director, Flatpack Festival
Flatpack is seeking a Development and Finance Director to help shape the next phase of the company’s growth. The key objectives of this new role will be to ensure that partnerships and funding are in place to deliver the artistic and organisational vision for Flatpack Festival, and to ensure that the delivery of Flatpack’s programme is supported through operational excellence…Deadline: 4pm, Monday 1 October 2012

General Manager, Meadow Arts
Salary: c. £23,405 per annum pro rata. 28 hours per week to be worked flexibly but ideally over 4 days. Meadow Arts is seeking a talented and versatile General Manager to join its small and dedicated Shropshire-based team. They will work closely with the Director and team to support the delivery of Meadow Arts’ aims, and ensure the smooth and efficient management of Meadow Arts’ finances, office and programmes of work. The successful applicant will have a passion for being involved in delivering a unique and high quality contemporary arts programme; they will have an ability to think strategically and creatively, as well as having an eye for detail. Meadow Arts is a pioneering visual arts organisation specialising in commissioning and exhibiting art in non-traditional settings. Deadline: Monday 22 October.

Friction Arts: Art Club Leader and Mentee 
Friction Arts are seeking a multi-skilled, emerging participatory artist to lead ‘Art Club’ – a regular Saturday morning/lunchtime workshop for young people aged 14+ to engage in structured arts activities, based at the Edge in Digbeth, Birmingham. Candidates should not be afraid to take risks in their participatory practice and should be keen to develop this through an experiential programme. As well as organising and delivering weekly workshops with the young people, the successful candidate will receive mentoring and training from Friction Arts’ directors. The fee to deliver 12, half day sessions is £700. Candidates should have some experience of delivering arts workshops and a broad arts skillset. Contact: tim@frictionarts.com

Mosaic Artist, Lichfield District Council
Paid (£20k-25k pro rata) Part time. Mosaic artist wanted to work with pupils at a local primary school to produce a mosaic for their school. Size and design not yet decided but max wall space available is 9ft high by 15 - 16 ft wide.  It could be 1 large mosaic or many smaller ones. The school would like to see examples of artists' past work and be given an idea of costs to help select the artist they would like to work with. The school would also like to see how the artist would work with the pupils to create the mosaic. Artist must have current CRB. Closes Tuesday 2 October 2012

Cultural Entrepreneur Programme Project Manager, Yorkshire & Humber CVAN
Yorkshire and Humber Contemporary Visual Arts Network (formerly Turning Point Yortkshire and Humber) has identified a long-standing gap in the provision of entrepreneurial opportunity for visual artists working in critically engaged practice.  The aim of the Cultural Entrepreneur Programme scheme is to support the development of the skills and experience of a cohort of entrepreneurs annually from 2012 to 2021. We wish to recruit a project manager or project management agency to design and deliver the pilot Cultural Entrepreneur programme of activity, initially on a one-year contract with the option of renewal for additional years if funding is identified… Deadline: Friday 2 November 2012

AHRC-funded PhD in Curating Art and Science, The Arts Catalyst and Royal Holloway, University of London
Applications are invited for a new AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award opportunity in “Curating Art and Science: New Methods and Sites of Production and Display” at the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London in partnership with The Arts Catalyst, London. Recent contemporary arts projects have directly engaged with, or taken as their subject, a range of sites, spaces, practices, ideas, and cultures of science and advanced technology. These trans-disciplinary art projects present highly varied contexts for research, production and exhibition, and working alongside The Arts Catalyst this studentship will investigate the practical, curatorial and production demands posed by these projects… Deadline: Monday 22 October 2012

Auctioneering Junior, Biddle & Webb Auctioneers, Birmingham
Biddle & Webb are evolving. As Birmingham's premier auction hall, we are embracing the digital age. An exciting opportunity has arisen for two individuals to join our expanding team. The auctioneering Junior (Operations) will support every aspect of the auctioneering life cycle. Working alongside the core cataloguing team, the role involves exceptional customer service, high level IT skills and a positive can do attitude. The successful candidate will be a confident and articulate team player, with a passion for innovation… Deadline: Wednesday 3 October 2012

Freelance Public Art Consultant for Dulwich Park Sculpture Commission
In December 2011 Southwark Council was given the devastating news that Two Forms (Divided Circle) (Barbara Hepworth) had been stolen from Dulwich Park. The sculpture had been in the park since 1970 and was insured. The Council has received an insurance payment and a substantial part of it has been ring fenced to commission a new sculpture for the park.  To achieve this we wish to appoint a public art consultant or consultancy to work alongside the steering group… Deadline: 15 October 5pm 

Paper Conservator , Tate Britain
We are seeking an experienced paper conservator to work within our Paper Conservation team in support of Acquisitions and Tate Modern programme areas. Day-to-day, you will concentrate on assessing, preparing and treating works of art within the Collection and on supporting all related programme activity, including the documentation and installation of modern and contemporary works on paper. An appointment to this post will be made at £27,150 per annum… Deadline: 5 October 2012
Freelance Museum Educators, Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives, Bristol City Council
Part Time, Casual. High quality provision of education services is crucial to our success and we are expanding our team of freelance Museum Educators to deliver our museum based learning programme for schools. You will have a track record of delivering creative, skills based, interactive activities for children of all ages and abilities in group settings that deliver genuine learning outcomes; a passionate interest in learning in museums; excellent group management skills; good knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum and a willingness to take part in peer learning. We will pay £25 for a 1 hour workshop and £18 for every additional hour; this includes preparation and clearing up time. Payment is made after submission of an invoice. For more details, email:
sarah.crowder@bristol.gov.uk  Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 5 October 2012
Compass Live Art, Communications Manager
Freelance, Part-time 12 months initially., Fixed fee £3000. Compass is looking for an experienced Communications Manager to operate strategically and practically, taking responsibility for infrastructure development and marketing all project strands. You will have direct experience of devising and delivering marketing campaigns and excellent web based communications skills. Compass is a small consortium that aims to strengthen and sustain the ambitions, diversity and vitality of live art in Yorkshire and the Humber through a variety of programming, training and infrastructure developments.  For job description email: info@compassliveart.org.uk Deadline: 28 September 2012

Arts and Cultural Officer, Arts Programmes, Trinity College London
Salary: £27000-£30000 per annum. Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2015. Reporting to the Sector Support Manager, this new post will develop and implement strategies to support the professionals in the arts and cultural sectors to engage with our Arts Programmes , most notably Arts Award and Artsmark.  This involves working across the cultural sector including arts organisations, artists, film and media, museums, heritage and libraries and includes advice, resource development and working with our external partners to build our credibility, growth and reach… Deadline: Thursday 3 October 2012  

Youth Sector Officer, Arts Programmes, Trinity College London
Salary: £27,000-£30,000 per annum, Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2015Reporting to the Sector Support Manager, this new post will develop and implement strategies to support the professionals in the youth and community sector to engage with our Arts Programmes , most notably Arts Award and Artsmark.  This involves working across the youth, community and informal education sector, including youth services, youth-focussed initiatives, local authorities and voluntary organisations, and includes advice, resource development and working with our strategic partners to build our credibility, growth and reach. This post is based in our head office, with occasional visits to centres and events.
Deadline: Thursday 3 October 2012  

New FACT Opportunity - Digital Coordinator (Collaborations Programme)
This post will provide the Collaboration Programme and its partners with high quality interesting online content that speaks not only for the department but also on behalf of FACT. The role will involve working closely with external project partners to deliver a high level of service delivery. The role will also provide administration, workshop and project support. The role will work closely with all members of the Collaboration Programme and will have strong communication links with the marketing team. This role would suit candidates who have examples of practical experience of production and project management; you will have a strong interest in citizen journalism and online applications… Deadline: 1 October 2012

Temporary Marketing Manager (Maternity Leave), Motionhouse
£23,000 - £25,500 – Full time. We are looking to recruit an experienced, talented and enthusiastic individual to temporarily cover our Marketing Manager for maternity leave. Candidates should be conscientious, motivated, creative and have a proven track record of success. The post holder will lead a small marketing team and will deliver efficient and effective marketing, communications and PR activity for all aspects of the company’s activity… Deadline: 5pm, Friday 28 September 2012

Corporate Partnerships Managers - New Business x2, Tate Britai
Tate is looking for highly motivated, creative individuals with experience in business development and account management to devise and deliver ground-breaking partnerships with the corporate sector. In order to grow and develop Tate’s capacity to deliver cutting edge corporate partnerships, two new positions have been created within the team. In these roles you will be responsible for identifying and managing a pipeline of prospects, whilst developing innovative proposals and pitches that deliver multi-stranded corporate partnerships with a value of £40-400k+. Critical to your success will be your ability to work effectively with other internal teams like marketing, communications, exhibitions, curatorial and learning… Deadline: Friday 26 October 2012
Curator - Skills Unearthed, Blackdown Hills Artists and Makers
An experienced curator is needed to coordinate the second phase of this exciting artists-led initiative in the Blackdown Hills on the Devon/Somerset border.  ‘Skills Unearthed’ aims to strengthen Blackdown Hills Artists and Makers (BHaam) by increasing the numbers and quality of the membership. The aim is to make community engaged work through offering commissions focusing on the industry and crafts, past and present, which are unique to the Blackdown Hills area. A fixed fee of £4,000 will be paid (amounting to approx 20 days @ £200pd, to include travel). Please email a CV and letter of application saying why you are interested in the position and your relevant experience to info@timmartin.org.uk Closes Wednesday 10 October 2012

Textile Workshop Leader, enJOY arts
enJOY arts are seeking an experienced Textile Workshop Leader for 'Make Do & Mend' - a creative heritage project for young women aged 14 to 21, based in Manchester. The project will run from late October 2012 to March 2013, culminating in a celebration event for International Women's Day.  The project will be delivered in partnership with People’s History Museum and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots Programme...  Closes Friday 5 October 2012

Right Hand Person for FRAME_birmingham, Clarke Gallery (voluntary plus expenses)
Following the successful award of an Arts Council West Midlands grant, Clarke Gallery/Elly Clarkeseeks a Right Hand Person to help get multi-venue exhibition FRAME_birmingham on the road. Assistance is required with all aspects of the project. From scheduling to liaising with artists and venues; from careful record-keeping of correspondence to on-site installation; from distributing flyers and publicity in general to updating the website. The Right Hand Person must be based in Birmingham and available for a minimum of 1 day per week to start with (starting ASAP), with more time in the lead up to the launch weekend, (9th-11th November) - as well as during that weekend itself - and then for the odd day until the exhibition finishes at the beginning of February 2013. Deadline: 12 pm, Monday 1 October

Volunteer, Conjunction 12, Stoke on Trent
Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the Conjunction project, and take on a wide range of jobs and activities. This can range from helping to install artworks, gathering monitoring evidence with the public, invigilating, as well as helping to deliver workshops and helping out at events. Our volunteers have expressed how enjoyable it is to be involved in an exciting project like Conjunction, meeting new people, learning new skills as well as utilising skills that you already have. There are many ways to get involved, so please email:
amf@airspacegallery.org to express your interest in this opportunity. We can offer £10 per day to our volunteers to cover expenses.
Volunteering Opportunities, The Lombard Method
The Lombard Method is looking for volunteers to assist with our future programme in a number of roles including visitor assistance, gallery administration, and supporting exhibition install. Working alongside our directors and artists, this is a great opportunity to gain experience of working with an arts organisation...

Conjunction 12, Stoke on Trent
October- December 2012
Conjunction 12 is the third biennial of contemporary art festival in Stoke-on-Trent. The theme for this year’s event is THE ART OF SURVIVAL. The festival will be held across Stoke-on-Trent city centre making use of existing and temporary art spaces. It is a chance to showcase and develop new contemporary artwork in a public setting. In 2012 the biennial will look at ideas of survival within; the natural world, the economy, and the artworld and will consider the role of conservation, recognition of resources and grass-roots activity in creating future sustainability. We will cover the ruthless Darwinian notion of ‘survival of the fittest’ whilst also looking at the often subjective practice of museum collecting and archiving. A number of opportunities are offered through Conjunction, including residencies and commissions. Please see the relevent sections elsewhere in this bulletin.

Eye Candy Festival
Thursday 11 October – Sunday 14 October
Eye Candy is a visual pop culture festival which will be showcasing illustration, art and design through a programme of events in the form of exhibitions and meet-ups etc. There will also be workshops and a talks program with industry heavyweights. The event will be held in the Southside district of Birmingham, this is only a couple of minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street station. The event is partnered with Birmingham Zine Festival which is running alongside the Eye Candy festival.

Photo Clinic, The Darkroom, Balsall Heath 
Darkroom Birmingham offers analogue black and white photographic facilities and training for individual and community use. Our courses will begin with basic developing and printing and will develop in response to community demands to offer support on other technical and human aspects of photography, including portraiture, mounting and framing, editing and presentation, medium and large format photography, alternative processes, advanced printing and more. As well as processing and printing courses there will be drop-in photo clinics every other Wednesday night from 5-8….

Public Art, Cultural Well-Being and the NPPF events
ixia has organised three free briefing events on how the provision of public art will be influenced by the prominent inclusion of cultural well-being within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). There are a few places remaining for the event in Sheffield on 12 November 2012. The events in London and Birmingham have now sold out. However, we are creating a waiting list for the Birmingham event - so if you would like to attend, please email 
info@ixia-info.com and we will let you know if places become available…
 In conversation with Andrew Lacon, Stuart Whipps, Pete James
Thursday 1 November 2012, 6.00 – 7.30pm, Library Theatre, off Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HQ. Admission Free.  Pete James, Head of Photographs at Birmingham Central Library talks to Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps about the work they are making for REFERENCE WORKS: the Library of Birmingham Photography Project. The project, Birmingham’s largest photography commission, sees four photographers and four students/graduates from Birmingham City University making creative responses to the existing and new library building. The discussion will outline the scope of the commission; describe the process of making new work and the vital role of the Library’s nationally and internationally significant collections at the heart of the new iconic cultural institution.
The event is the first in a series of Photographers Talks linked to REFERENCE WORKS, the Library of Birmingham Photography Project.

Social Media for Artists, Creative Connections, Wolverhampton
9 October 2012, Wolverhampton Adult Education Service. FREE to learners in receipt of JSA or ESA. This 6 week course aims to offer people with creative skills an insight into Social Media and how they can best use it to promote their work. Weekly sessions will include; an overview of Social Media and why it is so useful for artists, how to use blogs, setting up a Facebook page, using Twitter, using Linked In, Pinterest and how to integrate your Social Media. Speakers include social media Adviser Rebekah Harriman, artist Jacqui Dodds and designer maker Charlotte Clark. The course will take place on Tuesday evenings at The Maltings, tafford Road, Wolverhampton Town Centre from 6-9pm for 6 weeks starting on 9 October 2012.

Print Club, Print Garage @Unit Twelve

Come and learn how to screen print at our favourite craft space Unit Twelve (Staffordshire). It's a relaxed and friendly environment (and there's always lots of tea and cake). We'll show you how to screenprint without high-falutin' vacuum beds and print presses, we'll show you how it's possible to get high quality results using a lo-fi approach that won't cost you a fortune. Beginners: you'll learn the basics; from mixing ink to creating simple paper stencils - before you know it you'll be a skilled-up squeegee warrior! (Maybe you did it a few years ago at college and need a bit of a refresher - c'mon over, we'll soon dust the cobwebs off!) Dates:  11 November 2012/ 10 February 2013/ 14 April 2013 / 9 June 2013.  £39 per person, 10am - 4pm and all equipment and materials are provided.
Training, networking & funding: Free Project Management workshop 
October 4, 9.30am-12.30pm - ICE, Parkside, Coventry CV1 2NE
A free half-day workshop for any graduate, or existing creative business individual based in the West Midlands who is starting or developing their creative business (in arts, design or media). We will cover all the essentials around project management, planning, budget monitoring and basic evaluation. Looking specifically at creative projects, the workshop will cover setting objectives, roles and responsibilities, budgeting, planning, monitoring and subcontracting and evaluation. Booking essential.
Free Creative Business Start-up course                 
October 15+16, 9.30am-4.30pm - ICE, Parkside, Coventry CV1 2NE.
A free two day workshop for any graduate based in the West Midlands who is starting a creative business (in arts, design or media). We will cover all the essentials around your values, marketing, financial management, intellectual property, your legal structure (eg self-employed, Limited Company) and your networks. Booking essential.
Free Networking workshop  
October 24, 2.00 – 5.00PM, - ICE, Parkside, Coventry CV1 2NE
This free half-day workshop for any graduate, or existing creative business individual based in the West Midlands looks at the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to network effectively and to help get closer to opportunities. It will explore a range of topics, including: strategic versus casual networking; tips and techniques for getting the most out of a networking event; how to improve confidence; techniques for growing and maintaining networks. Booking essential.
The Art of Listening, Supersonic Festival
Friday 19 October, 1.30 - 5.30pm, School of Art, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX. TICKETS £10. Supersonic Festival with Sound and Music present a half-day extended panel discussion exploring contexts for the presentation of sound works and performances and approaches to listening. Bringing together artists, academics and industry professionals this event is an opportunity for discussion of how artists and producers can best stage work, how audiences can be best encouraged to enjoy it and how we can all become better listeners…
Artists work in the museum: histories, interventions and subjectivity
This conference will bring together artists, curators, historians and museum professionals to explore the history of the artist as museum professionals, the museum environment and archive as the content of artistic production, the hidden subjectivity of the many artists working in museums and galleries alongside their practice and dynamic roles they play in 21st century museums and galleries. Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October, 10.00-17.15 A specific day can be booked. Tickets £25/£20/£10

A/Void 2. workshop with 'girl jonah'
Thursday 25 & Friday 26 October 2012, 10.30am - 4.30pm, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. A two-day workshop opportunity for disabled and non-disabled artists to reflect on their own practice with an interest in working with the body as a potential research source or actual material - whether this is in visual arts, performance, theatre, writing, dance, music. We will ask for a short proposal describing why you want to take part in A/Void at this time. Limited places. Booking is essential. There is no cost.
Museum Camp
Monday 1 October 2012. Thinktank, Birmingham from 10:00 to 17:00
Museum Camp is an unconference for everyone who cares about museums. CEO, volunteer, visitor - everyone is welcome, you just need to bring their own unique perspective on museums…

Creative Shift Training Programme
Creative Shift is a boutique training, consultancy and coaching business, using artists and their work to inform and inspire profound and profitable business and personal change. They are offering a number of half-day and full-day courses in networking, delivering presentations, starting your creative business, tendering processes and negotiating contracts. Courses are priced from £45-£180, and will run from 26 September until June 2013.  All fees include course materials and information packs for you to take away. All courses will take place in Birmingham City Centre, at Birmingham Hippodrome Half day courses include refreshments, full day courses include lunch. Discounts are available on booking multiple courses…

27 September - 11 October 2012

Handmade Boutique Birmingham
Mailbox Birmingham, 11am – 6pm

The Rootless Forest: Beyond the Pale Symposia
19:00 - 23:30, The Spotted Dog

Vanley Burke: By The Rivers Of Birminam
mac birmingham

Wolverhampton School of Art & Design MA Degree Show
5.30pm - 7.30pm, The Public, West Bromwich

[STATE] of Uncertainty
18:30-21:00, The Vaults, Newhall Street, Birmingham

12 - 7.30 pm each day, Edible Eastside

Play Poland Film Festival
Venues across Birmingham including mac, Ikon and the Edge.

The Stone of Folly / Tainted Love/ Space
6 - 9pm, Down Stairs, Great Brampton House, Madley, Hereford

Play Poland Film Festival
Venues across Birmingham including mac, Ikon and the Edge.

Moon Festival
19:00 until 21:00, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts. £5, booking advisable.

Tony Arefin Round Table Discussion
6.30-8pm, Ikon Gallery                                                                                                                                    

-----the whole is greater than the sum of its parts----
18:00 until 21:00, Article Gallery, School of Art, BCU

Society Weeks / Eight Residencies From The Pitt Studio
11am- 4.30pm, Worcester City Gallery

FLAGworks archive
11am- 4.30pm, Worcester City Gallery

One Night Stand curated by Gordon Dalton
6-8pm, MOVEMENT, Worcester Foregate Street Station Platform 2

Life Drawing Classes For Adults
5.30 – 7.30pm, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms
£30 for 6 sessions. Places are limited, please call 01926 742700.

Ort Artists Surgery
17:30 until 19:30, Ort, 500 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath
Transplantation / Made to Make
17:30 until 20:00, Bilston Craft Gallery
7-9pm, Division of Labour

Fiona Rae: Maybe you can live on the moon in the next century
The New Art Gallery Walsall

Jodie Carey: Soloman's Knot
The New Art Gallery Walsall

ARTIST ROOMS: Damien Hirst 
The New Art Gallery Walsall

Wedgwood Museum, Stoke on Trent
6.30pm Admission is free. Email for ticket: bookings@wedgwoodmuseum.org.uk

Katherine Burdon: Dreams And Decay
5:30pm -7:30pm, Village Hub, 31 Caldmore Green, Walsall

Abstract Possible: The Birmingham Beat/ Portrait Gallery Withdrawn/ Abstract Possible Cabinet
6—8pm, Eastside Projects

Interactive residency: Ready, Steady Make
The Wig, Tindal Street, Birmingham
Eye Candy Festival
Thursday 11 October – Sunday 14 October, Venues across Birmingham

Please click on each of the headings for more information...
Cally Spooner: Collapsing in Parts 
International Project Space, School of Art Bournville, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

Grand Union, Birmingham

Made In The Middle
Hereford Museum & Art Gallery, Broad Street, Hereford, HR4 9A

MA Fine Art from Coventry University
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Rose Jennings: Drawn Out
‎Roots Gallery

Glenn Brown at Upton House
Meadow Arts, Upton House, Nr Banbury, Oxon OX15 6HT

Living City - Sarah Taylor Silverwood 
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Jose Forrest-Tennant: Schemata

Croome, National Trust, Croome D'Abitot, Worcestershire, WR8 9DW

Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS

Arefin & Arefin: The graphic design of Tony Arefin
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS

Ann Veronica Janssens: Oscar
Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS
Making Moves
Stafford Station

Time Will Tell
Croft Castle (National Trust), Herefordshire

Duncan McKellar
Movement, Platform 2, Worcester Foregate Street Railway StationWorcester

Ian Andrews: Rummage Out @ Terrace
Terrace, Unit 19, Great Western Arcade, Birmingham

Through our Hands
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

Diana Nour 
Pluspace Gallery, The Bridge, Broadgate House East, 2nd Floor, CV1 1NG Coventry, United Kingdom

Harminder Judge: In This Strange House
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 8LG

Mark Power: Black Country Stories
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 8LG

The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Square, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 8LG

Love and Death: Victorian Paintings from Tate
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH


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