Glynn Vivian Gallery

Request for Swansea Residents

Glynn Vivian Gallery  Have you recently been to Glynn Vivian Art Gallery?

  Do you visit all the time?
 
  Either way, we want to hear from you!

 
Glynn Vivian is looking for Swansea residents to take part in a unique public workshop (tea and biscuits provided…) where we’ll discuss:

  • What you value in a good day (or evening) out
  • How you feel about what there is to see, eat and do in Swansea
  • What Glynn Vivian is doing well – and could be doing better
  • What you’d like to see us offer at the evenings and weekends
  • How we can get the word out about what we’re doing

This will help us to improve Glynn Vivian Art Gallery – making a better experience for people like you.

The three hour workshop will be on Thursday 31 January,14:30 – 17:00 at Glynn Vivian.
 
If you would like to take part and have your say, get in touch with Laura on 01792 516900, email Laura.Gill@swansea.gov.uk or let us know at the Gallery reception desk.
 

Pasccal – Call for Artists

Open Call – Paralympics Exhibition

The exhibition is the final part of a research project which aims to explore the mediatisation of the Paralympics in the public eye and how these views influence our understanding of disability.

We are looking for artists to create responses to themes in the research which will form a public art exhibition in June 2019 at Asia House, London. Asia House is located near Oxford Circus and Regents Street W1G 7LP.

We are open to all forms of art, one piece of art per artist to be submitted. A fee of £2,000 per artist to cover time and materials will be paid to artists chosen to take part in the exhibition.

The exhibition will aim to make an important contribution to public awareness of disability and seek to highlight voices of people with disabilities.

You can find out more about the research project via http://pasccal.com

For further details about the project please email kerrie.oconnell.creative.rock@gmail.com

Artist Submission Process

We ask each artist to submit an idea of how they would interpret one of the themes from the research. Some of the themes include:

Spectacle – of watching the Paralympics – Paralympics as a form of entertainment, reinforced ideas, existing hierarchies of disability.

Political  – correctness, polite, distancing & discomfort when talking about disability from the public.

Attempts –  to ‘make sense’ of disability – media representation of disability and para-sports within the context of other marginalised groups i.e. gender, race and sexuality

Lack  – of public awareness of specific sports e.g. boccia and goalball as well as other sporting competitions for varying disabilities.

Emotional – backstory/narratives to Paralympians – explaining their disability, the acquired disability.

Please produce a short description of what your idea would be and how it is related to the research theme. A short description of the art work should include: size of work, form of art (2d, 3d, film, installation), you may also ask will the art work be interactive? (participatory). If a performance piece, include length of performance, location in space, how & where will the audience watch?

All the ideas from each artist will be submitted to a selection panel at the University of Bath for the beginning of February.  We are looking for eight to twelve artists for the exhibition in total.

Please send your idea and a brief description by January 31st if you would like to be involved. Please email or phone if you struggle to meet this deadline for idea submission.

Feel free to contact Kerrie O’Connell if you have any questions  on 07951603992

Miri Mawr Arts Company are looking for a Lead Musician

Miri Mawr Arts Company are looking for a Lead Musician FOR A PAID project.

Sensory, immersive, Welsh language theatre project aimed at ages 5 and under. Taking place in Denbighshire. Looking for a musician to compose, create sound effects, bring opportunities for our little audience to use instruments and lead your team of 6th form music students

Miri Mawr Arts Company in partnership with Making Sense CIC have been awarded the, Experiencing the Arts-Creative Collaborations fund via the Arts Council of Wales.  We have a very exciting project that will take place across the Prestatyn schools cluster.  We are looking for a Welsh speaking/Welsh learner lead musician from North Wales for the project.

For more information, please contact Lowri-Mair Owen Artistic Director for Miri Mawr Arts Company  –info@mirimawr.wales

 

Outside In

The Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize

An exciting opportunity for artists opens today, Wednesday, 2 January 2019.

Submissions can now be made for The Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2019.

A competition which will allow 120 artists to have their work on show at the prestigious Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, and one receive £10,000.

Alongside the winning self-portrait, a number of works from the submissions will also be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection.

Outside In is an official partner of this year’s prize and founder Marc Steene will be one of the judges. He said: “We are excited to be an official partner of the Ruth Borchard Prize and be able to support and encourage engagement from artists, many of whom face significant barriers to the art world.”

Roberta Travers, of The Ruth Borchard Collection and Prize, added she was ‘very excited’ to be promoting the work of all Outside In artists and said how the prize has historically ‘opened doors for previously unknown artists’.

How Outside In can help:

Artist Support Days offer one-to-one support for artists with anything from making applications and taking photographs to writing personal statements and creating a gallery on the Outside In website. To find out more visit www.outsidein.org.uk or call artist development coordinator Hannah Whitlock on 01273 381311.

Outside In is also delighted to offer artists a discounted entry to the prize if they are in receipt of benefits or on a low income. To apply for the discount code, which can be used during the submission process, please contact the team on the number above or email info@outsidein.org.uk with the subject ‘Ruth Borchard’.

How to enter:

All artists working, living or studying in the UK and Ireland are eligible to submit entries. All works must be a self-portrait of the artist. The prize encourages artists using many medium and making figurative or abstract, working alone or in a group, from life or from memory to enter.

Submissions can be made at www.ruthborchard.org.uk and the deadline is Saturday 6 April 2019

Cyfarthfa Castle Open Art 2019

The first Open Art Exhibition at Cyfarfthfa Castle

April 8 – June 23 2019

An Open Art exhibition for all artists at Cyfarthfa Castle in 2019!

If you want to be a part of it there are no age restrictions and both professional and amateur artists are welcome.

 

 

Please get in touch

Phone :01685 727371

Email  museum@merthyrleisuretrust.co.uk

 or on the FB events listing https://www.facebook.com/events/814176645593737/

for more information. WellbeingMerthyr

National Theatre Wales

Team 

Opportunities in Pembrokeshire and Wrexham

NTW is seeking a TEAM Associate to represent us across Pembrokeshire

 

Working closely with NTW’s Head of Collaboration and TEAM Coordinator this role will involve creating, coordinating and supporting a range of TEAM activity in partnership with the community, recruiting new members and creating new networks.

 

Salary: Fee 10K based on 100 days. This is a fixed term, part time 1- year contract, from February 2019 to January 2020.

 

Please apply by sending us a covering letter and CV by midday on 7th January 2019.

 

Interviews will be held in Pembrokeshire on the week commencing 21st January 2019

For more information please visit our website

 

NTW is seeking a TEAM Associate to represent us across Wrexham

 

Working closely with NTW’s Head of Collaboration and TEAM Coordinator this role will involve creating, coordinating and supporting a range of TEAM activity in partnership with the community, recruiting new members and creating new networks.

 

Salary: Fee 10K based on 100 days. This is a fixed term, part time 1- year contract, from February 2019 to January 2020.

 

Please apply by sending us a covering letter and CV by midday on 7th January 2019.

 

Interviews will be held in Wrexham on the week commencing 14th January 2019

For more information please visit our website

 

Arts & Business Cymru

26th Arts & Business Cymru Awards

Commission 2019

Fee: An all-inclusive fee of £3,300 + VAT will be paid for this commission. The fee will cover all design, making, packaging and transportation costs.

Contract:

The A&B Cymru Awards exist to encourage, acknowledge and celebrate exemplary partnerships between business and the arts across Wales. A high quality and high profile event, the 26th ceremony will take place at Wales Millennium Centre on Thursday 11 July 2019.

A&B Cymru wishes to commission 12 awards which will be presented to the winners of the 2019 ceremony.

The commission is open to artists living and working in Wales or Welsh artists living and working elsewhere.

For further information regarding this brief and to apply, please click here.

Closing date for applications: Friday 11 January 2019

CURATORIAL  COMMISSION:MAC  RESIDENCY

NATIONAL  CALL    OUT  

 

Duration  of  residency: Spring  2019  –  Summer  2020

Closing  Date  for  Applications:  by  5pm,  20  January  2019

Interviews: 30  January  2019

About  The  Programme:     

DASH,  Arnolfini,  Middlesbrough  Institute  of  Modern  art  (MIMA)  and  Midlands  Art  Centre  (MAC)  are   working together  on  a  three-­year  programme  of  curatorial  commissions  providing  individual  residencies   for  three artists/curators  who  identify  as  Disabled  people.  

During the twelve month residency the successful candidate will receive mentoring support and work shadowing, working towards developing and delivering an agreed curatorial project right in the heart of MAC. The successful applicant will be offered:

  • Curator’s fee fixed at £12,000 
  • Curator’s expenses a maximum of £5,000 
  • £8,000 towards exhibition costs

For further information and details of how to apply: www.dasharts.org/projects/curatorial-commission-call.html

DASH  has  been  working  with  galleries  and  arts  centres  in  England  and  Wales  since  2009  creating   opportunities  for  Deaf  and  Disabled  artists  to  exhibit  and  curate.  These  opportunities  have  significantly   advanced  the  careers  of  more  than  15  Deaf  and  Disabled  artists,  and  have  influenced  and  changed  the   thinking  of  a  number  of  key  people  in  these  galleries.      

However,  DASH  asserts  that  further  deep-­‐rooted  cultural  changes  must  be  made  within  the  visual  arts   sector  in  order  for  it  to  become  a  more  inclusive  and  accessible  artform.      

One  part  of  effecting  this  change  is  by  placing  Deaf  and  Disabled  people  in  positions  of  influence  within  the   visual  arts,  to  influence  change  from  within.  The  long-­‐term  aim  of  the  programme  is  to  support  the   development  of  Deaf  and  Disabled  curators,  so  they  can  become  the  directors/curators/programmers  of   the  future.    

The  curatorial  opportunities  at  MIMA  and  Arnolfini  (dates  to  be  confirmed)  will  be  announced  in  January   19,  interviews  in  April  19  and  the  curators  will  start  in  September  19.    

The  Role  

How  would  you  respond  to  the  challenge  of  curating  within  the  context  of  a  multi-­‐disciplinary  arts  centre?     Midlands  Arts  Centre  (MAC)  has  teamed  up  with  DASH  to  offer  a  unique  curatorial  residency  programme   for  an  artist/curator  who  self  identifies  as  a  Deaf  or  Disabled  person.    

The  Curatorial  Commission  Project,  the  first  of  its  kind  in  the  UK,  will  give  the  successful  candidate  the   opportunity  to  draw  upon  the  expertise  and  mentoring  of  specialist  curators  across  the  whole  of  MAC’s   artistic  spectrum.  The  successful  candidate  will  experience  the  day-­‐to-­‐day  business  of  running  a  creative   programme,  opportunity  to  contribute  to  the  development  of  a  dynamic  arts  organization  and  curate  a   major  public  exhibition.    

If  you  think  the  Curatorial  Commission  Project  sounds  exciting,  it  is.        

Recent  MAC  curated  seasons  of  work  such  as  ‘Women  &  Protest’  and  ‘Beyond  Windrush’  have  exhibited   major  new  commissioned  exhibitions,  alongside  performances,  music,  spoken  word,  film,  events  and   seminars  within  an  interwoven  disciplinary  structure  with  the  visual  arts  at  their  heart,  providing  a  holistic   visitor  experience.  

 If  you  think  you  have  compelling  ideas  that  can  be  developed  through  the  Curatorial  Commissions  Project   and  touch  peoples  lives,  whilst  MAC  and  DASH  support  you  to  develop  your  artistic  career  and  ideas,  we   want  to  hear  from  you.    

The  Package  

The  successful  candidate  will  be  expected  to  spend  a  minimum  of  one  working  week  a  month  at  MAC  throughout  the duration  of  the  residency  but  there  is  recognition  that  the  structure  of  this  will  be  as   flexible  as  possible.    

Divided  into  three  parts  the  Curatorial  Resident  will  spend  at  least:

  • 3  months  learning  about  the  practices  of  working  as  a  curator  within  MAC  
  • 3  months  developing  and  working  up  ideas  under  the  mentorship  of  Jessica  Litherland;  Producer  –   Visual  Arts  at  MAC  
  • 6  months  developing  and  delivering  an  agreed  curatorial  project  at  MAC

Both  MAC  and  DASH  are  committed  to  giving  the  highest  possible  training  opportunities,  support  and   professional development  pathways  within  the  Curatorial  Commissions  Project.     

The  successful  applicant  will  be  offered: 

  • Curator’s  fee  fixed  at  £12,000   
  • Curator’s  expenses  a  maximum  of  £5,000   
  • £8,000  towards  exhibition  costs   
  • A  minimum  of  5  days  a  month  based  at  MAC   
  • A  bespoke  curatorial  career  development  pathway  that  uses  your  talents  and  ideas  to  take  you   where  you  want  to  go  with  support  from  MAC  and  DASH     
  • The  opportunity  to  work  alongside  Deaf  and  Disabled  young  people’s  creative  projects  and  to  help   shape  the  overall  MAC  creative  programme  linked  to  the  residency  exhibition  
  • Access  requirements  will  be  supported  
  • Developing  and  supporting  fund  raising  skills  and  opportunities  throughout  the  residency  and   beyond  
  • The  creation  of  a  professional  portfolio    

What  The  Curatorial  Commission  Project  expects  of  the  successful  applicant  

The  Curatorial  Commissions  Project  exists  to  create  the  next  generation  of  incredible  curators  with  passion   and  talent at  their  core  –  these  are  the  driving  forces  behind  success  regardless  of  your  pathway  to  the   visual  arts.  

How  to  apply  

With  that  in  mind  there  is  no  insistence  on  applicants  having  followed  a  structured  academic  path  but   instead,  a  need  to  see  demonstrable  engagement  and  an  existing  body  of  work  that  showcases  that   passion  and  talent.   In  your  application  we  will  expect  to  see  a  proposal  that  shows:

  • A  commitment  to  5  days  per  month  on  site  at  MAC  in  Birmingham   
  • A  willingness  to  work  with  people  to  develop  skills  that  allow  you  to  be  the  conduit  between  artist   and  audience
  • Resilience  and  great  team  working  spirit
  • A  full  CV  or  equivalent   
  • Demonstration  of  your  current  and  previous  artistic  engagement,  exhibitions  or  work   

Maximum  of  4  sides  A4  in  your  proposal.  We  will  accept  applications  in  all  accessible  formats  including   audio  and video.    

Please  send  your  application  to:   Jessica  Litherland  (Visual  Arts  Producer  MAC)

Email: jessica.litherland@macbirmingham.co.uk    

For  more  information  contact  Jessica  Litherland  and/or Mike  Layward  (DASH  Artistic  Director) mike@dasharts.org  

 

 

 

National Theatre Wales

Radical Creatures

In a new initiative called Radical Creatures, NTW are inviting Welsh women artists to submit extraordinary, original ideas that explore what it means to be a woman in Wales today.

Shortlisted artists will be paired with industry professionals who will mentor them to help them develop their proposal. The winning idea will then become a fully-staged production in 2020, as part of NTW’s 10th birthday season.

The closing date for submissions is noon on Friday 18th January 2019. Following a mentoring and interview process in February, the winning submission commissioned for the 2020 season will be announced in March 2019.

Full details of the submission process, including timeline, eligibility criteria and terms & conditions, can be found at the link below

CONTACT
email info@nationaltheatrewales.org
website https://www.nationaltheatrewales.org/ntw-projects/radical-creatures/