Deadline for applications to both schemes: Thursday 3 September 2009
The Scottish Arts Council and the City of Edinburgh Culture and Sport Unit established a scheme of funding that addresses current gaps in resources available to individual artists and makers. Formerly known as the Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Award (EVAAC), the scheme has now been divided into 2 separate funds - the Visual Arts Awards: Edinburgh and the Craft Maker Awards: Edinburgh.
Now in the 10th successful year, the schemes offer awards to individuals living and/or working in Edinburgh towards costs involved in developing new work. Awards up to a maximum value of £1,000 are available.
For information contact: Tracy Scodellaro, Arts Officer at the Culture and Sport Unit, City of Edinburgh Council. 0131 529 6720 / firstname.lastname@example.org
MARCO/FRAC Lorraine Award for Young Curators
Deadline: Friday 30 October 2009, 7pm
Organised by the MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain and FRAC Lorraine, Metz (Fonds regional d'art contemporain de Lorraine), France, to offer participants the chance to execute an exhibition project to occupy MARCO's first floor and the exhibition venues at FRAC Lorraine.
Entries will focus on the field of contemporary artistic creation and contemplate the participation of two or more artists.
Forth Valley Visual Artist Awards Scheme
Deadline: Monday 28 September 2009, 5pm
Forth Valley Visual Artist Awards Scheme makes grants of £200 - £1000 to individuals to support the creative and professional development of visual artists in the Forth Valley area.
This could include preparing for an exhibition out with your local area; research / development; attendance at an exhibition, conference or training course. Equipment can be considered if it will allow new development. To apply: Contact Lesley MacArthur, External Funding Officer Corporate & Commercial Services Falkirk Council 01324 506260 / email@example.com
Public Art Award 2010
Deadline: Wednesday 30 September 2009
Call for entries, Open to all Sculptors new to public art
Solo Exhibition(s) £7,500 towards production cost of a work to keep or sell Professional development programme.
Crescent Arts Studio Residency Opportunities for Artists, Scarborough
Deadline for applications: Friday 28 August
Crescent Arts, a contemporary visual arts organisation in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, invites artists to apply for subsidised studio space supported by a professional development programme and exhibition opportunities. There are two studio opportunities, at a subsidised rent of £40 per month. Studio 1 - ceramics and Studio 2 - open to any visual discipline or medium. Crescent Arts are interested in artists whose work is innovative and challenging, especially those at a formative stage in their career who would benefit most from the facilities and support that they can provide.
For further information contact: Stuart Cameron, Director 01723 35146/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Sculpture Workshop - Foundry Residency
From October 2009 to July 2010
Scottish Sculpture Workshop (SSW) will be hosting Foundry Based Residencies with the following facilities:
Foundry: The purpose-built foundry has facilities for mould-making and casting white metals, bronze and iron. The foundry is a training facility and artists are encouraged to engage with all stages of the process.
Metal Workshop: SSW provides a range of tools and equipment for most metal working needs, including MIG and TIG welding. Technical guidance is on hand for all equipment and full induction is given to all artists.
Accommodation: Self-catered accommodation is our recently refurbished facilities.
Self-funded Residencies: Over a hundred artists from all over the world come to SSW every year to undertake Self-funded residencies. Rates for students and graduates up to one year out of college are highly subsidised and are particularly good value - £85.00 per week to include accommodation, use of facilities and basic technical assistance.
International Commissioning Opportunity: Locative Cinema Commission
Application deadline: Monday 3 August 2009
The Locative Cinema Commission is a joint project of ZER01: The Art and Technology Network, the Banff New Media Institute at The Banff Centre, and Sundance Institute's New Frontier Initiative. Locative Cinema Commission are soliciting proposals that can generalise the platform of specific places such as San Jose, California, Banff, Canada, or Park City, Utah to describe the world that you want people to see.
The commission will be realised via a residency at the Banff New Media Institute, to be completed by July 2010. The new work will be presented at the 2010 01SJ, the 2011 Sundance Festival, and the 2011 Banff Summer Arts Festival. As such, the work must be realisable in San Jose, Park City, and Banff. There is a 4,500 USD artist commissioning fee, up to 5,000 USD for production and residency costs, plus substantial in kind support from The Banff Centre. In addition, reasonable presentation costs, including necessary travel, will be covered.
For further information and the specific application process: http://zero1.org/01sj/Lccall
Big Things on the Beach commission
Deadline for applications: Friday 4 September 2009, midnight
Big Things on the Beach are looking to commission a stimulating, temporary artwork for Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland, of which the duration can be between one day and six months. This is the first of three artworks to be commissioned throughout the coming year, with additional opportunities beyond 2010 to be advertised in due course.
Part of a long-term vision funded by the Scottish Arts Council and the City of Edinburgh Council and led by a community based trust, Big Things on the Beach 'Imagine Porty Prom' will involve the community of Portobello in developing a long term Public Art Plan for the area. This commission is to be based on or around the seafront or promenade area of Portobello, a seaside town in the suburbs of Edinburgh City, and is open to artistic practitioners who work in any media; events and performances will be considered.
A budget of £9,000 is available, although please do apply if you think a proposed idea would require a slightly increased budget.
Commissions should be in progress or partially created during the holiday week of 19 October 2009 and completed entirely by the start of December 2009. Applications including examples of past work and any provisional ideas at this stage are welcome.
Jobs & Other Opportunities
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design - Project Co-ordinator 'Nine Trades of Dundee'
Closing date: Wednesday 26 August 2009
Grade 5 (£19,645pa) Fixed Term Post
3 days a week between September 2009 - July 2010. Plus 2 days a week during evaluation period August 2010 - Sept 2010.
Nine Trades of Dundee (www.ninetrades.com <http://www.ninetrades.com/> ) aims to bring trade and art together commissioning 9 UK/Eire contemporary artists with second non - arts trades to lead collaborative art projects with workers employed in that particular trade, to take place in the city of Dundee, Scotland in 2009/2010. The project aims to increase arts access and encourage more participation for non- arts audiences by bringing art activity and creativity to the heart of the workplace with a shared language and skills base between artist and participants. We are looking for a Project Co-ordinator with excellent project management experience in the visual arts field to help us deliver this project.
Funded by The National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council's Inspire Fund
Sorcha Dallas Graduate Internship
Deadline: Monday 31 August 2009
Sorcha Dallas is offering an internship to a recent graduate who wishes to develop their professional experience in the visual arts sector. This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in all aspects of the gallery's activities, and provide general support to the gallery team.
Applicants must be able to work 1-2 days a week for a minimum of 6 months. The internship is unpaid but travel expenses will be covered.
You will be highly motivated with an excellent attention to detail and proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Experience in Photoshop, scanning software and handling art works advantageous.
To apply: please email your CV and cover letter to: email@example.com
National Galleries of Scotland - Art Handling Technicians (Self-employed, freelance)
There is no closing date for receipt of expressions of interest.
Expressions of interest are invited from experienced Art Handling Technicians wishing to be a service provider in the National Galleries of Scotland's freelance pool.
Membership of the pool will not guarantee offers of service assignments as there will be no obligation on National Galleries of Scotland to provide assignments, or where offered, for the service provider to accept. Inclusion in the pool, however, allows the possible offer of freelance assignments.
How to apply: Please submit a detailed CV to firstname.lastname@example.org listing the exhibitions you have installed, the types of objects you have handled, any relevant qualifications, your proposed self-employed hourly rate and the names of two referees familiar with your work.
The Audience Development Internship Programme
Deadline for applications: Thursday 13 August 2009
Working in partnership with Scotland's two audience development agencies, Glasgow Grows Audiences [GGA] and The Audience Business [TAB], the Scottish Arts Council has created Scotland's Audience Development Internship Programme. Two new interns are sought for the third year of this project, who are creative, numerate and passionate about developing audiences for the arts. Over the course of a year, the Intern Programme offers paid entry- level professional work placements in art organisations and much sought after networking, training and mentoring opportunities. In the first instance, applicants must be based in Scotland, within commuting distance of Edinburgh or Glasgow.
How to apply: To download an application pack visit: www.tab.org.uk or contact: Rumana Sirdar
The Audience Business call: 0131 243 1430 or email: email@example.com
Artlink Social Support Worker Vacancy
Closing date: Thursday 27th August
Artlink Edinburgh and Lothians run a variety of arts activity, programming and support for people with learning disability in Midlothian. This vacancy is to support two outings programmes for people with very limited social lives; a young person's project and a monthly programme of outings for ten people living in supported accommodation. Both projects involve people who live in Midlothian to access local and Edinburgh based opportunities.
We are looking for people who have a strong commitment to the rights of people with disability to achieve quality of life and who have a confident, imaginative approach to overcoming the barriers which prevent people's involvement in their activity of choice.
Send info to: Vanessa Cameron, 13A Spittal Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DY / firstname.lastname@example.org
Three Internship Opportunities at CCA, Glasgow
Deadline for applications: Friday 14 August for Arts and Education internships & Friday 28 August for GI Internship
CCA currently has three internship opportunities, starting in September 2009.
Arts Internship: This role is designed to offer an intern insight and experience in arts management and administration helping contribute to the day to day running of the venue.
Education Internship: This role is designed to offer insight and experience in arts education and outreach, assisting with the continuation of CCA's existing outreach programme including the Drumchapel programme.
Glasgow International Festival Arts Project Internship: Call for a voluntary intern to assist and work alongside artists Faith Wilding, Kate Davis , the Centre for Contemporary Arts and Glasgow Women's Library as part of 'The Long Loch: How Do We Go On?'; a two-person project lead by Wilding and Davis using their own practices as a starting point to look at a feminist heritage past, present and future, for Glasgow International, April 2010.
For more information and to download an application form visit: www.cca-glasgow.com
Education Assistant - The Fruitmarket Gallery
Closing date for applications: Monday 17 August 2009
Starting salary: £16,000 (pro- rata) Part time: 4 days per week This new post within the Education Team at The Fruitmarket Gallery is designed to support the education and events programme inspired by the Gallery's exhibitions, exploring issues raised in the exhibitions with audiences of all backgrounds and knowledge levels. The post will provide support in the administration and day- to- day delivery of the education programme for children and young people and the adult education programme. The post has a particular responsibility for the planning and delivery of group tours.
Studio Space available in East Lothian
West Barns Arts has a studio available to rent at West Barns Studios, School Brae, West Barns. Dunbar, East Lothian.
The building, formerly a Victorian Primary School, consists of 6 artist's studios and a project space.
The rent is £80 per month for a sizeable space ,around 40sqm
For further details contact email@example.com
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Calls for Works
Open Call to Artists with Non- Art Jobs: Nine Trades of Dundee
Deadline: Monday 24 August 2009, 5pm
Call for 6 contemporary visual artists to develop project proposals for Nine Trades of Dundee. The artist must be a practicing contemporary artist and must currently also work in another non - arts related trade or industry to economically sustain their practice. Nine Trades of Dundee is a project aiming to bring trade and art together. In total Nine Trades of Dundee will commission 9 contemporary artists with second non-arts trades to lead collaborative art projects with workers employed in that particular trade, to take place in the city of Dundee, Scotland in 2009/10.
Call for Artists': Jan van Eyck Academie
Application deadline: Tuesday 15 September 2009 (post stamp date)
The Jan van Eyck Academie invites fine artists to submit research and production proposals for a research period in the Fine Art department.
The Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands is an institute for research and production where artists, designers and theoreticians work alongside each other and establish cross- disciplinary exchange. The Fine Art department offers a unique space for experimentation, production, reflection and debate. The researchers in the department conduct their research in an environment that encourages questioning of the assumptions, forms, meanings and contexts that are tied to the practice of making art today. The academy welcomes artists, individuals and groups, without stipulating conditions regarding form, content and media. Artists are invited to apply for a research period in the Fine Art department of up to two years, starting in January 2010. The central element of the application is your project proposal, in which you set out the form and content of your research and production plans.
Call for Entries: The 2009 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition
Deadline: Saturday 5 September 2009
The 2009 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is now open for entries. There are various prizes on offer, including a purchase prize of £5,000 from the sponsor ING, a £2,500 purchase prize awarded in honour of the Discerning Eye founder, artist Michael Reynolds and others worth from £250 to £1,000. Exhibition will open to the public on Thursday 12 November 2009 until Sunday 22 November at the Mall Galleries in The Mall, London SW1.
For more information and details on how to enter visit: www.discerningeye.org
Call for Entries: Aesthetica Creative Works Competition
Closing date to receive Creative Works: Monday 31 August 2009
The Aesthetica Creative Works Competition seeks entries of Artwork, Photography & Sculpture, Fiction and Poetry. Three winners will be awarded £500 each. Additional prizes include an Olympus E-420 SLR camera and a boutique holiday for two. All finalists will be published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual, in stores December 2009. Entry to the 2009 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is £10.00; this allows you to submit up to 5 images, 5 poems or 2 short stories
For full details please visit: www.aestheticamagazine.com/submission_guide.htm
Call for Proposals: Suitcase Series
TotalKunst is a lively artist-run gallery in the heart of Edinburgh. We are inviting proposals for our ongoing gallery project "Suitcase Series" that plays with notions of distance, space, location, interpretation and interaction. The work consists of instructions sent to us for altering or otherwise using the gallery space, which we will undertake, set up and interpret according to the parameters set by you.
We will produce documentation of this process that will then be sent back to you. We will also cover all publicity for your exhibition. While we are welcoming all kinds of proposals in all media, due to the location of our gallery in a high traffic area of the city we are particularly suited for work that involves audience participation.
For more information, please email under a heading "Suitcase Series", to firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibition space available - If. Project Opportunities at g39
The project has a rolling deadline and proposals will be looked at regularly
If.... is a series of projects that g39 is initiating as part of the 2009/10 season.
g39 is changing the way it uses the space and the opportunities it can offer to artists. We are making the ground floor space available to independent artist projects, experiments, performances etc.
This opportunity is open to artists, curators and other arts professionals at any stage in their career who have an idea they'd like to try out in a gallery environment or new work that they'd like to expose to a new audience. These projects will alternate with g39's exhibition programme.
Successful projects will receive the ground floor space for a two-week period including invigilators, publicity, and a small project fee. The opportunity does not include a preview event or technical assistance so applicants should be fairly self-sufficient.
To apply: Send an email outlining your proposal (max.300 words) with three images in JPEG format (maximum size 1Mb per image), CV and statement and link to your website if you have one.
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News and Events
Artists' Talk - Jane and Louise Wilson, Talbot Rice Gallery
Saturday 15 August at 12.30pm
This is a free but ticketed event and places will be limited so book or arrive early to avoid disappointment, contact 0131 650 2210.
Talbot Rice Gallery presents a unique opportunity to hear Jane and Louise Wilson, exhibiting artists in conversation with exhibition curator, Pat Fisher. The discussion will explore the motivations and ideas that have influenced the body of work brought together for the festival exhibition at Talbot Rice.
A portable FM hearing loop will be available for visitors who are hard of hearing; just contact the gallery to book the equipment.
Location: Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh
Artist Networking Day
Saturday 29 August 2009, 11am - 4.30pm
Deadline to book: 21 August 2009
A professional development event hosted by The Changing Room for artists and creative practitioners based in the Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire areas.
An opportunity for individuals to meet, share ideas, discuss projects, hear about local art projects and upcoming opportunities, as well as taking part in a professional development workshop provided by the Cultural Enterprise Office. The speakers include Kevin Reid from GANGHUT, Fanny Lam Christie & Kyra Clegg from PVAF & Claudia Zeiske co-founder and Director of Deveron Arts.
There will also be: a showreel of work by attending artists, free information goodie-packs, free lunch with tea and coffee on arrival, time to view the exhibition and at 4pm delegates are invited to join us for drinks and music in the bar.
To book: Contact The Changing Room, 01786 274010 / email@example.com.
Location: The Changing Room, Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE
Next Level Dundee - digital media collaboration event
Event dates: 4 - 14 September 2009
Do you think you've got what it takes to move your digital creativity to the next level?
Applicants will work in mixed discipline teams over the course of one week in the University of Abertay's Whitespace studio to produce a variety of content in response to an open brief.
The event invites anybody who doesn't yet have creative industry work to take advantage of the opportunity to work with like- minded digital creatives in Dundee. The event also gives the successful applicants access to expert skills and advice from professional mentors. Support has already been given from major names in the creative industries, and more mentors are being added daily.
Renfrewshire Arts & Museums
Summer events programme
Contact Lesley Cairns for a full listing of all this summer's events which include drama, music, community events and exhibitions.
Contact: Lesley Cairns, Marketing Assistant, Renfrewshire Council, Paisley Town Hall, PA1 1JF
Tel: 0141 847 6413
Workshops and Courses
Professional Development Course: Artists Engaging Communities, Perth
Book by: Tuesday 18 August
Dates: Wednesdays 6- 8pm: 26 August, 2, 9 & 16 September 2009
Blackfriars, Perth Perth and Kinross Arts Development Service invite local artists with an interest in delivering visual arts activity in a community context to attend Artists Engaging Communities; An introduction to socially engaged practice. The course will explore best practice approaches to community engagement through the visual arts. Opportunities for hands on delivery.
To book: Limited spaces. Free. For further information and to apply contact Arts Development Call: 01738 477 834 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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F.E.A.R.; A de-liberate exhibition of prints by Neil Manning
Sunday 9 - Monday 31 August 2009
An exhibition of 4 large scale limited edition screen prints, incorporating figurative symbolism, text and appropriated imagery and artifacts. The artworks are a personal response to recent and current personal, local, European and global events that disturbingly, on reflection, are too often more real than false.
Fear . verb 1 be afraid of. 2 (fear for) be anxious about. 3 archaic regard (God) with reverence and awe.
Location: The Village, South Fort Street, Leith, Edinburgh
Eva Hesse at The Fruitmarket Gallery
Wednesday 5 August - Sunday 25 October 2009, free admission
The Fruitmarket Gallery's 2009 Edinburgh Art Festival exhibition is a solo presentation of the work of German-born American artist Eva Hesse, a major figure in post-war art. The exhibition is the result of new research by renowned Hesse scholar Professor Briony Fer and is curated by Fer and Barry Rosen, Director of The Estate of Eva Hesse.
Location: 45 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF
'.travelling hopefully..' new work in progress by sculptor Matt Baker
Wednesday 12 August - Wednesday 2 September 2009. 10-5pm every day
Location: Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway.
ten til ten - Carla Scott Fullerton: Cut Line
15 August - 5 September 2009, Thu-Sat 12 - 5pm
Carla Scott Fullerton's practice is shaped by an interest in architecture: its history, materials and function. Her sensitivity to materials and awareness of the status and economy attached to their use forms the nucleus of a process of instinctive exploration composed of drawing and sculpture, each separate yet one often informing the other.
For this exhibition Scott Fullerton has extended this relationship in new works which explore the drawn line / form within sculpture. Using materials often associated with the underlying structure of building, or with temporary surfaces, she has created different textural and linear configurations, cutting into the surface of plywood and sterling panels to reveal their underlying textures. The collaged graph paper recalls the initial planning and placing of shape and line, and, through its repetitive patterning, frames the physical process present in the making of the work.
Location: 16 Eastvale Place, Glasgow
Viewpoint: Avril Marr & Rebecca Marr
Friday 14 - Friday 21 August 2009. Open everyday 10-6pm
Viewpoint is an exhibition of and from the WWII coast batteries around the coast of Orkney.
During the war Orkney was the most significant of locations and watching the seas was of critical importance.
Now the same seascapes seen from the crumbling towers are watched for their natural drama, a different view from the same point.
Black & white photographs of the concrete buildings are exhibited with oil paintings of views from them.
This will be the first joint exhibition for mother and daughter artists Avril, painter, and Rebecca, photographer.
Location: 2 Dundas Street, Stromness, Orkney
Contact: Rebecca Marr email@example.com / 07762 570215
Coastal Connections; Work by Will Maclean RSA and Marian Leven RSA
An talla solais, Ullapool Visual Arts
23 August - 13 September 2009, open every day from 2-5pm
Location: Market Street, Ullapool (access next to the Village Hall, or via the Leisure Centre grounds on Quay Street)
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