Prospecting: new directions and territories for artists' practice
Nov
1
10:00 AM10:00

Prospecting: new directions and territories for artists' practice

Artists' practices are characterised by persistence. Continuous research and development is punctuated and energised by creative interaction, provoked and inspired through multiple communications and dialogues, all the time gathering the momentum which drives and sustains them over a life-time. 

This symposium for artists in Somerset and the South West offers new conversations, skills, insight and resources, providing space for independent and collective reflection and learning and exposing fresh ideas about collaboration and activism.

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ARTISTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR SOCIALLY ENGAGED PRACTITIONERS - TRAVEL BURSARIES AVAILABLE
Nov
13
to Apr 9

ARTISTS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR SOCIALLY ENGAGED PRACTITIONERS - TRAVEL BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Heart of Glass, in collaboration with Mark Devereux Projects, is delighted to announce a series of six practical artist professional development sessions for artists working within socially engaged practice. The sessions will take place in St Helens between November 2018 and April 2019.

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Reaching your Market: Making the most of your online presentation, marketing and social media
Oct
10
12:45 PM12:45

Reaching your Market: Making the most of your online presentation, marketing and social media

Are you struggling to navigate social media? Do you have a showcase, an open studio event or an exhibition coming up? Are you applying to grant organisations? To selected programmes or exhibitions? Do you wish to be successful in your showcases or applications?

This workshop will offer a visual insight into how makers and designers can present themselves online and how to generate interest and income to their practice.

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The Atlantic Project Opening
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

The Atlantic Project Opening

The Atlantic Project, a pilot for a new international festival of contemporary art, takes place in public contexts and outdoor locations across Plymouth. Three weeks of artist projects and creative events launch on 28 September, with an experimental sound and film-work by Café Concrete and Ryoji Ikeda, a powerful audio-visual concert, using raw data and mathematical models to generate music and projections in an immersive experience.

The Atlantic Project opens @ Plymouth Guildhall at 6pm on Friday 28th September

More info: http://www.vasw.org.uk/events/the-atlantic-project-opening.php

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Plymouth Art Weekender 2018
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Plymouth Art Weekender 2018

Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three day event that takes place annually across the city. The Weekender confidently celebrates Plymouth, its people and the visual arts, promoting the city as an exciting contemporary art destination. The Weekender showcases a wide and diverse range of activity for all ages including a large array of events and exhibitions throughout the city by local, national, and international artists.

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Official Launch of Flow Observatorium as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives:
Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

Official Launch of Flow Observatorium as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives:

Having been working for the past year towards achieving charitable status, Flow Observatorium’s official launch as England’s first equality and diversity charity for neurodivergent creatives takes place at the Zodiac Room in Portsmouth Guildhall on September 27th 2018, 4 – 6pm.

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Curator Tour: SUBI 수비
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Curator Tour: SUBI 수비

Join curator Matthew Pendergast for a tour of Castlefield Gallery's exhibition SUBI 수비. This is a chance to hear the curator offer his unique insight into the work of the artists and makers in the exhibition; Sam Buckley (UK), Insook Choi (Korea / UK), Joe Hartley (UK), Eunji Briller Kim (Korea), Eunmi Kim (Korea / UK), John Powell-Jones (UK), Hyun Min Shin (Korea), Gae-Hwa Lim (Korea), Gyung-Kyun Shin (Korea) and the themes explored.

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 Care in the Media and Cultural Industries
Sep
12
to Sep 14

Care in the Media and Cultural Industries

Care in the Media and Cultural Industries - 12th-14th September 2018 at Curve, Leicester - explores the dichotomy between the positive image of good and fulfilling work presented by the media, arts and cultural industries and the inequalities and injustices integral to them. The full suite of films - Six Artist Stories - will be available to view online shortly at www.cvaneastmidlands.co.uk.

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Show & Tell / A Creative Talk Night
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Show & Tell / A Creative Talk Night

Join Modern Painters, New Decotators for an evening of talks by creatives based within the East Midlands who work on a national and international scale. Guests will talk through their recent projects and how they've found the opportunities to thrive in the area. To tie in with our current exhibition 'Sleeper, Giant' Show + Tell 2 will be loosely themed around public sculpture, as well as giving the inside scoop of what it's like to work in the arts industry. Their gallery and bar will be open all evening and they'll also have 10% off everything in the shop - for one night only! Tickets are extremely limited.

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A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF AGEING ACROSS OUR LIVES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT 10 - 4PM
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

A CREATIVE EXPLORATION OF AGEING ACROSS OUR LIVES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT 10 - 4PM

The University of Kent and Centre for Policy on Ageing are inviting artists of all ages, visual and performance artists, photographers, poets, musicians, dancers, writers and film makers to join them to: explore, create and play with the very notion of ageing; the implications, both in the broadest sense and personal, our perceptions of self in time past, present and future - not so much later life but across the life course .

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TCCE Summer Symposium: Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times
Jul
3
3:00 PM15:00

TCCE Summer Symposium: Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times

TCCE is holding it’s summer symposium: Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at The Art Workers’ Guild in Bloomsbury, London. The symposium brings together academics, artists, creatives, policy-makers and people from other sectors. Refresh Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times sets out to create a space in which to encourage, debate, conversation, play, knowledge exchange and co-creation about some of our most important contemporary challenges including: politics, diversity, identity, place and environment…

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Accelerate Studio – Arch 1 exhibition
Jun
29
to Jul 30

Accelerate Studio – Arch 1 exhibition

Project Art Works present new work by members of the Accelerate Studio. Meeting every Tuesday, the Accelerate Studio is a creative programme for adults with complex needs, including those with profound and multiple needs. Within the studio, the artist team work alongside participants to develop both collaborative and individual bodies of work.

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Workshop: Develop your market - Craft fairs explained
Jun
26
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop: Develop your market - Craft fairs explained

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Are you looking for more outlets for your work? Do you know the differences between retail and trade fairs? Do you need support to expand your creative business?

Read on to find out more about this Crafts Council workshop that is designed to offer you an insight to taking part in Craft Fairs and how to make the most of these types of opportunities…

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Workshop: Grow your creative business: how to work with manufacturers
Jun
25
12:45 PM12:45

Workshop: Grow your creative business: how to work with manufacturers

Looking to grow your business but cannot produce the quantity? Looking to expand your product range or portfolio practice? Do you have the ideas but not the resources to product the work that you want?

Read on for more info about this Crafts Council Workshop which is has been designed to provide makers with skills to export and promote their work successfully…

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On Being An Artist
Jun
8
4:30 PM16:30

On Being An Artist

In 2016 six artists, living and working in the East Midlands, were selected to take part in Document, a project that set out to tell their story, in their voice. On Friday 8th June, 4.30 - 7pm, NN Contemporary Art will screen Six Artist Stories and artists involved in the project will reflect on their involvement with the project…

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Family Arts Campaign Leadership Symposium
Jun
6
10:30 AM10:30

Family Arts Campaign Leadership Symposium

The Family Arts Campaign is delighted to announce their first ever national Family Arts Leadership Symposium, inviting both established and emerging cultural leaders to engage in some of the big issues affecting our work and to shape the future landscape for family arts. The programme will include keynote speakers in the field of Leadership along with cultural leaders in Leeds and the wider Yorkshire area who will be discussing leading family-friendly organisational cultures.

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On Being An Artist
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

On Being An Artist

n 2016 six artists, living and working in the East Midlands, were selected to take part in Document, a project that set out to tell their story, in their voice. A series of short films commissioned for Document, in which the artists reflect on their practice and their involvement in the project, will be screened as part of the University of Lincoln’s Festival of Creativity….

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IN ANOTHER PLACE
May
21
to Jul 1

IN ANOTHER PLACE

In Another Place is a collaboration between the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands and ten venues bringing new art to new audiences. 

10 regional organisations have invited visual artists to present original artworks on advertising billboards in a range of locations for 6 weeks. Transforming these everyday hoardings into a vibrant display across the region, In Another Place aims to bring art to audiences, in places where normally they would see advertising.

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