Sky Academy Arts Scholarships open

Sky Academy Arts Scholarships open

Each year, Sky Academy support young artists through Sky Academy Arts Scholarships, offering five artists aged 18-30 from the UK and Ireland £30k/€40k towards the development of an artistic project and the cost of living for one year, along with mentoring from Sky and the arts industry.  The aim is to support young artists and help take their work to the next level.

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The Tetley seek Creative Director

The Tetley seek Creative Director

The Tetley is a fast-growing contemporary visual art organisation. The post holder will be joining at an exciting point in the organisation’s life and will play a major role in lead the development and delivery of a highly ambitious creative programme that brings cutting-edge contemporary art and learning together with innovative interpretation of Tetley’s Brewery heritage.

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Opportunity: South London Gallery, Development Manager

Opportunity: South London Gallery, Development Manager

The South London Gallery (SLG) is a locally, nationally and internationally recognised centre for contemporary visual art with an acclaimed and award-winning education and outreach programme. The SLG is embarking on a period of significant growth and is seeking a Development Manager to work alongside the Head of Development on a range of capital and revenue fundraising initiatives.  Application deadline: 10am Monday 24th August 2015

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The Arts Council Collection is pleased to announce Curators’ Days for Autumn 2015

Arts Council Collection Curators’ Days are designed to provide an informal forum for curators from around the country to meet and network. Each event has a special focus, either looking at particular areas of professional practice or visiting new buildings and important exhibitions. All include guest speakers and opportunity for discussion.

Below you will find details for the final three events for 2015.
Please note that the Arts Council Collection is not able to support travel or accommodation, although refreshments and a sandwich lunch will be provided. Full itineraries will be sent out nearer the time through our wiki site. 

All events are FULLY FUNDED, but places are limited so please click on this link to RSVP. The days are very popular so we would be grateful if you could respond by 3 August, and please let us know if you need to cancel for any reason. A confirmation email will be sent out in the following week. We will also hold a reserve list for all popular events.


Exhibition Publishing
Southbank Centre, London
24 September

The exhibition catalogue is an important aspect of most exhibitions, but what is its future with the current cuts, changes in technology and the need to cover costs? This day will look at various aspects of exhibition publishing with presentations from three contributors with a huge variety of experience in art publishing from best-selling publications to artists’ books and ephemera.

Ben Fergusson, Art Publisher at Hayward Publishing, produces exhibition catalogues and books related to Hayward Gallery, Hayward Touring and Arts Council Collection exhibitions, creating affordable and accessible art books with a focus on strong contemporary design and innovative commissioning. Previous to the Hayward, Ben worked for the Photographers’ Gallery, Serpentine Gallery and a range of major museums in the UK and Germany. He is also a translator and author.

Nadine Monem, as Publisher of common-editions, works closely with artists on artists’ books, editions and multiples. She is also Director of the podcast and radio show The Butcher’s Apron. Nadine has previous experience of publishing at Hayward Publishing, Titan Books and Black Dog Publishing.

Clair O’Leary is from Koenig Books at the Serpentine Gallery and was previous book buyer for Tate Modern and Tate Britain. She has also worked for the Photographers’ Gallery, the ICA and Louis Vuitton.

30 place available. Please click on this link.

Learning and Engagement
Southbank Centre, London
22 October

Learning and engagement are at the heart of museum and gallery practice. During this day we will have the opportunity to hear from Fiona Godfrey who will discuss her extensive experience of creating curriculum-focused education packs designed to engage visitors in gallery collections. Henry Ward will address the complicated issues around the role of curation in the classroom and how tackling issues of context and audience can impact on the teaching of art. Finally we will have the opportunity to hear from Anra Kennedy from Culture24 who will discuss the use of digital technology to enhance museum education.

Fiona Godfrey is an Arts and Education consultant who has worked in the cultural and education sectors for over fifteen years. Trained as a primary school teacher, Fiona taught in schools in London and Bath before studying for an MA in Art Education. She worked for a number of years in gallery education before setting up a freelance arts and education consultancy business in 1999.

Henry Ward is an artist, writer and educator living in London. He was Head of Education at Southbank Centre and, prior to this, worked in a variety of roles at Welling School, a Specialist Visual Arts College, where he led on the school’s specialism. In 2002 he established the alTURNERtive Prize, an annual award celebrating outstanding student practice. In 2011 he founded the biannual arts and education periodical, æ. He has written and lectured widely on the arts and education. He sometimes works collaboratively with the artist, Andee Collard, as Amalgum  and is a trustee of AccessArt.

Anra Kennedy is Content and Partnerships Director at Culture24. Her role encompasses research, editorial and educational development, production of e-learning resources, writing and editing. She has created web and gallery-based educational resources in partnership with a range of institutions including the Parliamentary Archives, Eureka! The Children’s Museum, Thinktank, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum and Access Art. She is editor of Culture24’s Bafta and Webby-nominated children’s site Show Me ( In a freelance capacity Anra has authored post-grad CPD online modules on the use of museums in education for the Open University and BBC’s ‘Teach and Learn’ initiative. Her e-learning consultancy and writing clients include Norfolk Museums, the Times Educational Supplement, Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail and web developers Scream Out Loud. Anra is also a founding trustee of a campaigning charity called Kids in Museums.

30 place available. Please click on this link.

British Art Show 8
Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
2 December

This is an excellent opportunity to view the British Art Show 8 at its opening venue, Leeds Art Gallery. Launched in 1979 and organised every five years by the Hayward Gallery as part of the Hayward Touring programme, the British Art Show is widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art, with artists chosen for their significant contribution over the past five years. After a period of extensive research, the curators of BAS8 – Anna Colin and Lydia Yee – have made a fascinating selection of work by over forty artists. More than half of the participating artists are making new work for the exhibition, whilst others will present recent work not previously seen in the UK.

The Curators’ Day will feature an introduction by curator Anna Colin, who will illuminate the rationale behind the selection, sharing her experiences of curating the show, and guiding us through this major survey. We are also delighted to announce the artist Bedwyr Williams will be present to offer a first-hand account of his practice, and to introduce the major new work he is producing for British Art Show 8. Williams, who represented Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2013, has gained international recognition for a unique practice which envisages a range
of scenarios, from the banal to the catastrophic, with a deadpan wit. Williams is represented by three works in the Arts Council Collection and is currently a member of the Arts Council Collection’s Acquisition Committee.

30 places are available, please click on this link.

The Florence Trust Artist Residency Programme 2015/16

The Florence Trust Artist Residency Programme 2015/16

The Florence Trust offers twelve-month studio residencies commencing in August for up to a dozen carefully selected artists. During the residency each artist has 24-hour access to a studio within the Trust’s Grade-1 listed neo-gothic church in Highbury. The resident artists at the Florence Trust form a supportive community and a valuable network during their time here.

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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in Ceramics (Practice-Based)

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in Ceramics (Practice-Based)

Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University and the Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford invite applications for a fully funded PhD studentship in ceramics on the topic of ‘The RJ Lloyd Collection: Explorations and responses'.
Closing date for applications is 12:00, Monday 25 May 2015.

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Cultural Entrepreneur Programme Project Manager

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Image: Cupola Gallery, Sheffield

Yorkshire and Humber Contemporary Visual Arts Network (formerly Turning Point Yorkshire and Humber) has identified a long-standing gap in the provision of entrepreneurial opportunity for visual artists working in critically engaged practice.  

Such support might be provided by agents, gallerists, commissioning agents or art fair organisers.  In order to address this deficit, Yorkshire and Humber Contemporary Visual Arts Network intends to set in place a programme of activity intended to support emergent cultural entrepreneurs or supporting established cultural entrepreneurs in their professional development.

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 define ‘cultural entrepreneurs’ as individuals working within the sector whose business activity attracts revenue from external sources into the cultural sector. Cultural entrepreneurs may be driven by a range of motivations: our primary interest is that their business activity generates greater commercial opportunities for artists and builds artists’ income streams. 

They are not necessarily art-trained, nor need they be in the early stages of their careers.  We will be looking for ‘self-starters’ who will take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the programme.

The group of cultural entrepreneurs we hope to recruit may include current or aspiring artists’ agents and dealers, gallery owners, commissioning agents, arts festival or fair organisers; or entrepreneurs from completely different areas of commerce with an interest in developing markets in critically engaged art. 

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. The contract may be held on a personal basis by an individual or as a service contract by a suitable organisation. 

The project manager will report to the Yorkshire and Humber Contemporary Visual Arts Network coordinator and through her/him to the Steering Group. 

Download full details here.

Opportunity - Turning Point East looks to recruit an experienced sales and PR manager


Eastern Pavilions is seeking an experienced Sales & PR Manager

£34,000 pro rata/ part-time 22.5 hours per week/ 10 month contract

The Turning Point East (TPE) group, funded by Arts Council England (ACE), is working together under the projec title Eastern Pavilions to achieve a stronger and sustainable visual arts sector in the Eastern region, that has greater visibility and influence, increased capacity and a joined-up approach. Eastern Pavilions’ mission is to deliver an excellent programme of activity that includes artists’ commissions, exhibitions and collector and market development for art through special events.

Following the development of the Eastern Pavilions programme and the production of a print portfolio, Eastern Pavilions is looking to recruit a part time Sales & PR Manager to work across the Eastern region to market and sell the print portfolio. The role will involve working with Eastern Pavilions organisations to cultivate and develop current and new potential collectors and patrons, coordinate a major London launch event and potentially regional events, to generate portfolio sales. The position is managed by Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge. Office location flexible.

Closing date for applications: 26 April 2012

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Job opportunity - Online Editor for Frame of Reference

Turning Point South East is looking for an enthusiastic online editor for Frame and Reference, a new regional site for contemporary art in the South East UK, developed through Turning Point South East (TPSE).


Towner Eastbourne, one of the many visual arts galleries across the South East who are taking part in TPSE's work

This 12 month freelance contract offers a fee of £7,000. The successful candidate will help TPSE shape their ambitious initiative that aims to profile the best of the South East visual arts under a collective brand, Frame and Reference.

Launching in May 2012,  the editor will be expected to bring experience and maturity to the project, working with a range of regional partners and help guide Frame and Reference through its initial 12 months. 

Please email Sally Ann Lycett, Head of Communications at De La Warr Pavilion, for a full brief and job spec.

Deadline for applications is 2nd March 2012

Turning Point Network is looking for an experienced Project Manager

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Knowledge Sharing. Image by Johnny Magee.

The Turning Point Network, through the national Knowledge Sharing working party, has commenced its search for a Project Manager to help deliver a new network-wide programme of activity.

The successful candidate will coordinate a national survey of the networks members, and will then use the information collected to help design and deliver a training programme / roadshow this coming April. You can download the full brief here.

Applications are welcomed from experienced project managers, anywhere in England. The deadline for applications is 09 February 2012.