Updates from Shape Arts recent mailing, including new grants!read more...
Brand New R&D Grants from NDACA!
Applications are now open for the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA)'s new Research and Development mentoring grants for emerging disabled artists!
NDACA, the Disability Arts Movement heritage project delivered by ourselves, is inviting UK-based emerging disabled artists to apply for one of four Research and Development Grants, which include mentoring by a key artist involved in the 'Golden Age' of the Disability Arts Movement. Applications are open to artists working in any art form, and they do not have to match the practice of their selected mentor.
Artists are invited to submit a personal statement about their artistic practice and a proposal of how they wish to make use of the grant award to us by 30 June 2017.
For further information on how to apply, please visit: www.shapearts.org.uk/news/ndaca-rnd-applications
Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary: Oliver MacDonald at Turner Contemporary:
Join us for a free artist talk by our Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) recipient Oliver MacDonald in the Clore Learning Studio. On his penultimate day at Turner Contemporary, Oliver will be discussing his ongoing artistic practice and work, and reflecting on his three month residency, followed by an audience Q&A session.
Tickets are free, but places are limited so please click here to let us know you're coming.
You can also introduce yourself to Oliver's work by reading our five minute Q&A blog with him at: www.shapearts.org.uk/blog/five-minutes-oliver-macdonald
Artist profile - Aidan Moesby:
Aidan Moesby is a visual artist and curator whose work increasingly explores civic and personal wellbeing. His practice is based around research and response, much of which is underpinned through conversations. These may be real, overheard, visual, imaginary or even virtual. He works extensively within arts and health, especially where art, technology and wellbeing intersect.
Moesby is fascinated by how we communicate and connect with ourselves, each other and the worlds we inhabit - He produces responsive interventions in which the works serve as the catalyst for a personal or communal exploration through an internal or socially active/engaged conversation.
Click here to read Aidan's profile in full.
We are seeking a Project Manager for NDACA:
The National Disability Arts Collection & Archive is a Heritage Lottery Fund project, delivered by Shape Arts, which will bring to life the heritage story of the Disability Arts Movement, a radical arts movement in which a group of disabled people and their allies broke barriers, helped change the law and made great culture about those struggles.
We are currently looking for the right Project Manager to deliver NDACA - click here for a more detailed read & apply by 8 May.
Time to get registered
Register, vote - and have your say!read more...
#CripTheVote is "geared towards both engaging the disability community in discussing the policies and politics that will most impact our lives but also to use our collective power to amplify the community's voice on these issues."
Click here to view the latest email newsletter from Shaping Our Lives, which explores the forthcoming General Election.
Opportunity for artists with the Oriel Davies Gallery...read more...
I am writing from Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown, to let you know that we have an exciting opportunity for new artists.
Litmus is a programme which offers early career artists the chance to develop and present their work through spaces across Wales and the Welsh Borders.
Here at Oriel Davies, we have a Litmus space which is small and yet versatile, measuring at 158cm (w) x 212cm (l) x 219cm (h).
We have two Litmus spaces which we would like to take applications for - artists are encouraged to submit applications showing ambition, experimentation and creative risk taking as part of a commitment to developing their creative practice.
You can find more information about these places and how to apply by visiting: http://www.orieldavies.org/en/news/articles/litmus-open-call-parts-2-3
Job opportunity for a Digital Artist/Creative Technologist...read more...
Rural Media is currently recruiting for a Digital Artist/Creative Technologist.
Visit https://www.ruralmedia.co.uk/about/work-us for further information about this exciting opportunioty.
The deadline to apply is May 8th - please feel free to pass on to anyone you think may be interested.
Artist Call Out
Why? Fest is looking for Midlands based Bands, Acoustic acts and Spoken word artists...read more...
We are looking for artists who describe themselves as from a Diverse or Disability Arts background - to perform at this 1 Day event in Birmingham on 8th July 2017.
Please circulate this information as far as you can and to any specific artists that you feel it may be of interest for!
Artists are asked to contact Robin Surgeoner, Festival Producer in the first instance via email: email@example.com
To learn more about the background to Why? Fest, please take a look at www.whyfestival.co.uk
We are hoping to finalise the line up by early June so please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Kickstart for print run of 'DSM 69'
Taking a subversive look at psychiatry...read more...
My publisher Eleusinian Press- http://www.eleusinianpress.co.uk/ - is publishing a book of my writings and art, taking a subversive look at psychiatry, called 'DSM 69'.
It is a small press and they have started a kickstarter for a print run.
I would appreciate support of the project, either in donating or sharing the kickstarter page on your networks: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1203601213/dsm-69-a-subversive-look-at-psychiatry-by-dolly-se
Thanks for taking the time out to read this, and all the very best,
There's lots of project updates in the latest DASH newsletter!read more...
Click here to access the March/April 2017 newsletter from DASH - with updates on the INSIDE project, reflections on Awkward Bastards ABsence - and details of our next Audio Description Training event in Cardiff, taking place on Wednesday 10th May.
An invitation for submissions...read more...
UNIT(e). Every year we transform g39 into a space for production, research, critical discussions, film screenings, socials, lectures, and more. Taking its model from various independent art schools and summer schools, the gallery becomes a busy studio hub for the participating artists. Once a week we invite the public in to see artists' work in progress, the background noise, the often unseen studio activity of their practice.
We also have a rich and varied programme of visiting artists and curators who deliver talks, workshops and one-to-one sessions with studio holders. The season concludes with an open studio event.
For further information, please download the file below.
Sky Arts Artist of the Year
Sky Arts are looking for participants for the new series!read more...
Storyvault Films, the TV company who produce 'Portrait Artist of the Year' for Sky Arts, are currently looking for artists to take part in the new series.
The competition is open to both professional and amateur artists and all mediums are welcome (apart from digital artwork).
Here is a link to our website with access to the online application form: http://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/.
We are also accepting applications for Landscape Artist of the Year - which we will be filming later in the summer.
Portrait Artist is an internationally acclaimed series and one of Sky Arts top rating shows. For the artists who appear in it, it's a great opportunity to show their work off to a wider audience and a chance to win a Â£10,000 commission.
Here's a link to a show, the password is 'st0ryvault' https://vimeo.com/199689059.
Below are some links that might be helpful to pass onto anyone you think might be interested.
We are a small team and really want to reach out to as many people as possible.