INSIDE commission

An update on the exciting INSIDE commission!

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QUAD will be hosting the artists Daniel Regan and Antonia Attwood in residence here in QUAD Artist Studio from the 22nd to 24th August 2016. As part of their residency and subsequent new commission, they will be focussing on 'safe spaces' and mental well-being. We're looking for participants to click onto the following link and fill out a questionnaire relating to 'safe spaces':

http://danielregan.com/inside/

Daniel Regan and Antonia Attwood were selected from an open call for a disabled artist commission as part of the INSIDE programme, funded by disabled arts organisation DASH and is a partnership between QUAD and D-Lab, with Level and Junction Arts. The resulting artwork from the project will be exhibited as part of FORMAT International photography Festival in 2017. The main thrust of their commission for QUAD and D-Lab is on 'safe spaces' and mental well-being (linked in particular to the theme of 'Habitat' for next year's FORMAT).

West Midlands arts jobs

Current job opportunities available within the arts, across the West Midlands region...

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Birmingham Museums Trust is currently recruiting for the post of Training Coordinator at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery .

This is fixed term appointment of 12 months as maternity cover for the current post holder. The successful candidate will work as part of a small team responding to, and coordinating delivery of  learning and development events. The Training Coordinator is also responsible for liaising with external providers and  monitoring delivery of the BMT Apprenticeship programme. The ideal candidate will be prepared to adopt a flexible work pattern to facilitate internal training courses.

If you feel you have the right skills for the role, please visit our website, complete an application form and submit to recruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk

http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/about/careers 

The closing date for this position is 12th August 2016.

 

Birmingham Museums Trust is currently recruiting for a Senior Retail Assistant at Thinktank.

The successful candidate will be expected to oversee all areas of the retail function including supervising the team, restocking, stock takes and back office functions. You will be based at Thinktank but have the opportunity to operate across multiple venues within our portfolio of museums and heritage sites. The ideal candidate will have a talent for merchandising and upselling and a passion to grow the business further.

If you feel you have the right skills for the role please fill out an application form via our website and submit it to recruitment@birminghammuseums.org.uk.

http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/about/careers

Closing date: 14th August 2016.

 

Can you administrate, coordinate and successfully deliver tours and events? Then apply now for the Touring and Events Coordinator position at Punch Records. For more information on what the role entails and other details you can download the Job Description here

TOURING AND EVENTS COORDINATOR
PAID – £18,000 ANNUAL SALARY
5 DAYS A WEEK
OPEN CONTRACT.

 

Can you work in a high impact role? Managing financial accounts, overseeing day to day operations, HR administration and leading, supporting and developing the team. Then apply now for the Head of Office and Finance position at Punch Records. For more information on what the role entails and other details you can download the Job Description here

HEAD OF OFFICE AND FINANCE
MATERNITY COVER – MINIMUM NINE (9) MONTHS
PAID – £26,000 ANNUAL SALARY
5 DAYS A WEEK.

Save The Date - Beyond The Frame Symposium

Save the date for this practical symposium taking place on November 23rd 2016.

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Beyond The Frame: Expanding Horizons for Extraordinary Artists

23rd November 2016
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Save the date for this practical symposium, bringing together Disabled artists and galleries to learn about the Tu Fewn commisioning project, network and shape future projects.

Join leading international Disabled artist Rachel Gadsden and CCQ editor Emma Geliot to discuss the importance of diversity in the arts.

Tu Fewn was the first commissioning programme for Disabled visual artists in mainstream galleries. Hear from the artists, galleries and partners who shaped the Tu Fewn project.

A limited number of travel and ticket bursaries will be available.

Tickets will be on sale shortly, and information on how to book will be available on the project page of the DASH website and through our social media channels.

 


 

Starting to write

The deadline has been extended for this exciting opportunity - until 5th August!

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In the spirit of developing a partnership,  Arvon would like to support a disabled writer to come on The Starting to Write Course tutored by Rebecca Goss and Nii Ayikwei Parkes from October 17th -22nd 2016.

This is a great opportunity for a disabled person who wants to develop their writing skills. 

To apply for the bursary please email paula@dasharts.org or by post to Paula Dower, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE and tell me in 200 words or less what the bursary would mean to you as a beginning/emerging writer.

Deadline: 5th August 2016 at 5pm.

For more information on the course: http://www.arvon.org/course/starting-to-write-4/ 

More about Arvon and The Hurst:

Arvon is a charity that runs five-day residential creative writing courses and retreats in rural writing houses, offering the time and space to write. 

Recently renovated, The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens were the former home of playwright John Osborne. The grounds boast Redwoods, wild orchids, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The 19th century building has been given a thoroughly 21st century renovation.  All 16 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, the main workshop room has a hand crafted table for twenty and a growing library, and a lift gives accessibility to every bedroom. The house sits within 26 acres of woodland, with a spring-fed lake and inspiring walks.

The centre is situated several miles from Craven Arms station, which has rail connections to London, Wales, the North and South-West England. There are local taxi services – we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up for incoming and return journeys.

The Hurst welcomes Disabled people – there is wheelchair access to every room via a lift, with all rooms equipped with ensuite bathrooms, five of which are wetrooms equipped for wheelchair access.

Call for Artists

A call for artists, for Tight Modern 2016!

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We are delighted to announce Tight Modern 2016 is now open for submissions from UK based marginalised and disabled artists.

Our brand new website is also being launched alongside the competition; for details about how to submit work, our numerous prizes, upcoming free workshops and more go to: www.tightmodern.org.uk

Tight Modern is tight! Entries must be 13cmx18cm in portrait format, with a maximum depth of 2cm. You can submit original artworks, photography or computer generated images.
The competition is open until 30th October 2016.

Progression (re)Launch

Supporting creative young people, plus emerging and established artists...

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We'd like to invite you to our Progression (re)Launch on Saturday 30th July – an event to celebrate the return of our Arts Council funded programme supporting creative young people, as well as emerging and established artists. We hope that you can join us for the event, which will feature a dress rehearsal of A Tale Of Two Cities by Red Shift Theatre, a talk by Jess Thom (Touretteshero), a Devoted & Disgruntled session about artist support, and performances from Nigel & Louise and young performers from the Progression programme.

You can find full details of the event below (or view them on our website here: https://glyptprogression.wordpress.com/portfolio/progression-relaunch/)

Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre present:
PROGRESSION (re)LAUNCH
In association with Bathway Theatre Network and University of Greenwich

Saturday 30th July 2016 – 2:00pm until 10:00pm.

A FREE EVENT at Bathway Theatre (University of Greenwich), Woolwich

Featuring: TourettesheroDevoted & Disgruntled, Nigel & Louise and more...

To celebrate the return of the project we are holding a launch event on 30th July 2016. It's a big day – full of performances, conversations, talks, food, drink and music. It'll be a chance to talk to about the project and our plans for the next year; to set out the ways in which we can support artists across the industry (young, emerging, established); and to celebrate the vibrancy of the London and UK arts scene – with some fantastic special guests!

The event will feature a BSL interpreter, with a talk by deaf actor Stephen Collins too.

Viewfinder Platform

Check out the rather fetching new site from our friends @disabilityarts

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The best place for news, opinion, blogs and listings on the disability arts and culture world just got better! Check out Disability Arts Online's new website: www.disabilityarts.online

Disability Arts Online's new website has just been launched. Reviews, news, interviews and opinion on disability arts, not to mention listings for accessible performances. www.disabilityarts.online

Later in the year, Disability Arts Online www.disabilityarts.online will be launching a new video platform, Viewfinder, which will feature curated video playlists, original commissions, and eventually, live streaming. Both the new Disability Arts Online site and the Viewfinder video platform have been funded through Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts programme, and further supported by core funding from The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Alongside the new website, Disability Arts Online will also launch their newly branded newsletter with the most exciting news, opinion pieces, blogs, events and jobs relating to disability arts and culture. You can sign up to the newsletter here: http://disabilityartsonline.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=178bfacb1401aa915f9d55ef2&id=72f6aefe76

Dialogue Beyond Sight Exhibition

Dialogue Beyond Sight Exhibition is a cross disciplinary and multi sensory collaboration...

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... featuring the works of visually impaired artists and performers.

This exhibition brings together emerging and mainstream artists and performers in response to the theme “dialogue”. Collaborators examine the links between artist and audience, and practitioner and practice, presenting an eclectic range of artworks that include paintings, illustrations, sculptures and installations, with performances that include recital, storytelling and classical songs.

Dialogue inherently exists within creative practice and can sometimes be misunderstood or at other times completely disregarded. Artists and performers lead the authorship in interpretation of their works so it is objective, and not subjective.

Supporting the idea of objective interpretation, a series of scheduled workshops led by visually impaired artists, performers and other contributors will provide an opportunity to find out a little more about their practice.

For those visitors requiring a quiet tour of the exhibition, please contact us for an individual tour designed for your needs. Booking is essential as places are limited.

Email: info@mamomiinitiative.com

Dialogue Beyond Sight: Dialogue is curated by Andrew Mashigo and Rachel Gadsden.

It will be accompanied by a large print and Braille catalogue and includes a programme of workshops at the venue.

For enquiries, please call Andrew Mashigo on 07956 946 571 or Lynn Cox on 07818 437651.

Starting to Write

Exciting opportunity for a Disabled writer.

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In the spirit of developing a partnership,  Arvon would like to support a disabled writer to come on The Starting to Write Course tutored by Rebecca Goss and Nii Ayikwei Parkes from October 17th -22nd 2016.

This is a great opportunity for a disabled person who wants to develop their writing skills. 

To apply for the bursary please email paula@dasharts.org or by post to Paula Dower, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE and tell me in 200 words or less what the bursary would mean to you as a beginning/emerging writer.

Deadline: 29th July 2016 5pm.

For more information on the course: http://www.arvon.org/course/starting-to-write-4/ 

More about Arvon and The Hurst:

Arvon is a charity that runs five-day residential creative writing courses and retreats in rural writing houses, offering the time and space to write. 

Recently renovated, The Hurst is a place you can write, far away from daily distractions. The house and gardens were the former home of playwright John Osborne. The grounds boast Redwoods, wild orchids, surrounded by the forest-covered Shropshire Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The 19th century building has been given a thoroughly 21st century renovation.  All 16 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, the main workshop room has a hand crafted table for twenty and a growing library, and a lift gives accessibility to every bedroom. The house sits within 26 acres of woodland, with a spring-fed lake and inspiring walks.

The centre is situated several miles from Craven Arms station, which has rail connections to London, Wales, the North and South-West England. There are local taxi services – we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up for incoming and return journeys.

The Hurst welcomes Disabled people – there is wheelchair access to every room via a lift, with all rooms equipped with ensuite bathrooms, five of which are wetrooms equipped for wheelchair access.

Flora exhibition and audio description

Aberystwyth Arts Centre's latest exhibition, with audio description tours.

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Vsit the next exhibition at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, flora. It's an exhibition about flowers - hopefully to bring a bit of summer to Aberystwyth amongst all this rain!

We understand how important it is for blind and partially sighted people to experience visual art, so we have developed audio description using these fantastic DiscoveryPENs. They'll be available at the desk in the gallery.

There will also be live audio description tours of the exhibition every Friday afternoon between 12-1pm.

Click here to watch the audio advert.