Artist residency call

Oriel Davies invites artists and makers with a background in participatory practice...


... to take up residency in The Drawing Room between 22 October and 25 February 2017. We are seeking proposals from, but not limited to visual, installation and digital artists, performance and live artists, filmmakers, creative writers, illustrators and craft specialists (ceramics, textiles, metalwork etc.) to occupy The Drawing Room and produce a mix of artistic engagement activities for visitors, creative interventions in the space and opportunities for documenting and sharing.
We welcome proposals for 1-3 day residencies from artists from Wales or border counties, which involve at least one workshop/activity session or culminate in a sharing event, this could be a performance, intervention, demonstration or talk.
For further information about the opportunity go to:

To join the conversation on facebook go to:

To find out more about The Drawing Room project head to:

Full Circle Arts

Bursaries for Emerging Disabled Artists.


Location: Manchester
Deadline: Friday 8th July 2016.

Full Circle Arts is offering 10 bursaries of up to £1000 to emerging disabled artists or disabled led arts groups. Submissions should identify a professional development need which would enhance the applicant's career within the creative industries. There is no restrictions on skills or art form – just tell them how you propose to use their help to progress. Full Circle Arts' activities generally favour the North West of England but applications from outside will be considered.

For more information, visit: or email: or call/ text: 0751 4780 50

Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary

Submissions are now open for the 2016/17 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary.


The opportunity will consist of a £7,000 bursary and a three-month residency at Turner Contemporary, Margate. To find out more information and how to apply click here.


Shape Arts set up the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary in memory of the life and work of Sculptor Adam Reynolds. It is designed to support a mid-career disabled artist or artists, looking to develop their practice and build their profile by offering funds and a three month residency at a high-profile arts venue.

Caglar Kimyoncu was the 8th ARMB recipient, with his residency taking place at the beginning of this year at the New Art Gallery, Walsall.

The bursary aims to provide an opportunity for artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome such as finished or exhibition-ready work. It operates additionally to provide space, time and financial support within a framework of constructive and creative critical dialogue. 

"Adam was inspirational as an artist and a man - seeing his disability as a strength. This bursary is the most practical and powerful way to continue doing what Adam did to make the possible palpable."

Sir Antony Gormley,  RA

To find out more about Adam, and to read his obituary in The Guardian, written by the Tate's Sir Nicholas Serota, please click here.

Photography bursary

Details of The Geoff Sims Photography Bursary.


mac is pleased to launch the call-out for applications to our inaugural Geoff Sims Photographic Bursary. Four bursaries will be available, each worth £250, to support emerging regional photographers aged between 16 and 30 years old with professional development or professional practice costs.

Deadline: Monday 27th June 2016 at 5pm.

The application form is attached. For further information, please email Rosy at

The awards will be announced the week commencing 4th July 2016.

Disability Arts Online

Launch of the new Disability Arts Online website!


The new url will be

The leading editorial journal for the UK's disability arts scene, Disability Arts Online, is delighted to announce the launch of its brand-new website as part of its Grants for the Arts project, Viewfinder. The website will feature new branding, functionality and design, with the aim of better supporting disabled artists, sharing their work and providing a platform for critical discussions within the disability arts community.

Disability Arts Online has worked closely with Brighton-based design firm Take Up Space, who specialise in projects for ethical organisations, to tailor the branding and the design of the website to best serve its mission and audience, both of which have disabled artists at their core. Disability Arts Online's long-term web development partners, Surface Impression have implemented the designs, bringing to bear their expertise in producing accessible websites.

Being a platform primarily for and about the arts, the new website places greater emphasis on images and video, making for a richer and more engaging user experience. The work of disabled artists is given prominence throughout the new site using high-quality editorial, an extensive directory of artists and new gallery-equipped showcase features which profile the work itself.

Director Trish Wheatley says: â€œThe new website has been developed following useful feedback from our readers and we can't wait to share it with everyone. We were able to make this happen thanks to funding from Arts Council England and a great deal of hard work from the staff and freelance team. We look forward to hearing what our readers think of the new site and welcome ideas for future blogs, articles and features.”

Editor Colin Hambrook said: "The sheer volume of content on Disability Arts Online has always made navigation tricky. I'm delighted that we will be able to profile our writers much more effectively through a facility within the new site for pulling related content together. It means that our readers will more easily find articles by favourite writers. In addition with a more straightforward system of tagging articles, our readers will also discover areas of specific interest from across different sections within the site."

As part of the launch, the URL of the website will be changing from to Disability Arts Online has always acted as an archive of the Disability Arts movement and of disability culture more generally. For this reason, content predating 2015 will remain on the old website as an archival resource. The old website will no longer be updated with new editorial content as of May 2016. Blogs and listings will stop being updated on the old site from the date of launch of the new site on 9 June.

Later in the year, Disability Arts 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:

DIY 13 Opportunity

DIY 13 is an exciting opportunity for artists, which is now live!


DIY 13 provides the chance for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists.

This year there are 20 projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners taking place across the UK between July and November 2016, representing a huge variety of subjects and approaches from across Live Art: durational ritual, victimhood, self-care, arts education, dogs and animals, sex, memory and forgetting, online interventions, radical actions, Afrofuturism, unprofessionalism, averageness, urban space, localism, and David Bowie.

Applications to take part are now welcomed and (with some exceptions) the closing date is 14th June 2016. You may apply to as many as you wish. Most DIY projects are free of charge, although some may necessitate a small financial contribution from participants to cover particular expenses.

For more information in individual projects and how to apply, see 

Seek Find

An all ages show that is accessible to everyone.


Come along on a beautiful beast of a multi-sensory, promenade, immersive performance experience made by a mixed community and professional cast.

mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH.

Friday 17th June: 1pm (private performance) and 7pm 

Saturday 18th June: 12.30pm and 4pm

Download and view the performance flyer, below.

Marketing Assistant

Live & Local are seeking a Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing & Communications Manager...


... in all aspects of marketing and communications, including print production and distribution, PR and press and digital media.

£17,841 (full time / 35 hrs per week / flexi time) with supplementary payments for any additional weekend and unsociable hours worked.

They should be an efficient and enthusiastic person with good organisational, communication and computer skills, a friendly personality, good written English and numeracy abilities and an interest in the arts. Some experience of working within an office based, team environment and of publicity and/or promotional practices and of social media for marketing/communications is essential; within an arts context is desirable.

Deadline: Noon, Monday 13th June

Interviews: Tuesday 21st June

Starting:  w/c 25th July

Application: Via application form only. Application pack available for download on our jobs page:

Live Art Development Agency News

DIY 13: Applications are now open!


DIY 13 is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to take part in unusual training and professional development projects conceived and run by artists for artists.

This year there are 20 projects for both emergent and experienced practitioners representing a huge variety of subjects and approaches from across Live Art including durational ritual, self-care, arts education, dogs and animals, sex, memory and forgetting, online interventions, radical actions, Afrofuturism, unprofessionalism, averageness, urban space, localism and David Bowie.

DIY projects will take place across the UK between July and November 2016.

The closing date for most applications is 14 June 2016 and you may apply to as many as you wish. All DIY projects are free to participate in.

See the LADA website for more details on how to apply

Job Opportunity

For a Business Development and Fundraising Officer with Venture Arts...


Fixed term one year contract with possible extension beyond this subject to funding.

Salary £27,000 per annum (pro rata).

Hours: 30 hours per week based in Manchester.

It is an exciting time in our organisational development and, as a result, we are seeking an experienced Business Development and Fundraising Officer to enable the organisation to consolidate and expand its work through a more diversified funding portfolio.

Reporting to the Manager and board, you will take responsibility for raising funds from trusts, grants, institutional funders and private donors. Consequently, we need a person with a proven track record in researching, collating, preparing and submitting multiple grant/funding application forms along with strong monitoring and evaluation skills.

Full Job Description and Person Specification here: Business Development and Fundraising Officer
Application form here: Application form