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Arts Prize Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is once again holding a competition for emerging contemporary artists and we have some great sponsorship packages available. Read more..

The GM Arts Prize was launched last year, thanks to a grant from Arts Council England and sponsorship from the business community.

The Chamber received 220 entries for last year’s inaugural GM Arts Prize. The winning entry (pictured) was by Manchester-based photographer, digital artist and film maker, Andrew Brooks.

Entries for this year’s prize have now closed. The overall winner and three runners-up will be presented with awards at the Chamber’s Annual Business Dinner on 18 May at Victoria Warehouse.

The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500 (with £150 of vouchers from art suppliers Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith), with the three runners-up each receiving a cash prize of £750 (with £50 of vouchers from Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith). Shortlisted entries and the winners will receive exhibition space to display their artwork in the Chamber Summer 2017 Exhibition.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 GM Arts Prize, please contact chris.fletcher@gmchamber.co.uk

Vacancies & Opportunities

Artist, Horticultural Commission: Granby Winter Garden (deadline: 03 May 17)

Artist, Horticultural Commission: Granby Winter Garden, Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust

Granby Winter Garden will be a new community-owned space in the heart of Liverpool 8.  Two Victorian terraced houses will be transformed into a beautiful indoor garden and a unique resource for creative community action, cultural production and exchange.

Granby Four Streets Community Land Trust, in partnership with Bluecoat, wish to commission an artist, maker or collective to develop a horticultural work or series of works for Granby Winter Garden, in collaboration with the design team, Assemble, and local people.  As well as devising a planting scheme, there is scope for the commissioned artist to propose interventions into the Winter Garden space,  and within the local neighbourhood, or to propose events, performances or workshops that accompany the making of the garden.

Applications from artists who actively engage with communities or publics within their practice, or who can demonstrate an interest in planting or growing within their work are particularly welcomed. Artists working in any discipline, or across disciplines, and at any stage in their career are invited to apply.

The project will take place between May and October 2017 to include research and development, delivery and evaluation.

An Artist’s Fee of £4500 and a production budget of £4000 is offered. Flexible studio and production facilities are available.

Please download the Artists’ Brief and further information here:www.granby4streetsclt.co.uk/granby-winter-garden

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 3rd May 2017, 12 noon.

Interviews: Tuesday 16th May 2017

Site visits and guided neighbourhood tours are offered: Thursday 20th & Saturday 29th April.

If you have any questions or queries concerning the project or the brief, please contact Maria Brewster on granby@scottbrewster.co.uk.

This commission is the first in a new programme of artists’ projects, commissions and residencies for Granby Winter Garden and is supported through public funding from Arts Council England.

Source: http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/index.php?id=25&ne_source=dailyjobs&ne_post_id=194592

Children & Young People, Funding

Children & the Arts Start Programme Funding (in partnership with Curious Minds)

The national charity Children & the Arts are working with Curious Minds to launch a new round of their Start programme and to bring the programme to the North West. Children & the Arts are seeking for 4 cultural venues to deliver three-year Start programmes which will develop and grow their relationships with local schools.

Programmes will start in September 2017 and will include cultural visits, professional development opportunities for teachers, education work linked to the national curriculum and the opportunity for the participating children and young people to engage in critical analysis and develop their own creative responses. The programme will also enable children and young people to achieve an Arts Award and participating schools to gain Artsmark.

Successful applicants will receive a wide range of support from Children & the Arts and Curious Minds, particularly with regards to Arts Award and Artsmark.

Applications are invited from cultural organisations based in or working in the following areas: Bolton, Preston, Rochdale, West Cumbria, Cheshire West & Chester and Tameside. The deadline for applications is Friday 28th April 2017.

For more information, and to download the application guidelines and application form, please visit: https://www.childrenandarts.org.uk/start-north-west

Awards

Arts Prize Sponsorship Opportunities

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is once again holding a competition for emerging contemporary artists.

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The GM Arts Prize was launched last year, thanks to a grant from Arts Council England and sponsorship from the business community.

The Chamber received 220 entries for last year’s inaugural GM Arts Prize. The winning entry (pictured) was by Manchester-based photographer, digital artist and film maker, Andrew Brooks.

This year’s prize is open to practising semi-professional and professional artists working or living in one of the 10 local authorities across Greater Manchester. The overall winner and three runners-up will be presented with awards at the Chamber’s Annual Business Dinner on 18 May at Victoria Warehouse.

The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500 (with £150 of vouchers from art suppliers Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith), with the three runners-up each receiving a cash prize of £750 (with £50 of vouchers from Fred Aldous and paper products from G.F Smith). Shortlisted entries and the winners will receive exhibition space to display their artwork in the Chamber Summer 2017 Exhibition.

Artists can submit work via the website at: www.gmartsprize.co.uk

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 GM Arts Prize, please contact chris.fletcher@gmchamber.co.uk

Exhibition

Cohering

An Exhibition featuring 5 Bolton based artists http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/associates/newartspaces/

In creative partnership with neo:artists, New Art Spaces Bolton consists of four shop units and two large office spaces for developing and showcasing new art and artistic talent in Greater Manchester.

Location: Churchgate House, Churchgate, Bolton BL1 1HL

The opening times are:

Thursday 6 April, 5-8pm

Friday 7 April, 11am-5pm

Saturday 8 April, 11am-5pm

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Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces is an initiative to create dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artists development agencies. Making use of temporary vacant retail, office and light industrial units, New Art Spaces provides opportunities for emerging artists to incubate their practices, produce work and showcase new art to local communities.