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Arts & Health, Community Arts, Vacancies & Opportunities

Artist Brief – Onward Homes community projects, Bolton (deadline: 20 Nov 2019)

Onward Homes owns and manages 35,000 homes in the north-west of England. We are based in three regions: Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester & Cheshire. We also offer help and support to vulnerable people facing a range of challenges, and create strong and vibrant communities that our customers can be proud to be a part of. We believe that developing meaningful relationships with our customers is critical to the long term success of Onward, and we value every opportunity to engage with and involve our customers.

Onward Homes would like to commission an artist to develop community based art in the outdoor communal areas of its Lena/Latham Street and St Matthew’s Grange sheltered housing complexes in the Crompton & Halliwell wards of Bolton.

The commission is funded through the Ambition for Ageing programme in Bolton and will be to deliver the project as detailed in the brief, which can be found here.

The closing date for applications is: 12.00 noon on Wednesday 20th November.

 

Exhibition

faMAS – The work of 12 artists will be on show!

Open Studio at FaMAS Gallery and Studios

Falcon Mill, Handell Street, BL1 8BL (behind Whiteside’s chippy)

With live music, drinks and nibbles

Friday 26th October 7-9pm (lift access 7-9pm)

Saturday 27th October 10am – 3pm (lift access 12noon – 2pm)

Sunday 28th October 10am – 3pm 9  (No lift access)

 

The work of Dino Oddi, Warren Green, John Mulraney, Dennis Dodds, Pete Marsh, Sarah, Chris Rivers, Jasmine Lancaster, Shonagh Short, Jane Orange, Rob Miller and also our guest artist, Gaynor Green will be on show in the gallery. Studio doors will be opened and visitors are welcome to come in and browse.

12 artists working in this Grade II former cotton mill invite you to come along,  to enjoy the live music on Friday evening, to see the artwork and to chat to the artists in their studios.

Work includes landscape painting, figurative painting, film, installation art, portraiture, printmaking and conceptual art.

If you cannot visit this weekend, just get in touch to make an appointment.
Visitors are welcome to just come along and browse or to discuss commissions, to buy or to chat with the artists.

For more information

https://petemarshart.co.uk/falcon-mill/guest-artist-announced-at-famas-open-studio-winter-2018/

Awards

Launch of 2019 European Heritage Awards

The annual awards provide financial prizes and public recognition to outstanding initiatives and best practices by either individuals or organisations that contribute to the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe.

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage was launched in 2002 by the European Commission as part of the implementation of the Culture Programme. Europa Nostra, the Pan-European Federation for Cultural Heritage, was selected to run this awards scheme on the basis of its long experience in publicly recognising, at a European level, individual or joint excellence in the field of Cultural Heritage.

The awards are supported by the European Commission in the framework of the Culture Programme and are granted annually in four categories:

  • Conservation.
  • Research.
  • Dedicated service by individuals or organisations.
  • Education, training and awareness.

 

Entries may be submitted from all countries that take part in the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Entries may be submitted for projects/studies or dedicated service to heritage conservation by anyone closely connected to the entry, as long as permission has been gained from the owner of the building or site/author of the study.

Up to 30 entries throughout Europe will receive a certificate as well as a bronze wall plaque to be put up at the awarded building or heritage site. Up to seven of these will also be awarded a Grand Prize, which includes a monetary award of €10,000.

Entry forms and guidelines for applicants are available for download from the Europa Nostra website.

The 2019 Awards deadline is 15 November 2018.

Events

Bolton International Film Festival Tuesday 2nd – Thursday 4th October

Bolton International Film Festival

Bolton Film Festival returns to the Light Cinema on 2nd/3rd/4th October 2018  – a nine screen cinema housed within an amazing listed Victorian market building in the centre of the town which has recently undergone a twenty seven million pound refurbishment.

Screening innovative and ground-breaking short films from independent film-makers. Whether it’s drama, documentary, animation, comedy, VR or experimental film the aim is to showcase emerging talent to an audience of like-minded individuals and industry experts.

Supported by partner venues The Light Cinema, The Albert Halls, Neo Arts Gallery, Bolton Library & Museums and The Holiday Inn the festival will screen over 100 short films from both home and abroad over the three days; covering drama, documentary, animation, women in film, diversity in film, student film and community film as well as hosting industry talks, masterclasses, networking sessions and after parties.

https://www.boltonfilmfestival.com/screenings

https://www.boltonfilmfestival.com/talks-biff-2018

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Arts, Creative Industries, Funding, Funding

Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary – Call for 2019 Submissions

A bursary programme providing an opportunity for disabled artists based in the UK to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome.

This Bursary is offered is in memory of Adam Reynolds, who died in 2005. Adam was a Chair of Shape and renowned sculptor and activist for disability equality in the arts. Shape is a charitable company aiming to achieve access to the arts for disabled people.

The Bursary provides an opportunity for disabled artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome. The successful applicant receives a grant of £10,000 and a three-month residency with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead from 4 March to 30 April 2019.

The residency will include developing and delivering public-facing activities and showing work as part of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary Shortlist exhibition. The artist will also benefit from support and advice from the professional development team at Shape.

The Bursary intends to provide time, space and support for artists to work in an open-ended way for a period of three months. The grant may be used to cover any costs associated with this work, for example:

  • Buying or hiring equipment.
  • Purchasing materials.
  • Living expenses to free up time to concentrate on the residency.

Disabled contemporary artists based in the UK may apply to this programme.

The 2018 submission deadline for the 2019 Bursary is 12 noon on 1 October 2018

Document type icon Link to the 2019 Bursary Information Pack

Source: Grantfinder