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Turning Point Yorkshire & Humber is a project investigating and recommending ways to strengthen our region’s Visual Arts sector.

We are creative practitioners, independent professionals and members of visual arts organisations within the region.

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Video opportunity

Video maker wanted to compile short promotional video for events company from existing video material. For more details please contact Paul Kennedy, Market Square Group, email office@marketsquaregroup.com


Take part in Yorkshire and Humber's Visual Art's Survey

Win a £50 Culture Label voucher (www.culturelabel.com) - all you need to do is complete our quick visual arts survey. This will help TPYH to develop the visual arts in Yorkshire and Humber...click here for survey


Commission Opportunities 

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2012 Dates: 9/10 and 6/17 June

Charlotte Morrison - cup & saucer (2011 NYOS commission)
A series of new commission opportunities have been developed as part of the 2012 North Yorkshire Open Studios. These aim to celebrate the quality and variety of artists and makers working across North Yorkshire. Priority will be given to artists and makers currently either living or working in North Yorkshire, or with a strong connection to the county.

1 Arts and Heritage Commissions
Following Art Connections’ highly successful ‘Inspired by Heritage’ project’ which took place in 2009/2010 we are pleased to announce three commissions for contemporary artists and makers to create new work in response to the following collections and heritage sites.

Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes. Commission value: £3000 (in partnership with the Friends of the Museum)

Royal Pump Room Museum, Harrogate. Commission value: £5000 (in partnership with Culture, Tourism and Sports, Harrogate Borough Council)

Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley. Commission value: £3000

2) ‘The Secret Tea Party’  - Artists Commissions

We are pleased to invite submissions for two commissions, each to be combined with a series of workshops, which will celebrate the quality and variety of artists and makers working across North Yorkshire and the much-loved tradition of afternoon tea, often associated with open studio visits.

Following 2011’s successful commissions of a limited edition tea towel by Helen Roddie and cup and saucer by Charlotte Morrison, Art Connections wishes to commission two artists to create work for events in Scarborough and Craven District, giving more people to have the opportunity to engage with NYOS through a diverse range of events.  

Art Connections is working with The Secret Tea Room and Clandestine Cake Club to present two events, one in each area.

The fee for each commission is £1000, to cover all planning and preparation, production, installation, removal and other incidental costs. In addition there will be participatory workshops around the theme which are budgeted separately and for which artists will be paid a fee plus materials costs. Artists can choose to collaborate when applying for these commissions.

Application info

A more detailed brief for each commission can be downloaded from the Art Connections website: http://www.art-connections.org.uk or obtained by emailing the Art Connections office: admin@art-connections.org.uk.

 The deadline for all applications is: 31st October, 2011


Sustainable Design & the Built Environment Placements In Spain  

Beam have announced the second round of Orange and Green which is a transnational programme for individuals wishing to develop their knowledge and understanding of sustainable design and the built environment from a wider European viewpoint.

Participants will undertake a 13 - week placement in a professional organisation in the Andalucian Region of Spain. There are 18 places available from January to March 2012. Applications are now open! Flights, accommodation and an allowance for food and travel will be provided.

Who can Apply? 


pplications are welcome from those working in the built environment, be they in the fields of architecture, urban design, planning, surveying, transport, civil engineering, arts or associated fields.


How to Apply? 

Candidates are asked to submit an application detailing areas of specific interest and what they hope to gain from the placement. 



Applications must be received by E-mail by 9am on Friday 21 October 2011.


To find out more about the programme and to download your application please go to:









Sculpture Co-ordinator Vacancy, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 

For Arts Council Collection, based at Longside, Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Maternity cover, starting November £20,000 per annum
Closing date 9am on 7 October 2011
Working as part of a small team, you will play a key role in coordinating the work of the Longside sculpture base, including maintaining collection records, assisting with exhibitions and outreach activity and supporting the Sculpture Curator in maintaining the facilities and store. You will also have the opportunity to assist with loan and exhibition installations across the UK, undertake condition checking and co-ordinate conservation work.
You will already have some experience of co-ordinating visual arts projects, preferably within a collections environment, as well as a strong administrative background and the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-moving environment whilst ensuring attention to detail.   A confident approach, outstanding communication skills and experience of liaising with artists, curators, contractors and the public are also essential.
For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website www.southbankcentre.co.uk/jobs or phone 020 7921 0833. Completed application forms should be returned to recruit@southbankcentre.co.uk or posted to HR Department, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX.