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Sky Arts and IdeasTap launch new £30,000 arts bursary

IdeasTap, the online arts and funding organisation, has teamed up with Sky Arts to launch a new bursary for young artists. The Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund will offer five young artists £30,000 each to fund their work for a full year. The fund is open to artists aged 18-30 living in the UK and Ireland, and is designed to bridge the gap between formal education and becoming a working artist.

The Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund is open to individual artists working in visual art, theatre, performance art, film, music, dance or literature. The scheme will also provide each artist with a mentor from Sky, who will help develop their skills and knowledge in the arts and commercial sector. The artists will also have the opportunity to showcase their work on Sky Arts ˆ be it on TV, online or on demand.

The deadline for applicants is 19 September 2011. Two winners will be selected during this round of funding. The next round will open in early 2012 from which three further winners will be chosen.

For more information, and to apply for the Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund, please visit www.ideastap.com/skyartsfuturesfund


Call for Entries New Arts Prize for the North 

A new award, worth £10,000 to the winner, aims to encourage aspiring young painters who are either based, or have studied in the North of England. 

The prize, offered by New Lights, is open to young, emerging painters aged between 23-35 years, who are living, or have trained in the North of England.

The entrants will be judged by Kate Brindley, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) and a National Advisor for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Art Funding Programme; Paul Hobson, Director of the Contemporary Arts Society and William Tillyer, the international artist who comes from the North East.

To download an entry form and for full details visit http://www.newlights.org.uk/prize


Th'Owd Towser Show

Holmfirth Arts Festival
11th - 26th June 2011
Daisy Lane, Holmfirth, UK

This group exhibition brings a selection of contemporary artists to the Grade 1 listed heritage site, once used as the village church lock up, mortuary, ambulance station and fire station. Perhaps the oldest building in Holmfirth dating from circa 1597, Th'Owd Towser (The House of Correction) houses some unexpected things reminiscent of the building’s former uses. Artists have been selected from an international open call to show new work in response to this unique building, with the lower floor showing an artists' film programme throughout the festival.

Kristin Anderson, Lorna Barrowclough, Paul Clark & Richard Light, Alastair Cook, Angella Conte, Amelia Crouch, Chris Czainski, Michael Day, Paul Edmondson, Christopher Garcia, Maggie Hall, Christine Hurford, Ilené Jacobs, Lefty Caligari, Marius Leneweit & Rocío Rodríguez,  Lin Li, Amanda Loomes, Bob Lorrimer, Fin McMorran, Charlotte Morgan, Rachael Parsons, Ellie Rees, Tim Shore, Dan Wagstaffe, Simon Warner, Donna Wood, Tobias Zehntner.

Curated by Alice Bradshaw and Vanessa Haley.

Open: Saturday 11th/18th/25th June & Sunday 12th/18th June 2011, 12-5pm, free.
Artists' Talks: Saturday 18th & 25th June, 4-6pm, Back Lane Art Space, free.

Download artist information: http://bit.ly/OTSPR (5.7MB pdf)

Holmfirth Arts Festival
Holmfirth Arts Festival is a mixed art form commissioning festival established in 2008. Taking place annually in the picturesque town of Holmfirth and throughout the Holme Valley, the festival's programme embraces theatre, visual art, literature, and music. Holmfirth Arts Festival celebrates the landscapes and communities of the Holme Valley and Yorkshire and fosters the distinct cultural traditions which thrive here, such as brass bands and choral singing. Making new work is fundamental to the festival; each year's programme is built around a series of new works across all art forms, including works by young and emerging artists and companies, local artists, and nationally or internationally known practitioners.

http://www.holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk  |  info@holmfirthartsfestival.co.uk


Job Opportunity: ‘In Situ’ Project Manager

Initiated by East Street Arts, supported by Hammond Associates, In Situ is a national partnership project programming and linking a range of art organisations, artist collectives and artists in order to create new opportunities and to animate meanwhile spaces across England.

We require a Project Manager role to support the development of the In Situ project and to drive forward the brand, secure and manage the properties, and to support their creative use. This post will be supported by the East Street Arts team and will work closely with Hammond Associates. It will suit someone who has experience of working with buildings and has an interest in contemporary art.

In Situ was initiated over 12 months ago and has created an impressive range of contemporary art events and workspaces across Leeds and Bradford. This new post is entirely funded through East Street Arts’ In Situ initiative.  Visit www.eaststreetarts.org.uk/headline/jobs/ for full job details

Contract term: six months initially with possible extension

Fee: £10,000 inclusive of expenses for equivalent of 3 days/week

Deadline: Monday 20th June 2011 5pm

Interviews: Thursday 30th June

To apply please submit:

•    A detailed proposal outlining your approach to managing this project and moving it forward.
•    A comprehensive CV with details of previous experience relevant to this contract

•    Contact details for two referees

Closing date Monday 20th June. If you have any question or would like to know more about In Situ please contact: Ken Stratford: 0113 248 0040 / ken@esamail.org.uk



The Orangery Academy - Summer Programme

A summer programme of professional development events for the Yorkshire region, exploring the latest thinking and activity in place-making.

The Orangery Academy focuses on key issues relating to policy, community involvement, good design and the arts in response to the current and future challenges and opportunities of place-making. This programme is brought to you by Beam in collaboration with Integreat PLUS (previously Integreat Yorkshire).

Download full programme

Events include:
Art – What Art?
Tuesday 5 July 2011
Explore the value and potential of integrating the thinking of artists into the design and animation of the public realm - a provocative look at theory and practice, creativity and practicality.
To book your place visit: http://orangeryacademy.eventbrite.com 

Speakers confirmed: Walker and Bromwich, International Artists and Nick Ewbank, Director Nick Ewbank Associates

For an overview of the full Orangery Academy programme visit www.beam.uk.net


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