Artists

Genesis Young Curator – deadline 17 December 2018

The Genesis Young Curator post responds to the acute lack of representation in the visual arts in the UK of young talented curators from diverse backgrounds. The role is a one-year placement, working the equivalent of three days per week with Create London, working with exceptional artists on ambitious public projects.

Part-time: 4 days per week

Fixed Term: 12-month contract

Salary: £24,000 pro rata

Location: Barbican Centre, Tate Britain, Chisenhale Gallery

 

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Outside In artist residency CGP London – deadline 10 December 2018

Applications are now open for 'Park Life', for artists based in Greater London. The residency has been developed collaboratively by Outside In, the Bethlem Gallery and CGP London.

Call for unheard cancer stories

Fruit Fly Collective (a small arts and health organisation) have teamed up with Macmillan to create a series of magazines to support those people who feel alone after their cancer diagnosis.

"We want to fill the magazines with beautiful artwork based on real stories from people who have experienced cancer, and who are from diverse backgrounds and cultures."

Survey for creative practitioners: what support do you get?

Researchers at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University are looking for individuals who are creative practitioners who are currently working in participatory arts for health and wellbeing or have done so in the last 18 months.

Participants will have:

Artist Commission, Turner Contemporary – deadline 19 November 2018

Turner Contemporary is inviting applications from experienced artists who will produce a new work in collaboration with, for and inspired by families with pre-school children, exploring what life is like for those who live by the sea, often struggling with the reality of living in disadvantaged areas.

RSPH Arts and Health award-winner announced

Comics Youth CIC has won this year’s Arts in Health award from the Royal Society for Public Health for their “Building Stories” project with marginalised young people. Comics Youth has also been awarded the Public Health England Commendation 2018: Reducing Inequalities at Community Level 2018 and the Public Health Minister's Award 2018.

Arts leaders risk burnout

A recent report on cultural leadership has called for more diverse leadership, and indicated that arts leaders' creativity and capacity to problem-solve is being impacted by the precarity of the sector. Independent consultant Sue Hoyle and researchers at Kings College London (KCL) discuss the challenge of supporting a workforce during periods of change. The report will inform ACE's forthcoming 10-year strategy.

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The full report is also attached here

Workshop facilitators, Royal Brompton and Harefield Arts – deadline 17 October 2018

rb&hArts is looking for 12 different artists/ workshops facilitators to run one-off arts or craft sessions as part of its Crafternoons series, particularly unique arts, crafts and activities that will inspire creativity. "If you have an idea for a fun, exciting and inventive participatory visual arts workshop we would love to hear from you."

Crafternoons is an rb&hArts initiative offering monthly participatory visual arts workshops to patients, staff and visitors at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

See attached document for more information.

Arts charities struggle with short-term, fixed-level funding

A new review by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation suggests that short-term funding is impacting arts charities' ability to plan. It also points to the fact that statutory grants tend to stay at the same level, and do not keep up with demand for services or inflation. The review suggests that government budget reductions have worsened inequaiity in terms of cultural access across the UK.

The review is based on assessments of 450 grants awarded throgh six different PHF funds. 

Creative Clusters launched to protect future of UK culture

The Arts and Humanities Research Council is funding the development of nine "creative clusters" across the country, and a new Policy and Evidence Centre led by NESTA. Part of the government's Industrial Strategy, the clusters and Centre will be research and development hubs to bring universities and the creative industries together to support the cultural sector.

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