Event

MINI TEXTILE HANGINGS WORKSHOP

The Quaker tapestry Museum, The Quaker Tapestry Museum, KENDAL, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Workshop
25/05/2024

Do you have a collection of natural treasures that you’d like to use in your work but are not sure how? This workshop will explore ways of combining fabrics, found objects, natural treasures such as feathers and shells and hand embroidery to create beautiful mini hangings.

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Case study

Case study: The Dispensary Gallery

The Dispensary Gallery is a research-led art gallery in Wrexham. Its dynamic programme of exhibitions and events brings together local, national and international artist-researchers, providing a supportive hub and a space to display their work.

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Artist profile

Lauren Southworth

I am a recent graduate visual artist (BA Hons Fine art, Coventry University) wishing to build a career in research, writing, lecturing as well as remaining active in creating art. I work across multiple mediums but primarily work in photography, drawing, sculpture and installation.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Rebecca Korn

Rebecca Korn's interdisciplinary practice stems from a fascination with the intersections between art and science. Her recent interests explore the posthuman body, investigating ideas around symbiosis, sympoiesis and speculative futures, re/imagining how bodies may adapt/evolve through learning from and with non-human counterparts.

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Event

Calligraphy Workshop

The Quaker tapestry Museum, The Quaker Tapestry Museum, KENDAL, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Workshop
05/07/2024

Learn how to write gorgeously swirly modern calligraphy with your tutor Claire Gould, of ‘By Moon & Tide’. You’ll have fun getting to grips with a dip pen and copperplate nib in this friendly and relaxed calligraphy workshop. From initial scratches and swirls you’ll soon be learning how to write beautiful letters, all in the space of a couple of hours!

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Curator profile

Karen Sherwood

Cupola Contemporary Art was established in 1991 and has grown to become on eof the largest most highly respected privately run contemporary art galleries in the North of England.  With a reputation for quality shows and innovation, the gallery regualrly hosts approximately 10 themed or solo...

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Event

Summer Meadow Wool Painting - Create your own artwork - Learn Wet Felting

Bardsey Arts Studio, 42a Church Lane, Bardsey, , Leeds, West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Workshop
20/07/2024

10am-3pm: Learn how to create your own unique wool painting artwork using the ancient craft of Wet Felting: Katy, your tutor will teach you the basics of wet felting: Free parking: Materials, equipment & instruction included. Goody bag: Tea, coffee, cake available. Beautiful, bright studio space overlooking Yorkshire countryside: £65.00: katy@feltedyarns.co.uk

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Resource

Funding library

The White Pube

This library is a resource of successful funding applications that you can learn from to write your own bids. It also includes links to other resources such as application templates and crib sheets.

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Upcoming opportunity

Sight Unseen, International Photography Exhibition

24/05/2024   Glasgow  

Call for entries for an International Photography Exhibition. This month-long exhibition will be a photography exhibition with the theme of Sight Unseen. Free to submit, open to everyone.

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Event

5th Community Art Exhibition

Circular ArtSpace, 780 Fishponds Road, yard behind The Crafty Egg Café, Bristol, Somerset, United Kingdom
Exhibition
05/05/2024 to 26/05/2024

A new group show in y/our refurb art/bus community art gallery in Fishponds, Bristol is up and running!

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Artist profile

carrie ravenscroft

Hello! I'm a queer, neurodivergent and emotionally driven illustrator with a personal awareness of the social impacts of disability and mental illness. I try to address discrimination, stigmatisation and ignorance in my work, in a way that is tolerable. I've personally suffered from a lifetime...

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Natalia Janula

Natalia Janula is a Polish-born artist of Roma heritage, currently based in London. Their artistic practice spans sculpture, moving image, installation and performance. They are interested in urban and natural environments and the slippage between the two. Repeated themes within their work include domestic and fictional landscapes, object oriented ontologies, queer interspecies bodies and the natural world.

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Event

Contemporary British Printmakers @ Delamore Arts

The Wagon Shed Gallery,, Delamore Estate, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon, United Kingdom
Exhibition
01/05/2024 to 31/05/2024

Three Galleries and Magnificent Sculpture Gardens Open for the Whole Month of May

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Curator profile

Alex Hetherington

I sustain a visual art practice (with an emphasis on the moving image, performance, text and sculpture) through various positions as artist, curator, programmer and writer, and often work under a title or pseudonym, for example Modern Edinburgh Film School, Neon John and ‘The Men and...

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Case study

Case Study: The Kent Downs AONB

The Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a nationally protected landscape stretching from the white cliffs of Dover to the Surrey and London border. With ancient bluebell woodlands, rugged chalk coastline, internationally rare chalk grassland, and ragstone villages, there is beauty to explore all year round. The North Downs Way National Trail, one of 15 national trails in England and Wales, is home to the arts trail, and much of it follows the legendary Pilgrims Way from Canterbury to Winchester.

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Event

May Exhibitions at Artizan

Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius Street, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Exhibition
14/05/2024 to 01/06/2024

Join us for two exhibitions at Artizan, that both find their roots in our Geopark home!

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Upcoming opportunity

Green, International Photography Exhibition

24/05/2024   Glasgow  

Call for entries for an International Photography Exhibition. This month-long exhibition will be a photography exhibition with the theme of the colour Green. Free to submit, open to everyone.

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Case studies for reducing your carbon footprint

Sustainable Arts in Leeds

SAIL are a group of organisations, individuals and networks, working together to promote a zero carbon / zero waste future for the cultural and creative industries of Leeds and beyond. Their website features case studies of how SAIL members on how they’ve managed to reduce their carbon footprints.

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Event

Litter to Glitter

Collective Gallery, 18 Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 1BZ, ST. ALBANS, United Kingdom
Workshop
01/06/2024

Enjoy the in- the-moment experience "playing" with materials provided to let your imagination flow. Use recycled materials and things naturally thrown away to create 3D pieces. Who knew that newspaper can be sculptured?

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Curator profile

Fruitmarket

Fruitmarket is a free, public space for culture in the heart of Edinburgh, the Fruitmarket provides inspiration and opportunity for artists and audiences.

We programme, develop and present world-class exhibitions, commissions, publications, performances, events and engagement...

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Artist profile

Pink and grAy (Sylvia Causer and Andrea Freeman)

Pink and grAy (Sylvia Causer and Andrea Freeman) are a Live Art/Performance Art Duo based in the North of England. We met whilst studying for M.A. Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University and discovered that we hold shared ideas and concerns. We have worked together professionally since 2014,...

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Event

PILLOWTALK

Newark Works, 2 Foundry Lane, Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom
Festival
24/05/2024 to 08/06/2024

An exhibition of the Profanity Embroidery Group Open Call on REST. Over 100 embroidered pillowcases were submitted for our open call, and we are delighted to be bringing them to the fabulous Fringe Arts Bath. Each one is an individual work of heartfelt art - some are funny, some are sad, some just plain rude.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Gabrielle Hoad

Gabrielle Hoad makes work that includes live, ephemeral elements as well as more lasting documentary traces such as photographs, films, publications and objects. She has a long-standing interest in the crossover of art and science.

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Upcoming opportunity

Light Up The North SPARK Open Call – Artist Programme 2024

24/05/2024   Leeds: 24-25 October – Light Night Leeds Blackpool: 18-26 October – Lightpool Lancaster: 7-9 November – Light Up Lancaster Wakefield: 15-17 November – Light Up Wakefield Barnsley: tbc November – Barnsley Bright Nights Wigan: 21-23 November – Light Night Wigan Salford: 5-8 December – Lightwaves Oldham: 21-22 Feb 2025 – Illuminate Hull: 22-23 March 2025 – The Awakening  

The SPARK programme nurtures and develops artists interested in working with light. In supporting new and emerging artists through a bespoke package of opportunities provided by LUTN members, SPARK is positively focused on increasing inclusivity and diversity in the sector.

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Event

Artists Around Wetherby - Open Studios

8 Oakwood Road, Wetherby, Leeds
Exhibition
01/06/2024 to 09/06/2024

Open Studios is in a 6 mile radius of Wetherby. 25-30 artists will be taking part, one of which is myself. Originals, prints, ceramics, cards, glass, felt art at a number of different locations in Wetherby and the surrounding villages. Most artists taking part are open both weekends (just call in) and some during the week by appointment only.

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Upcoming opportunity

Open call for horror in photography

25/05/2024     

We are asking for a wide range of artworks that explore horror in photography, for an ONLINE exhibition.

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Case study

Case Study: Fronteer

Fronteer is run by Michael and Sharon Borkowsky and began as a freelance arts initiative to provide exhibition spaces and host open calls for artists. In October 2020 they opened a gallery of their own; Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield and have established the annual art prize 'The Fronteer Open'.

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Event

17th Community Art Exhibition in Virtual Reality

Exhibition
17/05/2024 to 13/06/2024

A new art exhibition in Virtual Reality

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Curator profile

Saltaire Inspired

Saltaire Inspired is an ambitious arts charity, creating quality contemporary arts events in unique settings.

We have a vision to establish Saltaire as an internationally recognised centre for the visual arts, inspiring people of all ages and...

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Event

TWO DAY INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP

The Quaker tapestry Museum, The Quaker Tapestry Museum, KENDAL, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Workshop
14/06/2024 to 15/06/2024

On this two-day course, students will learn the basic skills of stained glass – creating a suitable design or adapting an existing template with guidance from the tutor. The panel will be made up of coloured glass, some painted and kiln-fired glass, and soldered lead.

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Artist profile

Rachel Sedman

Rachel is a multi-disciplinary artist working across the mediums of photographic processes, sound recording and performance. Her practice explores our perceptions of sound within environments and how that can be expressed in a visual context. She explores micro level sounds, the physical and...

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Melanie King

Melanie King is an artist and curator with a specific focus on astronomy. She is co-Director of super/collider, Lumen Studios, and the London Alternative Photography Collective. Melanie is a practice-based PhD Candidate in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art.

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Resource

Shape Arts

Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation which works to improve access to culture for disabled people by providing opportunities for disabled artists, training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and through running participatory arts and development programmes.

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Event

‘The way I see it’ art exibition

Horsebridge, 11 Horsebridge Road, Whitstable
Exhibition
05/06/2024 to 17/06/2024

‘Apart’ are a group of ten artists based in Rochester. The exhibit throughout the year and at the wonderful Horsebridge gallery every two years. They are exhibiting oils and mixed media. Private viewing: 8th June.

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Upcoming opportunity

the heart is a metaphor: open call for short films/videos

25/05/2024   London  

'Keep It Under Your Hat' - a monthly night of music and poetry in East London is seeking short films!

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Event

Open Day at The Station Gallery

The Station, Station Yard, Richmond, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Workshop
18/06/2024 to 18/06/2024

Are you curious about exhibiting at The Station Gallery, but feel you'd like to know more before you apply? Then come along to our special Gallery Open Day at our beautiful converted Victorian railway station.

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Curator profile

The Art House

The Art House provides studios and programmes offering time, space and support for artists and associates to develop their creative practice and progress their professional careers.

The Art House building is home to 45 artists' studios and three makerspaces - a print studio, ceramics...

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Upcoming opportunity

OPEN CALL ARTISTS OF THE SEASON

25/05/2024   London, London  

OPEN CALL TO MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS WORLDWIDE. Submit NOW for an opportunity to get featured for the SUMMER Season!

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Event

Wet Felting Workshop - Design and create your own unique wool felted bag.

Bardsey Arts Studio, 42a Church Lane, Bardsey, , Leeds, West Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Workshop
22/06/2024

10am-3pm: Learn how to create your own unique wool felted bag using the ancient craft of Wet Felting: Katy, your tutor will teach you the basics of wet felting: Party / Family / Wedding: Free parking: Materials, equipment & instruction included. Goody bag: Tea, coffee, cake available. Beautiful, bright studio space overlooking Yorkshire countryside: £65.00: katy@feltedyarns.co.uk

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Case study

Case Study: Benji Appleby-Tyler

Benji Appleby-Tyler is an emerging artist turned curator, who is currently studying Fine Art at University. He create an open call on CuratorSpace to work with other artists on his participatory project 'IDEA Portable Protest Kit'. Artists followed instructions to construct a 'soap box' and create an individual performance which was collated into a showreel.

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Artist profile

Jo and Co (Jo Holohan)

Jo & Co studied at Leeds College of Art in 1995 and graduated BA (Hons) Fine Art (2:1) from the University of Central Lancashire in 2000. They were diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder in 2015.

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Naomi Aderonke

Naomi is a burgeoning multidisciplinary research and narrative led artist who has developed their illustrative and narrative skills past digital art and traditional print into 3D work. Exploring ceramics and textile through tufting, Naomi looks at the form, colours and materials used, not just the image, to create the stories they want to tell. Naomi is a storyteller who thrives on folk, history and culture; looking into ways of exploring that through artistic objects.

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Event

Bonsall Art Trail

Bonsall Village, Clatterway, Bonsall, Derbyshire, Matlock, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Festival
29/06/2024 to 30/06/2024

Bonsall Art Trail is a new arts trail located in the village of Bonsall on the edge of the peak district. As a curated trail we aim to showcase the work of talented established and new artists and makers who want to exhibit and sell their work. The trail is over the weekend of 29th and 30th June 2024. Please take a look at our opportunity on CuratorSpace to apply.

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Resource

Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network

A network to champion, support and connect people interested in how arts and culture can have benefits for health, care and wellbeing in the Leeds City Region. Focus on Place-Based Arts and Health, Creative Ageing, Creativity Wellbeing, Creativity Workforce Wellbeing. Regional and general resources available.

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Event

We Carry It With Us

Workshop
27/03/2024 to 30/06/2024

I'm looking for people willing to be photographed for a photographic portrait project visualising the impact of childhood bullying on adult life.

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Curator profile

Alice Bradshaw

Alice Bradshaw is an artist, curator and writer. She is interested in discarded, everyday materials and words. Recycling and repetition are important strategies in her work, which sets up a dialogue around the value of rubbish through objects, publications, exhibitions and events. Alice's...

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News article

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #22: Sam Metz

Sam Metz is an artist based in Hull who creates work that engages with the concept of ‘neuroqueering’. They create sculptural installations that incorporate both film and animation while exploring body-based responses to ecology. As a neurodivergent artist and curator with sensory processing differences, Sam creates work in non-verbal ways that begin and end in movement and embodied interactions without recourse to traditionally privileged verbal and written forms of communication.

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Event

Artizan Women's Open Exhibition

Artizan Collective, Unit 5 Fleet Walk Shopping Centre, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Exhibition
19/05/2024 to 30/06/2024

Continuing the conversation as we revisit our Women's Open Exhibition for a second year.

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Artist profile

Jayne Simmonds

Hi, my name is Jayne Simmonds, a printmaker based on the South Kent coast. Having originally studied Textile Design, I have had a full and eventful career as a Designer & Product Director for a number of UK brand. I now work as a Product Consultant in parallel with my art practice.

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Case study

Case Study: ARTbound

ARTbound is an arts organisation, developed and managed by photographer and curator, Meg Oxford. It began in 2014 and primarily creates events and exhibitions, by building partnerships with other art organisations, galleries and creative venues, to support artists in showing and selling their work.

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Event

Curious Creatives retreat

Workshop
15/07/2024 to 19/07/2024

An exciting opportunity to immerse oneself for 3 full days, in an inspiring location, and learn a variety of new skills, and join a group making mosaics

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