Call out for Artists: Chilli Studios Mental Health Charity

Deadline for submissions: 25/08/2017  |  Venue: Holy Biscuit Gallery  |  City: Newcastle Upon Tyne  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Created by: Joanne Burke

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Creatively improving mental health Fundraiser! Charity Art Auction Wed Sept 13th 2017 6-8pm @ The Holy Biscuit Gallery.

We hope through this event to raise Mental Health awareness, actively tackle stigma as well as support the future endeavours of Chilli Studios “to provide a sustainable service that engages people in creative activity, which promotes social inclusion and interaction, develops skills and ability which builds resilience, enables potential and improves wellbeing.”

We are holding a charity art auction and hoping you can help us gain interest and support. We would be truly thankful if you could consider donating any of your amazing works in the aid of our Art & Mental Health work or help spread the word.

We also will celebrate Artists’ support and kindness in donating to this important cause by:

  • Featuring in an 8 days exhibition and high profile event
  • Coverage and Artist Profile on Chilli Studio & Partner social media sites
  • Coverage and Artist Profile on Chilli Studio Webpage
  • Hire of Chilli Studio space for a one off 1/2 day activity
  • 10% Discount card for Chilli Bizarre Art Cafe Shop

Either existing pieces or new works would be welcomed. Please submit by  Friday 25th August 2017.

Chilli Studios is a registered charity, under our original title of Newcastle and Gateshead Art Studio (NAGAS). We provide support to those who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing a wide range of diagnosed mental health problems, or social exclusion within their communities. We provide a user-led arts & music studio service with a range of art specialists and peers supporting activity and workshops. We assist members in developing skills in a wide range of creative based activities, these include: Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Photography, Digital Media, Printmaking, Glasswork, Textiles, Creative Writing, General Arts and Crafts as well Music. Members are given the freedom to work independently in the studio or join any of our structured workshops which are delivered weekly. Additional activities and events which are facilitated by Chilli Studiosinclude: Regular exhibitions in local galleries, culturally relevant field trips, information sharing and support sessions, quarterly newsletters and monthly members meetings which greatly influences the direction of our Charity work.

OUR VALUES

  • Contagious Enthusiasm
  • Valuing People
  • Sharing Experience
  • Creative Freedom
  • Serious Fun
  • Celebrating Uniqueness
  • Appropriately Different

To get a feel for what we do, see our "Apples is Apples" Documentary film: https://vimeo.com/142981403

We greatly look forward to hearing from you and please do join us at the event for a cuppa and chat! 
Many thanks for your time and consideration.

For more details please contact us via phone on 0191 209 4058 or email jo@chillistudios.co.uk

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
everyone
When is the deadline?
25th August 2017
How many works can I submit?
1-2
When is the delivery date?
25th August 2017
When do I need to collect my work?
N/A
How much does it cost?
Please contact Jo 0191 209 4058 to discuss delivery of the work to our venue. We maybe able to collect in your area but delivery of the artwork would be ideally dropped off or sent to Chilli Studios, Newbridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2TQ (Please ring to discuss postage costs). We also have a Cumbria base available to drop art works at.
Are there payments to artists?
No this is a charity fund raising event but there are a few benefits including:
- Featuring in an 8 days exhibition and high profile event
- Coverage and Artist Profile on Chilli Studio & Partner social media sites
- Coverage and Artist Profile on Chilli Studio Webpage
- Hire of Chilli Studio space for a one off 1/2 day activity
- 10% Discount card for Chilli Bizarre Art Cafe Shop
Is there a private view / opening?
Celebrational Open night preview Tues 5th September 6.30-8pm
What are the exhibition opening hours?
The exhibition will continue from 6th-13th, Tues-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat 1-4pm
Does the location have disabled access?
yes
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Alongside the Auction marketing campaign in print at venues across North East, and on social media, articles and magazine listings:
- Coverage and Artist Profile on Chilli Studio & Partner social media sites
- Coverage and Artist Profile on Chilli Studio Webpage
Do I need to be present?
No but you would be welcome.
How do you decide on proposals?
A small steering group of Chilli Studio staff, members and invited international artists. Work will be chosen on quality and whether it is exhibition ready.

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