Tower Hamlets Arts Information and Resources - Opportunities & requests http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/ Arts information and resources announcements from Tower Hamlets Arts & Events Team from the Opportunities & requests category en-gb 60 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:53:09 +010 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:53:09 +010 Musical Theatre Bursary - 1 Year of Free Training, City Academy Location http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65621 We're proud to announce The Jo Reyes Musical Theatre Bursary.

The bursary is an opportunity for Jo's love and enthusiasm of Musical Theatre to be enjoyed and shared by others - we are offering everyone over the age of 18 (whatever your age) to apply and gain a full year of Musical Theatre training.

DETAILS OF BURSARY:
•Includes all Musical Theatre courses and ongoing companies - Musical Theatre Beginners and Improvers courses, Musical Theatre Company, Foundation and Summer School courses.
•Open to applicants of any age over 18 years old.
•Valid from January 2018 - December 2018.
•Available for new students only.

HOW TO APPLY:
•Create a video of yourself singing two contrasting musical theatre songs to backing tracks.
•Email your video to rebecca@city-academy.com.
•Deadline for video submissions - Friday 15th December 2017.
•Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.
•Successful candidates will be announced on Friday 22nd December 2017.

Any questions about the bursary please contact info@city-academy.com or call 0207 042 8833.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Many thanks,

City Academy Team

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Apply to LSO Panufnik Composers Scheme 2018, London Symphony Orchestra http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65622 Explore the possibilities of composing for one of the world’s leading symphony orchestras! Applications for the 2018 Panufnik Composers Scheme 2018 https://lso.co.uk/lso-discovery/the-next-generation/panufnik-composers-scheme.html are now open.

The scheme welcomes composers from a wide range of musical approaches and backgrounds. A diverse selection panel chooses composers who show a high level of compositional ability in writing notated work in contemporary classical or other musical genres, and the potential to write a three-minute full orchestral work for a public workshop.

From 2018 additional support and mentoring will be available to some composers who may have less experience in writing for classical orchestra than others selected for the scheme.

Guided by renowned composer Colin Matthews, and with other mentors offering tailored support, the scheme enables composers to experiment over time and develop their orchestral writing skills. Collaborative musical relationships develop with LSO players, and the resulting compositions are performed and discussed by the LSO and its Principal Guest Conductor François-Xavier Roth, in a public workshop rehearsal.

We are recruiting six composers from a wide range of musical approaches and backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups including composers from outside the Western classical tradition, BAME composers (black, Asian and minority ethnic) and female composers.

Find out more about the Panufnik Composers Scheme eligibility criteria and how to apply by visiting here https://lso.co.uk/more/news/755-lso-panufnik-composers-scheme-now-open-for-applications-for-for-2018.html%20

Deadline noon 13 December.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465622
Derwent Art Prize 2018 Is Back And Calling For Entries! http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65623 THE DERWENT ART PRIZE IS CALLING FOR ENTRIES FROM BRITISH AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS: PRIZES TOTAL £12,500

Derwent, internationally renowned fine art brand, are proud to announce that the fourth instalment of the Derwent Art Prize is now open for entries.

The Derwent Art Prize was conceived in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best 2D & 3D artworks created with any pencil or coloured pencil as well as water soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal.

From the submitted artworks, approximately eighty will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries, London from 18th – 23rd September 2018. Alongside the chosen artworks being hung in a public display, prizes totalling £12,500 ($16,350) will be awarded in a private awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.

Since the Derwent Art Prize began five years ago, the competition has attracted more than 7000 entries from over 67 countries, with the third edition of the opportunity attracting 3,299 entries by 1,193 artists worldwide. Derwent are excited to see both domestic and international entries for the 2018 prize.

Astri Saunders, Head of Marketing at Derwent, said “We are proud to launch the Derwent Art Prize for the fourth year. Our aim of the exhibition is to showcase artworks created in pencil and increase the profile and importance of drawing as a fine art medium”.

This year’s entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors.

Previous First Prize (£6,000) winners of the award include Agim Sulaj (Albania/Italy), Brian Fay (Ireland) and Chrys Allen (UK) who have subsequently had successful solo and group exhibitions since winning the prize. Prizes are also awarded for Second Prize (£3,000), Third Prize (£1500), the People’s Choice Award (£750), a Young Artist Award (£750) for the best artwork from an artist under the age of 25 and a Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence (£500).

The deadline for entries is 8th May 2018, 5pm and artists can submit up to six of their works. For further details and full terms and conditions on entry requirements, please visit: www.derwent-artprize.com

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465623
Creative Coworking + Studio Space Available, Four Corners http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65627 Four Corners is a not-for-profit production and exhibition centre for film and photography. Based in East London for over forty years, we provide training and support to lens-based practitioners.

We currently have desk space available in our beautiful, 1500ft open-plan loft, as well as ground floor private offices.

Prices start at £175 for a small desk and include:
•24hr access
•Shower & toilets
•Roof terrace with panoramic views
•Open-plan kitchen and lounge
•Wireless broadband
•Studio space
•Weekly cleaner
•On-site manager
•Reception and fixed business address.
•Excellent transport links (two minutes from Bethnal Green tube)
•Generous discounts on Four Corners facilities.

Located in the vibrant hub of Bethnal Green, our co-working space is perfect for photographers, filmmakers and other creatives looking to work within a like-minded environment.

Please contact Ruby on 02089816111 if you would like to view the space.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465627
Available Now: Studio For Rent at no.w.here http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65628 Available now (Winter 2017): 4 x 4m2 artists studio

no.w.here has an 4m x 4m2 (approximately 400 square foot) studio space to let on the first floor of its 320 Bethnal Green Road location. The space is currently configured as a white cube and includes:

● All bills (excluding internet & business rates)

● Two large windows to allow fresh air and sunlight which can be made dark with two blackout panels

● Two double socket power points

● £400 per month (+ one month deposit)

This unfurnished studio is available for short term, renewable lets of three months and would suit artists working in either art, design, film or video. The studio is in a central location halfway between Shoreditch Overground and Bethnal Green Tube station in E2, and is adjacent no.w.here, with views overlooking Bethnal Green Road and next door to the famous E. Pellici Cafe on the road.

To arrange to see this space please call 0207 729 4494 or email: james.holcombe[at]no-w-here.org.uk

no.w.here
First Floor
316-318 Bethnal Green Road
London
E2 OAG
UK
@nowherelondon

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465628
Fantastic for Families Awards – Applications now open http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65639 Are you Fantastic for Families? Whether you are a venue, an artist or a company, you can apply for a national Fantastic for Families Award.

The Fantastic for Families Awards (previously the Family Arts Festival Awards) celebrate the wealth of outstanding performances, events and activities for families taking place across the UK, and will be judged by an expert panel of family arts leaders.

Entries are now open for any arts or cultural organisation or artist who organised an event during 2017. Deadline for entries is 10th January 2018.

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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465639
Christmas Market Stalls For Designer/Makers, Stepney City Farm And Rural Arts Centre http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65548 Stepney City Farm in East London will be holding a Christmas market with CCFM showcasing local foods and crafts on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th December. We still have a few stalls available for local designer / makers. Stalls are £25+VAT per day, please get in touch to book or for more information.

clare@stepneycityfarm.org

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465548
Poplar UnionScratch, Crackle and POP! – Women in Focus : Call For Performers http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65554 As part of our Women in Focus Festival in celebration of International Women’s Day, we will be showcasing work looking at gender, identity, politics and representation.

Scratch, Crackle & POP! is our seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.

Want to apply to perform?

Applications for our March scratch night are now OPEN.

Please send the following information to theatre@poplarunion.com by Wednesday 28 February for the chance to take part in the March scratch night:
•The type & length of performance (ie. theatre/dance/spoken word. Performances must last no longer than 15 minutes)
•Max 200 words description of the performance (this doesn’t have to be too polished and can be a list of ideas, themes or questions you are exploring)
•Links to previous/current work (eg. YouTube/Vimeo/Tumblr)
•Basic tech requirements

All applicants shall receive a response by Monday 5 March, 2018. The show will take place on Thursday 22 March, 7pm-9pm.

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465554
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives - Volunteers wanted! http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65560 ... for our Information Index project! The librarians who worked here at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives before the computer age used to record information about local buildings, events and individuals on a card index. These cards were continually updated with references to books, archives or articles as the librarians came across new information within the collections. We are now seeking volunteers that can help with typing up what is written on these index cards into an Excel spreadsheet so it is more easily searchable. Ideally, you would be able to commit for 4 hours a week until the end of the task. There is also potential to work from home! For more information please email Shahera Begum, Heritage Officer (Archives)shahera.begum@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Hackney Archives is also looking for people who are passionate about history and heritage to assist them with a photography project. They hold a collection of 150,000 negatives captured between 1952 and 1979 by RA Gibson's photography studio. The Gibson collection records the people of Hackney as they got married, worked, celebrated and mourned and offers a unique insight into life in this diverse London borough over a 27 year period. Over the next two years, Hackney Archives will be digitising the collection so that it can be made publicly available and are looking for volunteers to help them with this process. Volunteers will gain experience of caring for a historic photography collection, supporting a large scale digitisation project, creating increased access to collections, researching social histories and using a variety of ways to engage the public with archive collections. If you have at least 3 hours per week to spare, Hackney Archives would love to hear from you. Please visit their website www.hackney.gov.uk/archives where you can find a short film about the collection and an application form, or email them if you would like more information archives@hackney.gov.uk

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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465560
London Borough of Culture - Young London Filming Competition http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65561 Live in London? Make a short film to show us why your borough is best.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched, Young London Filming, a filmmaking competition in partnership with leading film education charity, Into Film, inviting young Londoners to make a short film celebrating who they are, and why they love where they live, as part of the London Borough of Culture initiative.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said “ Culture is in the DNA of our city. It has the power to transform communities and bring people closer together – that’s what London Borough of Culture is all about. This is a great chance for young Londoners to tell us what they love about their local area, and why they think their borough should be London Borough of Culture. I can’t wait to see the results of this fantastic initiative. Good luck to everyone taking part.”

The competition is a celebration of the capital and the young citizens within it who are the life blood of the city, and is part of the Mayor’s plans to support the arts and social cohesion across the 32 London boroughs.

Young Londoners - seize the chance to celebrate where you live with our new competition! If you live in London, this exciting filmmaking competition, in partnership with the Mayor's London Borough of Culture bid, invites you to pick up your phone or camera and make a film showing us why your London borough is best.

If you live in any one of the 32 London boroughs - from Camden to Croydon, from Hackney to Hounslow - we're challenging you to make a short film showcasing what it is that you love about the area you live in. Films must be no longer than 3 minutes in length and follow the theme of 'my local culture'.

There are two age categories: 12 and under, and 13 and over. Each winning filmmaker (or group of filmmakers) will win £1500 of state-of-the-art filmmaking equipment and receive professional training that could be the first step on a path to a career in the British film industry.

Entries will be judged by a special panel including staff from Into Film, the Mayor's office and other young people, and will be assessed on idea, sound, story and look, as well as the technical ability on display.

Important: if you are 17 and under and want to submit your film, a parent or guardian will need to provide their details to give consent for you to participate. If you submit your film without these details, it will be disqualified.

The London Borough of Culture and Into Film filmmaking competition winners will be announced by the Mayor in February 2018 and all entrants to the competition will be eligible for inclusion to the national Into Film Awards in March. The closing date for entries is 31st January 2018.

For more information, and to enter the competition, visit the website.

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Treasurer, Access All Areas http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65533 Access All Areas makes urban, disruptive performance by learning disabled and autistic artists.

As well as mounting professional touring productions through our performance company, we run a range of exciting and innovative projects for people with all levels of learning disabilities. We deliver the Performance Making Diploma at the Central School of Speech and Drama and have an industry-first partnership with agency Simon & How to represent seven professional actors with learning disabilities.

We are currently seeking a voluntary Treasurer to join our diverse and engaged board.

For more information, please download our Treasurer specification.

Deadline: Friday 1st December at 12 noon.

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Eastside Educational Trust & jj Foundation Photography Awards for Young People http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65508 We are really excited to be able to tell you about a brilliant opportunity for 13-25 year old students - the jj Foundation Photography Awards for Young People. This competition is free to enter, all you need is a maximum of three digital images within any of the following categories: portrait, landscape, street photography, still life/art and fashion.

We also have some briliant resource packs for teachers with more information about how to take the perfect shots in each category, created by a professional photographer. You can see an example here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzFb7m6FfCm8X1ZaZTJqUmxjaUU/view or see the Eastside website www.eastside.org.uk/programme_categories/photography_awards_2017_for_young_people for more information.
Prizes include:

• 1st prize - 1 day of professional studio hire in jj Studio London, with advice from the team’s photographic assistants and a Nikon DSLR camera.
• 2nd Prize - 1 week work experience at jj Studios and a Nikon DSLR camera.
• 3rd Prize - Nikon DSLR camera.

Each category winner will receive an image printed by Touch Digital Fine Art Printers, following the exhibition in our London office.

Students have until 30th November to apply for this competition.
For full information and how to apply please visit the competition website www.jjmediafoundation.com

This is an excellent opportunity for your most talented, motivated pupils with a passion for photography – please pass on the application details and encourage them to apply!

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Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465508
Black History Month 2017 - Tell us what you thought http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65469 We are delighted to confirm that there were over 100 events across the borough to celebrate Black History Month in 2017.

We would love to hear your views about all and any Black History Month events you attended as well as our publicity campaign and would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out a short survey
here - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BHMOct17

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Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465469
The Royal Drawing School's Art Foundation Year Open Days http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65446 The Foundation Year Open Days: Saturday 25th November 2017 @ 11am / Wednesday 17th January 2018 @ 2pm / Saturday 27th January 2018 @ 11am

The Royal Drawing School's art foundation course, The Foundation Year, holds a number of Open Days for students, parents and teachers who would like to visit the School and studios, meet the faculty and find out more about the Course. (Please note that there is no wheelchair access.)

If you would like to book on to one of our Open Days please complete the booking form. https://royaldrawingschool.org/lectures-events/foundation-year-open-day-booking-form/
https://royaldrawingschool.org/lectures-events/foundation-year-open-day-saturday-25-november-2017/

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Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465446
Voluntary Arts Epic Awards 2018 http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65422 Entries are now open for the 2018 Epic Awards programme. Run by Voluntary Arts, the annual awards programme supports voluntary arts across the UK and Ireland.

Epic Awards 2018 is your chance to have your creative group or initiative recognised with a moment in the spotlight at our annual awards celebrating excellence in the voluntary arts sector. You have until Thursday 11 January 2018 to get your entries in, so start thinking of what makes your entry particularly epic and get to work. Read more here www.voluntaryarts.org/epic-awards?utm_source=Voluntary+Arts+enews+subscribers&utm_campaign=65b1cd1929-VA_ENEWS_2017_10_27&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bd6080b4c5-65b1cd1929-710925217&mc_cid=6c7d162ed5&mc_eid=6b9451b533

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Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465422
Iniva Research Network 2018 Call for Proposals - Duties of Self-Care http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65429 The Stuart Hall Library is looking for proposals for Research Network events to take place February - December 2018, as part of Iniva’s artistic programme, around the theme of self-care. In a society dominated by capital, we are used to measuring our health in relation to our productivity. What strategies can artists and activists use to oppose this? What is the artistic obligation to social responsibility, engagement and ethically conscious practice? Who or what does the artist have a duty to? We are looking for artists, curators, activists, students and researchers to respond to ideas around art, activism and self-care. We welcome critical responses to these provocations.

Iniva Staff Picks: Barbican/Iniva Curatorial Trainee Amrita recommends Michel Foucault's Care of the self: the history of sexuality, volume 3 (1990)https://library.iniva.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=9718&query_desc=kw%2Cwrdl%3A%20Foucault&mc_cid=05618adaee&mc_eid=37825548f8. Programme Coordinator Simina recommends Are you working too much? Post-Fordism, precarity, and the labor of art (2011)https://library.iniva.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=10095&mc_cid=05618adaee&mc_eid=37825548f8, edited by Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood & Anton Vidokle.

Find out more www.iniva.org/blog/2017/10/31/call-for-proposals-research-network-2018-duties-of-self-care/?mc_cid=05618adaee&mc_eid=37825548f8

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Crisis at Christmas Volunteer Performers http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65431 Crisis open up centres every Christmas across London to bring companionship and vital services to people at one of the hardest times of the year. If you would like to volunteer as a performer, get in touch here https://christmas.crisis.org.uk/login/?_loginSuccessUrl=%2F&dm_i=3RJ7,APSQ,QDG85,13LI9,1

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Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465431
Auditions open for Annual Youth Talent Showcase http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65376 Raw Talent: Drop the Mic and Unite!

Young people aged between 13-19 yrs (25 with SEN) who live, study or work in Tower Hamlets can audition throughout November for a chance to take part our annual showcase on 2nd December; a prestigious competition with a panel of professionals from the entertainment industry judging performances across a range of genres including rapping, dancing, singing and music video production.

To book your audition slot, please call 020 7364 7912 / 07047 884279 or email canan.salih@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Brady Arts and Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU

Deadline for electronic submissions – 27 October – 18th November.
Produced by Tower Hamlets Council’s ‘A’ Team Arts

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Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465376
Call for applications - Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival, Crafts Council http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65328 Calling all filmmakers! Applications now open for 2018 edition

Produced by the Crafts Council and Crafts magazine, Real to Reel is the first UK festival dedicated to craft and moving image. Now in its third year, the festival highlights the extraordinary talent and technique of the making and film communities.

Real to Reel will return to Picturehouse Central London on 8th, 9th and 10th May 2018, to coincide with London Craft Week.

Applications for submissions are now open, until 15 January 2018.

We are interested in all genres: documentaries, story-led films, animation and more, whether celebrating the skills involved in prop making, following the sometimes surreal journeys of individual makers, or exploring ways making brings people together.

Full terms and conditions and information on how to apply are available here www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/real-to-reel-the-craft-film-festival-8th-9th-10th-may-2018 We have introduced a submission fee to help support the production of the festival and increase its reach. To take advantage of the Early Bird rate of £10, apply before 31st of October!

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Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465328
The London Open 2018 - Whitechapel Gallery, Call for Entries http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65277 What makes London one of the most exciting places to live and work as an artist? This is your chance to submit your work to The London Open 2018, Whitechapel Gallery’s triennial exhibition that showcases the most dynamic work being made across the capital today.

The London Open is a triennial exhibition open to all artists aged 26 or over living or working in London. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, moving image, photography, drawing, performances and installations.

With a rich history, first known as the East End Academy, then the Whitechapel Open, and finally The London Open, the Whitechapel Gallery has been open for submissions to exhibit since 1932. From the 1970s, when the area around the Gallery in East London was home to some of the UK’s most important artists, it also became a launch pad for many artists in the early stages of their career, including Peter Doig, Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Grayson Perry, Bob & Roberta Smith, Richard Wentworth and Rachel Whiteread.

Since 2012 Whitechapel Gallery has expanded the reach of The London Open exhibition to include artists from all over London, recognising the Gallery’s cultural role in the city and reputation for exhibiting the best in contemporary art.

Applications for The London Open are now open. Submit your works before 26 November for a chance to be part of our summer exhibition next year.

#TheLondonOpen2018

The London Open 2018 Jury is composed of Emily Butler, Mahera and Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh Curator; Cameron Foote, Assistant Curator, Whitechapel Gallery; Ryan Gander, Artist; Amy Sherlock, Frieze Magazine; Paul Hedge, Hales Gallery and Robert Suss, Collector.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465277
Women's History Month 1-31 March 2018 http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65196 Women’s History Month in East London
Co-ordinated by Alternative Arts.
www.alternativearts.co.uk

If you are planning a relevant exhibition/performance/event/workshop during March 2018 please let us know so that we may include your activities in the Women’s History Month programme which will be widely promoted. Participation is FREE.

Deadline for submission 8 January 2018. Earlier submission appreciated.

Please send the following details and an image to info@alternativearts.co.uk

• Venue and address with full postcode
• Nearest tube/stn
• Website & phone number
• Date(s) and time(s) of Event/Exhibition
• Admission charges (if any)
• Title of Event/Exhibition
• Names of Artists/Performers/Writers involved (if any)
• Brief description
• Contact name and email (not for publication)
• One image

In 2018 we shall be celebrating the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act which gave the vote to some women for the first time #Vote100 and the 1928 Equal Franchise Act which gave the vote to all women over the age of 21 #Vote90

In East London the East London Federation of Suffragettes led by Sylvia Pankhurst was based in Bow with branches all over the East End. They grounded their campaign in the everyday reality of working women’s lives and saw the vote as just one aspect of the struggle for equality. They fought for a living wage, decent housing, equal pay, food price controls, adequate pensions and numerous other causes. When the First World War broke out in August 1914 the ELFS led community action to support those most affected by unemployment and spiralling food prices. They organised a children’s health clinic, a nursery school, a co-operative toy factory, and a series of canteens serving nutritious food at ‘cost price’. This remarkable organisation existed for 10 years from 1914 to 1924.

To find out more visit www.eastlondonsuffragettes.com and www.sylviapankhurst.com

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The Royal Drawing School - The Foundation Year 2018-19: Applications Now Open http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65074 Applications are now open for The Foundation Year 2018/19. Our next Open Day will be Thursday 12 October. The Foundation Year is a one year skills-based course tailored for school leavers, offering tuition in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, and photography. This e-news features more information on the course as well as details on Open Days and the key application dates.


Application deadline: midnight on Sunday 18 February 2018
Apply Now https://royaldrawingschool.org/courses/foundation/foundation-year-applications/

Open Days will be held on:
Thursday 12 October 2017 @ 2pm
Thursday 26 October 2017 @ 2pm
Saturday 25 November 2017 @ 11am
Wednesday 17 January 2018 @ 2pm
Saturday 27 January 2018 @ 11am

If you would like to book on to one of our Open Days please complete this form https://royaldrawingschool.org/lectures-events/foundation-year-open-day-booking-form/


About the course

The Foundation Year is a one year skills-based course with five days of teaching a week and a limit of 50 places to ensure one-to-one tuition, in an inspiring part of London’s Docklands buzzing with creatives and artists’ studios. It is free to 18 and 19 year olds with some bursaries available for over-19s. Students explore a wide range of Fine Art media including painting, sculpture, animation, printmaking and photography, with drawing emphasised as a means of informing and expressing ideas. Throughout the year drawing from observation in the studio, on the streets of the city and from art in galleries and museums, remains at the core of the programme.

For more information, download our prospectus here


The course is structured to enable students to progress to BA degrees in creative subjects including Fine Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, Architecture, Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting, Animation, Theatre Design, Film, Product Design and Textiles amongst others.

Since the inception of The Foundation Year all students applying to BA courses were placed at top-ranking universities including Goldsmiths University, the Slade School of Fine Art, Cambridge University, Glasgow School of Art, University of Brighton, University of Falmouth and Central St Martins.

Come along to an Open Day to find out more about our Foundation Year and to explore the facilities and studios at Trinity Buoy Wharf!

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +010 tharts-fullcat2465074
The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018 http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65094 The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018 is open for entries to artists internationally. Enter before the 26 November 2017 to receive practical and individual feedback on your application, overall deadline 14 January 2018. Prizes include:

£7,000 of prizes including cash and Cass Art vouchers Exhibitions in the Emerging Artist Gallery
All entrants promoted to our audiences
Be seen by a renowned judging panel

All artists can join us for free artist career development talks covering practical topics to support artists who want to self represent more successfully.

For more information and to enter, visit the website.

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East End Film Festival 2018 - Submissions Now Open! http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=65097 The East End Film Festival (April 2018) accepts all UK and international titles irrespective of length or genre. This includes, but is not limited to: fiction, documentary, music film, animation and experimental work. All submissions must have been completed after 1st of January 2017.

Submission dates for your diary
Submissions open: 11 September 2017
Earlybird deadline: 11 October 2017
Regular deadline: 7 January 2018
Late entry closure: 4 February 2018
Special FilmFreeway extended deadline: 14 February 2018

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Opportunities for Artists & Crafters at Stepney City Farm http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=63744 Hello all I’m Amy and writing on behalf of Stepney City Farm café.
We have a few interesting opportunities for artists and craters of all kinds.

We have been running our Art in the Cafe for three years now, its a free month space in out café where people are welcome to display their art. This gives us the opportunity have interesting art that is changing on our walls, which in turn always gives our customers something to talk about. It also offers a new and exciting space for artists to display and perhaps show their work to a new audience.
At the moment we are able take payments through our tills and have a commission based sale. Producing a 25% donation to the farm for every item we sell.

If you are displaying in the café, you can bring information on your art that you can add to the walls, this can include prices and where you can be contacted.

We have a picture rail and hooks that can be used to suspend your art against the walls. The space is ever changing which does mean that even though we invite you to use the space to display the art as you wish, we can not have permanent holes or marks on our walls.
We currently have some months booked for this year but are still looking for the later half of 2017 and all of 2018

If you would like to arrange to view the space before hand or would like to book out a month please send an email to the address below.

Similarly. Here at the farm café we have a small shop and are looking for crafter to sell their wares, we love local produced work and are offering shop space.

Our set up allows us to take crafted items on a trial basis, we will then sell them through the farm and invoice you on a regular basis, again taking 25% as a commission for the farm.

If you are intreseted in having a chat. again send me an email.
Thanks
Amy amy@stepneycityfarm.org

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Affordable Creative Studio In Hackney Wick http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=63568 Arbeit is an artist studio provider with different locations in London. We have a new self contained studio in Hackney wick, one minute walking from the Overground.

Studios available:

Unit 12 - 100 sqft - £380 (full of natural light)
Unit 14 - 100 sqft - £330 (No windows - suitable for recording)

Features
- wifi and common areas cleaning included
- shared bathroom and kitchen
- no business rate on top
- 24/7 days access
- creative environment.

Ideal for small and medium businesses, creative companies, designers, architects, non profit etc. Current residents range from artists, designers, web developers to small businesses and agencies. Studios can be shared.

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