This Saturday, join us in Stoke for:
Beyond The Garret: Artists’ Studios Now
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Saturday 16 May 2015, 11am – 4pm
Followed by a BBQ, Open Studios event and opportunity to view Indefinable Cities at AirSpace Gallery from 4-6pm
Free (booking essential).
In light of recent plans to create a number of artist studios as part of the Spode Factory redevelopment, Beyond the Garret is a timely event which seeks to explore current models of Artists’ studios today and in the future through a series of case studies and group discussion. The case studies will be provided by:
- AirSpace Gallery - Stoke-on-Trent
- The Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art (ACAVA)
- East Street Arts
- Grand Union - Birmingham
- Vulpes Vulpes - London
- The Royal Standard - Liverpool
This event will interest artists who would like to learn more about studios, current and future studio providers or developers, and those interested in being part of a regional and/or national network.
This event is delivered by AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent and the Artist Development programme run by The New Art Gallery Walsall in partnership with Turning Point West Midlands.
The event is free but booking is essential.
Please contact Annabel Clarke to book your place: email@example.com
Applications for Sub-Awards are invited from West Midlands-based organisations and galleries, representing majority WM artists to participate at internationally renowned art fairs.
Please download the brief outlining full eligibility criteria, eligible costs and match-funding requirements here.
All Sub-Awards are subject to contract with Birmingham City University.
Deadline: 5pm, Monday 1 June 2015.
Applications should be emailed to Megan Wakefield, New Art WM Co-ordinator, Megan.Wakefield@bcu.ac.uk
This year Leeds Art Gallery will host the British Art Show 8. Organised by Hayward Touring exhibitions, it is widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art. It opens in Leeds on 9 October and then tours to Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton.
Among the artists selected is Birmingham-based Stuart Whipps.
a-n's Paying Artists campaign calls for artists to be paid to exhibit their work in public galleries. It is about valuing art and artists, maintaining diversity by ensuring that finance is not a barrier to talent and securing equality of opportunity for all artists now and in the future. This represents a significant culture change and added financial burden for galleries already suffering from reduced public funding, but without artists there is no art and if large numbers of practitioners are driven out of the sector because they can’t make a living it will trigger a gradual erosion of the cultural economy and the civic distinctiveness that makes art in the UK so special.
Not paying artists is bad for you… Discuss
Tuesday 19 May, 6.30 – 8.30pm. Eastside Projects.
An evening of quick fire provocations by speakers including Dorothy Wilson (Director, mac Birmingham, Gavin Wade (Director, Eastside Projects), Toby Watley (Director of Collections, Birmingham Museums Trust), and artists Stuart Whipps, Elizabeth Rowe, Anna Horton and Sophie Bullock; followed by a public discussion as we begin to explore what a fair pay policy for artists in Birmingham might be.
Places are free but booking is essential. Book a place here.
City Arcadia is a two-year programme of creative commissions responding to the past, present and imagined future of Coventry city centre with Artspace, Coventry. They are currently seeking to commission several creative 'propositions' for realisation between July 2015 and June 2016. More information can be found here.
Deadline: 12pm, Wednesday 13 May 2015.
Setting up as Self-Employed
Over the next few months graduating Art students exhibit their work in their end of year shows. Below are a number that are open to the public across the West Midlands:
University of Worcester - Friday 22 - Tuesday 26 May 2015. Private View - 6-8.30pm, Thursday 21 May 2015.
University of Wolverhampton - Saturday 6 June - Saturday 13 June 2015
Birmingham City University - Tuesday 16 June to Sunday 21 June 2015. Private View - 6-8pm, Monday 15 June 2015.
Staffordshire University - Saturday 13 - Sunday 21 June 2015
The best work of recent graduates from the West Midlands can also be seen at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Barber Institute of Fine Art and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry in New Art West Midlands until the end of May.