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Week 6 – Steph Reeves (Gynormous Rawkus) – Junk Puppets

It’s week 6 of our Culture @ Home programme and we were lucky enough to have Steph Reeves of Gynormous Rawkus  join us this week to show us how to make a puppet out of the junk you have lying around at home and a few other materials.

This week is doubly special as our session took place as part of Children’s Art Week, a two-week celebration of free activities for children.

Our Culture at Home sessions as made possible thanks to Arts Council England Emergency Response funding, which has enabled us to pay creatives to share their talents with you at home, making it free for you!  We still have 7 sessions coming up, with each one being suitable for children, so to find out more and book a session (always at 2pm on a Wednesday), visit liveartlocal.co.uk/culture-home

 

To join this session you will need:

Cardboard; pens; scraps of paper or fabric; carrier bags; newspaper; tape (preferably double-sided and masking).  Pipe cleaners and other scraps are also very useful!

 

 

 

NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDED

Week 5 – Sarah Bower – Write a Domestic Sonnet

Our fifth Culture@Home session featured novelist and creative writing tutor, Sarah Bower who facilitated a session on writing a sonnet inspired by the domestic objects that surround us.

Our Culture @ Home sessions are made possible thanks to Emergency Arts Council funding that enables us to pay the workshop leaders, all other work is done for free by Live Art Local.

 

If you missed this session you can access it below, along with the slides and Chat text that breaks down the activity for those with hearing impairments:

The English Sonnet.

session chat

 

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Micro Commission: Micro Performance – Culture @ Home

Liv Art Local CIC are excited to announce our latest opportunity for creatives in the UK.  With news that live performance still cannot take place, but that soon families will be able to spend more time with friends and family members outside of their home, we are looking to commission a micro play/performance (between 5-10 minutes in length), that can be performed by a group of socially distanced people at home without any prior experience or training.

We view this as a great way to bring theatre into the home this summer and to bond people by creating something together, we are also keen to support UK talent, although we can only offer a modest sum of £250, and to take their work to a wider audience.

We will be inviting people to share their performances with us if they feel happy to share and we hope to be able to upload some of these to our website in the months ahead.

This opportunity is open to all creatives, whether from a theatre, writing, art, music, or dance background, and can take the form of a mirco play, a way of creating music/sound together, or a movement piece.

It is up to you how you convey this, however, all works must be on the theme of connection.

To apply for this opportunity please fill out our brief application form and submit an outline of your idea (max 250 words).  The deadline is the 7th August and we will contact the selected applicant by 10th August and would look to have the work, whether that be a script, a video lesson, a sheet of instructions etc. .. completed and uploaded to our website by 22nd August.

 

If you would rather you can send a video application via WeTransfer to us at help@liveartlocal.co.uk using the application form questions, and up to 5 minutes to explain your idea.

Payment will be made the following Friday (28th August) via Paypal or bank payment.

 

Half-Price Coaching for creatives through Live Art Local in June and July

Live Art Local are very excited to announce we have agreed a brilliant 50% discount with experienced coach, Angharad Cooper to offer our newsletter subscribers 50% off sessions with her throughout June and July.  Coaching is an amazing way to support the development of your practise and we’re so happy to make this available to our suscribers through Angharad’s generous offer.
Please take a look below.
Half price (£35p/h) Skype coaching sessions throughout June and July for subscribers to the Live Art Local Newsletter
Angharad Cooper is an experienced coach, specialising in working in partnership with creatives from all disciplines to unlock creative potential, identify and circumvent barriers and set creative goals. Past and present clients include Somerset House Studios; Forestry Commission England as well as individual artists, performers and musicians at all stages of their creative practice.
Email info@angharadcooper.com quoting ‘Live Art Local’ for a complimentary consultation call.

Creatives Wanted: Lead a Home is Where the Art is Workshop/Performance

we have had a few issues with some of the applications we have received so far, so please read all of the below, thank you
* please note you are applying to run one self-contained workshop and not a series over 13 weeks.  you can apply to run more than one workshop but must use a new application for each workshop. each workshop you submit MUST be different

 

Due to a successful funding application, Live Art Local is very happy to announce the launch of a new project, and as a result, ten paid opportunities for artists, musicians, singers, poets, writers, theatre-makers, and others over the course of the pandemic.

 

Over 13 weeks starting from the 13th of May (every Wednesday) we will be running a weekly workshop via Zoom for people to join in with at home.  We already have three of the workshops planned for but have openings for another ten.  We want you and your creativity to join us and run a workshop from your home, for people in their homes.

THE RULES:

Every workshop is an hour-long, must use, where possible, things most people are already likely to have at home, and they must positively, creatively engage people during this period of isolation and distancing, apart from that we have no criteria so feel free to let your imagination run wild.

As we are using the pro version of Zoom security should not be an issue and through this we can offer places for up to 100 people to join the workshop.  However, that is not to say your workshop has to be aimed at 100 people, it could be as little as five… it is up to you!

 

Artists will be paid the Friday following their workshop via paypal, where this is not possible we will arrange another way of making payment.

 

The fee for a workshop is £150, and we have a budget of up to £50 for materials, although we need to agree to these beforehand.

 

To apply please fill out the form below ASAP.  As mentioned previously this is to start very soon and so we have a small window to receive and assess applications.

Applications close on Friday 15th and we will notify successful applicants every three days from today so you will hear very soon whether you have been successful.

 

In exceptional circumstances, we will (where there is a small theatre company or music ensemble) make an exception to the workshop rule and permit a performance, though this will not affect the fee, and in these cases, unless the members of the company live together, strict social distancing rules (2m apart) must apply.

In the above circumstances, we will ask you to Livestream the performance with us and make a recording available so that we can make it available to those unable to join the livestream.  You retain copyright.

 

Please note as this is online we are able to accept applications from around the UK!

 

 

Your Art in a Magazine

YOUR ART IN A MAGAZINE!

So it’s that time of year again, South Central are once again on the lookout for interesting, challenging, or beautiful work for it’s winter edition.  South Central is  the Art and Culture magazine for the south central region of the UK and is available at various locations about the region.

Artists interested in being featured must send a high res image of their work (at least 300dpi, this is best print quality and you can click on “properties” to make sure this is at the right level), their name, the title and materials of the piece and their website,  by midnight on Sunday 30th October, to editorial@southcentral.co.uk.

All selected artists will be informed before Saturday 5th November.

SOUTH CENTRAL SEEKING SUBMISSIONS

Calling all artists, writers and photographers.  We are currently seeking submissions for the next issue of South Central, the Art and Culture magazine for the south central region of England.  South Central is printed quarterly and is available in our shop, by subscription and at stockists throughout the region.  We are a small publication and at present cannot pay for contributions but all contributors get full credit, a link to their work and a free copy of the magazine.

 

We are particularly interested in publishing new writing, whether that be articles, essays, poetry or fiction.

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Every issue we feature different artists from the south central region (Poole to Chichester, IOW to Newbury) and their work; if you would like us to feature you then please get in touch with examples of your work and we will contact you if successful.  One artist will be chosen as the cover artwork.

 

Email badhofbauer@southcentral.co.uk with “SOUTHCENTRAL submission” in the subject heading

 

INTERN OPPORTUNITY ARTS ORGANISATION HANTS

INTERN OPPORTUNITY ARTS ORGANISATION HANTS

Sticks Gallery/ Live Art Local CIC is on the lookout for an intern to join our small but perfectly formed team.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in Contemporary Art and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Understanding/experience of blogging platforms/ social media desirable.

Age is not an issue, nor is experience in a similar role.

 

 

THE ROLE:

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Help out in Sticks Gallery one day a week during exhibitions (4 hrs a week)
  • Help with one off events, such as Fun Palaces
  • Help with the install/deinstall of exhibitions
  • Distributing Flyers
  • Writing blog posts/ general website contributions
  • Input/Upload information and exhibition details to online directories
  • General Arts Administration duties and other roles as required

 

IN RETURN:

Although this is an UNPAID position there are a number of benefits to the role; these are as laid out below:

  • Experience in a new up and coming arts organisation
  • Space to work upstairs when not on duty in the gallery (during opening hours or when other staff member there)
  • FREE Membership of Sticks Affiliate Artists
  • £10 a week travel/food allowance
  • Chance for progression and to run own projects (dependent on funding)

If you would like to apply for this role then please send an email to beth@sticksgallery.co.uk detailing why you want the role; what you can bring to the role and what experience you have in the areas we have specified.

 

We will get back to everyone who contacts us.

 

 

Solo Show Opportunity for Artists Working in 2D

This is an opportunity for an artist or collective working in any 2D media, including illustration and graphic design to have a solo exhibition at our Garbos space in Southsea.

This exhibition will run for a period of 2 months and is a chance to showcase your talent to a wider audience and to make art matter in the community.

Our Garbos Gallery space is situated in the heart of Southsea, inside the modern Garbos salon and yet separate from it.  Sticks Gallery/Live Art Local CIC took over management of this space from Island City Art and before that Add Art, so it has a history of showcasing great emerging artists.

There is no theme and the only prerequisite is that work submitted is not offensive (graphic nudity, swear words, concerning religion, etc) and ready to be hung.  This means that work must be framed (if required), with loops or D-Rings at the back and wire or cord connecting them (mirrorplates are not an option).  The gallery wall uses a hanging system and no work is attached to the wall itself.  Due to this box canvases also need to come with hanging wire.  Works on paper can be hung without a frame with the use of clips that we can supply.

This space can accommodate between 1 large (2x2m) piece or numerous smaller pieces.

Our current exhibition in this space, Andrew De Bere’s “Painting with Light” has been very popular and half of the pieces have already sold.  If you wish to see his work it is on display until our next exhibition in the space.

Andrew de bere flyer

 

You can submit to this open call either as a guest with a one off donation of £3.  We are a not for profit organisation and this money helps us to carry on our work and contributes to the exhibition costs.  There is no other money involved.  To submit work please pay your donation via paypal. Upon payment you will be redirected to a form where you will be asked to complete your details and upload up to 4 examples of your work.




 

OR for FREE as an Affiliate Artist.

Affiliate Artists can log in to the Affiliate Artists site and submit via http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/stickslive-art-local-cic-opportunities/.  To become a member is easy, you just need to visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/.  Once your membership is approved you will be able to enter all of our call outs for FREE, attend crit groups, workshops, meetups and more all as part of your membership.

 

Please note this opportunity closes on Sunday 24th April at midday  and we will notify the successful artist by Monday 25th April.   The exhibition runs from 2nd May until 4th July.  Work can be sold during this time.

Create the Cover of Inaugural Issue of South Central

This is a great opportunity for any artist working in 2D media.  The Live Art Local CIC family is unleashing a new art and culture publication on the world based around the south central region and those making art and culture happen in it.  With a DIY aesthetic each issue will be an artefact in its own right and we seek to showcase the amazing talent that is out there in our area!

 

We are seeking an artist who lives or works within the region shown below to create the lead artwork for the inaugural edition of South Central due to launch on March 15th 2016

map showing region covered by South Central

Artists can work in any 2D medium/media and work can be new or existing work.   We are especially keen to see work that has some relationship to the south central region, although this is not necessary.

To submit work is absolutely free, if you are not chosen for the front cover this time we may still be able to include your work.  Artists will be credited and a link to their website provided within the first 2 pages.

 

All you need to do is to fill out form below and upload the piece you would like featured.  Please save the file you are sending in the format “name – title-southcentral”.  We need to receive all works no later than the 15th February.  The successful artist will be notified no later than the 17th February.

As we are using the image you send us you need to make sure that the photo you send is well lit and at least 300dpi with dimensions no less than A5 size.  We can accept jpegs, eps, psd,ai, png, and pdf files

South Central Artwork

 

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This is a Live Art Local CIC/Sticks Gallery project to find out more visit Live art Local or to become an artist affiliate and find new opportunities and free submissions visit affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk