ACAVA Newsletter 16 December 2020
Stephen Carter, 'Global Emissions'

Dear subscribers,

In this issue we have collated a list of 50 ACAVA artists who are selling their work online and our team shares recommendations of good businesses to buy from during this festive season.



[Image description: Colourful painting of a grid of squares in warm colours with letters inside. The beginning of the text reads "Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking, the last four years were the hottest on record and Winter temperatures in the Artic have risen by three degrees".]

Chud Clowes, 'We know where you live Letter E'

Support our Artists

We have listed 50 ACAVA artists currently selling their work online. Support them by buying directly from them, more information can be found on our website.

[Image description: Collage in strong bold colours of a frontal portrait of a human figure with layers of drawn-on paper, fabric and plastic.]

Handmade cushions to support Kensington Aldridge Academy

ACAVA Festive Gift Guide

Our team have compiled a list of artists, arts organisations and independent makers selling festive gifts right now. View our handpicked sellers here.

[Image description: Colourful cushions with sentence "Thank you" embroidered in different languages, made by parents at Kensington Aldridge Academy to support the school's programme.]

Image taken from Deptford X's website

Support Deptford X

For the first time in their 22 year history, Deptford X are seeking help from supporters to fundraise in order to hold a festival in 2021. Visit their campaign page here.

[Image description: Photograph taken outside of a large group posing against a building on a busy street. Most people are wearing colourful carnival costumes and masks and one is holding a banner which reads "Stop making sense / # deptford x". ]

Image taken from The White Pube's Instagram profile

The White Pube Writers Grant

The White Pube Writers Grant is a one-off £500 grant to be given out to a different working class writer based in the UK once every month. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, more information here.

[Image description: Graphic of pink text on pink background reads "The White Pube Writers Grant / Funded by Creative Debuts" plus information on grant and the White Pube and Creative Debut logos, in black.]


Creative Industries Impact Survey

The Creative Industries Federation has created a survey to present data to the government as they look to support the UK’s creative industries during the pandemic and beyond. Complete the survey here.


Creative UK Young Board Members

Creative UK is seeking two young people with knowledge and expertise within the creative sector to join their board. Applications accepted until 18 January, more information here.

Hall Family Archive

Support the Stuart Hall Foundation

The Stuart Hall Foundation is calling for continued support to secure the future of their programme and commitment to critical thought and public education. Donate via their website here.

[Image description: Grayscale photograph of Stuart Hall giving a speech to a large crowd.]

Ad Minoliti, 'Cubes', 2019, Image courtesy Ben Davis, Taken from BALTIC's website

Emerging Curators Fellowship

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, in Gateshead, have announced the launch of the 'Frieze x Deutsche Bank Emerging Curators Fellowship' for UK-based Black and People of Colour (POC) emerging curators. Visit this website for more information.

[Image description: Exhibition view of three large cubic sculptures with colourful abstract prints on their sides, in a large industrial hall.]


Jerwood UNITe 2021

UNITe is a nine-week artist studio residency programme based at g39, in Cardiff, for the artistic development of early-career visual artists. Apply by 6 January, more information here.

[Image description: Graphic of the word "UNITe" in block lilac letters covering the entire area of a photograph of an artist's studio. "Open Call / Galwad Agored" show in a smaller font size in yellow and black.]



Voluntary Arts launched #CreativeNetwork in March, a series of online get-togethers for creatives to connect and collaborate in unusual times. See what's coming up on their website.

'Fi Dem III: Ancestral Interference', Zinzi Minott, 2020, Film still

ACAVA Recommends

Fi Dem III: Ancestral Interference by Zinzi Minott is a durational moving image project and continued investigation into Blackness and Diaspora. Watch it here until 21 December.

Nottingham Contemporary's website contains an array of easily accessible past talks, performances, online exhibitions and other events. Visit their 'Record' archive here.

The British Art Talks podcast is a new audio series from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Listen to episodes by Ryan Gander, Elizabeth Price and Lucy Skaer here.

[Image description: Film still depicting an 3D rendered image of dark ocean waves fading into a 3D rendered image of three dark human figures, in profile, with their skin covered in binary code.]

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