ACAVA Newsletter 4 November 2020
Claudia Williams in ActionSpace studio (see ACAVA Recommends section)

Dear subscribers,

In today's issue you will find seven resources handpicked by our team, amongst them a scholarship for young designers, two opportunities for artists working with live performance, grants, commissions and an arts residency in New York City.

Read our 'ACAVA Recommends' section for ideas of things to visit, listen, read and watch right now.



[Image description: Colourful photograph of artist Claudia Williams in her studio hanging colourful drawings against a bright orange wall, her back turned to the camera.]


Scholarship for Young Designers

EMMA Creative Center Pforzheim is looking for three young designers to join their 'Designers in Residence Pforzheim 2021' program in Germany. Apply by 15 November, more information here.

[Image description: E-flyer, playful 3D text on pink background reads "Designers in Residence", smaller yellow text reads information in post above.]


Performance Festival Open Call

GENDERhouse#2 Queer Arts Festival is looking for bold, genre-defying performances that tackle themes of gender, sexuality or identity. Submit you work by 15 November, more information here.

[Image description: E-flyer in gradient salmon to yellow background, brush style text reads "The Genderhouse #2", smaller black text below reads "Queer Arts / Festival / Coming Out / September/October 2021".]


Jerwood Arts Live Work Fund

For early career UK artists, creatives and producers whose practice pre-Covid-19 focused and relied on live performance. This fund is accepting applications until 16 November, more information here.

[Image description: Photograph in monochromatic red of two people using sound mixers during a live performance, superimposed by bold white text reading "LIVE / WORK / FUND".]

Image taken from Essex 2020's website

Dunton Hills Commission

Essex Cultural Diversity Project and Brentwood Borough Council are seeking creative responses to the evolving development of a new Garden Village on land at Dunton Hills. This commission ends on 21 November, more information on this website.

[Image description: Illustration of person walking through an urban park next to people walking dogs, children playing, ducks and dragonflies.]


Whitechapel Gallery's London Open 2021

Open submission exhibition for artists living in London. This year the £30 application fee includes a yearly membership with the gallery. Apply by 27 November, more information here.

[Image description: Graphic of large bright yellow circle against a dark background with text reading "The London Open 2021" and "Call for entries / Apply now".]


Henry Moore Foundation Grants

Henry Moore Foundation is offering grants for exhibitions and commission projects. This opportunity ends on 9 December, more information here.

Detail of new Amant space in NYC

Art Residency in New York City

Amant is seeking applications from artists for their three month residency programme in New York City in 2021. Apply by 18 December, more information here.

[Image description: Black and white photograph of detail of modern cubic building in textured untreated concrete.]

Still from campaign video

Mental Health Awareness

ACAVA studio holder Darren Washington is crowdsourcing funds to produce a series of videos to help raise awareness for those struggling with mental health. Contribute to his 'White Monkey' project here.

[Image description: Still from digital film in black and white picturing a person sitting alone in a theatre room whilst facing the camera.]

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Blood Flag (Philippines), 2014

ACAVA Recommends

'The Hybrid Guest' questions perceptions of the female identity within contemporary western society by setting side by side the practices of Filipino born artists Rhine Bernardino and Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen. The show runs until 3 December at Laure Genillard's Gallery, more information here.

'The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree' at Camden Art Centre investigates the significance of the plants as the most fundamental but misunderstood form of life on our planet. Book your visit here and browse the comprehensive website that accompanies the show with digital commissions, podcasts, films, texts, images and audio.

ActionSpace Online
Claudia Williams is showing new work on an exhibition titled 'Crack Crack Crack'. View it on the ActionSpace website here.

Lux Online
Lux has been seeping artworks from their film archive through carefully curated online exhibitions. Browse their online programme here.

FVU Online
Film and Video Umbrella's 'Watch' programme showcases newly commissioned pieces and key works from FVU's past projects, view it here.

Art Monthly taster
Art Monthly has made available three of its recent issues through partner website Exact Editions. Access June to September's issues for free here, here and here.

PEER's audio commissions
AICA-UK and PEER are running STUDIOAUDIO, a new series of audio commissions by artists made in response to events in 2020. The works are available to listen for free until 31 December, more information here.

[Image description: Painting by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen titled 'Blood Flag', of palm prints in brown paint aligned in rows and diagonal lines resembling the Philippine national flag.]


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