ACAVA Newsletter 7 October 2020
ACAVA Spode Works Studios, Image by Jenny Harper

Dear subscribers, 

This Friday our colleague Dan Southward is leading a session for creatives in Staffordshire with advice on taking on a studio space.

This issue also includes a selection of opportunities for creatives, news from our artists and recommendations of exhibitions and resources available online and offline.



[Image description: Photograph of an unused artist's studio, a couple of tables and chairs tucked against the wall.]

British Ceramics Biennal studio, Image by Jenny Harper

Creative Studios and Shared Spaces

Factory have been running free support sessions for creatives in Staffordshire. Their forthcoming online event will offer advice on the advantages of working from a studio environment and will be led by Dan Southward, ACAVA's Relationship Manager in Stoke-on-Trent, and Jo Ayre from the British Ceramics Biennial. This event is happening on Friday 9 October, visit this page to book a free place and for more information.

[Image description: Photograph of an artist's studio, art materials on tables and shelves.]


Radio Arts Catalyst Artist Residency

Arts Catalyst is seeking UK based early career practitioners from BIPOC backgrounds who are interested in expanding their practices into digital and broadcast media. Apply for this opportunity by 29 October, more information here.

[Image description: Graphic of white text on black reading 'Radio Arts Catalyst' on a grey, purple and green geometric background.]

Oozing Gloop in GLOOPTOPIA!, Photo by Kaleido Shoots

Artsadmin and Unlimited Co-commission

Artsadmin and Unlimited have announced a £60,000 co-commission opportunity for a disabled artist or company. Apply for this fund by 27 October, more information here.

[Image description: Closeup of a person on stage wearing colourful fabrics, a large headpiece, green face paint and red lipstick against a dark background.]

Image taken from Culture Mile's website

Culture Mile Imagine Fund

Culture Mile has launched micro grants for projects that tackle isolation in light of the pandemic in the vicinity of Barbican tube station. Apply for this opportunity by 26 October, more information on this website.

[Image description: Photograph of two people with their arms up and looking up, in motion, outdoors.]

Screenshot taken from video on the website

Pyramid Open Show 2021

Pyramid are accepting applications from artists to respond to their sensory call out. Submit your work by 6 November, more information here.

[Image description: Screenshot from Youtube video of a 3D rendered art gallery with artwork at the back, a large orange rectangle with word 'ouch!' printed in black. Video caption reads 'We're asking artists to respond to a sensory call out'.]

Image taken from Estuary 2021's website

Estuary 2021 Associated Programme

Estuary 2021 will be listing events that respond to the Thames Estuary, take place within the geography of the estuary and are expected to happen anytime between 22 May and 13 June 2021. Submit your event by 30 November, more information on this website.

[Image description: Photograph of a thin metal pole with a conic cap against an estuarine landscape.]

Chloe Fremantle, Evocations No 18, Gouache

News from our Artists

Chloe Fremantle is showing new work in the Royal Watercolour Society's exhibition 'Art In The Time Of Corona'. The show runs until 31 October at the Bankside Gallery, read the visiting information here.

Jaykoe has launched 'Culture Move (Sampled History)', an exhibition exploring the history of sampled music in Brent since the advent of Hip-Hop in the 1980s, part of Brent 2020. The show is open until 22 November at the Brent Museum & Archives, more information here.

Amy Davis will be collaborating with The Stoke 2000, who champion Stoke-on-Trent's industrial heritage through creative recycling, to create customised bird box cabinets from end of use pallet wood. Find more information about the project here.

[Image description: Abstract gouache painting of yellow, blue and pink circles, half circles and other shapes against a beige background. ]

Clare Rees-Hales, Anxiety, 2020, exhibition view at WAC 2020

ACAVA Recommends

Wells Art Contemporary 2020 virtual exhibition is now open on their website, with works distributed over four exhibition rooms. Visit the show here.

London Craft Week runs until 10 October with over 250 events showcasing work from both emerging and established artists. Visit their website here to view this year's programme. 

Access Guide offers resources and tips for digital accessibility, view their Instagram account here.

Able Zine has collated an accessible anti-racism resources archive, view it here.

[Image description: Painting on wall in a virtual exhibition, portraying four figures fading against a tiled floor and the background, one pouring water from a bucket.]


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