Artist Survival Guide #13

This week’s Artist Survival Guide is packed with news, ideas and opportunities to keep you going through these challenging times.

Arts Council England are reopening Project Grants on 22nd July and are relaxing the requirement for 10% match funding. There’s a a budget of £59.8 million available until April 2021. They are also still offering support for self-employed individuals, art-form practitioners, and funding for individual benefits.

CAMP is hosting an online talk with Susan Jones on the 2nd July from 18:00-20:30. Tickets are £3 and the talk will be hosted on zoom. The talk is ‘Exploring Myths: The Future of Artists’ Livelihoods’.

Deptford X are hosting the Support Network. Early career PoC artists are invited to join a 2 hour long session led by an artist or arts professional to help emerging artists establish their careers. The next session’s application deadline is 7th July and will commence on the 15th July.

There are two spaces for the Resort Residency 2020 at Lynders Mobile Home Park in Portrane in Ireland. The selection dates are in August and September and the period is for one week with an expectation to return in 2021.

Edge Arts Bath is hosting a podcast beginning on the 9th July. They’re inviting guests who connect the arts with academic interests, whether they are observers or participants.

And in other podcast news, Caraboo Projects have also launched a new series exploring the collective curiosities and ambient wanderings of Bristol and further afield. They are advertising an opportunity for artists to co-produce a podcast episode with the Caraboo team – the deadline is Wednesday 15th July.

Curators of British Art Show 9 have announced the list of artists exhibiting in the exhibition which will be touring next year.

The Guardian have launched a project called Art House and are asking the public to submit artworks created at home during this lockdown period. The work can range from painting, to crochet, sculpture, and many more art mediums. There is no specific deadline.

Mollie Brookes, a recent MA graduate in Art and Politics, is looking for artists who are working in the public realm. The participants will be featured as a part of a wider ongoing research project on @lost_public_art.

Aisling Keavey, who is currently working on a practice-led masters in Photography, is focussing on the topic of Irish women in London and how their Irish identity merges with living in a foreign country. She is looking for people who are able to offer an insight into this identity in a post-Brexit Britain.

Student Art Pass_ are offering a range of Blockbuster exhibitions which are to be reimagined online. Exhibitions such as the 2014 Viking exhibition at the British Museum, to Picasso and Paper at the Royal Academy of the Arts. For the full list, follow the link.

Artsteps is an online platform which allows you to create your own exhibition space for free. It also allows you to view other people’s public exhibitions. The space can be shared, and you can speak to the visitors and various creators throughout the experience.

Michelle Sanks, a photographer based in Exeter, has produced a series of portraits from a social distance. The series aims to allow an insight into life under lockdown, an experience we can all resonate with. Not being able to see loved ones, not being able to hug them, and not knowing how to fully interact with them in these dystopian circumstances.