Artist Survival Guide #14

Over the last few weeks we’ve been busy finding all sorts of ideas, opportunities and online events to help you through these difficult times.

Entries for the Jerwood/FVU awards 2022 are now open. The award invites proposals for new and ambitious moving-image works from UK-based artists in their first 5 years of their professional art career. The work will initially be displayed in the Leeds Art Gallery in January 2022 and will then travel to the Jerwood Space in London.

More locally, John Hansard Gallery are seek­ing an Artist and Arts Edu­ca­tor to devel­op an out­reach pro­gramme to accom­pa­ny the tour­ing exhi­bi­tion, Sea­side Photographed. Deadline is July 31st.

The Delta (Δ) Research Placement is open to artists to undertake a period of remote research with the John Latham Archive and to develop a digital project for a new experimental online platform for Flat Time House. The two selected artists will receive £1000 – the application deadline is the 20th July.

Terrestrial have put out an open call for community artists to develop their local connections and explore new ways of working. The aim is to help 8-10 artists across England to strengthen their skills and connections within their community, as well as doing personal research. The deadline for applications is the 24th July at 5pm.

Delfina Foundation in partnership with Gaia Art Foundation presents an open call for UK-based artists, curators and thinkers to participate in their science_technology_society thematic programme in autumn 2020. The application deadline is 28th July.

The Glass Tank at Oxford Brookes University is calling for entries for their 2020/21 exhibition programme focussing on artist research. The deadline for application is the 24th July.

A new initiative has been established to connect next-generation change-makers with world leaders. The Regenerative List, co-founded by poet, artist, and activist Wilson Oryema, will provide support and mentorship for young innovators and activists. If you are under 30 and have big ideas about making positive change, you can apply here.

Southampton Culture Services presents a new series of History of Art talks online. On the 16th July they are presenting A whistle-stop tour of the art of Northern Europe; from the Dutch Renaissance to the Golden Age’, on the 30th July, ‘A whistle-stop tour of the Baroque’, and on the 13th August, A whistle-stop tour of Abstract Art’. Tickets to each of these events start at £3.50.

Tate has released a new podcast on ‘The Art of Comedy’ with opinions from artist Abondance Montana, art historian Alice Procter, and assistant curators James Finch, Helen O’Malley and Katy Wan on their thoughts on how comedy flows through the Tate collection.

Ciaran McCrickard has been photographing abandoned playgrounds since the beginning of lockdown. They display post-apocalyptic qualities with the lack of human life and maintenance. These aerial-view images bring an abstract quality to the everyday activities of our childhoods.

Kate Fox, who was diagnosed with Autism in her 40s, explores the strength and togetherness that has helped the autistic community during lockdown. She brings a personal perspective to the issues surrounding Autism as a condition and the trials and tribulations of diagnosis in adulthood.

The Wellcome Collection have moved their Inclusive Futures display online for all to access. The purpose of the exhibition is to produce a view of the world from the perspective of people with learning disabilities. Topics that are addressed include the frustrations and difficulties one faces in a world predominantly catered to those who don’t have these disabilities.

Dazed presents Artists Who Have Championed the Black Liberation Movement. A range of artists have tackled the issues of racism, injustice, and inequality through art. The works also emphasise the strength, beauty, and resilience of Black people in America.