Monday, 6 July 2015

Graduate Art Prize 2015

Art Prize

Would you like to win £1,000? Works in Print and Herbert Smith Freehills are excited to launch their third annual Graduate Art Prize, which is open to any graduating artist from any UK university.
From the entries, 20 artists will be shortlisted to take part in an exclusive private viewing of buyers and corporate collectors, where the winner will be announced. Last year’s private viewing held at Herbert Smith Freehills office, located in the heart of the City of London, attracted over 200 attendees and 75% of all the works available sold on the night.
All shortlisted artists will get the opportunity to sign with WiP, an innovative art consultancy with a variety of clients from large international corporates to collectors who have a keen interest in emerging talented artists.
Submissions are now open and the closing date is Friday 31st July 2015.
The shortlist will be announced mid-August.
To enter, please email your artist statement along with examples of your work and clearly state which piece(s) you would like to put forward for consideration:


  • Artists must be graduating from at least a Bachelor arts degree in 2015.
  • Any works submitted must be available for sale during the group show.
  • Works will be on show at HSF from September to late November.
  • Works must be delivered to WiP’s offices in East London one week ahead of installation at HSF.
  • To apply send jpeg images of your works to

Collaborative Artist Residency - Spacex





Residency to take place: Monday 28 September – 7 November 2015

Residency budget: 
Artists Fee: £3500
Materials and production: £1500
Per diems £15 per day for 30 days: £450 
Travel budget: £300
Accommodation costs covered up to 40 days.

Background Information:
Spacex is a registered charity and contemporary visual art organisation located in the centre of Exeter. Founded in 1974 as an artist-led studio (and incorporated in 1975), Spacex has been enabling access to contemporary art in the South West for over forty years via exhibitions and outreach programmes. Spacex is at an exciting and challenging point in its forty-year history. The organisation has changed the way it works. In place of being a gallery with a rolling programme of exhibitions Spacex now produces projects in collaboration with a wide range of partners. Working with artists remains at the core of what Spacex does. We are passionate about giving artists the opportunity to pursue new directions and take risks, and offering this new residency programme is one way in which we will continue to do this.

Residency Brief:
Spacex is inviting proposals from artists whose practice involves collaboration and an exploration of practice in a social context. This might include, for example, collaboration with a geographic or other community, young people, specialists, or with local arts or non-arts organisations. We want to invite an artist who will use the opportunity to explore the local context for research, dialogue and production. Contemporary visual artists working in all disciplines are eligible to apply. The panel will be looking for well-developed, context specific proposals, which demonstrate an innovative or experimental approach to making work in collaboration with others.
We have strong partnerships with education providers in Exeter and this residency has been developed with two key institutions in the city: Exeter College and The University of Exeter. As part of the residency there is a requirement to give one talk or workshop to each of the following groups:
-Primary Art Education PGCE students, University of Exeter.

- Foundation Degree students, Exeter College.

- Foundation Students, Exeter College.
There will also be the opportunity to work with small selected groups of students if this is appropriate.

This residency has been partly funded by crowdfunding and we’d like to invite investors (members of the public) to an informal open studio event at the end of the project. We are enthusiastic about the possibility of the selected artist developing a broader public outcome to the residency, but this is not a requirement.

We expect the resident artist to be in Exeter regularly across the six weeks, but not continuously for 6 weeks. Accommodation costs are covered for up to 40 days.

The artist will benefit from:
Use of the Spacex building as a studio space (24 hours access) and opportunity to exhibit or present an event in the space.

Professional development support from Spacex staff in working with formal education contexts.

Collaborating with a range of education professionals, students and artists from across the city.

Production support from Spacex staff.

Eligibility and Selection:
The residency is open to contemporary visual artists working in all disciplines.
A shortlist of 5 artists will be selected on the basis of their application. The selected 5 artists will be given the opportunity to take part in a short Skype interview.

We will inform shortlisted artists by 25 July and arrange the Skype interview
If you have not heard from us by 25 July please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

After the interviews one artist will be selected by the panel to take up the residency. The panel will include Kathy Norris (Project Manager, Spacex), partner representative/s from Exeter College and University of Exeter, and two associate curators.

How to Apply:
Applicants are required to submit a proposal, in no more than 400 words, illustrating how they might approach the residency, and what they hope to achieve
Please complete the application form with up to 6 images of recent work and a CV or biography (totaling 10MB max)

Return to by 20 July 2015


Kathy Norris
Exeter, Devon

Actors Needed!

12-16th April 2016
7:30pm & 2:30pm Matinee
The Redgrave Theatre, Clifton, BS8 3LE

Accommodation Host - Bristol Theatre of Puppetry

25 August – 7 September
Fee £1000
Plus travel expenses
Deadline to apply 4pm Thursday 16 July
Shortlisted Applicants notified 5pm Friday 17 July
Interviews 21 July – 22 July

Job Outline

PuppetPlace are looking for an accommodation host to meet and greet the festival artists as well as ensuring the accommodation is presentable and clean. This person will be based at Goldney Hall, Clifton and will need to be available between 25 August – 7 September.

Festival Accommodation is provided for artists in 3 8-bedroom flats. This role is a key part of making BFP15 a successful event as it ensures that our artists are happy and relaxed and feel welcomed to Bristol and supported by the festival. We are looking for someone who is a brilliant communicator, willing to work as part of a small team, able to keep calm under pressure and enjoys hard work!

Specific tasks involve
·         Accommodation Set Up – ensure that the accommodation is  kitted out according to BFP15 standards.
·         Meeting and greeting festival artists.
·         Showing artists to their rooms and ensuring they have everything they need.
·         Arranging local transportation between festival venues and accommodation.
·         Organising food shopping to maintain stock in line with BFP15 hospitality budgets
·         Changing beds, cleaning bedroom, kitchen and bathroom areas.
·         BFP15 Accommodation Clear Out – ensure that the festival return the flats to Goldney Hall in an appropriate and fit state.

Person Specification

  • Previous experience in hospitality and customer service
  • A warm and friendly manner with the ability to solve problems should they arise
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Knowledge of Bristol (Clifton, Southville and Central in particular)
  • Having your own, reliable transport
  • Able to work to tight deadlines     

  • Previous experience of working specifically in a Hotel/B&B/Hostel
  • Additional language skills
  • Up to date First Aid training

Please apply by sending the following information
Your CV
Letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining your skills and previous experience against this job description
2 Referees.

Victoria Hole
Associate Producer

Puppet Place, Unit 18 Albion Dockside Estate, Hanover Place, Bristol BS1 6UT

Assistant to the Directors - Bristol Old Vic

Pay: 15-20k (Full Time)
Closing Date: Friday 17 July at 12 noon – no late applications will be accepted
Start:  As soon as possible
 Bristol Old Vic is recruiting an Assistant for the Directors’ Office.  As the first point of contact for the organisation’s Executive and Artistic Directors, the Assistant to the Directors will ensure that the Directors have excellent administrative support, enabling them to focus on business development and the artistic programme. 
 You will be an excellent organiser and communicator with a confident and friendly attitude and previous experience in administration. You will have the multi-tasking ability and flexibility to work in this dynamic and ever-evolving environment, and will work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
 For further information and to apply please either:
 Visit our website to download an application pack:
 Telephone Jane Edwards Reynolds or Mavi Diallo on :  0117 949 3993
 We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Arts Development Internship (Paid)

Pay: 10-15k pro rata
Full Time
Deadline: 10th August 2015
Bristol City Council Arts Development team is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed graduate to an Arts Development internship as part of The Creative Employment Programme.
This exciting internship opportunity will offer an insight into the day-to-day workings of the team, while focusing on the programming of two council owned properties as temporary arts spaces. The successful candidate will have a small ‘go-see’ budget available to experience cultural events in the city first hand. The Arts Development team aims to support and develop creativity in Bristol by facilitating an environment which enables amazing things to happen and to ensure that Bristol’s diverse communities are able to access, be inspired through and enchanted by the arts.
The successful applicant must be willing to learn, use initiative and be committed to completing the duration of the internship. The role will require working directly with artists and arts organisations so excellent communication skills and a calm, approachable manner are essential.
The role is aimed at a friendly and pro-active individual, with the creativity, self-management and interpersonal skills to slot into a busy and hardworking team. 
This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. You can find out more at:
There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 18 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus.
These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions.
If you wish to apply for this position please contact your local Jobcentre Plus (and quote the following LMS reference:BCH/68967   )

Post Production Assistant - (Paid Internship)

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Pay: 13k (Paid internship) Full Time
Deadline: Wednesday 15th July
Calling The Shots is a Bristol-based production company. Established in 1998 by Jeremy Routledge and Steve Gear, we have wide experience of programme making for clients in broadcast, online, animation, and corporate and educational settings.  CTS has a proven track record in collaboration and partnership working with organisations like Channel 4, BBC3, University Of Bristol, Arts Council England, Aardman, the BFI, and on AHRC projects like REACT and Connected Communities.
CTS are looking for an Intern Post Production Assistant with experience in film and creative media production. Their role will be to support the company’s post- production activities, and in particular to liaise between CTS, Films@59 and Spike Film and Video during the production and post-production of Random Acts, a series of 72 short films for Channel 4, made by filmmakers aged 16-25.  The Post Production Assistant will also work on the company’s on-going slate of corporate, educational and heritage projects
This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme and supported by Creative Skills Hub through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.
 The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector.
 You can find out more at: .  There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 16 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions. 
To apply please contact your local jobcentre plus (quote the following LMS reference:BCH/68966).  And email covering letter (please include National Insurance number) and CV with links if relevant To