Author: bethsticks

Artist Book Call Out

Sticks Gallery/ Live Art Local CIC will be at Ferneham Hall on the 1st July for their volunteer and not for profit event.  There will be over 70 other stalls and organisations plus entertainment and hundreds of people are expected.  We will be telling everyone about what we do and celebrating arts and diversity.  We only had only space on this confirmed very recently and so this is a last minute opportunity.

 

As we are always looking at ways to celebrate artists and help them promote their work we have decided to use our space at this large event to promote artists as well as the work of the organisation.  With this in mind, we will be devoting a part of our area to artists’ publications.  This can be dummy books, printed publications, handstitched books, one-offs or those with a larger print off: it is up to you.

Books can be sold on the day and the artist will be able to retain 85% of the sale price of the book.

Can interested artists please email beth@sticksgallery.co.uk with the name of your publication, a bit about the theme of your publications, price and at least 3 images of the work contained in the book.   Selected artists will then be given an address to send your books to; or if appropriate a time to drop the book(s) off on the day.

 

The deadline for expression of interest is 26th June.  We will contact all artists the day they contact us

Artists’ Union England Event Tonight

Our Chief Executive will be speaking at Aspex Portsmouth this evening along with others about the value of the Artists’ Union England.  Although this is not our event we are run by artists and believe it is vitally important that artists’ views are heard and that we work towards artists having the same rights and expectations as other workers.

 

Please see the information we were sent by AUE below:

“Join us between 5-7pm on 1st June at Aspex Portsmouth to find out more about Artists’ Union England and what it can offer you.

 

There will be a chance to hear from your local Union rep, a former member of the executive, and the wider Union movement about how joining your Union can give you a voice in securing more rights for artists as workers, and how together we can ensure Artists are no longer ignored by politicians and employers.

 

We are here for you and we are run by you, we want your views on what you want and need as artists to ensure you can work safely and effectively, but we can only do this with your support.

 

We want you to come together with other artists at this event and tell us what’s important to you, and ultimately, positively affect what the AUE fights for in your region.

 

This is your Union and we want you to be a part of it.  Join us and help to build Artists Union England, the organisation devoted to securing your rights, today and in the future!

 

Merchandise will be available with 100% of the price going back into the Union

 

5-7pm, 1st June, Aspex Portsmouth, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF

 

For more information on Artists’ Union England please email info@artistsunionengland.org.uk

For more information about the event please email badhofbauer@gmail.com

 

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Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end……

So you may wonder why the cryptic title.  That is largely as I am not sure really how to word this.  A few weeks ago we discovered a sign on the window of our main space for a pizza company to acquire an alcohol licence.  Cue lots of stress, frantic phone calls and unanswered questions.  Finally, on Maundy Thursday we had it confirmed by our Landlords that they were indeed looking to sell our space to a commercial venture: a pizza restaurant.

 

We have spent the time since we found out packing up two years worth of equipment and “stuff” and trying to find a new venue whilst securing the agreement of our grant manager to use the remainder of a grant to finance a new space.  We are pleased to announce we have succeeded in both and are in the process of going through the legalities involved in procuring a new space.

 

We received our eviction notice on Thursday (27th April) and so have spent the last two days removing the last vestiges of Sticks from Fareham Shopping Centre.  To all those who have supported us at Fareham Shopping Centre we are grateful.   To those who will miss us as a break from the boredom of consumerism, remember we still have an outreach space in Fareham.  To those who are worried this is the end:

 

It’s not.

 

We currently have a rolling call on our affiliates site for the Food Gallery.

You can still catch the wonderful exhibition, VIBRANT, featuring the work of Svetlana Ochkovskaya at Food Gallery until 29th May

The wonderful work of illustrator Erin Keen is still on view at Tooth Gallery

 

AND

 

We will be updating you about the new Sticks main space very soon

Releasing details of an exciting event we are currently working on with support from Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy

For those who have contacted us concerned. We will still be running the open this year and will be releasing details in due course

 

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URGENT: Life Models and Teachers needed by hen party company Sat 29th April

We received an urgent email this afternoon asking us to help find male life models and/or teachers for 2 life drawing classes this weekend.  One taking place in Portsmouth and the other in Bournemouth.

PLEASE NOTE THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR THE WEEKEND OF THE 29th APRIL

The information below is pasted from the email and any interest in the role should be addressed to Kira Cremer at info.polestars@gmail.com rather than ourselves.

To find out more about polestars please visit their website http://polestars.net/life-drawing-class/
Date Saturday, 29 April 2017 – 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Location Bournemouth
Product Hen Life Drawing Session
Attendees 12
Venues Booked: 1/1 – The Best Western Royale,

Date Saturday, 29 April 2017 – 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Location Portsmouth
Product Hen Life Drawing Session
Attendees 14
Venues Booked: 1/1 – Holiday Inn Express,

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LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY: take over our space for your art

This is an opportunity for all artist members to come in to our space next week and use it as a studio.  Our current exhibition ends with the closing event on Saturday 25th March and with the exception of workshops, will not properly re-open until our new exhibition on  22nd April.

In the intervening period, we are looking at piloting opening up our space to other artists during these gaps when we are not painting the space or installing/de-installing and allowing them to take over the space.  The one caveat is that the space remains open during these times and artists interact with the public should they come in.

 

As the project develops we could also consider mini exhibitions in the space during this time which are led by the artist and which last for a week at a time.

 

This current opportunity will run (very last minute) from the afternoon on the 28th March until 2nd April.  If interested please email beth@sticksgallery.co.uk with some information about your work.

Please Note: there is no water supply to the gallery

arts for health mind matters workshops for young people with mental health issues

ARTS FOR HEALTH: MIND MATTERS (workshops for young people experiencing mental health issues)

Last year we were lucky enough to be given some funding to run a series of workshops for young people who have experience of mental health issues.  After months of planning these are due to start on April 15th at Sticks Gallery in Fareham Shopping Centre and will run for the following 6 weeks.

 

These workshops are not a form of therapy and non of the artists involved are counsellors.  However, everyone teaching the workshops has experience of mental health issues whether directly or indirectly, and all have workshop experience.  There will always be someone on site with a current DBS.

 

These workshops are for 13-17 year olds and anybody who would like to attend should email beth@sticksgallery.co.uk to reserve their place before hand.  The workshops are completely free and young people will get the chance to do songwriting, action painting, drawing, performance poetry, physical theatre and art journalling.

 

The gallery will be closing early on the days the workshops run and will not be open to the public during the sessions so that the participants do not feel like they are being watched.  The young people will get to take home everything they produce.  Photographs will be taken of the sessions but will only be used if agreement of parents for under 16s is given.

 

arts for health mind matters workshops for young people with mental health issues

Get Creative Inclusive physical theatre workshops

GET CREATIVE WEEKEND: Inclusive Physical Theatre Workshop

Join us on April 8th for BBC’s Get Creative weekend where we will be hosting a FREE inclusive physical theatre workshop for all ages at Sticks Gallery.  Starting at 2pm at Sticks Gallery Fareham; this is a chance for everyone and anyone to try something creative in a relaxed and friendly environment without worrying about the cost.

 

So What is Physical Theatre?

Physical theatre is a really accessible form of theatre, where language, or lack of it, is not a barrier as the story is mostly told through physical means.  It is closely linked to choreography and other physical art forms such as mime and circus: the unifying aspect is a “reliance on physical motion of the performers rather than or combined with text to convey the story”.

Stories are communicated by performers through hand gestures, body language, thought tracking and many more physical features.  This makes it great as an introduction to the theatre and as a way of enabling everyone, irrespective of age or health to join in.

 

The workshop will last under 2 hours and we would be interested to get people’s opinions about running a workshop such as this more regularly at Sticks.

 

We hope to see you there… no one is too old, too young, too loud, too infirm or too anything to join us!!!  We want to see as many of you here as possible!

Get Creative Inclusive physical theatre workshops

TRUSTEE TREASURER WANTED

We are in the process of becoming a charity and are currently on the lookout for two new trustees.  We will be adding details about the second position on the board shortly but please see below for what we are looking for and get in touch if you think you fit the bill as if you have a financial background and are passionate about people and/or the arts then we would love to meet you!

 

TRUSTEE TREASURER ROLE DESCRIPTION

 

The overall role of a treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs, ensuring its viability and ensuring that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.  The role and person specification are summarised below.

 

General financial oversight

  • Has Trustee status
  • To prepare budgets, accounts and financial statements (inc end of year accounts/report).
  • To liaise with the CEO and other trustees about financial matters.
  • To ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place.
  • To ensure compliance with relevant legislation e.g. Charity legislation (inc. Completing Charity Commission Annual Return)
  • To ensure accounts meet the conditions of contractual agreements with external agencies such as funders and statutory bodies.
  • Expenses for staff and volunteers

 

Financial planning and reporting

  • To present financial reports to the board.
  • To advise on the organisation’s reserves policy.
  • To advise on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic and operational plans.
  • To advise on, and/or support the fundraising strategy of the organisation. Supporting bids and monitoring with financial information

 

Other

  • To sit on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels as required.
  • Deal with expenditure/invoices/insurance etc

 

Qualities and Skills Preferred

  • Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed-up.
  • A willingness to be contacted on an ad hoc basis.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of fundraising and pension schemes.
  • Experience of financial control and budgeting.
  • Good time-keeping.
  • Ability to work within a small team

 

Time Commitment:  The role of the Treasurer requires an estimated commitment of 1 hour per week, and a trustee meeting with the board every 2 months lasting approximately 2 hours.

Join CAS Artists Post it Art Exchange Pilot

Chapel Arts Studios artists are currently piloting an exciting new project where artists get to participate in a dialogue with another artist creating new work in response to a piece they are sent by the artist they are paired with.

 

Although the deadline has gone they are still currently accepting new artists and will pair more artists this Friday (3rd March).  The link to find out more is http://www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/events/event/pilot-cas-postit/

 

Good Luck!

Outreach space Solo Show exhibition opportunity

Artists are invited to submit their work to be considered for a solo show at Cafe Ethos cafe and art space in Fareham. This exhibition will run from Feb 20th until 15th May and so work should be available during this time.

Please note this is a cafe space so it is not suited to works that are delicate and affected by the slightest bit of humidity.  It would most benefit a painter, illustrator, photographer, or graphic artist.

There is no payment for this exhibition opportunity but it is free to enter for our affiliate artists and we will promote the exhibition through our media channels and with flyers distributed locally, as well as on local and national listings directories and art sites.

Work can be for sale and we will take a 20% commission on work sold 10% goes to the venue and 10% to ourselves to continue to fund our work

Deadline February 10th

To submit work for this call out please visit the Affiliate Artists site and log in then visit our OPPORTUNITIES page and click on the correct link to submit work.   IF you are not already an affiliate artist you can now join for FREE for the first 2 months at our SILVER option and then it is less than a cup of coffee a month.  Artist members get free exhibition opportunities, workshops, crit sessions, artist meetups, access to paid opportunities and more.  To find out more and join please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/