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!
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
- 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.
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/
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/
We are looking for an artist to run an art journalling workshop this March at Sticks Gallery for young people with mental health issues.
This workshop should last approximately 1.5 hours – 2hours and we will pay £80 for the session.
We have a £25 materials budget for this workshop and so you should think about what materials you would need to run it and factor this into your proposal.
The workshop will be for young people of senior school age who experience mental health problems. It will feature as part of a larger group of workshops run by artists and supported by funding from Portsmouth Partnership.
To find out more and to apply please log in to the “Affiliate Artists” Site OPPORTUNITIES section and click on this opportunity; you will then be taken to details of how to apply. It is FREE to apply for this and all our opportunities for Affiliate Artists. It is currently FREE to become an affiliate artist for two months when you chose the silver option; and then less than a cup of a coffee a month for opportunities, free exhibition opportunities, other opportunities, workshops, meetups, and more. To find out more and join please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/
Having an up to date DBS is an advantage but not a necessity
The closing date for this opportunity is 14th February
Our Director is working with a school based in Woolston this May for a week of art events and she has been tasked with organising other artists to be a part of this event that runs from the 22nd-25th May.
This is a paid opportunity for two artists to work with years 4 and 6 as follows:
-One artist working in any medium to work with year 4 (this is children aged 8 – 9 years) for 4 days;
-One digital artist to work x 4 afternoons only with year 6 (10-11 year olds)
This opportunity is FREE for Sticks Affiliate Artists to enter. For more information and to find out how to apply please visit the affiliate artists site and log in, and check the opportunities page. If you are not a member, Silver membership is currently FREE for the next two months and then less than a cup of coffee a month. To find out more and join visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/
Deadline: 14th Feb
So it’s that time of year again, South Central are once again on the lookout for interesting, challenging, or beautiful work for it’s winter edition. South Central is the Art and Culture magazine for the south central region of the UK and is available at various locations about the region.
Artists interested in being featured must send a high res image of their work (at least 300dpi, this is best print quality and you can click on “properties” to make sure this is at the right level), their name, the title and materials of the piece and their website, by midnight on Sunday 30th October, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All selected artists will be informed before Saturday 5th November.
We are seeking submissions from artists who utilise a variety of printing techniques in their work for our next exhibition at Ethos Space in Fareham.
This includes but is not limited to:
Artworks should be no bigger than 1.5m x 1m.
Artwork can be for sale but will be subject to a 20% commission including 5% merchant fees
There is no set theme, the only rule is that work must not cause “offence” due to the public facing nature of the venue.
For all other artists we ask for a £3 donation that will make a contribution to our ongoing work supporting artists and making the arts more accessible to all! Please click the “donate” button below. Once you have made your payment you will be redirected to an upload page where you can send us your art work
The exhibition will take place between 14th November and 6th February. The Deadline for submitting works is 31st October, selected artists will be notified by 6th November and works should be delivered to Sticks Gallery on Saturday 12th November between 12-3pm.
This January we are launching a new opportunity in Sticks Gallery for up to 4 artists to use the space to create an exhibition in real time responding to the previous artists’ work.
Is an exciting new project to see what happens when artists are asked to directly respond to the work of someone else and where there are no other rules or expectations.
During their week the selected artist’s will be able to use the whole of the downstairs of Sticks Gallery as a studio in which to work, with the door open so that people may come in and observe the artist’s as they create their responses and learn more about their work.
We want this to be used by artists as a testing ground and a way to explore ideas about play and what constitutes a work of art. We will provide various materials to the selected artists and supply each artist with £20 to purchase other materials as they deem fit. We are interested in what ways artists respond to a limited budget and working with other materials. We are particularly interested in artists who want to challenge themselves by working in a different medium to they are used to. Artists are also free to use our equipment in the showcasing of their work; this includes projectors, screens a PA system, blur ray player, etc and where necessary artists are free to bring in equipment and/or materials from home (e.g. if they are a photographer).
Four artists will be selected and each artist will have a week in which to create their work during our normal opening times (other times can be arranged via discussion), with each artist adding to the previous work created.
Response will form an ongoing curatorial project with each artist able to reshape the meaning of the exhibition and re-position the former artists’ work.
Upon the conclusion of the last week the resulting exhibition will remain open until 18th February on our usual days.
The dates for the micro-residencies are:
Week 1: Jan 9th – 15th
Week 2: Jan 16th – 22nd
Week 3: Jan 23rd – 29th
Week 4: Jan 30th – 5th Feb
Artists interested in responding to this call out are asked to send a 100 word (maximum) response explaining why they’re interested in this project and up to 5 examples of their work that they feel best reflects their practice to email@example.com. We welcome applications from artists working in all media, including visual, written and sound
This opportunity is free to enter
We’re inviting all artists working in any 2D medium to submit works for our premier show at the Tooth Gallery: Gargle. The Tooth Gallery is situated in Southsea Orthodontic Practice and is part of our programme to make gallery quality art accessible to the community and to give amazing artists new opportunities to be seen by wide and diverse audiences.
Gargle is a tongue in cheek exhibition of the mouth curated by Jenny Tipton, we’re interested in works that focus on the mouth: what’s inside them, what comes out of them, teeth, tongues, speech and taste, whatever you work features, we would like to see it!
Get your work seen in a busy working environment, open 5 days a week to the public. Sticks Gallery has a community focused ethos, bringing quality art into everyday spaces.
CLOSING DATE: 21st October
Work will need to be dropped off ready to hang the weekend of the 22nd October to be installed the following week.
There are two ways to submit, if you are a Sticks Gallery Affiliate Artist you can submit here
If you are not a member yet but would like to receive access to opportunities, Artist Crits, Help with Professional Development, FREE exhibition opportunities, selling opportunities and more all for less than a coffee a month then please visit “JOIN
” and become a member today;
or you can submit by donating £3 to our continued work making the arts accessible to all and supporting artists by click below. Once you have made your donation you will be taken to a page where you can upoad your work and submit your details.
If you wish your work to be for sale, a 15% commission will be taken by Sticks including a merchants fee, so please price accordingly.
Please state on application whether your work is framed or unframed. Unfortunately we are unable to provide framing.
As we are exhibiting in a public space, indecent or offensive images will not be considered.
We look forward to seeing your work!