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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.

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/

Teach an Art Journal Workshop for Young People

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

Artist Opportunity with a Southampton School

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

Have your Work Featured in a Magazine

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 editorial@southcentral.co.uk.

All selected artists will be informed before Saturday 5th November.

PRINT: Artist Opportunity

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:

Linocut

Collagraph

Etching

Monoprint

Screenprint

Lithography

Letterpress

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.

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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.

MAKE UP & MAGIC PREVIEW SATURDAY 2nd JULY

Join us on Saturday 2nd July for the preview of our exciting new exhibition, Make Up and Magic, featuring the work of up and coming visual fx company, Tankfall FX.

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The doors open at 5pm and there will be food and drink available for all those who pop by to see this great exhibition before it opens to the public.

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From Animatronics, to models, prosthetics, to film we have a wide variety of brilliant visual treats for fans of fx and as always the exhibition is completely free to view although donations are always welcome.

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If you are a filmmaker and looking for talent to work on your next production you could do worse than having a chat with TankFall FX! Like Hampshire Film Co we have been hugely impressed by the quality and skill of their work.

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If you cannot make it to the launch we are back open next Thursday and then every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until the exhibition ends on July 30th.

Intern Opportunity

Intern Opportunity

Sticks Gallery/ Live Art Local CIC is on the lookout for an intern to join our small but perfectly formed team.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in Contemporary Art and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Understanding/experience of blogging platforms/ social media desirable.

Age is not an issue, nor is experience in a similar role.

 

 

THE ROLE:

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Help out in Sticks Gallery one day a week during exhibitions (4 hrs a week)
  • Help with one off events, such as Fun Palaces
  • Help with the install/deinstall of exhibitions
  • Distributing Flyers
  • Writing blog posts/ general website contributions
  • Input/Upload information and exhibition details to online directories
  • General Arts Administration duties and other roles as required

 

IN RETURN:

Although this is an UNPAID position there are a number of benefits to the role; these are as laid out below:

  • Experience in a new up and coming arts organisation
  • Space to work upstairs when not on duty in the gallery (during opening hours or when other staff member there)
  • FREE Membership of Sticks Affiliate Artists
  • £10 a week travel/food allowance
  • Chance for progression and to run own projects (dependent on funding)

If you would like to apply for this role then please send an email to beth@sticksgallery.co.uk detailing why you want the role; what you can bring to the role and what experience you have in the areas we have specified.

 

We will get back to everyone who contacts us.

 

 

Solo Show Opportunity in Southsea

This is an opportunity for an artist or collective working in any 2D media, including illustration and graphic design to have a solo exhibition at our Garbos space in Southsea.

This exhibition will run for a period of 2 months and is a chance to showcase your talent to a wider audience and to make art matter in the community.

Our Garbos Gallery space is situated in the heart of Southsea, inside the modern Garbos salon and yet separate from it.  Sticks Gallery/Live Art Local CIC took over management of this space from Island City Art and before that Add Art, so it has a history of showcasing great emerging artists.

There is no theme and the only prerequisite is that work submitted is not offensive (graphic nudity, swear words, concerning religion, etc) and ready to be hung.  This means that work must be framed (if required), with loops or D-Rings at the back and wire or cord connecting them (mirrorplates are not an option).  The gallery wall uses a hanging system and no work is attached to the wall itself.  Due to this box canvases also need to come with hanging wire.  Works on paper can be hung without a frame with the use of clips that we can supply.

This space can accommodate between 1 large (2x2m) piece or numerous smaller pieces.

Our current exhibition in this space, Andrew De Bere’s “Painting with Light” has been very popular and half of the pieces have already sold.  If you wish to see his work it is on display until our next exhibition in the space.

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You can submit to this open call either as a guest with a one off donation of £3.  We are a not for profit organisation and this money helps us to carry on our work and contributes to the exhibition costs.  There is no other money involved.  To submit work please pay your donation via paypal. Upon payment you will be redirected to a form where you will be asked to complete your details and upload up to 4 examples of your work.




 

OR for FREE as an Affiliate Artist.

Affiliate Artists can log in to the Affiliate Artists site and submit via http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/stickslive-art-local-cic-opportunities/.  To become a member is easy, you just need to visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/.  Once your membership is approved you will be able to enter all of our call outs for FREE, attend crit groups, workshops, meetups and more all as part of your membership.

 

Please note this opportunity closes on Sunday 24th April at midday  and we will notify the successful artist by Monday 25th April.   The exhibition runs from 2nd May until 4th July.  Work can be sold during this time.

GRANT TO BRING HISTORY TO LIFE IN FAREHAM

Live Art Local CIC/ Sticks Gallery would love to let you all in on a little secret.

A few months ago we applied for some funding to run a series of workshops examining the history of Fareham borough with older, isolated people living in the borough; families with disabled children and adults with learning disabilities.  These workshops would culminate in an exhibition and the publication of a new heritage trail map for Fareham.

 

We are very pleased and excited to announce that on Friday we received confirmation that we had been successful in our grant application.  The workshops will run this summer and will be a chance for our chosen groups to get creative, make new friends, learn new skills, find out about Fareham’s history and produce an exhibition and history trail they can feel proud of.

 

After publication the heritage trail will be available to buy and all monies from the sale of the map will be divided between Live Art Local CIC and charities/groups that help those groups working on the project.

 

We will be posting more information in due course