Category: opportunities

Dehiscence Entry

Dehiscence Open Call

After a year off due to our move to Gosport, the Sticks Open will return this year.  However, unlike in previous years, where it was known as the Fareham Open, from now on our open art competition and exhibition will be known as DEHISCENCE.

 

dehiscence - (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity 

of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound

 

Artists working in any media (including, but not limited to print, painting, drawing, photography, traditional craft materials, sculpture, digital, film, and sound) are invited to submit up to three works responding to the theme in any way they wish, interpreting the title in a way that means something to them.

Artists can enter up to three pieces for consideration, and work must not exceed 1m x 2m in size

Selected pieces will be exhibited at Sticks Contemporary between 25th  August - 22nd September, with the PV taking place between 6-8pm on Saturday 25th August.

One artist will be selected to win a £100 prize, solo exhibition and 1-month long residency.  The solo show will take place between the 8th November and 15th December

Deadline for entry is 12am on 1st August 2018.  Selected artists will be notified by 14th August 2018 with work to be delivered to Sticks Contemporary on wither 18th or 19th August, more details will be given to selected artists when they are notified.

 

Entry costs £5 for up to 3 works, Sticks Affiliate Artists can enter for FREE but must provide their username otherwise they will be charged.  Failure to provide a username will result in your work being excluded from the selection process.

 

Please make payment below, you will be taken to the entry form upon completion of payment.  If this does not happen please contact us straight away and we will email you the form link




If you are a Sticks Affiliate Artist, please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/dehiscent-open/ where upon logging in you will be able to submit your work via the form

Draw A Forest

You are invited to join us on the 17th March to Draw A Forest.  Taking inspiration from the wonderful Artikinesis and our current exhibition, We Are Forest, we want you to join us and draw your own interpretation of a forest and then add this to our forest wall.  The wall will be up all weekend and we will be sharing your wonderful creations online.

DRAW A FOREST IMAGE

This Activity is completely FREE and suitable for all ages.  Some come down, whether your 1 or 101, and join us.  No need to book. Just turn up and drop in!

We have level access, a toilet with high contrast grab rails (due to the size of our space our toilet is a bit too small to take a wheelchair in, LED lighting (so no horrible flicker for those with SPD), and welcome children and breastfeeding mothers.  Oh, and we'll also have some squash.

Donations are very welcome.

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"

 

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,

Sticks Exterior

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

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.

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