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:
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
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
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 email@example.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
Product Hen Life Drawing Session
Venues Booked: 1/1 – The Best Western Royale,
Date Saturday, 29 April 2017 – 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Product Hen Life Drawing Session
Venues Booked: 1/1 – Holiday Inn Express,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with some information about your work.
Please Note: there is no water supply to the gallery
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 email@example.com 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.
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