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11 November 2012

Opportunities galore!

There are a lot of opportunities and projects on offer for young artists and emerging artist graduates at the moment. If you haven't heard about the two below already then please take a look:

Hunky Punk Toy Project - Artist Work Opportunity

The overall vision of the project is to encourage more members of the local community to visit All Saints church in Langport, to recognise its value as a community asset. Another part of the project is youth empowerment, the project is run by the New Saints - young people (aged between 16 and 25) with facilitation from CCT and SAW.
The CCT and the New Saints are non-religious organisations, focusing on buildings conservation and opening the building to the whole community.

Artist Task
The CCT, New Saints and SAW will work with the appointed artist to develop a mini-project around the research, design and creation of Hunky Punk soft toys. All this is to be undertaken with input and participation with children and young people and through a series of workshops. Hunky Punks are the gargoyles and grotesques found on churches in Somerset.

Your Experience
We are looking to appoint an artist to undertake this work who can demonstrate an awareness and willingness to develop expertise in the areas outlined above. Core competencies should involve:
- Understanding of the brief and the context;
- Some experience in working with textiles, product design, working with young people and project management;
- Excellent collaborative, team working and communication skills.

Artists aged 25 and under are particularly invited to apply as this project is very much focused on creating opportunities for young people. All ages please apply however, the artist with the right skills mix will be appointed.

Closing date for applications Friday 30 November
Artist appointed in January 2013
Main activity during February to April, plus showcase event in May 2013. Dates and times to be mutually agreed, activity will be in the Langport area.

Artist's fees £1,000 on a freelance contract (to include approx 7 half day workshops plus R&D, celebration, evaluation)

Artist's Brief, full details and how to apply can be found on:

Reveal would like to announce Progression Support for Fine Art Graduates

Why not take advantage of the following workshops to plan your future
Three Stops to Success...

Discover the tools and resources you need for a successful creative journey.

Take Art in association with Reveal partners (Brewhouse Visual Arts, Somerset Film and Somerset Art Works) and Apples & Snakes are running a programme of three workshops for young and emerging artists and anyone else working in the arts who would like some tips and pointers.

Taking place at Albermarle Centre, Taunton

Workshop 1: A Sense of Direction on 23 November at 10am-5pm - Will help you work out where you are now? Where you want to go? How you are going to get there?
Workshop 2: Fuelling Up on 30 January 2013 at 10am to 5pm - Focuses on funding and how to get the right support for your work.
Workshop 3: Tools for the Journey on 19 February 2013 at 10am to 5pm - Focusing on tools and resources and how to manage, market and administrate yourself as a self-employed practitioner.

The workshops can be attended individually or as a course. Find out more at
Supported by SCC Creative Industries Fund and Arts Council CYP Thrive 2 Programme.

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