Visual Arts Links Could you help? Bow Arts, an educational arts charity based in east London, has been offered a one-off opportunity to create new affordable artist studios in an inspiring and historic grade II listed warehouse. The 30 new studios (raising the total number from 60 to 90) comes at a crucial time when young artists are increasingly being pushed out of the city by rising rent prices. They are hoping to reach a target of £50,000 through crowdfunding, and have until the 17 April to do so. See how you can get involved and help them achieve this target here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bowarts/the-rum-factory-new-artist-studios #BowArtsDonate Arts resources, information and opportunities http://aa2a.org/ Artist’s access to art college facilities. The AA2A project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England. http://www.acava.org/ ACAVA, the Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art, is an educational charity. ACAVA provides a comprehensive range of visual arts services, including the provision of studios and other facilities for professional artists, the mounting of exhibitions, the development of public art and community educational projects, training in the use of digital technology and a consultancy service http://www.acme.org.uk/ - affordable art studios http://www.adf.ie/ - Supporting and developing disabled and deaf people's involvement in the arts (Northern Ireland) http://www.a-n.co.uk/jobs_and_opps/listings - Arts jobs and opportunities listings from a-n. http://www.aptstudios.org/ APT is a registered charity committed to promoting the value of creativity through the visual arts. Located in South East London, APT supports an exceptional resource and facility for artists and the wider community With the provision of secure studios and high quality exhibition space as a cornerstone, APT aims to foster an environment where creativity may flourish, forging links and collaborations with other professional bodies both locally, nationally and internationally. www.artlyst.com ArtLyst is a web project created by Artists to help Artists, Designers, Galleries, Collectors and Art Professionals to connect and promote new ideas of visual expressionhttp://www.artiststudiofinder.org/ - artist’s studio finder. http://www.artquest.org.uk/ Artquest encourages critical engagement and provides practical support to visual artists throughout their careers. http://www.artsadmin.co.uk/opportunities Our vision is to be an arts lab for the 21st Century for the creation of performance, site-specific and interdisciplinary work, where the innovative, experimental and unusual are nurtured. http://www.artsculturemediajobs.com/ - arts, culture and media jobs online http://artsdevelopmentuk.org/ Arts Development UK is a professional association. Our aim is the universal provision of high quality, effective local arts services that meet and reflect local needs and issues http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/ Arts jobs and opportunities mailing list service from Arts Council England. http://www.artshub.co.uk/uk/ Arts Hub is the online home for UK arts workers, whereby members can choose to receive jobs and news across many creative pathways including Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Writing & Publishing, Film, and Heritage industries. http://www.axisweb.org/ - Online contemporary arts resource http://www.banksidegallery.com/opportunities.aspx - opportunities listings http://www.bowarts.org/ Arts educational charity in East London. ‘The first choice for London’s emerging artists’. Studios, live-work accommodation and work opportunities. http://www.britisharts.co.uk/index.html - Nationwide arts info site http://www.candidarts.net/ - arts education, networking etc, Islington http://cib.as/about - arts professional developmenthttp://www.cida.co.uk/ Cultural Industries Development Agency. If you’re a creative individual, business or arts organisation looking for support to take your creative business or project further, you’ll find it here, whatever stage you’re at. http://cidaco.org/ - Cida Co has worked to increase the capacity of the creative sector to contribute to national and regional economic prosperity. http://www.corearts.co.uk/ - for artists with a mental health disability http://www.creative-choices.co.uk/ - “Helping your creative career” http://www.creativeskillset.org/ Creative Skillset is the industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK creative industries maintain their world class position. http://www.dacs.org.uk/ - Established by artists for artists, DACS is a not-for-profit visual arts rights-management organisation. http://www.discerningeye.org/ - An educational charity, encouraging a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and to stimulate debate about the place and purpose of art in our society. http://www.eastlondonprintmakers.co.uk/ - printmakers group in East London http://www.fackartists.org.uk/ - FACK is a forum for visual artists that delivers talks and information about creative practice. http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/page/3088/Artist+Opportunities – Jerwood Visual Arts is a contemporary gallery programme of awards, exhibitions and events at Jerwood Space. http://www.lahf.org.uk/ a membership organisation which aims to develop the role of culture in wellbeing and to promote and support arts in health activity across London and nationally http://www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk/ - arts and education in North Londonhttp://www.lightspacetime.com/ for new and emerging artists / support for applying to juried art competitionshttp://www.londonsartistquarter.org/ - (East) London’s Artist Quarter http://www.londonsartistquarter.org/artist-hub/artist-opportunitieshttp://www.londonprintstudio.org.uk/ - print facilities, courses, events etc http://www.own-it.org/ - Intellectual property advice for the creative sector http://www.paintingsinhospitals.org.uk/ - art loan scheme http://www.q-artlondon.com/ Q-Art is a forum for students, graduates and self-trained artists from across London. Our purpose is to provide an additional and alternative learning environment to the institution. http://www.saa.co.uk/ - Society for all artists http://see.arts.ac.uk/directory/information-advice-training/studio-and-venues/ Info / links to studio space providers across London http://www.studioupstairs.org.uk/about/ - mental health / arts http://www.thisisliveart.co.uk/ - partnership organisation to support the professional development of London-based artists. http://www.wimbledonartstudios.co.uk/ London’s largest creative studio complex http://www.younghackney.org/organisations/all/free-form-arts-trust.php for young artists in Hackney Open Awards, Bursaries and Competitions Deadline for entries – Spring Contemporary Watercolour competition – www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk Jerwood Drawing Prize – http://www.jerwoodvisualarts.org/3088/Artist-Opportunities Light, Space & Time - http://www.lightspacetime.com/ Love Pastels – annual open competition from the Pastel Society - www.thepastelsociety.org.uk/ Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/summer-exhibition-2015 Society for All Artists – Artist of the year – http://www.saa.co.uk/ The Society of Women Artists, annual Open: http://www.society-women-artists.org.uk/ Deadline for entries – Summer Aesthetica Magazine – visual art prize http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/competitions Derwent Art Prize - http://www.parkerharris.co.uk/artists/downloads/ Gilchrist-Fisher Award – Rebecca Hossack Gallery http://www.gilchristfisheraward.co.uk/home/ National Open Art Competition - www.thenationalartcompetition.com Royal Society of Marine Artists - www.mallgalleries.org.uk Salon Art Prize – www.salonartprize.com Society Of Graphic Fine Art – (drawing) – www.sgfa.org.uk The Society of Wildlife Artists - www.mallgalleries.org.uk The Threadneedle Prize, for painting and sculpture - www.threadneedleprize.com Deadline for entries – Autumn Lynn Painter Stainers Prize - http://www.lynnpainterstainersprize.org.uk/info-for-artists/ New English Art Club – Paintings, drawings, pastels, original framed prints www.mallgalleries.org.uk Royal Institute of Oil Painters – www.mallgalleries.org.uk Deadline for entries – Winter Artist’s International Development Fund - http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-for-funding/strategic-funding/ - deadline: ongoing to 2015. BP Portrait Award – www.npg.org.uk/bp (February) Environmental Photographer of the Year - http://www.parkerharris.co.uk/artists/awards/index.php?ArticleID=344 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours – www.mallgalleries.org.uk Royal Society of British Artists – representational painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing - www.mallgalleries.org.uk Wildlife artist of the year – http://www.davidshepherd.org/way/ The John Ruskin Prize – (drawing) – www.johnruskinprize.org Sunday Times watercolour competition – www.parkerharris.co.uk Visual Art fairs, residencies and open exhibitions Affordable Art Fair - http://www.affordableartfair.com/uk/home/ Discerning Eye - http://www.discerningeye.org/exhibition/intro/intro.php The Florence Trust - http://www.florencetrust.org/ Frieze Art Fair - http://www.friezeartfair.com/ The Great Art Fair – www.thegreatartfair.com Islington Exhibits Artists Awards - http://www.islingtonexhibits.com/ The Muse - http://www.themuseat269.com/apply The Other Art Fair - http://www.theotherartfair.com/ Outside In London - http://www.outsidein.org.uk/ PM Gallery - http://www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200893/pm_gallery_and_house/686/exhibitions RA Summer Open - http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/summerexhibition/ Zabludowic collection - http://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/london Arts Administration / Galleries / Museums http://www.artsculturemediajobs.com/ - arts, culture and media jobs online http://uk.artshub.com/uk/about-artshub/ - publishes essential jobs and news information to professionals working in the UK arts and cultural industries http://www.artsjobs.org.uk/ - from Arts Council England http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/ - arts jobs and related info http://www.creative-choices.co.uk/ - “Helping your creative career” http://getintoheritage.org/ - Get Into Heritage. A series of practical resources for young people interested getting into heritage. http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/jobs/arts-and-heritage/ - arts admin jobs via the Guardian online http://www.museumsassociation.org/careers/starting-your-career - a membership organisation for everyone working in museums, galleries and heritage. http://www.museumjobs.com/uk/ - UK cultural sector recruitment http://www.prospects.ac.uk/arts_administrator_job_description.htm - career info site All information correct at time of writing. Please double-check information on the respective websites.