Weekly Bulletin, events and opps 1.6.20

This week we share a range of opportunities, including calls for micro-bursaries, an invitation to complete an arts council survey that will help decision-making around how to support the arts, and it’s the Secret Writing Society at HCA this Friday!

Arts Council Coronavirus Survey

This week, Arts Council England has launched a second survey into the impact of the current crisis on organisations and individuals in our sector.
They want to hear from freelancers and creative practitioners, as well as organisations of all sizes, from across the cultural sector in England by 2 June.
Building on the findings of their first survey into the initial impact of Covid-19, this survey delves deeper into the measures of support that have been available to organisations and individuals so far, and will continue to help the Arts Council make decisions about their emergency response and feed into conversations with Government about what might come next.
The Arts Council will be collectively publishing the results of both surveys as soon as possible.


Open Call for submissions – GRAIN

GRAIN are offering two commissions to support photographers to make new work in isolation ( at a social distance), reflecting on these times & contributing to creativity and wellbeing.  Outcomes will be shared with audiences via our digital platforms. 

Deadline: Wednesday 10 June 2020.

Micro Bursary – GRAIN

Grain are also awarding 6 bursaries aimed at emerging artists & photographers including recent graduates  from 2020. The bursary will also include advice from the GRAIN team. The work created must be able to be shared digitally before October 2020.

Deadline 15th June 2020

Laundrette project

Quiet Down There are looking for six socially engaged artists to take part in their Laundrette project.

With support from Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund we will be commissioning 6 artists to work with laundry workers & create accessible, remote artworks which help share these stories. If you are an artist with a personal or professional interest in laundrettes we would love to hear from you.

Quiet Down There

Deadline: Monday 15 June 2020.

A new app to copy and paste the physical into the digital

This might be of interest to all of us thinking about how we balance the physical and digital in these challenging times –

Dezeen Magazine

Also worth noting is that you still have two days left to submit an entry for the Dezeen Awards 2020

Nick Cave on art during the epidemic.

And if you’re looking to explore the importance of creativity and creative practice during the pandemic, it’s worth checking out Nick Cave’s website – and the article No time to be buried in creation, Nick Cave on art during the epidemic as mentioned in the World Economic Forum’s newsletter – good to see arts having a strong voice in there!

Likewise, Nesta is continuing with its series of podcasts around covid, with this one featuring ‘grassroots innovation’ and how this might shape the landscape post-COVID.

Also, if you missed something you wanted to watch during Hay Digital, you can still access through Hay Player.

Happenings at HCA

It’s the Secret Writing Society online discussion this Friday between 12.30-1.30, and a project-planning and bid-writing series of short activities are currently available through Studentnet for current students and Graduate Associate Members.