Enterprise events and opps w/c 22nd June 2020

New initiative from 2 faced dance – Platform Quarantine

PLATFORM QUARANTINE is a new weekly timetable (updated at 5pm each Sunday) of online videos, performances, classes, live streams, audio content and talks delivered by practitioners and collaborators from across Herefordshire.

There will be dance, theatre, music, fitness, media, visual arts and lots more so you can find your favourites or try something new. Suitable for all ages this is a one stop shop for things to do whilst you are indoors.

2faceddance website

Turner Contemporary – funding and support for artists

Turner Contemporary have compiled a comprehensive listing of current funding and support for artists – do look at their webpage for opportunities and potential funding streams.

Exhibition – into the MEADOWS

This collaborative exhibition features work from HCA alumni – the virtual private view is on Saturday 27th June. Read more on the Applestore website.


For those of you who aren’t already aware, Framework are a Herefordshire based organisation supporting early career artists, including recent graduates!

They are committed to expanding the opportunities available to members through their joint skills and the focus of arts activity in the region.

Membership is open to artists living, working or studying in Herefordshire. Check out their facebook group for more details.

Artist Commission – One Beautiful Moment, Festival of Thrift

We are seeking creative ideas that are high quality, engaging, and accessible, but also challenging and thought provoking. The work must have the ability to be presented online, and we are particularly interested in those that include a live participatory element. This, however, does not rule out proposals that are entirely digital, as long as it can be demonstrated that they are impactful and engaging. 

We are inviting artists to propose work for ‘One Beautiful Moment’ to launch the festival on the weekend of Saturday 12 September 2020. 

CuratorSpace, 2020

Proposal deadline: Midday, Friday 10 July. More details on Curatorspace

ACS studio prize

If you’re struggling to fund studio space, the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS) is offering one student or recent graduate £4,500 to contribute to the cost of an artist’s studio in a UK city of your choice.

More details on their website. Closing date 30th June

Launchgrad news

I’m pleased to let you know that I’ll be refocussing my role temporarily for the next few weeks (so that I can support with the important Equality and Diversity agenda in HCA) and handing all things Launchgrad over to a lovely team member, who is as excited as I am about developing this space. More details later on in the week, but rest assured the regular monthly newsletters will continue, and I’ll be popping up blog posts occasionally. However, it does mean that we won’t be running Enterprise Thursday activities for the next few weeks.