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OFVM are looking for a volunteer Designer 45

OFVM are looking for a volunteer Designer

OFVM are looking for a volunteer to work at OFVM to principally create publicity materials, undertake marketing, and other tasks that may suit the persons experience. The right candidate(s) will be given the opportunity to develop skills and gain new ones, and build a portfolio. Hours would be flexible (but mainly weekday daytimes) What kind of skills we are looking for?Definite * Design skills* Photoshop, illustrator and other design programmes* General IT skills* Ability to learn quickly* Ability to work unsupervised Optional * Marketing Skills* Film & video production/postproduction skills* Flash* Webdesign* social networking skillsWhat OFVM can offer in return? * Travel/lunch expenses* Undertake OFVM training courses* Work as an assistance on OFVM training courses/productions* Develop current skills in work environment* Build portfolio* Opportunity to develop your own work. If you would like to apply please send your CV and a letter explaining why you would like the post (say what you can offer and what you hope to get out of the voluntary position.)Deadline 30th June- (we should be able to let you know if you have been shortlisted within a week after that) visit their website for more...

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Notting Hill Visual Arts Festival  24 June to 8 July   The festival aims to encourage arts participation through free visual art shows, screenings, workshops, auctions and live art events.  It opens on Thursday, 24 June, with a launch event at the Tabernacle (6.30 to 10.00pm).  On Thursday, 8 July, the festival has a free closing party at Inn on the Green (7.00pm to midnight). More...

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Creative Technology Weekender

The Creators of Hotel Medea & recipient of ARS Electronica Hybrid Art 2011 – Honourary Mention Present…. The Creative Technology Weekender 18th to 19th June 2011 Following our ‘office hours’ Creative Technology course in April we’re back by popular demanded with the anticipated weekender course- for all those with busy lives and an appetite for an energetic, technological intensive! This 2 day course is a chance for those interested in utilising technology for performance work to explore, experiment, and get to grips with using technology – from your own mobile phone to projections you can interact with. Participants will set about filming themselves, creating little pieces of art or recording an idea in a digital format. A great way to try things out, use other people to bring your ideas to life and discover new approaches to achieving what you want.  What you need to know: The dates: Sat 18th – Sun 19th June 2011 The times: 9am- 6pm The price: a recession proof £32 for the whole weekend and concessions available The place: Stratford Circus, East London Who you need to know: Contact: Lisa on...

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PRINT & DESIGN NOW! Is open to anyone working in print editions and artist or design multiples.  The touring exhibition will have a contemporary art focus and therefore any work should fit into this remit. Fresh from its overwhelming success at the London Art Fair in January, 2010, BEARSPACE reprises PRINT & DESIGN NOW! for 2011, an innovative open submission exhibition of over 200 works by emerging artist and designers based on the concept of PRINT & DESIGN as a medium and a repetitive process. Criteria/Eligibility: PRINT & DESIGN NOW! Is open to anyone working in print editions and artist or design multiples.  The touring exhibition will have a contemporary art focus and therefore any work should fit into this remit. This exhibition seeks to be as broad as possible in looking at artwork as a repetitive process, so the mediums of photography, etching, moulding, printing, casting are accepted as well as individually hand finished pieces as long as they can be classified in an edition or multiple. We understand there are cross-over’s between these three areas and this is what we are keen to investigate as part of this exhibition. Items can have a function, such as the ceramic speakers, but should also function as art objects in...

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Description Are radio and sound waves your thing? In this practical workshop you will learn the concepts and methods of audio and radio editing using Adobe Audition and how to produce a short broadcast quality piece of your own design. Led by radio and sound producer Nick Hamilton, the course will focus on: Multi-tracking Editing and effects Basics of Mastering and Mixing Down Rip and convert audio with Freestudio 5.0 Create your own short quality radio / sound piece Sessions: Session 1:      Monday 20th June, 5pm – 7.30 pm Session 2:      Monday 27th June, 5pm – 7.30 pm Session 3:      Monday 4th July, 5pm – 7.30 pm Session 4:      Monday 11th July, 5pm – 7.30 pm Who can apply? The workshop is completely FREE but you need to live, work or study in Southwark, Lambeth or Lewisham and be 19 or older. You also need to attend all four sessions. Places are limited. To register email or call 020 8320 0880 giving your full name, date of birth, postcode and contact...

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Selling out seminars

Artquest is pleased to present our new project. The Selling Out seminars will equip artists with the knowledge they need to sustain their practice.  It provides a practical project to test out ideas which can generate income through sales of editioned artworks.  It is aimed at artists and makers at any stage in their careers that already have the necessary practical skills to create their own work – in printmaking and photography – but are looking for ways to develop new editions. Selling Out will: present real-life examples by artists who make money from multiple artworks / editions show a variety of London workshop production organisations, and provide discounted studio access to use them consider the practical, critical, financial and legal implications of this way of working Selling out Printmaking is happening next Tuesday 14th June – only 5 places left. Book now! See Artquest website for full...

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Description Vintage on the South Bank is proud to announce the Bad Art Salon 2011, an open art competition free to all artists, non-artists, amateurs and owners or collectors of unusual artwork. Entries from charity shops and car boot sales are as welcome as submissions from the cream of the nation’s art schools, adult education institutes, or anyone with a box of Crayolas. Last year an audience of 50,000 enjoyed the inaugural Salon at the Vintage Festival, (winner, Best New Festival 2010). The eye-popping inaugural Bad Art Salon, selected by Stella Vine, Vic Reeves, and Wayne Hemingway, attracted an overwhelming response, gaining global media coverage for contributing artists’ work, and sparking debates about taste, subjectivity and aesthetics. This year’s Bad Art Salon will reach an even wider audience at the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank in London, home to this year’s Vintage festival, crowning glory of the Festival of Britain anniversary celebrations. The panel of judges will award prizes including a pair of tickets to Vintage 2012, a year’s South Bank membership (includes the Hayward Gallery), and great art prizes. Hurry! the deadline for entries is Monday 4th July 2011 All chosen artists will be responsible for delivery and collection of their own works. Artworks must be...

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Cuckoo Farm Studios Open Call for Artists

This is an open call for non-UK artists currently residing and working in the East Anglia region, as well as for East Anglian artists who reside and work abroad. The exhibition Outside 11: Artist as Outsider is looking to commission three site-and-subject-specific works for its upcoming show, which will be held in the grounds of Cuckoo Farm Studios on the outskirts of Colchester, Essex. Exhibition dates are August 13 – September 11, 2011. Alongside the new site-specific works we are looking for artists who can submit already existing works that reflect their experience of being non-native. Submissions from East Anglian artists who have re-located abroad and whose practice is consequently affected are also welcomed. The upcoming exhibition Outside 11: Artist as Outsider aims to explore alterations in artistic practice as produced by migration and clash of traditions and cultural identities through an examination of East Anglia’s international artistic community. There may additionally be the opportunity for a number of artist workshops in the community, specifically with marginalized groups such as those with mental health issues, or in prison. The final weekend of the exhibition coincides with Cuckoo Farm’s Open Studios weekend. Cuckoo Farm Studios is supported by Essex County Council, Colchester Borough Council and firstsite. Home to over thirty artists, Cuckoo Farm Studios...

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What a difference a page makes!

deadline: 6 June 2011, 5pm The A4 page is undoubtedly the Queen of all paper sizes. Others may be bigger, have a greater density, be embellished, embossed or decorated in a more ornate fashion, but the industry standard A4 is unrivaled in its worldwide dominance of our homes, offices and schools – its reign is indeed mighty. And in celebration of all things A4, this month sees the launch of a brand new competition: The Page is Printed Prize for Creative Writing, sponsored by Waterstone’s, which challenges budding writers to see just what they can create within a humble A4 page! Writers are welcome to enter a story, a poem, a short play, an article, or any other form of writing, the only stipulation is that it must fit on just one side of A4. The judges will simply be looking for the power of the words on the page to move, engage and inspire. As well as kudos, up for grabs are over £200 worth of prizes, including £100 for the winning adult entry and £50 for the 16 and under prize (as well as free festival tickets for both winners and runners up!) Excerpts of winning entries will also be printed in the Somerset County Gazette. Everyone...

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Honda: Made in Britain

To help the best makers in Britain, we’re giving away a £1,000 grant in our first competition this year. This could be used to buy a course of evening classes to perfect your skills, new materials to expand your creations, or a new website to sell your wares. Our first theme is ‘Style’ and to enter you simply need to send us a photo of your eye-catching creation – from trendy T-shirts and designer tea-cosies, to creative sculptures, funky furniture and even home-made kit-cars. Use our app to upload your photo and our independent judges will pick a winner that is bursting with creativity and originality. Above all, see if you can make them smile. There will be a runner-up prize too of £300. The competition is open now to everyone in the UK and ends on 6th June 2011. If you don’t think ‘Style’ is for you, we’ve got ‘Green’ and ‘Futurology’ competitions coming later in the year...

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