Edinburgh Printmakers are delighted to announce the first-ever EP Graphics and Illustration Fair, housed in Castle Mills, the largest centre for print in Europe and a beautifully restored heritage building.
They are looking for inspiring and creative practitioners, collectives and creative start-ups to champion during a weekend-long celebration of all things illustration, hoping to welcome a large engaged audience with even an even larger appetite for visual art to experience your work.
Applications from illustrators, graphic designers, and creative people of all sorts looking to present their work to fresh audiences are welcome.
Phat Dog Films has just launched and we are offering 50% off our first ten film projects. Are you a business owner looking to promote a product or service, or an artist looking for exposure? Get in touch!
OPEN CALL artists opportunity for the annual Visual Arts Open Prize 2020, submissions closing soon.
Now in its 4th year, VAO art competition is a not for profit event open emerging artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Winners will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and art buyers alike. Artists can apply at www.visualartopen.com
Art Prize Fund value of £5,000
Young Artist (16-24 years old)
Children’s Award (15 years and under)
All finalists invited to exhibit at the UKs largest artist art fair in November 2020 plus receive a annual membership to the Visual Artists Association www.visual-artists.org
Overall winner of the VAO will be awarded: Annual Mentorship Package, Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, plus solo show at Chester Art Fair 2021
£250.00 will be awarded for category winners
ALL SUBMISSIONS will receive promotion on social media and email coverage to 50,000, plus an invitation to the annual show
The 5th Audacious Women Festival will be held in Edinburgh on 20 – 23 February 2020.
The Festival, which encourages and supports women to Do What You Always Wish You Dared, includes a wide range of workshops offering women an opportunity to try out something new in a safe, supportive space. They range from the Art of Batik, through creative writing, to a Rope Access taster session. There are two full day workshops: Silver Jewellery, Jewellery in Action where, as well as learning how to make your own silver pendant, you will have an opportunity to hear about how jewellery can be used for social good. And secondly, Freda O’Byrne, Artistic Director of Tragic Carpet, (based in St Margaret’s House, EH7 6AE) is running an all day Visual Theatre workshop, and will introduce some exercises and games with the emphasis on fun and mutual support. There will also be talks, exhibitions, theatre and musical performances celebrating audacious women.
Led by Freda O’Byrne, Artistic Director of Tragic Carpet as part of the Audacious Women Festival
Location: City Arts Centre Friday 21st February 10.30 to 16.30 £45
No drama, no texts but a lot of fun! We will get to know each other through theatre games and exercises with the emphasis on fun, mutual support and curiosity. Participants will learn about visual performance by working together supportively in groups and solo, exploring ideas through subtle movement exercises, improvising around themes and placing our work within the space in different ways. Prior experience is not necessary but it is also welcome. The most important thing to bring along is yourself!
This workshop is focussed on process and not on an end result, leaving us free to play with ideas and see where they go. We will be exploring creative exercises in a light and playful way, shaping the day to match where our enthusiasm runs.