After a couple of successful pop-up exhibitions, with artists selling some pieces we have decided to create a calendar of future pop-ups until the end of the year! So get a pen and paper and note these dates in the diary!
These dates may be subject to change but so far they are the following:
Nature/Plant theme: 4th – 18th of September
Sculptures/Ceramics/Glasswork theme: 25th September – 9th October
Fashion/Textiles theme: 30th October – 13th November
Christmas theme: 10th – 31st December
These will be running alongside separate exhibitions by individuals and collectives.
Everyday seems to throw a new challenge for our community and Covid19 has impacted the craft sector severely, resulting in disruption, through cancellation or postponement of events, putting craftspeople and organisers at a financial disadvantage with many of them losing livelihoods.
Over the past 13 years Handmade in Britain has provided a platform to support and promote design and craft talent through fairs, events and pop-ups, workshops and business mentoring. To adapt to the new normal we are working towards improving and changing the look and feel of our in-person events and online platforms.
To help promote British Craftsmanship we need your input now more than ever before to make our services better. Please complete the short questionnaire which will only take 2 minutes of your time.
The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, responsible for delivering community and bed-based health and social care services for adults in Edinburgh, want to build thriving communities in Edinburgh and embrace the opportunity to create a different type of relationship with residents, communities and organisations across the city.
It’s why they are starting a conversation to build the Edinburgh Pact. The Edinburgh Pact will be an agreement between the Partnership and everyone who lives and works in Edinburgh. And the first step is to listen and learn what health and social care means to you.
How can I get involved?
The Partnership want to hear from everyone in their short survey – from dedicated groups of volunteers and people using health and social care services, to people providing key services across the City and our committed Third Sector colleagues.
Please take a few minutes and let us know what health and social care means to you so that we can make sure it’s a service created by the community, for the community in Edinburgh. The survey closes on 12 August and is a designed to be an open and accessible to everyone.
We have had a great uptake in online gallery bookings. We only have one space left until October! The dates are the 28th August – 11th of September, please get in touch with Marcin to secure this date!
Artisanry Co’s. community has grown steadily and has also always committed to providing a sales platform that everyone can trust.
Their preparations are complete and they are ready to launch their online shop. Here’s what you need to know.
The Artisanry Co. online shop will attract craft buyers of bespoke products from a variety of creative disciplines available in the UK. It focuses on positioning these bespoke items as high-quality competitors to mainstream, mass-produced products.
We reached out asking for specific themes for more resident pop-ups and we are happy to announce that the next theme is: figures! Images must be submitted via this link on the website by Friday the 17th of July and meet the following requirements:
Images must be a minimum of 1200 px wide
72 dpi resolution
Named in a consistent format. Eg, Artist Name – ImageTitle / Joe Blogs – Sunset
If you are unable to edit your images to the above specifications, please let Carly know via email and we will do this for you. Please do not submit images to the website if this is the case. The exhibition will run from the 24th of July – 7th of August if there is enough uptake.
Each image will be linked to your residents directory profile so please populate your contact information and give consent to publish. Again, any problems get in touch with Carly.
People who have personal lived experience of mental health issues are invited to submit artworks to Out of Sight Out of Mind exhibition.
Last year more than 180 people took part and exhibited installations, projections, films, animations, paintings, drawings, sound works, prints, sculptures, and photographs.
You can submit artworks as an individual or as a group. This year one work per person can be submitted. Artworks can be proposed/submitted in any media and be any size. You are welcome to respond to this year’s Scottish Mental Health Art Festival theme which is ‘perspectives’, however this is not a requirement at all.
We are planning to hold the exhibition at Summerhall in Edinburgh during October 2020. The current situation may lead to changes such as its location, date or the exhibition being moved online. If you make a submission, we will let you know about changes.
How to make a submission:
Get in touch to ask for the full guidance and submission form. The form needs to be returned to us by Friday 31st July 2020.
If you would like to speak to us about your or your groups idea/artwork before submitting it, if you have any questions or would like a submission form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message for Pam on 07989402634.
Out of Sight Out of Mind is a collaborative project organised by a Planning Group of organisations and individuals. It is hosted by CAPS Independent Advocacy, funded by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership. It is part of the year-long Edinburgh “A Sense of Belonging Arts Programme” and the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s year-round programme.