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Artisanry Co.

A MARKET PLACE AND COMMUNITY FOR ARTISANS, CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS.

Artisanry Co. is a start-up social enterprise based in Edinburgh. We are calling out for makers to join our network and our platform. We need your support to make this venture a success.

Please get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss your individual needs and also how we can help each one of you.

Artisanry Co. is building a community of local makers, marketing and selling their produce through an e commerce platform, whilst also providing training, mentoring and coaching support for their business and professional development.

Website: https://artisanryco.co.uk

 

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The Women We Know. Summerhall Artist Panel Drink & Food

Summerhall Saturday 7th of March 6pm drinks. Artist Discussion 6.30-7.30pm drinks and food.
Join us for this social gathering and discussion event held to mark the exhibition Mount Strange and the Temple of Fame, and to celebrate International Women’s Day.

This is an opportunity to meet others in an informal setting and to hear from the four exhibiting artists: Victoria Clare Bernie, Maria Gimeno, Mina Heydari-Waite, Alix Villanueva and special guest speakers Kate Signorini from The Open University in Scotland, Rachel Bisset representing the Scottish Women’s Institutes, and Sarah Bell Jones from LOVEROSE.

The discussion, facilitated by Wendy Law (Curator), will focus on the experiences and work of the four women artists and how women in the past, such as Jennie Lee, and women today, are making a positive difference.

Exhibition 23 Jan – 15 March 2020 1st floor galleries: Meadows Suite and Corner + ground floor galleries: Sciennes

This project is supported by National Lottery through Creative Scotland
https://www.summerhall.co.uk/event/the-women-we-know-discussion/

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EP Graphics and Illustration Fair 2020 Call-Out

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.

Interested?
For more information and to submit your application, visit: http://bit.ly/37n4HKZ

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Visual Art Open

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
6 categories:

  • Painting/Mixed Media/Printmaking
  • Illustration/Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • Photography/Digital Art
  • 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

No age restrictions – all welcome to apply!

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Audacious Women Festival 2020

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.

Full details can be found here!

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Theatre Workshop for 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.

Tickets here:
https://audaciouswomen.scot/content/visual-theatre-workshop-tragic-carpet-visual-theatre-company

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Art Wednesdays at the Anatomical Museum

Anatomy@Edinburgh and the Anatomical Museum, University of Edinburgh, have launched Art Wednesdays. An afternoon of non-tutored drawing from the unique and historic collections of the Anatomical Museum, out with our public opening times. All abilities welcome!

Website – https://www.ed.ac.uk/biomedical-sciences/anatomy/public-engagement/art-wednesdays 

These sessions are £8 per session, with the inclusion of refreshments and a very unique opportunity to see and draw from our reserve collections, usually not on display, with the objects changing each session (a very rare opportunity!). Dates are Wednesday 5th February, 4th March and 8th April 2020. All money goes straight to the Anatomical Museum to aid in its curation.

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