James’ work encompasses painting, verse, collage, sculpture, installation, found objects, prose, collaboration and performance. Taoist and Buddhist influence is at the core of his work and spontaneity is essential to his methodology. He playfully explores themes which are often philosophically motivated and draws from personal experience. James graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2017. He has exhibited, performed publicly and lead workshops widely in Scotland at galleries including the Royal Scottish Academy, the Scottish National Gallery, Embassy Gallery, generatorPROJECTS, Summerhall and Orkney’s Pier Arts Centre. In 2021, James looks forward to being the first artist to exhibit with Dundee’s Volk Gallery and to participating in Hidden Door Festival.
Red Note Ensemble (www.rednoteensemble.com) is looking for a musician at an early stage of their career to join us for a fixed-term one-year, mentored role. We’re seeking someone who is a little bit obsessed about creating new music themselves, and making music with other people, to work with us on a variety of performance and community projects.
We recognise that many people haven’t been able to take up opportunities to pursue a career in creating music due to financial pressures of coming from a lower socio-economic background. For this reason, this post is designed to support the career progression of someone who has faced barriers because of their socio-economic background.
We are looking for someone who has:
• 2-5 years’ experience since leaving school. This may have been on e.g. an education/training course, a job, a caring or voluntary role. It doesn’t matter whether this was or wasn’t directly connected to music
• Shown sustained commitment to generating their own new music
• Some experience of working with music with community groups, but may have had no formal training
We are now accepting applications to exhibit at the second edition of Handmade Interact | The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair. Be a part of a carefully curated event of diverse UK-based contemporary makers. The Interactive Virtual Craft Fair will provide fresh, on-demand content, where visitors will experience the fair through a series of interactive “Live Sessions”, “Workshops”, “Demonstrations” and more with our exhibitors.
Whilst open to all, this new edition will focus on Women in Craft. During the month of March we will be celebrating International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day. Take advantage of this unmissable E-commerce event that offers you the ideal selling environment over a key week in the run up to Easter on Sunday 4 April. As an E-commerce website, “Handmade Interact” encourages our visitors to buy directly from your online
shop page during our fair dates. This means that we offer you a service in which we run the website, marketing, and handle online transactions and operations for you. This is all included as a part of your exhibitor package as well as website training.
Would you like to join a group of women who are committed to building lives & businesses that work for them? If you know what’s important to you and what you want from life, you can then build a business that is aligned to that. Helping both you and your business to thrive.
The Soul Traders Club is a group coaching programme for women who want to grow both personally and professionally. It is for female business owners, whatever stage of your journey.
There will be:
* Weekly Zoom calls 9.30-10.30am on a Friday for 40 weeks of the year. (Sessions will not run during school holidays). The first session is on Friday 8th January 2021.
* A Closed Facebook Group where members can stay in touch and get support & advice from other members. Self-employment can be lonely some days!
* Coaching exercises to enable you to gain deeper clarity on what you want from your life and how your business can help facilitate this.
* The accountability for you to stay focussed on your goals.
Are you a local and/or ethical maker/producer?
Would you like an outdoor market opportunity to sell your products in the run up to Christmas?
Sign up to Christmas Market on the Croft (Leith Community Croft, 4 Johns Place, EH6 7EL)
Pitches available for 1 or more days.
Saturday 19th/Monday 21st/Tuesday 22nd/Wednesday 23rd/Thursday 24th December
Gazebo and table provided (electricity may be available depending on demand- please enquire)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to book a pitch.
My name is Lyn Ray. I am a qualified coach and have over 25 years business experience. I work with smart women who want to build lives and business that work for them on their terms. I believe the working practices of many organisations do not work well for women, or allow them the flexibility they can require at different stages of their lives, and have experienced this personally. For this reason I am passionate about the opportunities that self employment can bring to women. I am starting a new initiative in January 2021 called The Soul Traders Club. It is a group coaching programme for women who are passionate about growing their businesses to allow them to thrive in their wider life.
It will provide the accountability to help you stay focussed on your goals and allow you the camaraderie of being in a group with other women with a similar vision for their lives.
The group will run on a Friday morning 9.30-10.30am over Zoom and begins on Friday 8th January 2021. There will also be a Closed Facebook Group for members to allow everyone to keep in touch, and to ask for advice from other members. I am offering a 4 week free trial in January. You can find more details about The Soul Traders Club and sign up for the free trial on my website www.lynray.co.uk. After the trial the cost will be £20/month.
Wishing you a very happy festive season and I hope to meet some of you in January.
Artists’ Tuck Shop have just launched an open call opportunity for artists with a corresponding interest in food to contribute recipes and artworks for an upcoming artist-made cookbook. They have received funding from the National Lottery administered by Creative Scotland to do this and are currently accepting applications for 10 artists to join a further 15 invited artists in contributing to the cookbook.
Successful artists will receive the following:
£250 artist fee based on Scottish Artists Union’s Rates Of Pay guidance
Support from a curator and graphic designer throughout the process
Promotion of their practice (both art and cooking) via Artists’ Tuck Shop’s social media channels and Artists’ Cookbook marketing