Coco Counselling in Communities Makers Market

We are CoCo Counselling in Communities (www.cocoed.org.uk), a small not-for-profit counselling organisation based in the Southside of Edinburgh. We offer one to one counselling and psychotherapy to all those in the community seeking support for their mental health. Our premise is that all people should have access to affordable counselling within their community, regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to our indoor work, we offer a unique ‘walk and talk’ service for those who seek solace in the outdoors.

On Saturday 28th May we will be holding a Makers Market to raise funds for our much-needed affordable counselling service. The market will consist of around 14 traders, all local makers and artists. In addition, there will be refreshments, music and a silent auction where people can bid for a range of prizes.

The Protecting Veil

By Benet Haughton.

St Mary’s Episcopalian Cathedral, Palmerston Place.

9th – 27th April.
NB: Two musical, meditational events with two pianos played by James Robertson and Hazel Hewitt of The Scottish Music Centre on Wednesday 20th April at 12pm or Thursday 21st April at 2pm. 40 minute performances.
Free entry.
Collection for Ukraine refugees via UNHCR.

Mark Devereux Projects: Dialogues 2022

Mark Devereux Projects invites applications for Dialogues; a 14-week programme of critical exchange, group workshops and one-to-one mentoring for up to twelve artists.

Practicing as an artist can often be a solitary experience – making work, developing ideas and not always knowing whether it is communicating what you aim for. Critique and conversations can be essential in the development of your practice. Dialogues will focus on nurturing your core ideas and ambitions, helping manifest these within the making of your work.

Dialogues is an online programme for artists that may be developing a new body of work, building a new project or working towards an exhibition or commission. Starting in April 2022, each artist will benefit from three group crits, two 1-hour one-to-one mentoring sessions and three group workshops. Experienced mentor and curator Mark Devereux will lead each session; offering tailored and critically engaged developmental support.

Previous iterations of Dialogues have received wide acclaim for the long-term developmental impacts on the participating artists’ practices and careers. Nine artists from the 2021 programme have continued meeting together each fortnight following the programme, with Mark leading crit sessions with the group once a month.

Who can apply

We aim to establish a cohort that represents a diversity of cultural perspectives and artistic practices and welcome applications from a wide geographic spread;
We encourage applications from artists at various points within your career (including artists who may not have received formal art training), working across any medium or methodology. We hope this will help stimulate dynamic conversations with one-another, encouraging sharing and a group support system that could continue on from the project in future months and years;
Taking place online (via Zoom) and avoiding national school holidays, we hope the course will be accessible to those artists that may have parental, caring or other commitments that would affect physical attendance;
We are looking for artists that display a commitment to furthering their practices and long-term careers;
Dialogues is open to artists working internationally, who are able to display a commitment to taking part in the programme and any implications surrounding time differences.

Costs

The full cost for the programme is £420, with payment options available to spread the cost of the workshops across 2-4 months. There is no charge to apply.
Programme

Dialogues 2022 will take place between 21 April – 21 July 2022. Full dates and programme information can be found on the website.
Further information & applications

For further information about Dialogues 2022 and how to apply, please visit: https://markdevereuxprojects.com/artistdevelopment/dialogues2022/

 

Open Call for Visual Artists

We are looking for artists based in and around Edinburgh – VISUAL ARTS POETRY/WRITING MUSIC DANCE/MOVEMENT.

We have the pleasure to offer an exciting opportunity to take part in a collaborative residency followed by an exhibition/performance. You are invited to share your work, collaborate, inspire, explore and take your artwork to the next level.

Residency dates: 26/07 – 01/08.2021 Exhibition/Performance date: 31/07/2021 Place: St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh Supported by: Edinburgh Palette !!! LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE !!!

*Project is funded by donations; any profits will be shared Following the above project, selected participants will be offered an opportunity to exhibit your work during the Autumn group show with Edinburgh Palette – all details will be provided in due time.

TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION please send the following details to: still.moving.art@gmail.com

1. Your name and short bio

2. Sample of your work – whether work in progress or completed (links or files)

3. A statement of why you are interested in a collaborative residency.

Looking forward to hearing from you, feel free to contact me if you have any questions, Joanna

The Bridge Pottery Collective Sample Sale

The Bridge Pottery collective has set up a ‘seconds’ display in the drawing room on the third floor. All items for sale by donation (box on shelf), with proceeds going towards maintenance and equipment for the studio. We hope to open this up to the public in future but for now any tenants wanting to snap up a bargain piece of handmade pottery please come and take a look. We’ll be refreshing the shelves regularly in our efforts to reduce our environmental impact and waste.

Any enquiries to Ania : ania.grajek@hotmail.com, or come knock on studio 2.32

20/20 HINDSIGHT: a showcase of womxn’s writing art and music

Blunt Knife Co. is a new social enterprise based in Edinburgh that supports and promotes creative womxn. This month we launch our first project 20/20 HINDSIGHT, a showcase of writing, art and music by womxn creators.

For the most part, the last 12 months have been a steaming pile of shite, but from within the dung-heap brilliant artists have persevered and pushed out art that has enthralled us, inspired us, excited us and had us fist-pumping F*CK YEAHs to the universe.

From April 10 we’ll be bringing you a selection of 20 works by womxn that you may have missed amongst the chaos. It’s just a drop in a big pool of awesome, but think of it as a taste-test of Blunt Knife Co. and what we’re about.

To stay tuned follow on socials @bluntknifeco or head to bluntknife.co