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New Midlands arts organisation looking for artists

BRINK is a new contemporary arts organisation based in the Midlands, UK.

The group are currently creating an archive of emerging and established artists for inclusion in future indoor and outdoor events in the UK and abroad. The call is open to artists from all over the world.
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Brighton's documentary film festival

Documentary fever will once again be hitting the streets of Brighton and Hove from the 24th - 27th of February with the return of SEE, The Brighton Documentary Film Festival.

SEE is dedicated to all things documentary and celebrates both existing and emerging talent within the industry. This year will see a programme packed full of screenings, premieres, workshops and seminars.

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Bristol empty shop space available

A Bristol empty shops project are looking for artists, curators and groups to hold exhibitions in 2011.

Broadwalk Arts ask those using the space for £30 per weeks use (of the whole space!) towards running costs (£25 for members of Broadwalk Arts CIC) and 10% of any sales, although work does not have to be for sale.

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Free Partnership Development Workshop

Slack Space Colchester are running a free workshop for anyone interested in taking an active part in overcoming the barriers to building successful art spaces in empty shops.  

This workshop builds on the success of Slack Space Colchester and provides an opportunity for anyone looking to create a similar cultural project for creative artists and musicians.

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Earth and Fire - opportunity for potters

Earth & Fire is one of the country’s premiere ceramic events. For three days, at the end of June, over a hundred potters from across the UK and Europe come to Nottinghamshire to sell direct to the public from outdoor market stalls set in the grounds of a ruined 12th century abbey. 

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Coventry hospital commissions

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust is seeking expressions of interest from artists and designers to undertake the commission of two site specific works, one for the main corridor of the fourth floor leading from ward 40-41 and another for the main hub area of ward 40.

The commissions will commence in January 2011 and be complete by the end of late summer, early autumn 2011.
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Empty shop hosts travelling workshop

A one-day workshop at Agora, the project run by the Empty Shops Network in Shoreham by Sea, aims to cook up something interesting.

The Travelling Pantry workshop made by Social Spaces will bring together a range of people - including residents, community workers, artists, and entrepreneurs - and look at how to make things happen in less traditional ways. It will stimulate new and interesting local projects which could use Agora as their base - these might be tiny interventions or the start of something big.

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Studio available in Portslade

A studio share is available at Trafalgar Studios, North Street, Portslade.
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Horsham Ukulele Society Needs You

Do you play the ukulele? If you are in the Horsham area and are a beginner, an old pro or fall somewhere inbetween - and want to help start a Ukukele group in Horsham - a recent convert to the uke would love to hear from you.
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Norwich ShopArt!

Norwich is making good use of the funding that was allocated through the Department for Communities and Local Government to support high streets and town centres through the recession by encouraging meanwhile use of empty premises in the city centre. Norwich Arts Centre has been commissioned to run the initiative on behalf of Norwich City Council. They have called the project ShopArt! and an exhibition of a rang of art in shop windows will last for 6 months from October 2010 to March 2011.

Norwich Arts Centre is now calling for submissions with a deadline of August 27th. For six months from early October ShopArt! will see at least 10 empty shop windows in Norwich city centre filled with art by local artists. Artists from all over Norfolk are invited to submit ideas to ShopArt! co-ordinator Grace Jackson with details of how they would like to fill a window.

The ShopArt! project aims to show the amount of artistic creativity in Norwich and Norfolk as well as improving the feel of the city centre and build on the work that Norwich Arts Centre is already doing to encourage and support local artists and performers.