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Artloco seeking artists

Artloco Gallery is looking for amateur and professional photographers resident within the South East of England to submit work for a photography exhibition. Artloco is a new community gallery opening in Ticehurst, East Sussex in December 2009. Their first exhibition will focus on photography by local photographers.

Artloco will bring a wealth of art to the community from the community, a celebration of local art for local people. It will show how creative the community is and also teach the community new skills. It will be a meeting place that will inspire each and every resident of our capabilities as a community.

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Barewindow in Burslem, Stoke on Trent

The Barewindow project is calling artists in Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire.

The Barewindow project, which commenced September 2009 and is planned to run for 6 months, utilises under used shop windows to bring art to town and city centres.

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Conference tackles empty shops problems

With predictions that one in six shops will be empty by the end of the year, a national conference will see how empty shops are being transformed into art exhibitions, studios and workspaces, and community hubs.

The conference will bring together a diverse range of people interested in saving local high streets, from arts organisations to local authorities, and will include practical sessions about using empty shops alongside presentations by experts and thinkers in the field.

The event is hosted by the Empty Shops Network, which earlier this year helped the Department of Communities and Local Government come up with ideas to address the growing problem of empty shops, which resulted in £3 million being given to 57 cities across the UK. The initiative also led to Arts Council England announcing a fund to support artists using empty shops.

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Henry Moore Institute research opportunity

 Henry Moore Institute Research Fellowships (2010-2011)

The Henry Moore Institute is inviting artists, academics and curators to apply for their fellowship programmes.

Research Fellowships are intended for artists, scholars and curators, interested in working on historic and contemporary sculpture using the Institute’s library, archive of sculptors’ papers and the collection of Leeds Art Gallery. Up to 4 fellows will be given the opportunity to spend a month in Leeds to develop their own research in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Senior Fellowships are intended to give established scholars (working on any aspect of sculpture) time and space to develop a research project free from their usual work commitments. Up to 2 senior fellowships, for periods of between 3 to 6 weeks will be offered. 

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Looking for Venue: Alfred Hitchcock Museum

Film Historian Sandra Shevey, who has been celebrating the work of director Alfred Hitchcock for more than 25 years, is looking for a museum to house the considerable collection of Hitchcockana that she possesses.

Sandra, a BFI Associate Tutor, writes and lectures about Alfred Hitchcock location art, and runs a tutorial walk `in the footsteps of the Master`. The walk includes `soundbites` from her 1972 interview along with some of Alfred Hitchcock`s original storyboards

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Call for 'Cheap' proposals

Independent zine Cheap is putting on a creative fair at Islington Mill in Salford on Saturday 26th September and are looking for proposals for stalls.!

Cheap are not looking for proposals on one side of A4, with half a dozen images to give an idea of what you (want to) do.
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Ideas for pop-up projects for empty shops

A team of Tower Hamlets residents are meeting with the Council to discuss the use of empty/disused spaces (including shopfronts). Tower Hamlets covers the area of Shoreditch, Whitechapel, Bow, Isle of Dogs.

The group are welcoming all ideas for creative/community/interesting projects to propose to install in some of these spaces (for the short/medium term)

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What could you teach?

If you offer workshops or other kinds of teaching, School of Everything is a useful way to find work.

The site acts as an online exchange for both paid teaching and informal skillsharing. It was recently described by the Guardian as ‘a beautifully simple idea using the web to connect those who have something to teach with those who want to learn.’

The site is free to use – after registering, you can create a teaching profile with detailed information about your work and the kinds of teaching you are interested in offering. Potential students contact you directly and you can take bookings through the site.

School of Everything was created by part of the team behind Pick Me Up, the weekly DIY culture e-zine that ran from 2004-6.

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Pretty Crafty 3

A dedicated and contemporary arts and crafts market takes place in Hastings in August.

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The One Show's Summer Exhibition

The One Show know that many of you are passionate about creating art. So the early-evening BBC One magazine show is asking to see your masterpieces.

From Friday 26th June 2009 the programme will be launching The One Show's Summer Exhibition, inspired by the Royal Academy's yearly exhibition which is open to the public.

Whether it's watercolour, printwork, crochet, pottery or other kinds of artwork, it's free to submit a photo of your original art to The One Show website.