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For more information about our Christmas selling exhibitions and future programme contact Saffron Wynne or Flora Pearson: /  01626 832223

Spaces & Places 26th October – 9 th November 2013
Local artists are invited to explore the theme of Spaces & Places, and to produce new works of art in response. Full details of entry can be found at
Harbour House, The Promenade, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JD. Handing-in day: Monday 21 October, 10 am-12 noon

Morfudd Roverts craft fellowship - Crafts Study Centre Farnham
Apply for p-d fellowship to study the textile collections. - DL 15 November, find more info here:

Sturt Craft Centre invites applications from experienced craft practitioners working in ceramics, jewellery, textiles and wood to the Sturt Artist-in-Residence program.
For details visit
Deadline: 31st October 2013

Annual grant scheme for ceramists awards up to £1000.
Further details contact
Find details online here.
Deadline 15th December 2013

Grants that enable weavers to purchase equipment and materials; take a sabbatical to reassess the creative nature of their work; pursue a specific project; or develop in any other way approved by the trustees, applicants need to have two years working experience before applying.
Grants of between £500 and £5000 available visit
Deadline 14th March 2014

ACCESS ART - learning resource grant for educators
Offering £200 ea for yr creative learning resources, collecting from tutors/community art teachers/group educators:
We are looking to recruit 10 to 15 artist educators in the first instance. The deadline to apply is December 1st 2013. There will be opportunities during 2014 to apply during the second and third stage, if you are unable to meet this deadline. Please email with your application. More details abotu the whole project are found on the following link:

Artist Sought to Turn Science into Art:- Fire & Ice!
Paid (£10k-15k pro rata) combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, photography, visual arts
Exeter University is inviting artists to submit a proposal with costings to join part of an innovative science team at the University of Exeter. The artist will join an EU funded project called ECOFLAM, part of which seeks to use art to convey the results of scientific research.

The Science
Wildfires have been part of our planet’s history for 410 million years. Throughout this long history the types of plants that have dominated Earth’s ecosystems has changed, which has influenced the type and nature of wildfires. ECOFLAM combines state-of-the-art flammability experiments with palaeontological observations of fossil plants to create estimates of the nature of ancient fires for 5 key periods in the history of our planet. It will consider whether the dominant wildfires were slow moving fires creeping through leaf litter or whether they were hot, ferocious and fast spreading fires ravaging the canopy of the trees. This distinction is important because the nature of fires influences the ability of ecosystems to recover following a fire as well as chemical cycles that operate on our planet. The project aims to determine the importance of changes in fires in the history of our ecosystems.

Artistic Exploration
We aim to explore how art can be used to represent scientific ideas. The artist will work with the team leader Dr Claire Belcher to create artistic visions of the research results. At the end of the project the team will hold an exhibition of the works at U. Exeter.

ECOFLAM will run for 5-year period. The successful artist will be subcontracted to U. Exeter. We will consider bids in the region of £10,000 for the whole project. Further budget exists for exhibition costs. Interested artists should submit an outline of how they would represent the work (limit 1000 words); send a breakdown of their fees for undertaking the project plus CV and cover letter that highlights their suitability and previous experience.
Application deadline = 30/10/2013. Please send applications to: Claire Belcher c.belcher[at]

Studio spaces at Dartington Hall

There are a number of wonderful spaces at Dartington which are currently un-used, either because of poor access, lack of internet or no running water! What these spaces lack in utilities they make up for in character and provide unique studio spaces on the stunning Dartington Hall Estate.
These ‘messy spaces’ are now available for free short-term artist residencies (max six months) as part of our IMMERSE programme, which supports the development of new work   If you are interested in space at Dartington to develop your work please send a CV and covering letter detailing your space requirements to: Lara Lloyd, Producer Arts Development:

Workspaces for Artists
ARTS HUB: Affordable studio facilities available to rent for artists in Exeter - Manor Road, St Thomas. (Next to Montgomery school.) Space for up to 20 artists plus exhibiting opportunities, workshop room, kitchen etc. Contact Adam: 07561806484

Low-cost, easy in/easy out studios, stand alone workspace and offices for creative industries at Green Hill Arts, a new, mixed use community development based in the old Moretonhampstead primary school. For further information please contact Julia Darby on 01647 440855 or email

ART at THE WORKS is a not-for-profit art gallery created by local architect Steve Whettem to
provide quality exhibition space in Tavistock, Devon, for selected artists to showcase and market their work. The Works, 3 Dolvin Road, Tavistock, DevART at THE WORKS not-for-profit art gallery created by local architect Steve Whettem to provide quality exhibition space in Tavistock, Devon, for selected artists to showcase and market their work. The Works, 3 Dolvin Road, Tavistock, Devon.