Opportunities for funding and exhibiting at Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Information about current ways to exhibit craft work at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen - and links to other craft opportunity listings. Call our Exhibitions team on 01626 832223 for more informaton. Scroll down (mobile) or see RH column for Members' exhibition information... 

A Good Age: Change in my Time 5 craft commissions £2500 ea. Autumn 2019

Deadline NOW OVER:    INFORMATION: 'A Good Age' pdf. information / how to apply

Get Fresh exhibition 2019 
Deadline NOW OVER: 9 July 2018.  Get Fresh 2019 Submission Information

Methods Making Madness: Young Photographers Competition. Guild exhibition: 2019

#MMM19 Instagram: @methodsmakingmadness

A competition for young photographers: 14-21 year olds, living in the South West. Capture the essence and process of creation; a maker, artist, or element of nature - the mess, the mistakes or the progression to perfection. A Guild exhibition of all the selected entries, based on this theme will run from 3 May - 28 June 2019. #MMM19

For specifics of how to enter - including formatting, sending us your entries  /  description about the photos and you, go to: Competition Details.

Submissions accepted until: 31 December 2018 - by email to makingmethods19@gmail.com

David Canter Memorial Fund 2018 Craft Awards (Jewellery and Metalwork)

Deadline NOW OVER:     Download Application Form   Download DCMF Guidelines

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Devon Guild Members exhibition information 2018-19

Read full Summer Show 2018 exhibition details and information for Members  HERE...

Read general guidelines for Members' including The Summer Show education input, prizes, selling and statements - also Riverside Gallery and Showcase Guide, below:

Download: Members General Exhibition Guide

Other craft opportunities

Artist Call-out: Fresh Art@ on ward sessions, Creativity Works

2nd December 2018
South West
Part time Paid (£20k-25k pro rata)
combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, museums, photography, music, theatre, visual arts
Philippa Forsey philippa@creativityworks.org.uk


Artist opportunity to provide a series of 4 creative visual arts / multimedia sessions on an acute inpatient ward. [commencing February 2019] 

We are interested in artists who have experience of facilitating quality creative workshops within a mental health environment and are prepared for and aware of the challenges that may arise in this context. We are looking for artists with a flexible, understanding and calm approach. This project will be delivered alongside museum staff and an understanding of what this may entail will be an advantage.

Deadline: 02 December 2018

Fresh Art@ B&NES, is a partnership project supported by Creativity Works, Avon & Wiltshire NHS Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP), The Holburne Museum, No1 Royal Crescent,

The American Museum in Britain and Virgin Care, that creates new artwork to enliven NHS environments. The artists are people living with experience of mental health and the project enables them to explore, develop and grow through creativity and contribute to community projects. Please read the attached Artists Project Brief [See link below] and return your application to Philippa Forsey by midnight Sunday 2nd December 2018
Applications can either be emailed to philippa@creativityworks.org.uk or posted to: Creativity Works, 1 Wells Road, Radstock, Bath BA3 3RN
If you would like further information about the on ward sessions please contact Natasha, Fresh Art Worker via: natasha.beesley@nhs.net
Link to PDF - click to download: Artists Project Brief

Expression of interest for an arts commission in Bristol, United Communities21st December 2018

South WestPart time
Paid (£20k-25k pro rata)
combined arts, interdisciplinary arts
Jayne Whittlestone Jaynew@unitedcommunities.org.uk


United Communities are building 161 new homes in Southmead, Bristol on an old primary school site (Dunmail). Works are being carried out by Engie from July 2018, completion 2020. We are looking for an artistic installation to the site that will both improve the appearance to the site and reflect the great work being done with the community.

The site located on the edge of the residential suburb of Southmead, (5km north of Bristol city centre).  It sits on the shoulder of the low ridge that arc across the northern Bristol suburbs from Sea Mills to Filton, with big skies and broad views towards Southmead Hospital. The site is overlooked on two sides by semi-detached houses and short terraces constructed in the 1940s typical of the rest of the Southmead estate. The other two sides are green edges: to the east, the grounds of the Lanercost Centre and to the north Elderberry Walk, and a public open greenspace with specimen trees.

The houses are predominantly two-storey semi-detached pairs or short terraces, of ei­ther pale render or red brick with hipped tiled roofs, providing a largely uniform setting punc­tuated by set piece public buildings and local facilities.

Local shops and services are provided at Arn­side Road District Centre, some 350 metres to the south of the development site.

The site is currently used by dog walkers who cross the open field to reach Elderberry Walk, following a strong desire line from the junc­tion across the site. They also follow an existing informal path alongside the Lanercost Centre boundary.

Weston Power substation occupies the corner of the site, which would be uneconomic to relocate. We therefore want to incorporate art work into the fence around this substation. United Communities invites quotations for art installation following community engagement.

Suppliers should read these instructions carefully before completing their submission. Any failure to comply with the requirements for completion and submission of your submission may result in it being rejected.
Contact Jayne for details of the submission. Jaynew@unitedcommunites.org.uk

For many current arts commissions and funding opportunities, visit the VISUAL ARTS SOUTH WEST website - it collates the best listings for artists and makers.

Also joining as a member of  Exeter Cultural Partnership willl flag up local creative opportunities for you

The cultural hub for Torquay & the South Hams - CREATIVE TORBAY gathers arts opportunities & jobs on its wesbite

The national VOLUNTARY ARTS HUB also provides lists of funding bodies

The Cornish based KEAP organisation sends out regular notices of events & exhibiting opportunities

BENCHPEG (UK) lists current commisisoning & job opportuntities for jewellery designers

CREATIVE CHOICES lists UK wide creative jobs and opportunities as does the Crafts Council wesbite: http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/all/

National calls for exhibitors in art, craft and design as well as jobs, commissions and residencies - are listed regularly on the ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND website

The online craft sales portal 'Made By Hand' also has and Job & Opportunites page here https://explore.madebyhandonline.com/jobs-and-opportunities/

Register on the a-n (Artists Newsletter) website to view regular UK art and design exhibition & jobs opportunities: 


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