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SILENT SPRING - CALL-OUT FOR ARTISTS INSPIRED BY NATURE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

4 March 2021

Silent Spring Wildlife/Nature Artist Opportunity


We are the Minories is looking for up to four artists who draw inspiration from nature for our Silent Spring project.  


Silent Spring will see us working with a broad spectrum of birdwatchers, naturalists and nature groups and will culminate in exhibitions and events across our shop units in Colchester town centre.  


We will commission artists working from nature to produce new work and to propose existing work for inclusion in the exhibition and/or to deliver events connecting people to the natural world.


Fee

The fee of £2,000 is to include all taxes, travel and expenses. There is a small materials budget available to artists.  


Timescale

Exhibitions and events will work around selected artists but occur between April 2021 - June 2021

Application

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send up to 10 images which best represent your work along with a statement of no more than 1 page detailing your practice and/or your plans for events, your interest in the project and what you think you will get out of this opportunity by Friday 19 March 2021.

strategy@wearetheminories.com 


Please get in touch if you have any queries.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES - NOW RECRUITING!

1 March 2021

Artist Residency Opportunity


We are the Minories is recruiting for four artist residencies for our Colchester town centre shop unit at 4-5 Trinity Square. 


As part of our Arable Residencies, we are looking for four locally based, early career artists who will set up residence in the unit for a six week period and create new work inspired by pieces from the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation’s art collection: https://www.vblfcollection.org.uk/collection/ 


This is the second phase of the Arable Residency project and work produced by the first cohort can be found here.


Fee

Artists will have access to the building when they need it and will receive a fee of £1,600 plus a materials budget of £100. There will be an exhibition of the work produced including the work of other Arable artists alongside the pieces from the collection that inspired them. There is no accommodation included with this residency.


Timescale

These residencies begin on 1 April 2021 to finish mid-May 2021


Application

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send up to 10 images which best represent your work along with a statement of no more than 1 page detailing your practice, interest in the residency and what you think you will get out of this opportunity by Friday 12 March 2021.


This is an opportunity for artists based in the Colchester area, so please include your full home or work address with your application.


strategy@wearetheminories.com 


Please get in touch if you have any queries.

PRESS RELEASE - ARTIST RESIDENCIES IN OUR NEW SPACE IN TOWN!

28 January 2021

Read about our exciting take-over of a town centre space, the launch of our Arable artist residencies, and new work soon on display.

MEET OUR EVALUATOR!

28 January 2021

Meet our Evaluator, Kassandra Lauren Gordon, who will be working across our programme strands to document, evaluate and report on our work and impact: Kassandra is a multi-disciplinary artist and social researcher. 


Kassandra is a spoken word artist who usually focuses on relationships and family. She has headlined a poetry event at Stratford Royal Theatre and performed central stage of the Wandsworth Arts Festival and the Croydon Mela festival. Kassandra has just taken part in the iDENT Festival. The iDENT Festival is a celebration of the wide breadth of the Black experience and diverse culture. It seeks to challenge stereotypes, dispel unconscious biases and stimulate conversation.

Kassandra is also a Black British Jeweller who creates fine bespoke jewellery. In the summer of 2020 she wrote an open letter to the jewellery industry about the experience of Black Jewellers and Silversmiths and industry professionals, highlighting how current practices and systems limit accessibility/entry into the trade for Black people; and a five-point plan to help increase the visibility of Black Jewellers and Silversmiths in the industry and amplify their voices. She launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for Black Jewellers and Silversmiths facing financial hardship which raised £19,885 –exceeding target.

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BUY A LIMITED EDITION POSTER BY JUSTIN KNOPP AND HELP SUPPORT THE MINORIES!

December 14, 2020

Our stunning limited edition posters, designed and donated by Justin Knopp, and currently featuring in the Reverting To Type 2020 exhibition, are now on sale for £50.00, plus £6.90 post and packaging. Drop us a line to place your order!

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PRESS RELEASE - NEW APPOINTMENTS & FOND FAREWELLS

10 December 2020

Read about our progress to date, the team in place working towards reopening and the changes at the Victor Batte-Lay Foundation.

#CULTURERECOVERYFUND

12th October 2020

We have been awarded a grant by the Culture Recovery Fund to help us towards reopening!

 
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