Latest News & CV-19 Resources, Advice, Opportunities & Online Activities: July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 edition of the Bristol Creatives' e-bulletin - the fourth CV-19 Lockdown edition! I hope you are all keeping safe and well, and that you are managing to find ways to be creative and productive during this challenging time.  Although physical workshops, classes and courses are still not taking place, we do have a number of virtual events you can take part in so we have reinstated our What's On pages. You are also free to add listings for any physical face-to-face activities you are planning in the autumn/winter, but we recomend you have clear cancellation policies in place, just in case we have an autumn/winter spike.

We also have the latest news, advice, guidance and details of grants and funding opportunities.  As well as a load of great creative opportunities - read on to find out more!
 
Are you running online classes, courses, performances or exhibitions?
If you are running any online activities that are taking place whilst we're still under the CV-19  Pandemic Lockdown - we encourage you to list them in the What's On/Event section of the website so that we can help you promote them!  Please mark them as 'Virtual' clearly in the event title.  Get in touch if you need a hand - sally@bristolcreatives.co.uk.
 
NEW Visual Artists Association Membership Discount For Bristol Creatives
We are also delighted to have been invited to become an Associate Partner of the Visual Artists Association (VAA), a professional body for artists in the UK, in return the VAA are offering Bristol Creatices Gold Members a 10% discount off their STANDARD membership fee and 20% off their PREMIUM fee. 
 

There are many benefits of joining VAA, including free Public and Products Liability Insurance (£5m), Forum Community Access, Training Academy, Artists Marketing 101 Guide, Networking & Events, Resource Centre Access and Trade Directory Access, for more details visit https://visual-artists.org/join/  Please contact sally@bristolcreatives.co.uk to receive your Visual Artists Association discount code.

Bristol Creatives Gold Membership

Don't forget if you are one of our paid Gold Members then it's always a good time to update your Creative Directory listing(s) and to post details of your latest exhibitions, talks, workshops, courses, opportunities, jobs and news on the website, and we'll include them in the next e-bulletin that will go out on around 1 July 2020!

In the meantime don't forget to visit NewsJobs & Events for the latest opportunities and listings, and join over 9500 followers on Twitter @bristolcreative and 'like' our Facebook Page too!  

Please Note: we have also recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.

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A big welcome to our NEW Gold Member:

Amy Oliver - I am a UK based self-taught conceptual artist and my work is drawn upon narratives from the female perspective based on my own experiences of women’s rights and identity, domestic abuse, mental health and invisible illness. I use mannequins in the majority of my work and my intention is to create subtle, relatable pieces that portray both the frangible and durable elements of our existence; in which the subject matter is almost secondary and conversely more intense, and which express vulnerability and instability but also allude to the fundamental core strength within. 

Also a big thank you to the following members who recently renewed their annual Gold Membership:

R E Bucheli Gallery Workshop - Rocio Enriquez- Bucheli, originally from Colombia South America, has lived and worked in the Uk for the past 25 years. She has display and sold her art at a variety of exhibitions in Bristol, Bath, London an internationally, but most recently opened a gallery in Broad Street, Bristol, to display a variety of works that is original, and of high standard, from establish and recently emerging artists. The work showing at the gallery and online will form the basis of an aesthetically pleasing collection, which will represent a future-proof and excellent investment.

Carolyn Williamson JewelleryDelicately detailed silver jewellery. Flowers and leaves are always the starting point for Carolyn's work - a celebration of the simple daisy-chains she made as a child and which turns their fleeting fragility into permanence with immediacy, simplicity and clarity. Commissions and special celebration pieces are welcome, and Carolyn is always happy to tailor a piece to meet individual requirements.

Maze Studios - is an artist-led, not-for-profit organisation providing studio space and opportunities for artists and the local community. Maze Studios is run by a group of dedicated artists, all with a background in Ceramics, having studied Fine Art and Art & Design. Located in Barton Hill, Bristol, Maze Studio’s 4000sq.ft building comprises of 30 artist studio spaces with dedicated workshop areas and two non-ceramic related studios, one of which facilitates textile use. Maze Studios is situated in convenient, close proximity to main bus/train routes.

Raw Umber Studios - We’re a non-profit organisation based in the UK. We run workshops in the South West of England, teaching the skills needed to create representational art in traditional and digital media.

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Several other members also joined up or renewed this month, but haven't listed themselves in our online Creative Directory yet so we can't highlight you here!  Visit our online Help page for information on how to add your listings to the website, or email sally@bristolcreatives.co.uk for more information.  It's easy to do and it will help with your marketing, and generate new work opportunities too!
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Not a Gold Member already? Then join now! Our Gold Membership Scheme is excellent value for money enabling you to promote your work and other activities to over 2000 people each month.  Plus it's a great way to support Bristol Creatives - we rely on Gold Membership Fees to keep the website running and up-to-date, and to send out these e-bulletins!

It costs from as little as £30 a year for which you can post your news, opportunities, announcements, studio listings, jobs and what's on events on our website, which has over 7500+ unique visitors a month.  Your listings will also automatically be included in these monthly e-bulletins, which go out to over 1800+ subscribers and we'll share them on Twitter @bristolcreative which has over 9500+ followers too. All in all a very affordable and efficient way to promote what you do!

You will also be able to set up a listing(s) in our exclsuive online Creative Directory and be showcased in our Members' Showcase Banner on our homepage and benefit from a range of discounts on things like art materials, printing and delivery.  It's great value for money and an excellent way to promote yourself and your creative practice.  For more information about the benefits and to join today visit Gold Members.
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Finally, as usual there's loads going on in Bristol this month and with lots of new opportunities, events and jobs being posted all the time - keep checking the website regularly for the very latest listings.  Please feel free to forward this e-bulletin and recommend Bristol Creatives to your friends and colleagues as we are keen to get the word out about our network so that we can help support and promote visual and applied arts in Bristol.

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