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

Welcome to the November 2020 edition of the Bristol Creatives' e-bulletin.  I hope you are keeping safe and well as we head back into National lockdown mark 2:

The government announcement on Saturday 31 October means that all but essential travel will not be possible between Thursday 5 November and Wednesday 2 December, subject to a vote in Parliament on Wednesday 4 November.

We are working hard to ensure that information on Bristol Creatives website is relevant and up-to-date. However, this cannot be guaranteed due to the ever-changing nature of the current situation. Please check with venues and organisers before visiting by calling ahead or checking their website directly as some organisers will be switching their exhibitions and events to online.

Are you running online classes, courses, performances or exhibitions?
If you are running any online/virtual activities - we encourage you to list them in the What's On/Event section of the website so that we can help you promote them.  If they are taking place online please mark them as 'Virtual or Online' clearly in the event title.  Get in touch if you need a hand - sally@bristolcreatives.co.uk.
 
NEW For 2020 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 December 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 Members:

Rachel Ford -  Rachel is a brummie illustrator, now based in Bristol, who is inspired by witches, women and whimsy. As an Illustrator commissions include work for BBC, Printhaus, Lab22, Ariel View, Guccihighwaters and Arthole.

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

Ben Smith Affordable Web Design - We can help your business become more successful online in Bristol and Worldwide. We are website design and marketing experts who help generate enquiries with stunning designs and quality SEO for search engines, not forgetting great logo design too. Are you looking for a simple startup package or a bespoke system? We can help.

Graham Morgan Photography - I’m an experienced professional photographer, supplying high quality imagery for advertising, internal communications, editorials and web/digital publicity.  I specialise in photographing people at work, and also the immediate working environment; this will typically cover all industries and occupations.
 
Bristol Print Room is a new printmaking studio in Eastville. We now have three portable presses so we can do outreach workshops anywhere in and around Bristol. Tutor Steph Renshaw teaches lino printing, dry point, collagraph and etching, perfect if you want a colourful, hands-on, high quaility art workshops for your event or community group. Workshops can be tailored to suit children or adults and beginners aswell as more experienced printmakers.
 
PRSC - The Space is a venue in the heart of Stokes Croft: it is a bit like a village hall, basic and flexible. It is located in a once-derelict industrial building which has been lovingly converted by artists and volunteers into usable spaces which support growth and strengthen the creative community. It is available for hire and has room for up to 80 people sitting and 150 people standing. 
 
Stokes Croft China - Stokes Croft China holds workshops to create a uniquely decorated piece of fine English bone china. On every first and third Sunday of the month, we open up our workshop to participants who can choose their piece and collage as many images and as much text as they like from our unrivalled collection of historic ceramic transfers.
 
PRSC Media Studios - Filmmakers, artists and media creators - space & equipment to hire. PRSC has a media studio and hot desks for hire to make committed and relevant work, but might not otherwise have the equipment or space.
 
Auntie Gee & The Kane Gallery - I am Gilli Kane also known as 'Auntie G' owner of the pop up and on-line The Kane Gallery.  I have two permenant venues in Bristol as well as the gallery on-line.  They are The Berkeley House Hotel, Berkeley Square (view by appointment) and The Shakespeare in Totterdown.  I have a variety of pop ups across the year. 

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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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