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Community, Creative and Visual Artists wanted

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Date: October – December 2008
Location: england


* Community, Creative and Visual Artists
Fee: £120 per day for 20 days

We are looking for experienced and highly creative community artists to work alongside Chester Performs and Emergency Exit Arts leading up to Something Wishful, a large scale spectacular taking place on the River Dee on 12th December 2008. Something Wishful is the closing celebration of Cheshire’s Year of Gardens 2008. We are looking for creative artists with excellent community arts experience to lead workshops with schools and community groups. We need artists with a mixed skill base with experience of celebratory, practical and community arts and would welcome wide backgrounds including visual and carnival arts.

Dates vary but you need to be available for up to 20 days from 13th October to 12th December.

Deadline: Tuesday 9th September 2008

* Community Arts Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Fee: £60 per day for a maximum of 40 days (October ´ December 2008)

This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring artist to work with us on this exciting event and would be particularly suitable for a recent graduate or similar wishing to further a career in celebratory and community arts. You will receive training in a number of skills and will work directly alongside artists with a wide ranging set of skills on offer.

Deadline: Tuesday 9th September 2008

For further information please contact Emily Campbell, or call 01244 409113.

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Join the Public Realm selection panel for 2008/09

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Location: online


The Public Realm section of the Axis website ( is a selected showcase, celebrating the most exciting art projects that take place in the public realm.

Axis commissions critical writing on a diverse range of recent projects to inspire artists and commissioners and broaden the understanding of current practice in the public realm.

We are looking for four people from England and one from Wales to nominate projects and act as an advocate for Public Realm.

You will have an interest in contemporary art; knowledge, interest and enthusiasm for current innovative public art projects; and the ability to write about art in a critical, accessible and engaging way.

You will be contracted to nominate one project every quarter over a period of a year. This will include the writing of text (400 words maximum) on your selected work and providing photographs for the article. The text should set the context for the work and include a brief critical appraisal. In addition, as part of the advocacy role, you will be required to make those involved in the project aware of your nomination.

Axis pays a fee of £75 for each nominated text. We are unable to publish projects you have worked on.

The deadlines for nominated projects are: 10 October 2008; 10 January 2009; 10 April 2009; 10 July 2009

How to Apply

Please send a letter stating why you would like to be a member of the Public Realm selection panel and what qualifies you for the role to by Friday 29 August 08.

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SAND, Swansea Animation Days 2008

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Date: 24 – 28 Nov 2008
Location: wales


SAND is the International CGI and animation conference now in its ninth year, organised by Swansea Metropolitan University. Held in Swansea, SAND is the leading UK conference event for CGI animation, digital content and creation, attracting visitors and speakers from around the world, holding sessions on computer games, procedural animation, films, post production techniques, TV commercials and motion capture.

This year promises a stellar line-up with Double Negative, the Soho effects studio who created VFX sequences for the new Batman film ‘The Dark Knight’ as well as ‘The Pearce Sisters’ award winning creator Luis Cook of Aardman Animations and Blitz Games (SpongeBob, American Idol) already confirmed.

Throughout the conference week there are also animation screenings (this year including ‘Persepolis’ and ‘The Dark Knight’), professional sector workshops and business seminars. One of SAND’s aims is to bring together specialists and delegates from different industry sectors who use CGI, to engender new collaborative partnerships and products.

More information on the SAND 2008 programme and online ticket sales will be released at the beginning of September on the SAND website at

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