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Ignore the Rain – Prizes, Awards, Courses

clouds and sun
clouds and sun

Snow day clouds with sun spectacular2 by Kathy McGraw, http://www.flickr.com/photos/4blogs/3142948531/

It’s raining on your bank holiday – what are you going to do?  How about heading for the cloud?  Culture Cloud to be precise:  the New Art Exchange is heading up a national competition in a “digital space”.  In their words

CULTURE CLOUD is a digital space for artists to upload their artwork onto a web portal where both recognised curators and public audiences will vote for the works they like.The most popular and intriguing will be exhibited at New Art Exchange in August 2012 in a unique exhibition that will see two of the finalists crowned the winners of CULTURE CLOUD.

There will be two winners of all sorts of prizes including display at NAE.  One winner will be chosen by a popular vote via Facebook and other means, and one chosen by curators from a number of galleries.  You have until 4 May to get your entry in – details on the special website[And if you are shortlisted, let us know: editor@creativenottingham.com]

If you have been reading Aston’s brilliant guest blogs you will have some insight into the complex balancing that goes into effective sound projections.  [If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading this series, why not start with Lucie’s interview and his first post, then carry on reading.]  Amplification is not always the answer. But for your creative business, the Amplify programme at Antenna just might be.  Particularly at the moment as they have three awards on offer, but you will have to get on with your application, the deadline is next Monday. Details on their site.

Finally, if you believe that this rain will, eventually, be followed by summer, you might want to look at the NTU Creative Short Courses for this summer.  A whole range of courses, typically a week long, covering decorative arts, fashion, graphic design, photography, textiles and more. They aren’t cheap, typically a few hundred pounds [early bird discount of 10% before end of May], but may be just the thing to take your mind off today’s weather.


John is one of our team of bloggers. He can be reached on john AT creativenottingham.com and followed on Twitter @johnwithbeard