It is always an extra pleasure to visit an artist’s studio, to see their working enviroment as well as the art. This year we have the benefit of an umbrella organisation, Open Studios Notts, who have pulled together a whole programme, over several weekends, of open studio events. Sponsored by the County Council, the OSNotts team make it easy to find who is open when and where. There are openings throughout May and June, with details on their website.
We don’ t have a Jobs Board any more, but occasionally a job will catch our eye. One such is the Production Assistant position at Spool, a chance to get involved in the day to day running of their Nottingham office and studio – film/digital media. But you will have to be quick to apply, it closes on 17 April, that is next Tuesday. More details are on their news site.
Not all “arts funding” news is negative. The Couny Council has recently publicised its Arts Fund, which is targeting arts projects needing funding of £500 to £2500. They say
[they] welcome applications from individual artists, members of the community, arts organisations together with community and voluntary groups….The term “arts project” is flexible. It may be a single event, a series of workshops, a programme of music or an artist residency
There are various conditions and details, all described on their website. The main restriction is that this is money from the county, so it is only for arts projects in the county, not the city. We will temporarily rename this blog “Creative Nottinghamshire” and refer you to our twitter name, @creativenotts, while you read the details.
John is one of our team of bloggers. He can be reached on john AT creativenottingham.com and followed on Twitter @johnwithbeard