All the images in this post are from the International Postcard Show at Surface Gallery. This year they have not provided a means to identify the individual artists, so I am unable to give credit to any of these wonderful designs. The show is on until 14 February, highly recommended.
Our Links Round-Up covers events and opportunities next week and beyond for those whose NY Resolution was “to get organised”.
Next Friday, 6 February, sees the return of the popular Light Night in Nottingham. We have blogged about several of these in the past, for example the February 2012 event, and each year there are different things to see and do. The full, official list for this year is on the City Council site.
That same day, during the day (11.00-17.00), is Interactive at Nottingham:
a day long event featuring creators from across the media landscape explaining how they have approached cross media content and used different platforms to tell their stories, reach new audiences and develop revenue streams.
There are speakers from the National Theatre, Guardian, BBC Knowledge & Learning among others. It is at Broadway, costs £15, and full details are on their site.
While you are at Broadway, you might want to consider it that it is 25 years old this year. They are
inviting tenders for the researching, copywriting and design of entertaining and informative cross-platform publication (print, mobile, online) celebrating its first quarter century of history.
The deadline for applications will be 5pm on Thursday 12th February 2015, and more details are on their site.
If you found it a struggle to create a proposal for Broadway, or anyone else, you might like to attend Dodge The Shredder – a Funding & Proposal Workshop at Nottingham Contemporary on 26 February. The producers, Creative Greenhouse and East Midlands Visual Arts Network, say they aim to help you:
successfully acquire funding,
create project proposals,
effectively write about your practice,
On the same day, across town, is a Business Expo, an event at Nottingham Conference Centre (NTU city centre) which they say is to “showcase and celebrate business in Nottinghamshire”. The publicity for this suggests it will offer
Bringing businesses together to network and promote the city and county
Driving businesses from SME’s to large corporate
Supporting inward investment into the city and to showcase the city to potential new companies
Supporting the 3 main core areas set out by the Creative Quarter – Digital media, Life Sciences and Cleantech
Apprenticeships and Jobs
Workshops and Hubs
Tickets are £15, details on their site.
There are at least two Markets coming up at the end of March and the start of April. First the Nottingham Creative Fringe will be held on the weekend of the 27- 29 March. After last year’s success, the organisers want to make it
a multi-venue arts festival based on the edge of the city centre where Sneinton and Hockley meet. We’re working with City Arts, Nottingham Writers’ Studio, Sneinton Market and local galleries/studios to put together a programme of events.
Got an idea for an immersive multi-media installation? Give us a shout. Want to share your wisdom on local creative endeavors and practices? Love it. Do you deliver workshops on all things crafty? Whatever it is, we want to hear from you, so we can discuss your potential involvement.
If you are interested in taking part, check out the site or email them: nottinghamcreativefringe AT gmail.com
Two weeks later, the Bird In Borrowed Feathers Mini Market will be taking place on 11 – 12 April at the Malt Cross. Further details on their site.
Regular readers will know of our interest, indeed passion, for yarn bombing (just search our site). You may not have noticed, (I didn’t), a more general CraftBombing last year as part of Voluntary Arts Week. The organisers want to make a bigger impact (if that is the right word) this year. They invite knitters, felters, quilters, embroiderers, or any crafty individuals, to read their CraftBomb Checklist for more information on how to take part.
Finally, City Arts are now firmly established in their new premises in Hockley and have a number of interesting projects over the next few months, including for Light Night on 4 February, the Clay Transformations exhibition in April, and the Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness exhibition in May. More details on their site.
Over to you!