Posts Tagged ‘artists wanted’

RawArts Sculpture Workshop

February 11, 2010

As part of Rawlins Community College events for World Community Arts Day, Charnwood Arts and BrightSparks invite you to a RawArts drop-in
sculpture workshop for people with mental health problems.

The first workshop will take place between 11am and 3pm on Wednesday 17th February 2010 at Rawlins Community College.

The session is free and all materials will be provided. Come along on the 17th to find out more about RawArts, enjoy the sculpture session and have a cup of tea with us.


Rawlins Community College
Loughborough Road
LE12 8DY

Telephone: 01509 622817
Main school reception: 01509 622800
Mobile: 07815 630567

RawArts will run weekly on a Monday between 3pm and 5pm from the 1st of March and will be for adults with long term and enduring mental health problems.

For more information, please contact:
Lydia Towsey
mobile: 07888 847840

or Jemma Bagley
South/Central Charnwood Arts Development Officer
phone: 01509 821035
Charnwood Arts, 31 Granby Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3DU


Art Competition – Seasonal Magazine Covers

September 21, 2009

The CPAA is holding an art competition to design seasonal covers for their magazine. The closing date is 1st December 2009.

Please download the entry form for more information.

Submissions invited for our “Living Dreams” art exhibition

September 2, 2009

Living Dreams submissions poster

Living Dreams submissions poster

BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group presents our ninth annual exhibition of artworks by users and survivors of mental health services in Leicester and beyond.

The first forty pieces are automatically accepted (size limited).

The exhibition will be held at The City Gallery, Leicester
from 6th to 17th October 2009
to coincide with World Mental Health Day.

To submit your art work or for more information, telephone Tim Sayers on 0779 547 5806.

Supported by: The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital

Artist/maker wanted – to build a Clock

May 1, 2009

The partnership of Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City PCT and GN LIFT Co are seeking an artist/maker to design and fabricate a working clock that will be located at the ‘Ask Here’ information desk at The Mary Potter Centre. City Arts and NDC were commissioned to oversee the delivery of public art within the building.

Download the artist brief for more information.

Deadline for application is 5th May, and the work must be finished and installed by 5th June.

Submissions invited for “Out of Mind” art exhibition

September 5, 2008
Out of Mind poster

Out of Mind poster

Submissions are invited for “Out of Mind”, the eighth annual exhibition of artworks by users and survivors of mental health services in Leicester and beyond…

Supported by the charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital.

First come first served, we do not judge. The first forty pieces are automatically accepted (size limited).

The exhibition is to be held at the City Gallery, 90 Granby Street, Leicester from 7th to 18th October 2008.  It will coincide with World Mental Health Day.

To book your place or for more information, telephone Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482.

Young Male Artists wanted…

August 13, 2008

Are you a young man with experience of mental health issues? Are you also an emerging poet or budding performer? If so, ‘Showcase Live’ needs you!

What is it?

  • This is a creative arts project targeting young men (16-35) of primarily African, Asian or Carribean descent.
  • It will use artforms like poetry, hip hop, rap and others.
  • It is set to take place between September and November 2008.
  • It will see 6-7 young men (who will be between 16 and 35) working closely with leading arts professionals to produce a live showcase of their own work.
  • Each participant will be paid for their participation.

Tell me more …

Over a series of 9 creative workshops 6-7 young men will receive close mentoring from the following leading artists:

  • Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze – the internationally acclaimed poet of Jamaican origin
  • Nicolas Makoha – a charismatic poet and educationalist who has performed around the UK and
  • Michael Brome (AKA Sureshot) – experienced local poet and ‘big brother’ of the project.

The workshops will lead to a final show, to be staged at the newly refurbished Y Theatre. It will be professionally produced by the high profile renaissance one and directed by the nationally acclaimed producer, mentor and curator Melanie Abrahams.

Who’s behind it?

‘Showcase Live’ is an exciting new project made possible by funding from the Community Development Foundation and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Led by BrightSparks (Voluntary Arts in Mental Health Group) it’s core partners are:

  • Akwaaba Ayeh (local mental health advocacy service for people of African, Carribean and Asian descent, formally the ‘Mental Health Shop’)
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and
  • renaissance one (nationally acclaimed agency, producing and curating spoken word, poetry and fiction-based events.)

How do I get involved?

If you like to take part in the main showcase – or attend a couple of more open poetry producing workshops, to be led by Jean and Sureshot, then let us know.
You can do so by calling:
Pamela Campbell (Akwaaba Ayeh) on: 0116 2471525,  email:

For more information please contact Lydia Towsey, Chair of BrightSparks and Creative Arts Coordinator for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust: