Artist Opportunities

We currently have various opportunities available for local artists!

Central Commissioning Pot for Visual Arts in 2017

After reflection on the discussions held at our meetings,and on hearing about many of your ambitions for potential creative projects, we have decided to reallocate the funds that were to go into realising the Printing Project, into a central commissioning pot for visual arts projects in 2017 around creating new work and engaging the community.
We have been inspired by the suggestions that have already been put forward to us by artists about projects that they would love to run if they had the necessary resources to, and so we felt that it would be great to be able to make these projects happen.
For this reason, the Printing Project will now no longer take place, and we will be extending the deadline for applications for project proposals until 15 March to give people more time to gather thoughts and prepare their proposals for submission. Concepts can be sent in initially and the more detailed formatted proposals can always follow if people need more time to put the details together. Dependent on the amount of funding left we may also invite further proposals to be submitted later in the year.
Proposals must include the following criteria to be considered for a Skipton Art Series commissioning grant (please read the attached Overview document for further criteria):
  • Projects must revolve around the creation of new work and must engage with members of the community. This may be in the making of work, or as a participant or as an audience. 
  • Applications can come in from groups or individuals.
  • Applications must be clearly planned and costed – though if Applicants need help with this they can contact us.
  • There is no set amount for each project, applicants can ask for what they need, though should bear in mind that it is unlikely that any individual application will receive more than £2,000. 
  • The delivery of the project/work should be completed within a year of the application. 

More information about the proposals can be found here: Skipton Art Series Commissioning Grants Overview or by emailing: alice@arts.je.

Applications for the Skipton Art Series Commissioning Pot can be made by filling out a general Jersey Arts Trust grant application form: JAT Grant Application Form January 2017, but must clearly state in their application that they are a ‘Skipton Art Series’ project proposal. Applications must be submitted before the deadline of 15 March 2017.

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Link Gallery Takeover (Skipton Art Series)

Skipton International is to sponsor Jersey Heritage’s Link Gallery from the start of 2017. The Gallery, which is owned by Jersey Heritage, is set in a corridor linking Jersey Museum & Art Gallery to the Société Jersiaise. Each month, the gallery features an exhibition by a different Jersey artist, providing them with a central space in St Helier to showcase their work.

As part of the Skipton Arts Series, Jersey Arts Trust will take over the programming of the space for a three-month Summer Takeover. The  Takeover will take place over May, June and July, allowing a larger number of Jersey artists to showcase work to locals and tourists during the busier summer months. We’re inviting artists to submit proposals for ideas to programme the Gallery for two months. Projects or exhibits proposed for the space can vary in duration, and could last for a number of days up to a full month! Proposal applications for the Link Gallery can be made by filling out a general Jersey Arts Trust grant application form: JAT Grant Application Form January 2017.

(Applicants should state in their proposal that the proposal is for the Link Gallery space as part of the Skipton Arts Series). All applications must be submitted before the deadline of 15 March 2017. Those wanting more information or to discuss proposals should contact Alice Bravery on alice@arts.je.

 

The Morning Boat 

Some of you may have already heard about The morning boat, a new programme of public art in Jersey, produced by the Jersey Arts Trust produced by Jersey Arts Trust, with the ongoing support of The One Foundation. The programme is curated by (Kaspar Wimberley) and Susanne Kudielka.

The morning boat will be a laboratory for research and action, aiming to generate a reflective and meaningful discourse on critical issues and real life practices that are central to the island’s economy, social fabric and way of life. We will focus on local industries that are often referred to as the foundations of the island economy – Agriculture, finance and tourism – and their impact on people’s lives.

The thematic focus for the next two years is agriculture, aquaculture and fishing. Artists are invited to work together with farmers, fishermen, seasonal workers, politicians, chefs, retailers and consumers, to investigate and respond to the locally grown, caught, gathered and reared food chain. They will explore the past, present and future implications of agricultural practices in Jersey, while interacting with and responding to existing infrastructures, social and economic conditions and the products themselves.

The core of the programme involves an international production residency, for which we are currently accepting applications. We hope to invite between two and three artists to Jersey each year. Projects will be developed specifically for the island of Jersey and be presented in public spaces and every-day working environments, in collaboration with the local community. An emphasis is placed on live extraordinary public art events.

We are hoping to build a parallel programme of supporting events and activities that run alongside the international residency, so we would love to hear from you if you are working on something that you feel would be relevant, or have an idea for a project that relates to the themes we hope to investigate. A small fund, curatorial support and a network of supportive businesses and organisations will be on hand to support your contribution. We hope that work by local artists will enrichen, expand and diversify the programme. Please send any questions to morningboat@arts.je

We would also like to encourage exchange between local artists and visiting artists. To aide this, we will be hosting welcoming meals and discussions during each residency, to which you will all be invited. More information can be found on our temporary website http://morningboat.com/ with updates on activities posted to our fledgling Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/morningboat/

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Forum des Arts

Jersey Arts Trust is partnering with Forum des Arts to send a selection of Jersey artists to St. Malo to participate in the city’s three-day arts festival. We are delighted to be opening up the application process for 2017 and would like to invite Jersey artists, aged between the ages of 15-35, to take part.

The event is coordinated by the city of Saint-Malo and runs via the Service Information Jeunesse et Animation de la Ville at the beginning of May. Forum des Arts has been running annually since 2003 and promotes the work of young artists between the ages of 15-35. The Forum des Arts features performances, concerts, workshops and exhibitions, with the historic streets of Saint-Malo as a backdrop. Around 200 – 300 amateur and professional young artists take part every year.

We’re looking for Jersey-based visual artists to take part in this year’s Forum des Arts to showcase the best young artistic talent that Jersey has to offer. If selected, travel and accommodation will be taken care of by Forum des Arts. You can register by filling out a registration form, that can be downloaded below, which needs to include examples of your work, before Friday 24th February 2017.

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Forum des Arts Application Form 2017

CCA Galleries International launches their Summer Exhibition 

CCA Galleries International are inviting visual artists to apply to take part in their first ever Summer Exhibition. The exhibition is based on the successful model at the Royal Academy every summer – exhibits are selected by a panel of professional artists and critics and shown in a group selling exhibition. As well as exhibiting at a prestigious, international gallery, being selected for CCAI Summer Exhibition is expected to help launch the careers of promising Jersey artists, as well as enforcing that of those already established. All work is for sale and will be hung, lit and curated by CCA Galleries Int.

All work should be submitted digitally in the first instance, together with an application form, fee (£15) and further details. The application form, terms and conditions can be downloaded below. If your work is selected, you will be asked to submit actual work for the final judging process in April. If your work is chosen to join the Summer Exhibition, it will be exhibited and for sale in the gallery for the month of July. There will be a private view and speeches on Thursday 29 June.

Categories include: original prints; paintings; drawings; architecture; sculpture; film; photography; as well as a student category for those in years 11, 12 and 13. If your work is selected for the exhibition, CCA Galleries International offer advice on framing and pricing as needed.

Summer Exhibition application form: application form and terms and conditions: Summer Exhibition 2017 T & Cs

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Volunteers

Vacant positions will be listed here. If you don’t find anything now, please check back regularly as we advertise internships frequently, which are usually filled very quickly.

Jersey Arts Trust is frequently in need of interns and volunteers to assist with our many ongoing projects. As well as having the opportunity to work in a vibrant environment on ambitious and exciting assignments, suitable candidates will also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience, which is always beneficial when pursuing a career within the arts world.