Posted on 07 December, 2016
Call for images for MANIFEST 2016 – A personal message from Mary Morrison
The Annual MANIFEST event is a unique opportunity to get together and celebrate everyone’s ‘creative 2016’. One of the things that makes MANIFEST so special, is the rolling slideshow of images on screen which are testament to the quality and diversity of work that is happening in, and coming out of the Scottish Borders. It’s not too late to submit images for this year’s slideshow so please send your images in to Kay McCluskey by Monday 12th December so that you are part of the picture!
Many thanks to those of you who have already sent your images.
Mary Morrison, Creative Leader, CABN
MANIFEST 2016 – Performers announced!
8.00pm – 10.00pm, Thursday 15th December 2016
MacArts, Bridge Street, Galashiels
We are delighted to announce that performing at MANIFEST 2016 will be the talented young singer/songwriter from Peebles, Millie, and the award winning Hawick based writer, Sara Clark. For more information please visit the CABN website.
For more information – including booking and how to send us your images - please visit the CABN website.
Visual Arts Scotland – Hands on Day/Meet Your Maker
2.00pm – 4.00pm, Sunday 11th December 20160
The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh
Visual Arts Scotland’s ever popular 'Hands On' day makes a return this Sunday, and this time they have built on the event’s popularity by collaborating with Craft Scotland and their Meet Your Maker Programme. Artists will be on hand to demonstrate the techniques they use to create some of the works in the exhibition, and you can even have a go yourself! This event is free for all the family, donations are welcome.
Taking part are:
And meet invited ceramicists with Craft Scotland Celebrates Ceramics:
For more information please visit the website.
Creative Scotland – Regular Funding Information Session
2.00pm – 4.00pm, Thursday 15th December 2016
Creative Scotland are holding a series of Regular Funding information sessions around Scotland in December 2016 and January 2017. These sessions are specifically for representatives of organisations who are thinking of applying to Regular Funding for 2018-21. Creative Scotland staff will lead group discussions, offering practical guidance and the opportunity for prospective applicants to ask questions about Regular Funding.
Each session is scheduled to last for two hours and refreshments will be provided.
Places at the session in Galashiels are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited to two places per organisation.
For more information and to book please visit Eventbrite.
Extending Practice Group
10.00am – 12.00 noon, next meeting Tuesday 20th December 2016
Studio on the Green, 19 The Green, Selkirk
The Extending Practice Group are an informal friendly gathering of professional creative practitioners from different art forms that meet once a month to share and extend their practice.
The sessions are led by choreographer, Claire Pencak, and commence from a body based, performative practice but are presented in a way that can be taken up and adapted to individual art forms. The group includes movement practitioners, visual artists and musicians. Writers would be most welcome to join. The two hour sessions are an opportunity to explore improvisational and compositional structures, consider diverse approaches to space and time and to develop alternative vocabularies.
It is also an opportunity to meet and share practices and ideas with a wide range of other artists.
Whilst it is desirable that people attend regularly it is understood that this is not always possible. Please let Claire Pencak know if you intend to come along on firstname.lastname@example.org, please also contact Claire for any further information.
The sessions are free of charge this year thanks to funding from Live Borders.
Future sessions are:
31st January, 28th February, 28th March, 25th April and 30th May - all at the Studio on the Green
27th June and 25th July – at The Bakery, Rear of 11A Exchange Street, Jedburgh
Peebles Outdoor Film Festival – Calling All Adventure Filmmakers
Deadline for submissions: 12.00 noon, Monday 9th January 2016
Following the success of its 2016 Outdoor Shorts competition in January, which saw a record number of entrants, the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival is once again inviting short film submissions for its 2017 festival competition.
Ahead of the next festival (27th – 29th January 2017), film-makers of all ages are invited to submit outdoor-themed films, either documentary or fictional work, of no more than five minutes duration that demonstrate creativity, originality and story-telling skill.
Films can detail a particular adventure, journey, sport, personal experience, or be a portrait of a particular person or place. All must capture the magic and natural beauty of being outdoors.
An entry form and full guidelines for entrants to the 2017 Outdoor Shorts competition can be found on the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre website, or you can call the Box Office on 01721 725777.
Shop/Studio for Let – Call out for Notes of Interest
Notes of interest are invited for a shop/studio space in Galashiels. Approximately 30 – 40 sqm. Rent would be £300 per calendar month. This is below the threshold for rates so only rent and utilities payable.
This would be a great opportunity for a local artist to have a studio space as well as a prime retail frontage to bring in income. Potential to share with another to split costs.
For more information please contact email@example.com.
Harestanes Hedgehog Exhibition
Exhibition dates: Saturday 1st April 2017 – Sunday 4th June 2017
Harestanes are looking for artists, illustrators, print makers, textile designers, jewellers and sculptures to exhibit in their Spring exhibition.
The work must feature the hedgehog in some form, artists can submit one or multiple pieces.
Work to be delivered by around the 20th March 2017.
Harestanes take 30% commission plus VAT.
For more information please contact Toni Coyle at Harestanes Visitor Centre on TCoyle@LiveBorders1.org.uk
Scottish Borders Tourism Partneship 2017 Exhibtion – Call out for Exhibitors
Conference date: Thursday 23rd March 2017, Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick
The Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership (SBTP) is a collective of private and public sector companies working to promote the tourism industry in the Scottish Borders. It represents tourism businesses across a number of sectors, including Self Catering, Bed & Breakfast, Caravan & Camping, Hotels, Visitor Attractions, Food & Drink, Ancestry, Events, Festivals and Retail.
For the past ten years, the SBTP has hosted an industry conference with the aim of gathering together tourism businesses to share knowledge, network and collectively be inspired, focused and galvanised about the future of our local tourism industry. The 2017 conference will take place at Tower Mill in the Heart of Hawick on 23rd March, the planned theme for the day is Collaboration & Connectivity: Moving the Scottish Borders Forward. The SBTP is looking for Exhibitors to help support the 2017 conference within the Trade Stand area. This is a unique opportunity to directly engage with approximately 100 local tourism businesses and increase your brand awareness and dialogue with them.
In return for your support, SBTP offer:
A trade stand will cost £30.00, which includes space, a table, power sockets if required and entry to the conference for one person, including refreshments and lunch. Additional conference tickets will be available to exhibitors for the discounted price of £10.00 (normally £25.00).
For more information please contact Vicki Steel on firstname.lastname@example.org.