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Creative Opportunities

Explore creative opportunities at The Cheltenham Trust this autumn for artists, writers, performers, makers and others looking to develop their work in the arts. We welcome applications from individuals from communities who are under-represented in the arts, particularly Black, Asian and minority ethnic creatives.

Art in YOUR Quarter

Have your artwork exhibited in an outdoor gallery

Have you been exploring your creativity during lockdown? Have you been working on a craft, art, poetry or photography project that you would like to share with your community?

We are looking for individuals and community groups of all ages and experience to share creative lockdown projects with us. Your artwork will become part of a pop-up exhibition trail located outside The Cheltenham Trust’s iconic landmarks.

This project has been designed as a creative and accessible public platform intended to comfort, create and inspire our community in response to the Covid pandemic.

There will be space for us to exhibit up to 40 pieces of work. We welcome people of all ages and experience to apply. The closing date is 8 September 2020. 

 

Artists in THEIR Residence

£1400 grants for artists (all art forms welcome)

Are you a local artist? Are you interested in taking part in our Artist in THEIR Residence programme? We are looking for six artists to showcase their work from home or a studio and deliver exciting online content to our audiences.

We are particularly looking for artists focusing on creating;

  • Projects that will diversify our online audiences
  • Projects that draw on a wide range of ideas and experiences of the people in our community
  • Ideas that are of high artistic quality
  • Ideas that are safe and can be delivered in line with current government guidelines as they emerge and evolve

There are six residencies available. Closing date 30 September 2020. 

The Wilson Gallery TAKEOVER

£250 to £500 grants for community groups

Launching in Spring 2021 a new Community Art Gallery will open at The Wilson.

We are looking for

  • Community groups
  • Individual artists who would like to work with local groups on a creative project (artists, makers, performers all welcome to apply)

The work created will contribute to a series of community exhibitions at The Wilson gallery, as part of our 2021 takeover.

We are particularly looking for groups or artists focusing on creating;

  • Ideas that tell stories about communities, involving a community group or residents of Cheltenham.
  • Ideas in response to the Covid pandemic that comfort, entertain and inspire the community.
  • Ideas that uncover interesting and diverse stories that make Cheltenham’s resilience to the Covid story unique.
  • Ideas that provide creative engagement in areas of disadvantage
  • Ideas that are safe and can be delivered in line with current government guidelines as they emerge and evolve

There will be space for us to exhibit the work of up to four groups. We welcome people of all ages and experience to apply. Closing date 3 October 2020. 

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