Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Arts Jobs

Dear you lot,

This summer I subscribed to the Arts Council's Arts Jobs digest, and found it very useful. They send you one email a day with a list of all the jobs, internships, calls for submissions, etc. that they have received for that day. Through it I took part in the opening show of a little gallery on Finchley Road, and got a friend of mine an internship with a photography studio. I continue to find it useful, it has built up my C.V. significantly, and I imagine that it will be helpful when I have finished my degree and am looking for a proper job or to take part in shows.

Recent items of note:
  • Call for a Punch and Judy performer for the private view of an exhibition in east London
  • Call for submissions to a charity exhibition in a London hospital with the title ‘Heart’

Here is a link to the sign up page, once you have entered your details go to 'my account' and make sure you set your membership type to 'Digest' and not 'Normal', if you leave it on normal then you will receive up to 30 separate emails a day, which is very annoying.

Good Luck,


Sunday, January 22, 2006

Penniless artists, pipe up here!
The future of arts lottery funding - have your say!

The Government has launched a public consultation on the future of the National Lottery Good Causes to determine how lottery money will be spent from 2009 onwards.

This is your opportunity to speak out to safeguard the future of the arts as a valuable and valued recipient of lottery funds.

To have your say, please fill out the questionnaire at before February 28 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Happy New Year

'I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art' - John Balderessi

Happy New Year, everyone. We trust you had a good one.
Many thanks to all who attended (and persevered with) the percussive nightmare that was the Casstration Christmas drinks. After a couple of hours of white noise, and many a futile plead for peace, we emigrated to the more aurally pleasing environs of The Castle. It seemed work out in the end, and we hope everyone had a good night. We certainly enjoyed ourselves and it was great to see so many people there.

Just a couple of very dull but very important things to kick off the new year:

1) In order to make Casstration official, and therefore eligible for Union funding, we have to hold an AGM (Annual General Meeting), which must be attended by at least 20 members of the society. We attempted to hold this twice before Christmas, but for some reason unbeknown to us, the Union have not been very helpful in getting this done. But rest assured that we are pressing them to help us out so we can get the bureaucratic stuff out if the way. We already have a few artists that are interested in giving talks, but we can’t confirm dates, etc until we have had the AGM.

2) We have attempted to email everyone that has signed up for Casstration. However, a substantial number of emails have failed to get to the recipient. We think this is the result of 1 of 2 possible reasons: 1) your inbox is filled to its capacity and therefore cannot accept any more mail, and/or 2) we can’t read your handwriting and have typed it into the address line incorrectly. If it is possible that either of these applies to you, please let us know so we can rectify any mistakes. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on anything.

In the meantime, feel free to post stuff on here. We’re a bit lonely at the moment.
If you have any queries or ideas for future Casstration events, and if anyone has any photos from The George/The Castle, please email them to us at

Beth, Jon & Charlotte