A “story” and “brand” for Lowestoft : meeting at the Orbis Centre

An invitation from Waveney District Council

Thu, 14 February 2019  08:00 – 09:30 GMT at the Orbis Centre

Lowestoft and the surrounding area has many great assets, beautiful sandy beaches, gateway to the Broads National Park, a growing off shore energy sector and the first place to see the sunrise in the UK, but there is also a sense that we could do more with them and a desire to fully realise the area’s undoubted potential. Waveney District Council have enlisted the expertise of thinkingplace, the UK’s leading place branding agency to develop a Place ‘Story’ and ‘Brand’ for Lowestoft.

A story would benefit Lowestoft to talk about aspiration, pride and retaining talent and be positive about the place. The story will shape our approach to tourism, culture, where we invest in our town centre, what kind of infrastructure we need and what kind of businesses we should encourage to relocate here. It will be the building block to Lowestoft’s future, but to have the greatest impact it needs to be shaped and owned by as many people as possible. This is where you can get involved: thinkingplace will be running a workshop in Lowestoft where community and business representatives can hear more about the work being undertaken and feed their views in.


Open Call: Art in the Hut installations at First Light Festival

Open Call : Art in the Hut installations at First Light Festival which is taking place on the 22nd/23rd June 2019 in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Art in the Huts will take place in the colourful beach huts on the lower promenade of South Beach, Lowestoft.
The Art in the Huts open call aims to support up to 8 artists in responding to the First Light Festival concept by creating in situ artwork within a beach hut. This could encompass the following:
  • 3D/ 2D artwork
  • Audio/multi media
  • Other

Terms of Residency

A beach hut measures 2mx 1.7m, 1.6m high with a fully boarded door. Power will be available.
There is a stipend of £150 to support the installation.
We are preferably looking for local/regional artists.
How to apply
Application can either be made online to info@firstlightlowestoft.com
or a hard-copy can be posted or delivered
to First Light Festival, Parham House Barn, Brick Lane, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9LQ.

The application should consist of the following:

  • An artist statement that includes a clear description of your proposed installation outlining materials and process (no more than 750 words)
  • Up to 5 images of your concept for the installation
  • Up to 5 images of examples of the your artists portfolio to date
  • A CV
The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the 15th February 2019 (online) or must be delivered to the First Light Festival (address above) by midday on the 15th February 2019.
For more information, please contact Lizzie Hall, Project Manager, First Light Festival by email info@firstlightlowestoft.com
01728 723321
(9am – 5pm Mon – Fri )

Call for Entries: Open Exhibition : Peterborough

The Open Exhibition is an open to all visual art competition. It offers artists the opportunity to exhibit as part of a professionally curated and public-facing show, taking place over all three gallery spaces of Vivacity’s Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.

Entries are accepted in the form of painting, drawing, photography, prints, sculpture and applied arts. Installation and performance art will be considered, but will depend on available gallery space. Each artist can submit a maximum of 3 works.

Entry Forms and payment should be submitted by the entry deadline on the 22 February 2019.

Entry forms are available fromhttps://vivacity.org/theatre-arts/art-gallery/open-exhibition-2019/

For more information/enquiries regarding this exhibition please contact:

EMAIL: arts@vivacity.org

Open Call for Artists : Inspired by Becker Exhibition

IBBAS welcomes both the general public, interested in supporting our aims and activities, and artists keen to participate.IBBAS team runs a show with professional standards. It is a requirement of exhibiting that you are in agreement with these.

IBBAS membership fee  £10. Exhibition fee £20. Artists may now submit up to 5 hung pieces (as well as unframed and cards as per Rules doc). TOTAL fee payable therefore is £30.

Titles etc are not required before July, but pieces submitted must have been made in the 12 months before the exhibition date, and with Inspired by Becker in mind.

Artists are required to help with the running of the exhibition.

Application forms must be submitted by April 30th 2019.

Download the 2019 Artists’ Application Pack