The Whitleigh Big Local

The Whitleigh Big Local is comprised of 5 sub groups.
Parks & Spaces
Older People
Young People, children & their families
Environment
Community Hub

 

Any Whitleigh resident can come along to the regular meetings and help us make decisions that affect you!

To find out when the next meeting is happening click this link, it will take you to the Diary page on our website. http://whitleigharts.weebly.com/7-whitleigh-diary-of-events.html

Whitleigh Arts are, at present, a spin off sub group within the Environment Group. (painting the Whitleigh Green steps) but we are also involved with the Older People’s group with future plans of Whitleigh Radio, Art Exhibitions in local business premises and music & lunch events in our local pub, The Albermarle on Budshead Road.

The Whitleigh Big Local is creating opportunities in Whitleigh, helping support local people to make decisions and improve their community.

Whitleigh Big Local launched in your neighbourhood last summer (2013) !  Through a series of art and cultural engagements including dance, food, film, family days, workshops and music we are celebrating your community and talking to you about what you want to have happen in Whitleigh.

Whitleigh has been awarded £1million to improve our community. The funds come via The Big Local and Whitleigh residents can decide how it is spent. Perhaps you want to see the community centre brought back? More services or activities? Better green spaces and play parks? Employment opportunities? If you have a vision or even a small idea for Whiteleigh then please share it with us.

You can find information of The Whitleigh Big Local on the FaceBook page here at https://www.facebook.com/WhitleighBigLocal?fref=ts  or online here at http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/newsreleases?newsid%3D316917 and here at http://www.localtrust.org.uk/?project=whitleigh
You can email The Whitleigh Big Local at whitleigh_bl@outlook.com

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Welcome To Whitleigh Arts

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Welcome to Whitleigh Arts!
Whitleigh Arts are a sub group of The Whitleigh Big Local.
http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/newsreleases?newsid%3D316917

A group for Whitleigh and other local Plymouth, UK Artist’s. This group has been set up as a sub group of The Whitleigh Big Local.

This project has been set up by Sandy Wager, a local, self taught, Whitleigh Artist. You can visit Sandy’s website here at http://artbysandywagercom.weebly.com

We all know a friend or neighbour who is a fantastic artist but that friend or neighbour does not know how to get their art out there!….they may be shy, or very likely, underestimate their talent or simply cannot afford the expense of framing their artworks for shows and exhibitions. Frames cost a fortune, especially exhibition frames and this is the main reason I have been prevented from exhibiting my work more than I presently have. Trying to get a gallery to show your work is a nightmare and some do not want to risk showing work by a new artist, and also, most artist’s are poorly paid or cannot afford to advertise and promote their work to the general public.  I also think that most artist’s know that most people think we do not have a proper job!
In a short sentence, Artist’s get a real bad deal!  This has to change!   Blimey, we could become the Whitleigh Artist’s Revolutionary Squad! (WARS) 🙂

All Whitleigh and other Plymouth artists and supporters are welcome here. That includes Photographers, Film makers, Writers, Poets, Textilers, Crafters, Greetings Card Makers, Musicians, Singers, Actors, Sculptors, Ceramicists, Potters, Graphic Artists, etc,…….

You can also find us on our own FaceBook page (Whitleigh Arts) at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/760720490622697/?bookmark_t=group

It is fantastic that we residents in Whitleigh have one million pounds to spend on things that will help improve our area and our lifestyles but we also have to think about ways of making this money work. Each project needs to make some money in order to help with the running costs. (A raffle or tombolla won’t do on it’s own!).  We need other ideas too and art supply donations will go a long way to helping us out. As an example, I have a guitar amplifier that I want to donate. If other people want to donate something we will need a place to store these things until we have our own venue so, if anyone has some spare storage room they could kindly let us use then please let us know.
If we had our own community centre, we would need to pay for the running costs year after year. We need your ideas on how we can make Whitleigh successful and self sufficient.  If you have any ideas and would like to get involved please use the forums at the bottom of this page or use our contact page.
(There are other sub groups within The Whitleigh Big Local that are not art related).

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Explaining ACEO Art Cards

ART CARD, EDITIONS, AND ORIGINALS (ACEO’S) are gaining popularity with a huge and new following of collectors across the world.

They really are Little Pieces Of Art!

 

EXAMPLE

This ACEO is called ‘Crazy Paving’ by Sandy Wager.
These are the little pieces of puffy plastic that are found in the middle of those sticky back plastic letters and numbers that are used as embellishments for greeting cards.1510416_645632472166501_764418050_n

This is a relatively new art form which was developed in 1996 by a Swiss Artist.
ATC’s are typically made from card stock, but can be made of any material, including fabric, metal, plastic, wood, canvas, watercolor paper, playing cards and other materials. They can be painted, sewn, embellished with buttons, shells and other small items, collaged, drawn, rubberstamped, etc. The possibilities for how to create these are endless!

 

‘One Tree’ Art Card. Acrylic paint. By Sandy wager

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ACEO’s are all miniature works of art. All cards must measure 2. 1/2″  X  3. 1/2″.

 

“Elephant With Blue Bird” by Sandy Wager
Glitter & Metallic Pens

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Exhibition Spaces. Lot’s here!

Exhibition Spaces. Lot’s here!

You could also join my FaceBook group ‘Plymouth & Southwest Artists for daily news on new spaces to show your art here at https://www.facebook.com/groups/48971463458/

360° TRUST: ARTIST STUDIO/WORKSHOP TO RENT A large artist/makers studio available enjoying an inspirational location in a light and spacious grade II listed former watermill on the Castle Hill estate near South Molton, North Devon EX32 0RN. £225 per month, fully inclusive of 24/7 access, all utilities, telephone, broadband, business rates and parking. For more information see www.360trust.org or call 01598 760658’

 

 

ARTIST’S STUDIO’S AVAILABLE AT REDEARTH GALLERY – Bickleigh Great studios for rent, suitable for artists, craft makers, graphic designers etc, various sizes all with easy in and out terms. Bickleigh is situated on A396 between Exeter and Tiverton.- please contact Steve Paramor on 07989343121 steve@redearth-art.com www.redearth-art.com

 

 

MEETING ROOMS/COURSE VENUE Kingdon House Community Association, Tavistock has rooms available for hire at reasonable rates to artist groups to hold meetings, run classes or courses. Facilities available kitchen, space with sprung floor Largest space seats 40 people and kitchen facilities Visit www.khcommunityassociation.org.uk for details

 

 

GALLERY SPACE FOR HIRE CASTLE STREET, EXETER A bright gallery space available to hire in central Exeter. Suitable for artists to exhibit and sell their own work. Hire of the room is from £150 for 6 days. No commission on sales unless use of the card payment facilities are required. Artists can use the gallery as a workspace for the duration of the exhibition, provided care is taken. For further information contact Erin Cox www.erincox.co.ukerin@erincox.co.uk 01392 660836

 

 

THE REAL FOOD STORE EXETER EXHIBITION SPACE AVAILABLE The Real Food Store is Exeter’s first community owned food business; it has an excellent cafe & exhibition space; if you are a local artist interested in exhibiting your work in 2012 please email events@realfoodexeter.co.uk you can check out the store at www.realfoodexeter.co.uk

 

 

STUDIO SPACE GREEN HILL ARTS MORETONHAMPSTEAD Low-cost, easy in/easy out studios, stand alone workspace and offices for creative industries at Green Hill Arts, a new, mixed use community development based in the old Moretonhampstead primary school. For further information please contact Julia Darby on 01647 440855 or email manager@moretonhampstead.com

 

 

ART at THE WORKS not-for-profit art gallery created by local architect Steve Whettem to provide quality exhibition space in Tavistock, Devon, for selected artists to showcase and market their work. The Works, 3 Dolvin Road, Tavistock, Devon PL19 9EA Visitwww.artattheworks.co.uk for details of how to exhibit.

Social Networking & Forums For Artists

Social Networking & Forums For Artists

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES FOR ARTISTS (FORUMS, BLOGS, ETC) 

 

ABSOLUTE ARTS

http://www.absolutearts.com/

 

ART BABBLE

http://www.artbabble.org/

 

ARTISTS DAILY

http://artistdaily.com/

 

ARTISTS SITES

http://www.artistsites.org/

 

BLOGGER

https://www.blogger.com/start

 

B-CUT

http://www.b-uncut.net/

 

CULTURE INSIDE

http://www.cultureinside.com/homeen.aspx

 

LINKEDIN

Meet up with other artists and galleries. A chance to brag about your achievements.

http://www.linkedin.com/

 

MEET THE ARTIST

http://www.meet-the-artist.com/home.php

 

MY ART PLOT

http://www.myartplot.com/

 

MY ART PROFILE

http://www.myartprofile.com/art_news/?page_id=2

 

MY BEST CANVAS

http://www.mybestcanvas.com/

 

NORTH DEVON DIRECTORY

http://www.northdevondirectory.co.uk/

 

ONLINE VISUAL ARTIST

http://onlinevisualartists.com/forum/

 

PAINTING ABOUT

Artist from across the world join together to help each other with art projects. Nice and lively site.

http://painting.about.com/

 

RANKED ART

http://www.rankedart.com/

 

SMARTIST CAREER BLOG

http://smartistcareerblog.com/

 

START LOOKING

http://www.startlooking.co.uk/

 

SQUIDOO

Build Squidoo Lens about anything really, including your art or subject matter, and get fans to vote and make it visible.

http://www.squidoo.com/

 

TWITTER

Spread the word about your art in short phrases.

http://twitter.com/

 

WET CANVAS

http://www.wetcanvas.com/

 

WORDPRESS

(note: blogs on WordPress.com are non-commercial, therefore it is better to use WordPress.org and self-host your blog)

http://wordpress.com/

ARTISTS……BUILDING AN ONLINE PRESENCE

ARTISTS……BUILDING AN ONLINE PRESENCE

A list of websites where you can add your art for FREE! If you know of any more free webites please let me know.

 

I am not a member of all of the following websites. If you are, then I would like to hear your opinions of them.

 

I am a strong believer in using FREE services. If you find that any of the websites are asking you for money, please let me know.

 

Remember, Market your art anywhere you can, be totally shameless about it, you never know when or how people might discover you.

 

 

 

Heaps of artists websites here.

 

http://alltradeart.co.uk/

 

http://www.artatoo.com/art/en/home.shtml

 

http://artbistro.monster.com/

 

http://www.artbreak.com/

 

http://www.artbyus.com/

 

http://www.artcardswanted.com/

 

http://www.artgallery.co.uk/

 

http://www.artician.com/

 

http://artid.com/

 

http://www.artistsdirectory.co.uk/

 

http://artistsforartists.com/

 

http://www.artistful.com/

 

http://afonline.artistsspace.org/

 

http://www.artfire.com/

 

http://artflock.com/

 

http://www.artq.net/

 

http://www.artslant.com/

 

http://artwanted.com/

 

http://www.artween.com/home/

 

http://www.asingularcreation.com/

 

http://www.beetlebird.com/

 

http://www.bluecanvas.com/

 

http://www.booyippee.com/default.aspx

 

http://www.buy-and-sell-art.com/

 

http://www.carbonmade.com/

 

http://www.cgsociety.org/about/

 

http://www.conceptart.org/

 

http://www.coroflot.com/

 

http://www.deviantart.com/#

 

http://www.foundmyself.com/

 

http://www.flickr.com/

 

www.furaffinity.net

 

http://www.imagekind.com/

 

http://localartist.org.uk/

 

http://www.myartspace.com/

 

http://www.mysoiree.net/

 

http://www.noenga.com/

 

http://www.on-linegallery.co.uk/

 

http://www.paintingsilove.com/

 

http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourgallery/

 

http://www.sell-arts.com/

 

http://www.voodoochilli.net/

 

http://www.wanae.com/

 

http://www.warmtoastcafe.com/

 

http://www.windowonweb.com/

 

http://www.zibbet.com/

 

http://www.1000markets.com/

 

 

 

 

ART SUBMISSIONS FOR APPROVAL OR JURIED APPROVAL

 

http://www.artgallery.co.uk/

 

https://www.artocracy.org/

 

http://www.artquiver.com/

 

http://www.artshow.com/

 

http://www.gallerytoday.com/

 

http://www.gozabo.com/

 

http://www.ivoteforart.com/

 

http://theartgallerist.com/

 

http://www.theuntappedsource.com/

 

http://www.ugallery.com/

 

 

A WAY TO FUND YOUR ART 

 

KickStarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/

Artists Funding Sources

Artists Funding Sources

ARTISTS FUNDING SOURCES

 

 

Artists’ International Development Fund (England)

Although aimed at individual artists, small groups of artists whonormally collaborate in their work can also apply.

http://tinyurl.com/7lu3gmv

 

 

 

Jerwood Creative Bursaries

This scheme offers talented arts graduates from less affluent backgrounds the opportunity to start a career in the arts.

http://www.culture.gov.uk/what_we_do/arts/6736.aspx

 

 

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Arts programme supports the development and dissemination of new ideas to increase people’s experience, enjoyment and involvement in the arts in the UK.

http://www.phf.org.uk/page.asp?id=65

 

 

 

PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY

Financial support to women musicians.

www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Partnerships/FlagshipProgrammes/Women-Make-Music

 

 

 

PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION FUNDING FOR ORGANISATIONS & GROUPS

They offer support across all genres of new music.

http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Home

 

 

 

The Access Bursary Fund (PSAAB)

Plymouth City Council

Those most in need will be eligible for a bursary of £1,200 a year.

http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/ssschoolaccess

 

 

 

The Barbara and Philip Denny Trust

Supporting aspiring writers,  illustrators and historians.

http://www.dennytrust.org.uk/howhelp.html?gclid=CO3u_JSgi7ICFUNTfAodEy0ArA

 

 

 

The BBC Performing Arts Fund

The BBC Performing Arts Fund aims to seek out and support aspiring individuals and community groups who, for reasons of lack of existing support, personal background or circumstance, would not have been able to achieve their greatest potential without the Fund’s support or intervention. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/performingartsfund/aboutus

 

 

 

THE CLA CHARITABLE TRUST

facilities for the disabled

www.cla.org.uk/About_the_CLA/grants%20application/

 

 

 

 

The Clore Poetry and Literature

Awards fund poetry and literature initiatives for children and young people, under the age of 19, across the UK.

http://www.cloreduffield.org.uk/page_sub.php?id=331&parent=35

 

 

 

THE DAVID CANTER MEMORIAL FUND

This fund offers awards to give financial assistance to those working in the crafts for 2012 thiswill be CERAMICS.

e-mail rachel.mackie@crafts.org.uk

 

 

 

The Elephant Trust

Grants to artists and institutions (priority is given to smallorganisations and galleries) for new, innovative visual arts projects based in the UK.

http://www.elephanttrust.org.uk/docs/intro.html

 

 

The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation considers applications for grants from Charitable Organisations, NOT FROM INDIVIDUALS.

http://www.wingatefoundation.org.uk/

 

 

 

THE MICHAEL TIPPETT MUSICAL FOUNDATION

The Foundation’s purpose is to make donations in the field of music

http://www.tippettfoundation.org.uk/index.htm

 

 

 

UK GERMAN CHALLENGE FUND

Grants are available to support a wide range of cross-curricular activities for schools.

http://www.ukgermanconnection.org/schools-funding

 

 

 

WELLCOME TRUST

Small Arts Awards

(projects – up to and including £30 000)

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/index.htm

 

 

 

THE WINGATE FOUNDATION.

The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation considers applications for grants from Charitable Organisations, NOT FROM INDIVIDUALS.

Performing Arts and Music

http://www.wingatefoundation.org.uk/

 

 

 

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

The Arts & Older People

http://www.wcmt.org.uk/report-categories/the-arts-older-people.html