Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January 2014
Junction Arts are supporting Chesterfield’s contribution to this important commemoration at the Donut Creative Arts Studio. Voices of the Holocaust, an organisation dedicated to promoting holocaust education will be performing Fragile Fire, the true story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
Junction Arts have coordinated a series of writing workshops for young people. Members of the Chesterfield Write Here group have worked with writer and poet River Wolton to create new work inspired by this year’s HMD theme Journeys and LGBT young people from Sheffield, Chesterfield and Derby attended workshops led by writer Sarah Thomasin.
CLICK HERE TO READ THEIR POEMS
They explored stories about the persecution of LGBT people in the holocaust and in today’s world. Jake, Morgen and Lee will share their poems on the subject of the gay holocaust survivor Gad Beck.
The workshops have been funded by Polonia Chesterfield.
We’re happy to report that we have completed Year 3 of the Limestone Journeys
programme. Visit our web pages here to see what fabulous work we’ve been doing.
This years 20th Lantern parade was the “best ever”
and the weather was fantastic, to see more pictures visit our lantern parade page:
Junction Arts is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It is a participatory arts organisation which has built a reputation, during the last 30 years, for outstanding, transformational work in the arts through partnerships and collaborations within the rural areas of the East Midlands. Junction Arts is part of the National Portfolio of Arts Council Organisations and raises additional funds for individual projects and programmes.
Each year Junction Arts carry out community projects involving local communities to build confidence and social cohesion whilst producing a high level of art. Our programme is diverse and develops arts projects for all ages and abilities. The work is delivered by a small staff team, freelance artists and supported by a team of volunteers.
The trustees and staff of Junction Arts are always looking to improve how the organisation operates at all levels and we are seeking to expand our board to help us through an innovative and challenging stage in our development.
How to Apply
We are welcoming expressions of interest from committed professionals and would particularly be interested in appointing a new Treasurer.
Please send an overview outlining your reasons for wanting to join the Board and what skills / experience you can offer along with a current CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information please visit our website www.junctionarts.org or contact Paul Steele, Managing Director of Junction Arts on 01246 209219 if you would like an informal discussion.
Free Family Celebration Weekend at Tapton Lock
Tapton Lock Celebration Weekend Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September, 11.00am-4.00pm at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, Chesterfield S41 7JB.
Come along to the banks of Chesterfield Canal for a vibrant weekend of arts and leisure activities including live folk music, street theatre performances, floating film screenings, have-a-go canoe rides, art workshops, craft stalls and Dr Bike service. During the weekend there will also be celebrated guest appearances by Canal Poet Laureate, Jo Bell, folk singer Judy Dunlop and Chesterfield Folk Club.
We would like to invite artists the opportunity to exhibit or sell work at this event for a small charge of £20 for the weekend. You will be required to bring along your table, chairs and wet weather cover and places are limited and must be booked in advance.
For more information or to book a place, please email Helena Stenton at Helena.Stenton@derbyshire.gov.uk
Artist Call-outs for two new Limestone Journeys Commissions
Junction Arts is inviting submissions of interest for two separate new projects due to start in October 2013, ‘Wear and Tear’ and ‘Farmlands and Crops’.
For further information about the Limestone journeys project, please visit: http://www.creswell-crags.org.uk/limestone-journeys.aspx
Please submit a statement of interest, draft budget and CV to: Aly Stoneman, Arts Project Co-ordinator email@example.com by Friday 30th 2013 at 5.00pm. Please note all artists must have a current enhanced CRB dated within 2 years, Public Liability Insurance, a Driving License and use of a vehicle (as public transport is limited). Interviews will be held in September 2013.
For further information click here to go to our opportunities page.
Pupils, councillors, and project partners came to celebrate the unveiling of the Pleasley underpass mural, pupils from Anthony Bek school had been working with Peter Barber from Urban Canvas to transform an underpass into an amazing piece of art celebrating the local history from prehistoric cave art through the industrial age to the beauty of local flora and fauna. This Heritage Lottery funded project is part of Limestone Journeys programme of work and specific project partners including the Bolsover Countryside Partnership and Derbyshire County Council.
Call for Artists for Bright Winter Nights 2013
Junction Arts are inviting expressions of interest from experienced artists to contribute to the Bolsover Lantern Parade to be held in Bolsover on Saturday 30th November 2013. This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Parade, which commences with ‘lighting up’ in the grounds of Bolsover Castle from 4.30pm and proceeds around the town (5pm), finishing at Market Place (approx. 5.30pm) with carols around the tree. We are looking for exciting and innovative light-based artworks to add to the magical atmosphere of this special anniversary of the lantern parade.
Visit our opportunities page for further information.
Whitwell Community Choir: Choir Leader Wanted
An experienced community choir leader is needed to lead Whitwell Community Folk Choir in Derbyshire. The choir formed in Autumn 2012 to write and perform an original new folk song to celebrate the Limestone Journeys project and the local landscape. Since then the choir, which has around 15 regular members, has continued to meet on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm and to perform folk and traditional songs and carols at local events.
The group are now looking for a choir leader who can work with them on a regular basis to help them progress as a sustainable choir, developing their singing skills, writing a new song and helping at least one member to develop as a choir leader. (You can see a film here of the choir performing at The Festival of The Outdoors in 2012 ).
Approx 10 x 2 hour sessions or equivalent (ie weekend half days, or a mixture of both)
1 x creation and recording of a new song celebrating the local area
1 x day support at a public event/performance
The project is initially funded by Limestone Journeys with the aim that the choir will continue working with the choir leader with funding obtained through subscriptions and grants, with the possibility that a choir member could eventually lead the choir, or share that role.
Artist Fee to be agreed, please specify your daily rate in your expression of interest.
Please submit a statement of interest, draft budget and CV to: Aly Stoneman, Arts Project Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 10th June 2013 at 5.00pm. Please note all artists should have a current enhanced CRB, Driving License and use of a vehicle, and Public Liability Insurance. Interviews will be held in June 2013.
Junction Arts are very pleased to announce they as part of a consortium have been successful in their bid for the Arts Council Creative People and Places Fund for “The First Art” project.
The project “First Art” is based around that 14,000 years ago the only Ice Age rock art in Britain was inscribed onto the surfaces of the caves at Creswell Crags.
These ancient links between people, art and landscape will be ignited once again in this exciting project which brings together artists and communities across Bolsover, Mansfield, Ashfield and North East Derbyshire in a creative exploration of the distinctive landscape and stories which have shaped the areas, industrial, social and cultural life.
Grant recipient: Creswell Heritage Trust
Other consortium members: The Prince’s Trust, Junction Arts, City Arts (Nottingham), and community representatives from the Bolsover Partnership and NAVO
The grant offer (over three years): £1,500,00