This years 20th Lantern parade was the “best ever”
and the weather was fantastic, to see more pictures visit our lantern parade page:
This years 20th Lantern parade was the “best ever”
Over the next three years, Junction Arts will be delivering a rich and diverse programme of activity. We as an organisation would like to expand our board . The trustees and staff of Junction Arts are looking to recruit a maximum of 3 new members to the board. We are particularly interested in people to fill the following roles:
- Private Sector Specialist, including knowledge and experience of Business Development and advice on policies, laws and regulations needed to enable growth
- Individual Donor Specialist
If you are interested please go to the Junction Arts website for further details or contact the Junction Arts office on 01246 209219 email Paul Steele email@example.com
If possible we would recruit the trustees so that they can attend the AGM on Monday 28 October 2013 to meet the other members of the board.
For further information click on this link CALL OUT FOR BOARD MEMBERS 2013.V1
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
Junction Arts would like to say congratulations to Hilary from the High Peak area who won the free prize draw by filling in our arts survey. Hilary will shortly recieve a box of cupcakes delivered to her door. We’d also like to thank everyone who took part, there was a great response and many of you offered to be part of our focus group or volunteer at our events which was very encouraging.
Once we’ve analysed the results we’ll make a summary available on the website.
Junction Arts are a participatory arts organisation and we would really appreciate your input in planning our programme.
Here at Junction Arts we are proud that our projects are community led and would like you to fill in our short survey so we can take into consideration your thoughts and ideas.
In return we would like to offer you a chance to win a a box of cup cakes delivered to your home or office over the Easter period in our prize draw.
Deadline for Entries 31st March 2013
To enter the survey please click below:
Junction Arts Survey
Junction Arts Team