Thursday, 13 September 2012

Backroom Creatives - new awards for emerging artists and makers

Today Journal 2 - the newly re-launched What's On supplement in the North Devon Journal - launched Backroom Creatives, a new award scheme which aims to discover and nurture emerging artists and makers in the North Devon area. Atelier is very proud to be sponsoring the new award scheme alongside Stella Levy from the prestigious annual arts and craft show Art Bazaar.

So if you are an undiscovered talent - or know someone who is - this could be a great opportunity to help you launch your career as a professional artist and maker.

Backroom Creatives is open to all ages and it doesn't matter if you have received professional training at art school or, through your own hard graft, are completely self taught.
Perhaps you are retired and have discovered your talent later in life? You might have recently graduated or are a busy parent, juggling home, work and creativity.
What does matter, however, is that you are at the point where you have started to develop a small body of work that showcases your own unique creative style and you are now looking to take things to the next level. Backroom Creatives is designed to celebrate emerging artists and makers and is therefore not open to anyone who has previously exhibited or sold their work in a professional capacity.

There are two Journal2 Awards up for grabs. One for the most promising artist and one for the most promising maker.

Each winner will receive:
A profile of you and your work in Journal2.
Professional mentoring over a six month period from Atelier Contemporary Craft Gallery owner Tracey Benton and Art Bazaar founder Stella Levy.
A media relations workshop with the North Devon Journal's leisure editor Rosanna Rothery, showing you the very best way to approach the media and begin to build your profile.
A free exhibition space at Art Bazaar 2013 where you will launch your new creative career to a discerning buying public.

To find out more grab a copy of the North Devon Journal today! You can also go to their website here and we have posted information on the Atelier website here.
The Journal will be publishing regular updates which we will feature here on our blog, in our email newsletter (sign up here) and on our facebook pages.