There are a few interesting opportunities out there for creatives from the West Midlands at the moment. I thought I’d highlight a few:
> Recent art graduates from the West Midlands should apply to New Art West Midlands 2013. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in partnership with The Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Grand Union are organising a high profile selected exhibition as well as offering five bursaries for recent visual arts graduates from the five regionally-based university art schools. The aim of the exhibition and bursaries is to profile the best, critically-engaged work emerging from the university art schools in the West Midlands since 2010 and offer new visual arts graduates a high quality professional development opportunity. You can apply here.
> Eye Candy: Temporary public art commissions – Fused Magazine is currently organising a festival of visual pop culture which will take place in October. They are looking for illustrators, typographers, artists and designers to beautify the exteriors of some of the disused spaces in Southside. I think there are some very interesting spaces with a lot of potential. More information here.
If you are interested in these type of opportunities you can’t do better than sign up to the Turning Point West Midlands bi-monthly artists’ news and opportunities bulletin.