Sunday, 22 March 2015


An extract from A.N
Looking out from the back seat of a car as it enters a carwash tunnel. The windscreen and rear-view mirror are concentric frames within frames in this dark, constricted space. The sound, too, is oppressive: the pummel of water jets, the whir of the conveyor, the pulse of a man’s breathing. White soapsuds across the windscreen cut through the black, accentuating a partial reflection of the driver’s face in the mirror. “When you put these substances in your body… the animal part of your brain thinks it needs these substances to survive,” he says. “That’s what you’re up against … and it’s vicious.”

This is a scene from Melanie Manchot’s new multi-channel video installation, connecting remembered moments from the lives of 12 people in recent recovery from drug and alcohol misuse. Read more about 12 the collaboration between Portraits of Recovery and artist, Melanie Manchot in A.N

Space2Create in Kendal, is holding a new exhibition in its gallery based on themes of Stigma and creative wellbeing. See the flyer below.

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme 
Not for profit organisations such as such as registered charities; voluntary organisations; schools; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to £10,000 through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme. The grants are available for projects that:
  Help children and young people experiencing illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  Any kind of disability
  Behavioural or psychological difficulties
  And / or living in situations of deprivation.
The closing date for applications is the 1st June 2015. Read more at: 

Artists International Development Fund 
Arts Council England has announced that its Artists International Development Fund will re-open for applications on the 23rd March 2015. This is a £750,000 funding stream for artists to develop links with artists, organisations and/or creative producers in other countries. Freelance and self-employed artists can apply for small grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to spend time building these links to broaden your horizons and open your work to other perspectives. The programme is open to emerging and mid-career artists working in combined arts, literature, music, theatre, dance, visual arts and crafts and design. You must have received recognition for your work in England and not have extensive international experience. Your application must also include a letter of support from the overseas partner/host. The deadline for applications will be 5pm on the 1st May 2015. Read more at:


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