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The Annual General Meeting for has been set for Tuesday, March 17th at 6:30pm at the  Gallery. All members are strongly encouraged to attend.

General Business: Annual reports, Election of officers & committee.

New Business: Inc Patron, Logo update. would like to attract new committee members who would be voted in at the AGM.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming involved with Arts Alive at a committee level please complete the Nomination Form and email or phone us.

January 2016

2016 Members’ Exhibition

The 2016 program will be starting off with our annual members exhibition. The theme for this years show will be Some Things Change, Some Things Remain the Same.

The show will be running from 20th – 31st January and the exhibition is open to all members.

December 2015

Call for Submissions for 2016 is now calling for applications for exhibitions and events for the first half of 2016

Those interested please submit the following on or before December 30th 2016

Artist CV (including your name and phone numbers).

  1. A brief description of the event/exhibition (eg. what is the event or exhibition, who will be involved, the theme of the exhibition/ event).
  2. 3 – 5 images of your work or examples of the type of work that could be exhibited.
  3. Approximate dates for the proposed event/exhibition (February – June).

If there are any questions or you would like assistance with putting together the application please see Damien at

August 2015 10th Anniversary Celebrations with be celebrating its 10th anniversary in November. Events will include exhibitions and a community forum. Watch this space for more information

Artfully Queer Exhibiton Call for Submissions

The annual Artfully Queer this year will travel to from 14th-18th October. The call for entries is out.

There are two parts to the exhibition:

Individual artists entries

The theme this year is:

i.d. – identity, who you are, proof

i do – marriage, who you love, commitment

idol – an image of god, who you worship, belief

How is our identity linked with our relationships and beliefs? How is who we are connected to who/how/what we love and who/how/what we worship? i.d.-i do-idol explores these links.

Entry is £20 per artist, or £10 concession or GLC members. Contact Arts Alive for more information.

Entries close on September 8, with works to be delivered to City Arts Centre on Mon, 15th September.

Collective art project (Un) Masked

This year’s collective art project, (un) masked, will consist of a rainbow wall of decorated masks. You can paint them, collage them, decorate them in any way you like, with each mask being primarily one of the colours of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple).

Entry is free. You must be a member of, or have reference to, the City LGBTIQ community.

More info available from or on the noticeboard. Entries close on 8th September, with masks to be delivered to City Arts Centre by Thursday 18th September.

New Media at is pleased to announce that through a £14,000 grant from the City Community Fund, we have been able to greatly enhance our ability to promote the new media artists by providing not only the space, but now also the equipment to produce and display high quality digital and screen based exhibits.

With digital and screen based art being one of the most dynamic areas of contemporary practice, this new capacity to exhibit and promote these artists and their works has greatly enhanced standing as the City’s leading venue for emerging contemporary artists.

The Launch of our New Media Capacity was celebrated by the Exhibition, Subterranean, which brought together two of the City’s most exciting emerging New Media artists, Samuel Eddy and Damon Bird. Both Eddy and Bird have sought to uncover the darker side of the City experience, with works investigating the psychological and emotional reactions to the City environment, culture and the night-time urban setting.

The New Media Launch was celebrated throughout the week with performances and workshops by ITA, a London based improvised sound art group, and Canadian Graf artist ACORN.

May 2015 Inc. Annual General Meeting

The AGM for will be held at 6:00pm on 28th of May in the Art-space. It is important that we have a good representation of the members at the meeting. There are some changes and amendments that the committee are wishing to put forward and your feedback and input in these matters is needed.

The committee is also calling for nominations for committee and executive positions. Download the nomination form

Exhibition opportunities – Program late 2015 is now calling for submissions for artists to exhibit from July until December. These applications will be needed in the next three weeks! For interested Artists please call Quilly in the office or submit your application by email. Your application must include:

  1. Your Artist(s) CV, if this application will be for a group exhibition please include CV’s of all artists participating in the project.
  2. A brief outline of the project including preferred dates for which you would like to be considered.
  3. 5 – 10 images of your artwork, again if for a group show, at least one image per artist.



There are two studios currently available ranging from £80 – £120 per/month (power inclusive). Call the office  for more information.

Volunteering at Arts Alive

We are currently seeking volunteers to sit the gallery space over the next few weeks. The aim is to have two or three people per day so each person only needs to commit to a few hours a week. If you would be able to assist with this please contact Quilly in the office on Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Fundraising Updates 

We are pleased to announce that our patronage program is up and running and many thanks go to FindAdviser and we are happy to have them on board


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