Nominate a Young Person for an Arts Award

Do you know a young person from South Ayrshire who deserves to be recognised for their efforts and achievements? If so, nominate them for a South Ayrshire Youth Forum Award!

Anyone can nominate any young person aged 14-25 years living in South Ayrshire.

There are many different categories of awards and the nomination form is easy to complete. A panel of experienced youth workers will assess the nominations and 3 finalists from each category will be invited to attend the awards ceremony where the winner will be announced!

Nominations close on 6 November 2015.

There are 15 categories, such as:

Art
Sponsored by Ayrshire Youth Arts Network

Do you know a young person who loves to work with visual arts? They could be a talented painter, a keen photographer or a budding designer. Whether they are interested in making cards or caricatures, films or fashion – this could be an award for them! If you know a young person(s) in South Ayrshire who has a passion for art and design, nominate them and tell us about their budding potential!

Entertainment
Sponsored by Ayr Gaiety Partnership

This category is for the young people who love to entertain and perform. Perhaps they are a dedicated performer in theatre, a talented musician who is a budding star, a comedic genius who loves to make people laugh, or maybe a writer who brings life to stories through their words. If you know a South Ayrshire young person(s) who inspires and shines through their passion and potential, then tell us about them through your nomination.

To nominate click HERE

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2020VISION Exhibition and Free Workshops at Rozelle

Rozelle hosts spectacular outdoor photography exhibition highlighting how we all depend on the natural environment.

Over 100 stunning images of the UK’s wildlife and nature will be unveiled at Rozelle, Ayr, this autumn, as part of a spectacular outdoor exhibition.

This free exhibition will remain in place at Rozelle from 8 October until 17 December 2015, and can be found at the rear of Rozelle House, by the outside patio of the Tea Rooms.

Staff from South Ayrshire Council’s Museums & Libraries, Culture, Sustainable Development and Neighbourhood Services are working together to host the exhibition and deliver a programme of themed events and workshops – including a show presented by 2020Vision’s own Peter Cairns, a family fun weekend, expert led walks and talks, and nature based arts and crafts.

For more information visit www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/2020

Monthly Networking Event

The South Ayrshire Arts Partnership monthly networking event is held on the first Tuesday of the month, from 4pm – 6pm. The next event will be held on Tuesday 6 October and it is open to all;  non-artists are very welcome.There will be no agenda or presentations – it’s simply an opportunity to chat!

Please note the venue has changed to the Mercure Hotel, Dalblair Road, Ayr, KA7 1UG (on the roundabout next to the Gaiety Theatre).   Free parking is available at the back of the hotel to the right hand side – make sure you type your car registration number into the computer at reception to avoid any charges. There is an accessible entrance to the rear of the hotel for anyone with limited mobility.

If you would like any further information please contact Laura Kerr on 01292 616421 ( laura.kerr@south-ayrshire.gov.uk ).

Now is your chance to nominate a young person for a South Ayrshire Youth Forum Award 2015. The awards recognise the achievements of young people that live in South Ayrshire aged between 14 and 25 years.

There are 14 categories to choose from including:

Entertainment – Sponsored by Ayr Gaiety Partnership

This category is for the young people who love to entertain and perform. Perhaps they are a dedicated performer in theatre, a talented musician who is a budding star, a comedic genius who loves to make people laugh, or maybe a writer who brings life to stories through their words. If you know a South Ayrshire young person(s) who inspires and shines through their passion and potential, then tell us about them through your nomination.

Art – Sponsored by Ayrshire Youth Arts Network

Do you know a young person who loves to work with visual arts? They could be a talented painter, a keen photographer or a budding designer. Whether they are interested in making cards or caricatures, films or fashion – this could be an award for them! If you know a young person(s) in South Ayrshire who has a passion for art and design, nominate them and tell us about their budding potential!

Anyone can nominate a young person aged between 14 and 25 years who lives in South Ayrshire. For more information on the categories and to submit your nomination go to www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/youthforum or call 01292 559390. You can also nominate at South Ayrshire Council libraries.

Nominations close on Friday 6 November

Once all nominations are in, a panel of experienced youth workers will assess them and three finalists from each category will be invited to attend an awards ceremony where the winner will be announced!

Ayrshire Project Co-ordinator Vacancy – Impact Arts and Ayrshire Youth Arts Network

The role of Ayrshire Co-ordinator has been designed to support the development of the Ayrshire Youth Arts Network and support Impact Arts’ Ayrshire based project and team members. The role would suit an experienced youth arts professional with a strong background in partnership development, specifically in Ayrshire.

This is a dual post between Impact Arts and the Ayrshire Youth Arts Network (AYAN). The successful applicant will work 3 days on secondment to AYAN and the remaining 2 days for Impact Arts.

Submission deadline is 5pm on Monday 5th October 2015.

Further information is available here:

http://www.impactarts.co.uk/blogs/get-involved-work-with-us/

Applications for the 2016 Spring Fling open studios are now open!

Limited places also open to artists in the neighbouring regions of  the Borders, Cumbria, South Lanarkshire and East and South Ayrshire artists with strong connections with Dumfries & Galloway and/or Spring Fling.

Further information and application details can be found HERE

Tamfest Market Opportunity

TamFest is Ayr’s spooktacular Halloween celebration with a Tam o’ Shanter twist. So join ghosts, ghouls and goblins in the town centre on Saturday 31st October 2015 for a frighteningly good family day out.

It’s scary how many fun things there are to do. A haunted house, stage performances, rides, market stalls and haunted tours mean the hardest decision you’ll have to make is witch events to enjoy.

Get Involved

For our 2015 TamFest Market there are plans to exhibit the work of up to 30 crafters across a range of disciplines. Organisers are looking for makers whose work would be suitable for an audience of existing and first time buyers of crafts. They are keen to promote a selection of emerging makers.

This opportunity is suitable for makers who produce affordable, high quality craft. You must be able to provide between 10 to 40 pieces of work (depending on discipline) for the market. This is a great opportunity for makers to sell their work to local and international visitors during the busy Festival period.

For more information please visit http://www.tamfest.co.uk or contact Brian Borland, Tamfest Coordinator, at brian@tamfest.co.uk

Application packs can be accessed at the links below:

application pack application form