ARE you North Devon's undiscovered creative talent? If so, our creative awards scheme could be for you. We are delighted to launch year two of Backroom Creatives: Journal 2's Arts and Crafts Awards where we're looking for North Devon's finest emerging artists and makers. The awards are 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 is already selling their work widely through commercial galleries, exhibitions and other professional arts and crafts shows.
There are two Journal 2 Awards up for grabs. One for the most promising fine artist and one for the most promising maker.
Each winner will receive:
A profile of you and your work in Journal 2.
Professional mentoring over a six-month period from Atelier Contemporary Craft Gallery owner Tracey Benton and Stella Levy, Art Bazaar founder and co-owner of White Moose gallery.
A media relations workshop with 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 2014 where you will launch your new creative career to a discerning buying public.
How to enter:
The award scheme is open to anyone who has already begun to develop a body of work in any 2D or 3D fine art or craft discipline, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, print making, textiles, mixed media, ceramics or handcrafted jewellery.
All you have to do is download and fill out the application form on the North Devon Journal website (www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/backroom creatives). For full terms and conditions also visit our website. Deadline for applications is Saturday, November 30.