Royal Society of British Artists

The Royal Society of British Artists is offering a scholarship in Rome for one month in July 2018.

This prestigious award is open to artists aged 35 years or under.

We are offering 20 semi-finalists the opportunity to exhibit some work in our ‘RBA RISING STARS’ show at the Framers Gallery in central London and the 3 finalists will also have work shown in the RBA Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, where the winner will be announced.

Further information and an application form are available to download from our website:  https://www.royalsocietyofbritishartists.org.uk/rome-scholarship/

Arts Success in Employability Points Scheme

Students from the School of Arts were winners at the University’s annual Employability Points Rewards night on Tuesday 6th June.  The scheme, pioneered at the University of Kent, allows students to claim points and rewards for their extra-curricular activities and is registering a higher number of students actively logging points and applying for rewards than ever before. These rewards include paid internships, project placements, work experience, training, vouchers and much more, offered by businesses and organisations, including many exciting opportunities in the arts.

One of the winning students was first-year Drama student Aleksander Angelov, who won the prize for the Highest Scoring Student Studying a Creative Degree. Aleksander has earned a remarkable 1,695 points in his first year.

He has immersed himself in University life, attending an impressive amount of Employability Festival Events with the Careers and Employability Service, as well as in-sessional English seminars with Kent’s Centre for English and World Languages, for which he became Course Rep. He has continued to improve his employability and skills through completing the Careers and Employability Award on Moodle and the Hub’s Enterprise Skills Award Module. He is the co-founder and President of the Bulgarian Society, as well as a member of the Homeless Outreach Society and T24 Drama Society. His award was presented by Dalia Halpern-Matthews, Chief Executive of Nucleus Arts.

Second-year student Jose Miguel Santos (Drama & English and American Literature) was the Highest Scoring Student from the Faculty of Humanities and received his award from Colin Carmichael, Chief Executive of Canterbury City Council. Miguel has managed to obtain an outstanding 2,310 points whilst at the University of Kent. He has worked as a School of Arts mentor, regularly attended Careers and Employability service skills workshops, completed a range of Study Plus courses, acted as a Kent Student Certificate of Volunteering Champion, a Kent Buddy and a Student Trainer, delivering training sessions to student volunteers. His commitment to volunteering has led to being nominated the Kent Union Volunteer of the Month multiple times, as a result of undertaking various projects, including the Community Clean Up, a Canterbury Food Bank collection, a Shoebox Appeal, Age UK Christmas Tree project, to name a few. Notably, he was also involved with successfully writing a funding bid for the construction of an all-weather sports pitch for adults with learning difficulties. Miguel has successfully claimed four three-week professional placements across the summer as a result of his participation in the scheme.

To find out more about the University of Kent’s Employability Points scheme click here.

‘We are European’ Photography Competition

As part of the celebrations for the EU’s official Europe Day in May, the Dean for Internationalisation, Dr Anthony Manning, the Dean for Europe, Professor Roger Vickerman, and the Master of Keynes College, Chloé Gallien, are pleased to launch the ‘We are European’ photography competition.

As the UK’s European university, we are proud of the wide range of activities that the University community is engaged with and the strength of European feeling among colleagues and students from across the globe. The competition is open to University students and staff and participants are encouraged to submit photos that capture the essence of this.

A panel of judges will choose the best entries and these will be exhibited in Keynes College during May and June. There will also be a cash prize for the top three entries (1st – £100; 2nd – £50; 3rd – £25).

Full competition rules can be found here.

Photos should be submitted by the end of the day on Tuesday 18 April to the competition Flickr page. Click for instructions.

S4R Creative Student Awards

The Solutions 4 Recruitment Creative Student Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the plethora of creative talent across the UK.

The awards are open to anyone and work as follows:

Each month, the S4R team will shortlist the standard competition entries. The monthly shortlist will be publicised on our website and across our social media channels. Everyone shortlisted will be notified in advance. If shortlisted, you are encouraged to promote your entry online to capture votes. The monthly winner will be decided via a public online vote, the winner being the entry with the most votes at the end of the month.

How do I enter?

It is quick and easy. You can submit as many entries as you like each month, across these 8 categories:

  • Advertising
  • Audio / Video & Animation
  • Blog
  • Branding
  • Copy & PR
  • Photography
  • Social Media
  • Web & App

Simply email csawards@solutions4recruitment.com with your name and contact details, along with your entry (either attached or linked to) and confirmation of which category you are entering. You can also submit entries via our social media channels, with the hashtag #CSAwards17

Arts Scholarships for Students 2017

Applications are invited from Young People aged 14 – 25 years resident  or studying in the Canterbury District

The awards are designed to assist with the cost of a special course, a workshop or a project  involving any of the arts :

Music | Dance | Drama | Visual Arts | Multimedia

Auditions will be held on 24th March 2017

Closing date for applications is 12th March 2017

Awards will be announced in April 2017

Application forms available from www.canterburyartscouncil.org.uk  or by

emailing The Scholarship Administrator  scholarships@canterburyartscouncil.org.uk

 

Win €150 with Study in Europe’s Film Competition

‘I love studying in Europe because…’

Send a ‘60-second Film’ to the world and you could win 150 Euro!

Are you a student studying at a higher education institution in Europe? Want to show the world why you love studying here?

We are looking for fun, fresh short films that celebrate why it is great to study abroad in Europe.

Your mission is to create a ‘short film’ (60 seconds or less) to show other students around the world what you love about studying in Europe.  We want to know what inspired you to come to Europe and hear about any long-term ambitions you have achieved here or any personal challenges you have overcome while studying in Europe.

Please choose from one or more of the following categories:

  1. Making friends from different countries… introduce us to some of the international friends you have met and tell us why they are so important to you.
  2. Training for your perfect career… how is studying in Europe helping you achieve your aspirations?  What experiences have you had that will help you in the future?
  3. Discovering new cultures… show us how passionate you are about meeting new people and learning about the different cultures across Europe.
  4. Enjoying new hobbies and interests…. Tell us about your new interests you have developed and how they have added to your experience of living in Europe.
  5. Student life… explain to us what student life is like for you.  Do you have any top tips for students thinking about coming to study in Europe?

Be in with a chance to win!

We plan to select and publish between 10 and 30 films. Each film we publish will receive a prize of a voucher to the value of 150 Euro.

For filming tips and full details on how to enter go to: https://ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe/news-views/video-competition_en

The closing date for entries is 10 February 2017

Good luck!

We look forward to seeing your films!

Start-Up Support to Kick Start Your Creative Career from Deutsche Bank Creative Awards

The Deutsche Bank Creative Awards is a national Awards scheme for final year creative students and first year graduates, it aims to support creative graduates starting their career, those setting up their first business or starting out as a creative practitioner with their first not-for-profit initiative.

You could be in with a chance to win £10,000 plus business training and mentoring to turn your ideas into reality. The Award categories are:

  • Art & Photography
  • Craft & Design
  • Film
  • Music
  • Performance

This Award is open to all Final Year BA or MA creative degree students or recent graduates (after April 2016).

If you are interested and would like to find out more then come along to an induction workshop on Wednesday 8th February 12.00-13.00, Cornwallis East Seminar Room 1 Canterbury Campus, or contact unikenthub@kent.ac.uk

Student Projects Grant Scheme

The Student Projects Grant Scheme is now accepting applications for the 2016/17, there is £50,000 available, with individual grants up to a maximum of £5,000.

The Student Projects Grant Scheme is funded by the Kent Opportunity Fund, which supports students by providing scholarships to enhance their academic studies, offering bursaries to assist individuals who are suffering financial hardship, and funding projects that help students to develop their personal and professional skills.

The Student Projects Grant Scheme encourages individuals to bid for funds to run projects that will enhance the student experience and employability of Kent students, offering them the opportunity to hone their skills and gain vital experience outside of the seminar room.

Applications are welcome from student groups in Kent Union, departments, faculties and schools across the University, including our campuses at Canterbury and Medway, our centre in Tonbridge and our European centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome.

Application forms and guidelines can be obtained from the Development Office or downloaded from the Kent Opportunity Fund webpage at www.kent.ac.uk/giving/opportunityfund/projects/

Please note the closing date for applications is 16 December, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their application results by late January. Should you have any questions, please contact me on 01227 824547 or at W.K.E.Chow@kent.ac.uk

Ivan Juritz Prize

Postgraduates from institutions throughout the EU are invited to submit projects that exhibit formal or creative daring. These might include creative writing (up to 2000 words), images, films (up to 15 minutes), digital artefacts, performances, or musical compositions.

The prize is a collaboration between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Cove Park, Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre. Winners receive £1000 and spend the first two weeks of September at Cove Park, engaging in a residency and showcase. All shortlisted works are given a public performance at the prize-giving and are written up in the journal Textual Practice.

The prize will judged by Lisa Appignanesi, Michael Berkeley, Rachel Cusk, Dexter Dalwood, Julian Forrester, Jeremy Harding, Deborah Levy, Stephen Romer, and Fiona Shaw.

The deadline for the prize is Friday 31 March 2017. Entries should be submitted to modern@kcl.ac.uk (or posted to Dr Lara Feigel, Director of the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture, English Department, 22 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6LE).

You are also warmly invited to our prize launch on Wed 16 November at 6.30pm at King’s College London.
Dexter Dalwood and Eimear McBride in conversation with Lara Feigel
Free discussion followed by a drinks reception
To book please visit https://2017prize.eventbrite.co.uk
100 tickets reserved for students eligible to enter the Ivan Juritz Prize

How important or possible is it for the contemporary artist or writer to keep breaking formal boundaries? Is this compatible with the demands of the marketplace and how does this differ in the art world and the literary world?  How can we recognise the new when we are necessarily steeped in the old? Here acclaimed artist Dexter Dalwood and writer Eimear McBride will explore these questions in a discussion that launches the 2017 Ivan Juritz Prize.

Please see www.ivanjuritzprize.co.uk for more details about the prize and the Centre, and for details of the November event.

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