Crescent Arts // Micro-Commissions // Place

Crescent Arts // Micro-Commissions // Place Crescent Arts, Scarborough is launching a series of Micro-Commissions, offering £350 to creative practitioners across Scarborough, North Yorkshire and the Yorkshire Coastal Region (East Riding, Hull and the Humber).  The Opportunity – 4 x micro commission opportunities (£350 each) on theme of ‘place’ – For artists, creative practitioners, and […]

Artist/Facilitator Call Out for Printing Workshops

Leading Scarborough-based visual arts organisation, Crescent Arts, is relaunching its popular creative workshop programme and is looking to connect with practitioners to facilitate these sessions. We want to invite new voices and talent into the organisation and offer new perspectives to audiences. Our current focus for these workshops is printmaking, tying in with the upcoming print exhibition ‘Flourish’ […]

Update: Crescent Arts

Crescent Arts has been a bit quiet recently, but don’t worry! We have been busy working behind the scenes to bring workshops and our art provision back safely after lockdown. This newsletter will communicate to you all a bit more information about where the organisation currently is and our plans for the future. Over the […]

National Lottery Project Grants are returning…

Posted by on Jul 19, 2020 in Information | No Comments

Arts Council are reopening National Lottery Project Grants, their fund for all individual artists, community and cultural organisations. From Wednesday 22 July, you can apply for funding to support arts, museums and libraries projects that benefit the public in England. Arts Council have prioritised reopening this programme to help fund independent organisations, creative practitioners and freelancers as […]

Contemporary Visual Arts Network – Covid-19 Funding and Resources

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Information, Uncategorised | No Comments

This list of resources and opportunities will be updated on the CVAN website on a weekly basis.

Exhibition Payment Guide

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Information, Uncategorised | No Comments

The a-n/AIR Paying Artists Guide For artists and exhibiting organisations (First Edition)

CVAN Presents…Art & Politics of Health| Bárbara Rodriguez + Oreet Ashery

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Events | No Comments

Friday, July 3, 2020 2:00 PM  3:00 PM At a time when questions of health are most critical, curator Bárbara Rodriguez and artist Oreet Ashery explore the ever pertinent relationship between art and health. Follow this link to register:

New Digital Commissions at Scarborough Museums Trust

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Events, Exhibitions | No Comments

New Digital Commissions invites seven artists to create digital artworks which will be released online over the next four months. These artworks will appear across a range of social media platforms and are part of our response to the ongoing lockdown. The commissions examine the significance of objects – museums artefacts, personal possessions or things noticed […]

On monuments and the structures of racism

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Discussion, Topical | No Comments

John Akomfrah in conversation with Tina Campt, Ekow Eshun, Saidiya Hartman This discussion, recorded on Thursday 18 June 2020, examined the legacy of John Akomfrah’s early films, such as Signs of Empire and Handsworth Songs, in the context of ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, the destruction of colonial monuments and the structures of institutional racism. The conversation was moderated by writer and broadcaster […]


Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Uncategorised | No Comments

On Tuesday we posted a black box on Instagram in support of #BlackOutTuesday. We were challenged about this and now recognise that a black box is not enough. We need to be stronger and more proactive in our response to systemic racism.    At Crescent Arts we express our solidarity with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people […]