Creative Roundup: Trademarket, Qest Awards for Makers, Belfast XR Festival & Creative Workshops
Here are some of our favourite things for creatives, upcoming funding and support, events, opportunities and inspiration this week.
TRADEMARKET – I spend a lot of time walking between our studios in South Belfast and the Cathedral Quarter, it’s only a 30 minutes walk, so it makes a lot more sense than driving. Unfortunately though much of the route particularly around Bradbury Place, Shaftesbury Square and Dublin Road is rundown and quite depressing. So it’s very exciting to see Trademarket A new market where businesses are trading from repurposed shipping containers has opened on the site of the former Movie House on Dublin Road. I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, but it looks great and I am delighted to see some positive things happening in this part of the city. There is a mix of food offerings and local and independent retailers so it’s definitely worth supporting, particularly in the current challenging financial times.
FUNDING, SUPPORT & OPPORTUNITIES
QEST AWARDS – The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills, from farriery and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and millinery. Their next application round is open 11 July – 15 August 2022 and they are looking for more talented applicants.
2023 VENICE FELLOWSHIPS – The British Council are currently looking for partners interested in becoming a partner for the 2023 Venice Fellowships Programme – Architecture Biennale
DEADLINE: Thursday 25 August 2022, 23:59 BST
BELFAST XR FESTIVAL SUBMISSION – The first Belfast XR Festival takes place on Wednesday 9th November 2022 at The Black Box, dedicated to showcasing the best of local and international immersive technology content. The Belfast XR Festival is part of the Belfast Film Festival running from 3 to 13 November 2022. They are currently seeking submissions, it costs £10.00 to submit your project. They are happy to provide fee waiver vouchers to people who get in touch requesting one.
DEADLINE: July 30th 2022
ENABLING YOUR CREATIVITY TO THRIVE WITH HERDING FISH – Sharon, (Herding Fish), will lead a small group of participants through a process to re-boot their creativity and focus their development intentions.
DATE: Fri 19 August 2022, 10:00am – 1:00pm
LOCATION: Ards Arts Centre
AUDACIOUS CREATIVITY! – Turn your wildest dreams into your reality. Learn fun, empowering ways to tap into your own audacious creativity so you can create and experience the most autonomy, success and joy possible in your personal and professional creative life.
DATE: August 1st, 2022, 10:00 PM GMT+1