Phoenix Art Group Call to Artists

The Phoenix Art Group are a group of people who have come into contact with mental health issues that meet every Wednesday to produce art-work and some crafts.

In the last year they have had several exhibitions and sold quite a few of their craft items, with commissions from the local church and tees valley arts. One exhibition was at Sam’s Place, a café on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough that was so successful that the owner asked us the Group to extend the exhibition for a number of extra weeks.

This year they have planned out what projects they would like to do, when they are going to visit galleries and meet up for other events and exhibitions. Although Phoenix relies on funding they have shown that their ability is to a standard that they have raised over £500.00 from sales of their work and have generated an interest that supports cultural growth for the area, supports local artists and students in professional studies.

For the coming year Phoenix is calling for the assistance artists working in the Tees Valley to run workshops with the group.

Who

Sculptors working from life, painters working from life and photographers.

What, Where, When

Project proposals based on your own practice to be submitted before Phoenix Art Group, a group of people who have issues with mental health. Proposals should be about extending your own practice and ideas, where the workshops can be used as a complement to your research, and must end in an exhibition product after six sessions.

Fee: six sessions at £87.50 per session.

Where: St Mary’s Centre, Stockton on Tees.

When: closing date for proposals Tuesday 1st March 2005

Informal discussions about projects contact Adrian Moule Tel 01642 264651. Interviews in the form of presentation Wednesday 16th March 2005.

TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.