Opportunities

 
At Kurious Arts, we strive to support artists and creatives by offering and advertising various opportunities/competitions to inspire and encourage innovative work. Keep an eye on the page for ways of getting your work out into the world!

 

 

Coronavirus Update

It is obviously a difficult time at the moment and so to help support creatives, freelancers, indie businesses, arts organisations and charities, we have adapted the services that we offer to help in the current crisis.

What we can offer:

Free Appeal Videos-Edited from your archived content (photos/videos etc.)

Promotion Via Podcast-Be a guest on our special lockdown podcast series and publicise any campaigns or fundraisers.

Online Webinar/Event Facilitation-We can host/promote any creative web based event; handing all the admin.

Social Media Promotion-We will promote and support any relevant campaigns via our social media channels and newsletters.

Reduced Editing and Podcasting Services-Reduced fees of £10 an hour for eligible individuals/organisations.

Free 1-2-1 Literary Consultancy

Daily Writer Prompts-Every day on Instagram. Best responses posted on our blog.

Virtual Writers Cafe-A free weekly online meet-up for writers who want to connect, chat about their work and set targets.

Want to know more about any of these, get in touch via our contact page.

 

 

The Big Art Lock In

HELP SAVE THE ART HOUSE

We are trying to save our friends at The Art House during this unsettling time and we'd love for you to join us.

Here's a message from them and more info on how you can help:

The Art House

Being a city-based arts and well-being centre we are relying on the public's support in donations. Info can be found on our website or you can support us on our gofundme page. You can also join our Big Art Lock In on Facebook where you can share stories, creativity and take part in daily challenges. Finally please keep buying gift vouchers for fellow Art House supporters and help our doors stay open!

 

 

Save the NVM

HELP SUPPORT THE NVM

We are trying to save our friends at the National Videogame Museum during this unsettling time and we'd love for you to join us.

The UK's only museum dedicated to videogame culture, education exhibitions and school workshops is threatened by permanent closure due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. If you can please support them by donating to their justgiving page or checking out their social media for other ways to support.

 

 

Short Film Competition

Open for submissions until April 30th

As part of our pledge to help support artists and creatives during and after the current Coronavirus pandemic, we are looking to commission 3 short films to be produced, funded and released by the end of the year.  Submissions are open until April 30th and the chosen three will be announced in June.

What we are looking for: Short film scripts of up to to 10 minutes in length, set in a single location with up to 4 characters.

What we need from you: A script (properly formatted) with a logline and a 100 word bio about yourself (with links to your previous work) attached.

You can enter here and if you have any questions please send them here.

 

 

Novel Competition

Open for submissions until April 30th

As part of our pledge to help support artists and creatives during and after the current Coronavirus pandemic, we are looking to commission 3 novels to be produced and released by the end of the year. Submissions are open until April 30th and the chosen three will be announced in June.

What we are looking for: A completed novel between 8,000-10,000 words.

What we need from you: The first chapter (up to 3,000 words) with a synopsis of the rest of the novel and a 100 word bio about yourself (with links to your previous work) attached.

You can enter here and if you have any questions please send them here.

 

 

Podcast Competition

Open for submissions until April 30th

As part of our pledge to help support artists and creatives during and after the current Coronavirus pandemic, we are looking to commission one podcast series to be produced and released by the end of the year. Submissions are open until April 30th and the chosen podcast will be announced in June.

What we are looking for: A podcast series (either factual or narrative)  which lasts a minimum of 6 episodes.

What we need from you: A short treatment (up to 2 pages) including a breakdown of the concept and episodes, a 100 word bio about yourself (with links to your previous work) and a link to a short audio sample (up to 3 minutes) as proof of concept.

You can enter here and if you have any questions please send them here.

 

 

Masterclass: A Positive Choice: Being Your Own Publisher

Short Story Competition

Closed for Submissions

Write a short story on the theme "curious" & you could win £500!

Word limit: 2,000 words maximum (no minimum). Title not included.
Entry fee: £5 for each short story submitted. 

There is a single prize of £500. The ten short-listed stories will be published on-line and as an anthology in which authors may include their own profile page. A special commendation will be given to each judge’s favourite story.

This Competition is now closed!  We are currently working through all submissions and will announce the winner in May!

 

 

Volunteering

At Kurious Arts we are always looking for volunteers who want to help with the various projects we are working on. This could be with

  • Events (workshops, masterclasses, launches etc.)
  • Services (podcasting, filming, music recording etc.
  • Or generally helping out!

If you're interested or want to start a conversation send us an email here!