Creative Greenhouse News feed

Thursday 5th Apr 2012


The following is from todays news feed from the Creative Greenhouse:-

Arts funding from Nottinghamshire County Council

The County Council is committed to supporting new arts projects across the county. One of the ways we can do this is through our grant scheme, the Nottinghamshire Arts Fund.

The fund is for anyone helping to get more people to lead or participate in the arts in Nottinghamshire. We welcome applications from individual artists, members of the community, arts organisations together with community and voluntary groups.

In brief, your project should:

Require funding between £500 and £2500

  • Have a minimum of 10% funding from other sources
  • Have clear beginning and end dates
  • Take place within the administrative boundaries of Nottinghamshire (this excludes the City of Nottingham)
  • Involve a professional artist
  • Benefit the citizens of Nottinghamshire

The term 'arts project' is flexible. It may be a single event, a series of workshops, a programme of music or an artist residency - it's up to you. 

There will be two rounds of funding in 2012-13.

  • The first round of funding will open on Monday 2nd April and will close for applications on Friday 29 June 2012.
  • The second round will open Monday 3rd September and close Wednesday 31st October.

Both rounds will have an equal amount of money to allocate. You should submit your application well ahead of any activity you want to undertake, as final decisions on our funding are taken by a committee of councillors periodically. For instance, you should apply in the April to June round if you want to start your project at the earliest in the Autumn/Winter of 2012. Likewise if you apply in the second round you should not expect to start your project until the Spring of 2013.

Before deciding whether to apply it is a good idea to talk to an officer of the Arts Service. They may be able to help you make the most of your ideas and link you to other partners.

Langwith Community Show

"A group of residents from Langwith village near Bolsover are organising The Langwith Community Show on Saturday 8th September. It will be a traditional village show, but with a lot of extra entertainment on the surrounding recreation ground and Rhubarb Farm site.  The Show exhibits will be in a large marquee.

We are looking for a judge for the Handicrafts Section and thought that someone from the Creative Geeenhouse might be interested to judge this small section.  It is our first Show so we are starting with a small section to gauge the interest for next year."

For further details contact Jennie Street
Managing Director
Rhubarb Farm CIC 

Free activities for the kids at the Draycott Festival of Arts and Gardens

 This years' Draycott Festival of Arts and Gardens on the 6th or 7th May really does have art involving all ages.

The FREE mystery activity trail is especially designed for the younger visitors to enjoy as they follow the venue trail around the village.

There is an exclusive round up of activities to get involved with.

Get your children to:

  • Solve clues,
  • Spot artists
  • Take part in activities

 And they will build a part of the mystery jigsaw.

Then, when your jigsaw is complete - they can claim their bonus prize!

We can't give too much away, or where would the mystery be?, but expect to print, draw, write, explore and more ....

For the rest of the family you will see artists, performers and interesting architecture and gardens as you follow the leisurely trail through Draycott village.

 What: Draycott Festival of Arts and Gardens

Where: Draycott, Derbyshire DE72

When: Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May 2012, 12 noon to 5pm

Entrance: £2.00/person, accompanied children (Under 12) free entry (covers both days)

Contact us:

01332 873929

Chesterfield College Artists in Residence

Chesterfield College are celebrating their first collaboration with 4 artists in residence, the exhibition opens with a private view Monday 16th April 5 - 8pm with the exhibition open to the public until the 25th April.


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EAST MARKHAM SUMMER FETE: Craft stalls sought.

The organisers would welcome participation from local potters particularly as this would be a new feature in the Craft Stalls section.


Antenna, Nottingham's flagship creative business hub has launched its new business award Amplify....


Big Draw - Free Training for Creative Greenhouse members

Friday 20th April 10am - 4pm

The Big Draw
Free Training - but places limited to 16 persons - please note these events are very popular and are often oversubscribed.
If you book a place please attend!

Book now at

Friday 20th April 2012
10am – 4pm
Rufford Craft Centre

The Campaign for Drawing has one aim: to get everyone drawing!

Why? Drawing helps us to think, invent and communicate – regardless of age and ability.

The Campaign took its initial inspiration from the visionary Victorian artist and writer, John Ruskin.

We're gearing up for The Big Draw 2012. Held throughout October, The Big Draw is the Campaign's flagship programme and aims to bring communities together in fun, creative ways. More than 1,500 venues take part annually, from nursery schools to national museums. Last year 20 countries joined the UK in organising events.
This free training day will offer lots of ideas and inspiration to get even
a complete novice drawing and learning skills to pass onto your group/learners/colleagues and having fun!

It will cover how to set up and register your event with The Big Draw, look at support available online, how to link into the Big Draw at Rufford and how to enter for a Drawing Inspiration Award.

Find out more about this event

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