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June 16, 2014 - Comments Off on It’s Nice That: Here 2014

Everyone knows, we at the YCC love a good event and this one was up in the very top drawer. We’d like to thank It’s Nice That for having us over and letting us in the doors of the only ‘symposium’ we’ve ever been in! From start to finish this awesome day was meticulously planned and organised but the perfect thing about it was how it all seemed so relaxed. Nothing went wrong, everyone had a jolly old time and most importantly we were inspired.

There were lots of elements that came together including the beautiful Royal Geographical Society, the glorious sunshine, the decent food and perhaps our favourite, the pop-up stands that you could explore throughout the day. The Poetry Takeaway was a place where you could sit with a poet, chat about your life and they’d present you with a poem later in the day. There was also live typewriter art from Keira Rathbone and Cachete Jack illustrating onto peoples bodies. The calibre of speakers left us slightly star struck so we’ll give you a little breakdown on what we took away from each of them.

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May 6, 2014 - Comments Off on BBC Worldwide Creative Challenge

Another day, another awesome opportunity. This time it comes from BBC Worldwide. Sounds big, is big, get involved to be big.

You could have your work displayed in the BBC London Head Office and make a quick buck at the same time. There's also internship opportunities up for grabs. WIN.

There's a couple of ways to take on the brief so click on this button right here, to have a peek at your way in. The entry requirements are that you have to be studying or a recent grad in any artistic / design qualification. Sorry to those employed in the creative industries, you can't enter.

Deadline: July 1st 2014

June 5, 2013 - 7 comments

Converse and Dazed & Confused have teamed up for a fourth year running to present the Emerging Artists Award. An award looking to find the best artists around the UK. If you think this could be you, then its time to enter! Shortlisted artists will bag themselves £1,000 each with the winner taking £5,000 at an event in Whitechapel Gallery. Pretty awesome you could say!

Type of Brief: Five works of art.

Deadline: 23rd June 2013

To be in with the chance of this mega opportunity there's a couple things you have to do / be. Candidates must be unrepresented, under 35, residents in the UK and not in education. If these things apply to you then jolly good. Then its as simple as five pieces of your work, a page description of the pieces and your CV.

So hop to it you budding young artists. You might just be exhibiting this summer. All details can be perused here. Best of luck.


March 8, 2013 - Comments Off on Mark Evans : The Score

As creative minds, we are all in search of new ideas. But as time keeps moving and history becomes longer by the minute, it seems that everything has already been thought of and it’s becoming harder to be unique. So, there is one thing that can be relied upon if you want to be innovative: a new media. Whether that be digital, print or in this case, art. Mark Evans has done just that. He has perfected his intricate art by using leather as his canvas. And if that wasn’t badass enough, he uses knives to etch his pieces! We caught up with him stateside to find out more.

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August 31, 2012 - Comments Off on ESPO : The Score

Our Score this week comes from an absolute phenomenon. His name is Stephen Powers but you may know him by the name of ESPO (Exterior Surface Painter Outreach). He created a project and published a book that will probably define love letters, romantic gestures and beautiful typography. But, as you'll see from our Q+A with him, he's down to earth, modest and philosophical about his work.

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