In a time where we have more time on our hands than ever before RISE is challenging artists to pick up a pen, paintbrush or guitar pick and pour their pandemic angst into something good.
RISE is hosting an art competition where artists can enter a poem, short story, painting or song. As Brighton’s only domestic abuse charity, RISE has seen calls to their helpline more than double since lockdown began.
With an increase in demand for their services, they are hosting this unique fundraiser to raise vital funds to help some of those most at risk during the pandemic. The theme of the competition – resilience – has been chosen since this is key to many survivors’ stories and to the experience many of us have faced during these difficult and isolating times.
Artists’ entries will be judged by incredible Brighton-based stars: Author, Alexandra Heminsley (Running Like a Girl and Ex and the City), poet and performer Rosy Carrick (Chokey), artist and co-director of ‘The Drawing Circus’ Jake Spicer, and local musician and cabaret performer Laurie Black.
There are some great prizes to be won including:
- ‘An Hour With the Artist’ – a one-to-one (online) session to go over a piece of your work in-depth with one of our judges.
- Publication on our website and in our newsletter for winners and runners up.
- Winning artwork to be featured on our RISE greetings card.
- Signed books for the runners up and a place on an art course at Draw Brighton.
To enter the competition visit; www.riseuk.org.uk/creative-in-the-time-of-covid to fill out the donation form. Entry fees are £5 per entry or 3 entries for £12 with all proceeds going to support our survivors.
Entries can be a poem, short story, art piece or song – that follows the theme of resilience. Once you’ve filled in your personal and contact details and paid the entry fee, please email your entries to [email protected] (see Ts & Cs for more info).
The deadline is the 21st August 2020. Winners will be announced in September. Winner and runner up entries will be published on the website.
For more info on RISE and their continued and vital work visit rise.org.uk