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Daniel Harding
Aaron Shrimpton
Lisa Horner
Vin Harrop
Lesley Cartwright
Mike Parker
Laura Whiting
Denise Gannon
Marc Newton
Richard Hawkins
Warren Harper
J.R. Hemingway
Maz Murray
Luke Bligh
Simon Hitchals
Emma Townsend
Chris Michael
Fanny Von Beaverhausen aka Ruth Hazel
Cat Rogers
George Bright
Roger Davis
Paul Dodd
Paul Rix-Clancy
Phil Burdett
Lu Williams
Maxine Newell
Divya Pradhan
Carl Merry
Aden Hynes
Holly Firmin
Alfie Firmin
Rose Cleary
Steve Hearn
Christopher Smith
Lucy Stanbridge
Ingrid Anderson
James Quinn
Birgitta Kenyon
Johnny Papercuts
Louise Ayre
Koren Lynch
Basildon Photos
Ben Williams
Gavin Jones
George Morl (aka Edvardo Shadalow)
Rachel Triggs
Anthony Marriage
Colin Payn
Reece Hughes
Ellis Mcleod
Dawn Knox
David O’Neill
Sylak Ravenspine
Daisy Howarth
Janet Howson
Dean Smith
Shaun C. Badham

TIME (Therapy In Musical Expression)
Basildon Heritage
Laindon & District Community Archive Billericay Community Archive
Jacksons Warehouse
Caged Arts
Two Fried Eggs
Belinda Kempster and Fran Foote
Art Clubbers
The Foundation for Essex Arts
Things Made Public
The Rock Project
Towngate Theatre
Wat Tyler Country Park
The Edge
The Craft Shed
Gateway 97.8fm
La Danse Fantastique Basildon Eastgate Art Gallery
The Fold: Billericay Arts Association
Southend Tech (Bas)
Routes Theatre Company
The Creator Space
Barleylands Farm Park and Craft Village
Basildon Writers Group
Basildon Creative People and Places
Basildon Borough History Group
The Underwater Studio


This noticeboard is primarily for creative opportunities, news and resources.
If you would like anything added, please do email

Southend artist Elsa James has created a downloadable poster to help show support + commitment in fighting racism and inequality. You can read more and download it HERE

Bas-Arts-Index stands in solidarity with black communities and does not tolerate racism. As an art project based in and around Basildon, we acknowledge that the Index is predominantly utilised by white people. We aim to recognise this, and to work harder at supporting a more diverse group of creatives. We aim to listen and learn to help educate ourselves, starting with our Bas-Film-Club, which will now focus on BAME Filmmakers and Creatives. The Film club is open to everyone, and anyone can suggest a film to watch.

Below we have added links to resources which have been helpful for us, but if we have missed anything, please do let us know, by emailing

Online Resources including reading, useful links, email templates:

Teach british children about the realities of british imperialism and colonialism. Sign here
Suspend UK export of tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to USA. Sign here
Battle Racism by updating GCSE reading list. Sign here

Cultural Opportunities
Estuary Commissioning Group
The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 18th January 2021
More info here:
Open Call for Digital Artists
Deadline 04 January 2021
Exhibition Fee: £250
Apply here:
Open Photographer of the Year
Deadline 7 January 2021
Apply here:
Artist commissioning opportunity - Photoworks x English Heritage
Deadline 11 January 2021
Artist fee of £2,400
Apply here:
Adaptations Award by Artquest
Deadline: 18 January 2021
Development award offers £3K
Apply here:
Circling the Square – Visions of an Unmade City
Deadline: 10/01/2021
Artist Fee: £1000
Apply Here:
WETDOVETAIL / PineappleBlack Window Gallery Open Call
Deadline: 10/01/2021
Artist Fee: £200
Apply Here:
Call for Participants: 'Gratitude' Short Film
Deadline: 29/01/2021
Shortlisted applicants will receive £576
Apply here:

Digital Media Specialist, British Film Institute
Deadline: 12th January 2021
Salary Paid (£25k-30k)
Apply Here:

Below are some info/opps from the Creative People and Places team. If you have any questions about below info, please do email Christine at

Creative Pioneer Panels
To nominate yourself or someone you know as a Creative Pioneer click HERE
For more information regarding Creative Pioneer Panels click HERE

Open Labs: Deadline 15th January 2021
Find brief and apply here:

CPP are making a film about Bas
If you would like to be involved or find out more info, click here:

COVID19 - Links and Support

Support in Basildon
A mutual aid group has been set up on facebook for Basildon
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - Basildon Council service and information updates.

Support and Resources
A facebook group titled "Anti-viral work for freelancers and small businesses" has been set up, which may be a useful space for freelancers to share concerns / advice / ideas for best practice etc. Just click Join Group.
Independent Arts Projects have set up a resorce page with links to Government Support & Benefits and Official Response from Arts Funding Bodies, Unions & Membership Organisations.
Creative Industries Federation guidance: