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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
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Rachel Triggs
Anthony Marriage
Colin Payn
Reece Hughes
Ellis Mcleod
Dawn Knox
David O’Neill
Sylak Ravenspine
Daisy Howarth
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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

Creative Art Opportunities
Group Show in NYC: Open Call
Deadline 31 October 2020

OPEN CALL Postcard Exhibition – All Shall Pass
Deadline: 11/10/2020

Call for Artists: queer AND BEYOND [choose category]
Deadline: 18/10/2020

The Digital Forest Artist Commission
Artist fee: 3000 plus accommodation, travel and production fee of £1000.
Deadline 5 October 2020

Chapter Arts Centre New Commission
Deadline 19 October 2020

Calls for proposals: High Street Heritage Action Zones (HAZ) Cultural Programme National Grants Programme - Connect Commission 2020–2021
Deadline: 12pm Monday 2 November
Publication Project Open Call
Deadline 11 October 2020
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER for Basildon Creative People and Places.
Deadline: Friday 30th October 2020
More info and how to apply head to:
Development Manager, Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Deadline: 12th October 2020

Make Happen (, an outreach organisation in Essex, is looking for volunteers working in the creative industry to take part in their Workplace Wednesday project, a series of 30 minute talks given by people working in a diverse range of industries. These talks will be shown in schools across the county with the aim of raising the awareness of different jobs out there for young people and how they can get there. This is also an opportunity to promote yourself or your organisation and share with our audience things that you have going on.
If you are interested in taking part in this project please contact
If you are looking for a freelance audio engineer head to Alfie Firmin’s new website here

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

JOB Opportunity
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER for Basildon Creative People and Places.
Deadline: Friday 30th October 2020
More info and how to apply head to:

BasildON Creative People & Places - Open Door Sessions
Let me in!
·         Do you have creative ideas that you’d like to turn into a reality?
·         Are you already working on a creative project you’d like to share?
·         Are you hoping to access commissions through the BasildON Creative People and Places programme?
·         Do you just want to find out more about BasildON Creative People and Places and how you can get involved?

Then drop in to one of our bi-weekly Open Door sessions. A constructive, non-judgemental space where you can share your wildest dreams, network with other people, and get useful guidance on your projects from the BasildON Creative People and Places community
6pm – 7pm on Zoom. October 7th & 21st.
If you’d like to join contact for a link

Creative Pioneer Panels
Always got an opinion? Want to see events and activities in Basildon that matter to local people? Become a Creative Pioneer! As a Creative Pioneer, you will get to:
•  Choose which projects you think people in Basildon would like to see
•  Decide what matters most to the community
•  Show Basildon's creative side at its best
•  Meet artists and creative organisations with big ideas to unleash creativity in Basildon

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

Recruitment for Film Participants
Do you have a unique passion or hobby that you want to share with the world? Or perhaps you know a super talented local who deserves to be recognised for their awesome skills?
BasildON Creative People and Places are on a mission to create a film dedicated to celebrating Basildon and the wonderful creativity that takes places in our beautiful borough!
The film hopes to not only showcase the wonderful characters and talent in the borough, but also to get those who ‘don’t think culture is for them’ to start looking differently at their hobbies and interests.
If you are interested in taking part or know someone who fits the bill, please drop an email to:

COVID19 - Links and Support
Essex Artists Coronavirus Impact Fund:
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
Focal Point Gallery have collated a list of extremely usefull resources.
Metal are organising an Emergency Funding for Creatives - Free Digital Seminar and Q&A. 23/04/20 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Seen Space is an open-contribution resource set up in response to the COVID-19 self-isolation measures:
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: