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Index Members
Shaun C. Badham
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

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


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 our monthly 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
CONTINUOUS x Unlimited Commission: New Disabled-Led Dance Work
Deadline 10 August 2020
More Films For Freedom: Round 2
Deadline 16 August 2020
Apply here
Ways Of Protest Open Call
Deadline 28 August 2020
Apply here
hungry eyes festival - festival at the intersection of film, performance and installation art Deadline 31 August 2020
Apply here

Creative Job Opportunities
Programme Assistant, National Centre for Writing
Closes 10th August 2020
Head of Marketing and Communications, Mercury Theatre Colchester
Closes 1st September 2020
Artists and Creatives to Produce a 2020 Portrait, FA Collaborative
Closes 1st December 2020
Contemporary Singing Teacher, Bodens Performing Arts
Closes 31st August 2020

Local News
Basildon Council Grants to Organisations Fund Community Funding Consultation.
This survey below is a review of the current Basildon Council Grants to Organisations Fund to identify potential barriers which prohibit groups from applying for funding. We would like to hear your thoughts whether you have previously applied or not.
The online application form and guidance notes can be found below
Basildon Creative People and Place Survey

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: