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Freelance Pricing Strategies

Artist Commission, The Story Museum

The Story Museum is seeking to commission an artist or theatre prop-maker to create a sculpture, based on the illustration of the Hope Tree by Axel Scheffler, which will form the central focus for a family-friendly temporary exhibition.
Budget £3,000 for labour and materials.
Looking for an individual who:
– Can realise the brief is an imaginative and impactful way which references the Hipe Tree illustration
– Have a demonstrable track record of creating large scale public sculptures or theatre props that engage and inspire the family audience
Please send your CV, examples of your work and a short intro explaining your interest in this commission and how previous experience makes you suitable for this commission to
Deadline: 14 May 2021

The Floor Fund

The Floor Fund is offering £500 to a Creator (of any disciple) to support their work. The fund allows Creators to sustain innovation at a time when uncertainty is the new normal.
The fund wants to help you finish that album. build that website or buy the essential equipment you need for your next project.
Deadline 3rd June 2021


Grierson Awards

Established in 1972, the Griersons are the biggest event in the UK documentary calendar. The awards recognise and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.
All entries must have had their first UK screening between 1 June 2020 and 31 May 2021.
Deadline: Friday 28 May 2021

DRF Writers Award

An award of £10,000 will be presented to a first-time prose writer whose submission demonstrates literary talent and who would benefit from financial support to complete their work.
Submissions should take the form of 15,000 – 20,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not agented, under option or contract.
Deadline: 1st July 2021

Call For Submissions: Be Festival

BE FESTIVAL is Birmingham’s annual festival of international arts. The festival uncovers exciting artists and companies making work across the EU and bring them together for a celebration of theatre, dance, circus, site-specific performance, music and visual arts.
Be Festival is curating a COVID-19 compliant festival, a festival that can be delivered either in person, outdoors, digitally or a combination of these. Be Festival is inviting submissions from emerging or established artists from Black, Asian or other ethnic groups who have previously been underrepresented.
Completed work should be ready to present between July 21 and February 22. Be Festival will award a maximum of two commissions of £1,500 each.
Deadline: Sunday 23rd May 2021 at 23:00 (UK time)


Getty Images Grant for editorial photography: Community resilience

Getty Images is offering three grants of $5,000 each to photographers and videographers reporting stories of community resilience in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Within this theme, judges will be looking for visual journalists to show how communities around the world are recovering from the pandemic’s far-reaching impact on public health, jobs, education and other aspects of human welfare.
Grant submissions should focus on how individuals, business, volunteer organisations and local governments are helping communities recover from – and adapt to – the long-term disruptive challenged posed by the pandemic.
Deadline: May 15. 2021 (midnight PDT)

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