Thursday, 23 February 2012

An ‘egg’hibition to remember

Local artist and Creative Leicestershire member Loz Atkinson has been selected to take part in 'The Big Egg Hunt'.

Presented by Faberge, organized by Elephant Family and supporting Action For Children, it will see London transformed and even try to set a world record in the process. Each corner will hold a secret treasure for the public to discover and experience, hatching wonders and excitement as they journey through the streets of London for a cracking good time.

Loz, has designed and painted one of 200 fibreglass eggs. Each standing 2 1/2 foot tall they will take pride of place on the streets of London from Shrove Tuesday, 21st February, continuing on for 40 days and 40 nights. London will be transfixed by the most astounding and exhilarating egg hunt it has ever seen. Former Bursary winner and Artist Taking the Lead commissioned artist, Shauna Richardson has also designed an egg for the event.

Loz has had works featured in two previous Elephant family events. In 2010’s Elephant Parade London her elephant ‘deliverance’ featured on the Southbank and fetched £10,000 at auction. Whilst in the summer of 2011 her Hornbill creation was one of 150 creatures that turned Edinburgh into Jungle City, with Loz’s artwork appearing on the front cover of the exhibitions accompanying book and raised over £2,000 at auction.
Her egg titled "from little acorns, mighty oaks do grow", which will feature on Liverpool Street in the City, symbolises the fantastic work done by both Elephant Family and Action For Children charities.

For more information on the big egg hunt please visit

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Creative Leicestershire February Ebulletin

Click here to see the February edition of the Creative Leicestershire ebulletin.

This month we have lots of opportunities for people working in the creative industries including:

  • Many Call-Outs for artists and designer makers for local, regional and national work
  • Information from Curve about their Curveball - A Platform for showcasing performing artists
  • Lots of resources for organisations working with young people
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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Creative Leicestershire Funding Boost

Creative Leicestershire are pleased to announce that we were successful in our Grants for the Arts application to Arts Council England to support our work for the next two years.

The Arts Resilience programme involves:
  • A mentoring programme for emerging artists and arts managers with small training bursaries for mentees;
  • Training for arts organizations in measuring and meeting social outcomes for public sector contracts;
  • Economic impact research into the arts sector and networking with commercial business sector; 
  • A project to encourage and stimulate domestic art buying.
Further information about these projects will be released over the coming months, so make sure you receive our monthly ebulletin to find out what's on offer