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Studio News: Edition 5: 24 April 2020

Studio News: Edition 5: 24 April 2020

Welcome We’re already on to Edition 5 of our weekly newsletter and hope you have manged to follow some of the links and discovered new websites, artists or ideas or perhaps been reminded of old favourites. As promised this week we are taking woodcut as our starting point with plans to cover mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock printing) in a future edition. We are keen that any studio users who would like to write a piece on a theme, process or artist to let us know. Any quick look around a print fair or contemporary open print exhibition will tell you that...

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Studio News: Edition 4: 17 April 2020

Studio News: Edition 4: 17 April 2020

Important news about the staff team Whilst we are closed, we have lost all our earned income. As a registered charity we have so far not been eligible for the financial support announced by government for businesses and we are still waiting for an announcement from Arts Council England about what support package might be offered to organisations like Northern Print. We have therefore decided that the best course of action to ensure we are in the strongest position possible to reopen is to use the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and to ‘furlough’ part of our staff team. Rebecca...

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Studio News: Edition 3: 9 April 2020

Studio News: Edition 3: 9 April 2020

Welcome The Northern Print team have been busy adjusting to working from home, catching up with tasks and planning for when we can re-open. We are waiting to hear what support our main funders Arts Council England will be giving to organisations like Northern Print and in the mean time we hope that this newsletter is useful. We trust you are adjusting to a new way of spending time at home and finding ways to keep feeling creative – above all we hope you are staying home and staying safe.  There has been lots of advice about looking after our...

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Studio News: Edition 2: 3 April 2020

Studio News: Edition 2: 3 April 2020

Welcome We are hoping that these newsletters offer useful and practical help – as well as a bit of inspiration to keep your creativity alive in these strange times.  We’re hoping that by focusing on particular themes each week we can find ways of connecting and be purposeful in supporting you. The theme of this week’s newsletter is ‘collage’ and print. We hope that this will inspire you to revisit discarded proofs and prints that failed to make the grade; repurpose ‘found’ prints from newspapers, magazines and packaging or perhaps make some collagraphs with either to print by hand or...

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Studio News: Edition 1: 27 March 2020

Studio News: Edition 1: 27 March 2020

Welcome We are hoping that you are all keeping safe at home and getting into a new rhythm. We have spent the last week closing the studio and getting ready to work from home. All the regular Northern Print team are still busy with a mix of regular tasks; plans for the future and how we can continue to support and connect with you all. We are very fortunate that Arts Council continue to support Northern Print with regular funding, though our other sources of income are less certain. We have been putting some thought into how we can continue...

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