Scarlett Arts Society

Scarlett Arts Society

At a glance

Causes

  • Arts
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health

Other details

Organisation type: 
Not for profit
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

Mission and Vision

The Scarlett Arts Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing an artist retreat alongside providing free art therapy and workshops throughout the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the Scarlett Arts Society will work with colleges and universities to provide a grant/bursary for recent arts graduates, to kickstart their careers. Our core mission is to provide paid residencies for artists, a rare and increasingly vital opportunity in today's art world. Through this endeavour, we aim to create a nurturing environment where artists can heal in nature and channel their creativity, while also fostering community engagement and conserving the natural beauty of the United Kingdom. Our ultimate vision is to be a catalyst for the intersection of artistic expression, environmental conservation, and community empowerment.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of Scarlett Arts Society is to provide a nurturing and creative space for artists to heal and create their work. The objectives of the organisation are:

  1. To purchase countryside property in order to set up the artist retreat. This will involve renovating the existing facilities to cater to the needs of artists.
  2. To provide paid residencies to a diverse group of artists, allowing those from underrepresented backgrounds to focus on their work without financial constraints.
  3. To provide art therapy workshops across the United Kingdom
  4. To run workshops nationwide with schools, charities and community groups, introducing them to various art methods and techniques.
  5. To hold exhibitions for the resident artists, showcasing their work across the United Kingdom.
  6. To secure funding for the charity through grants, donations, and competitions.
  7. Ensure staff are encouraged to have a healthy work-life balance, by adopting a four-day working week.

Artist Residencies Programme

The company will offer paid residencies for artists of various disciplines, including visual arts, writing, and music. Artists will be selected through a competitive process, assessing their portfolios, project proposals, and alignment with our mission. These residencies provide not only a space for artistic creation but also an opportunity for artists to heal in the inspiring natural landscapes of the countryside.

Workshops and Community Engagement:

Scarlett Arts Society will foster collaborations between artists and the community by organising workshops in local schools and community groups. These workshops will provide participants with a platform to learn and experience various art forms, promoting art appreciation and creative expression. This engagement serves to empower individuals through artistic methods and enhance our connections within the community.

Exhibitions

We plan to host periodic exhibitions to showcase the artwork created during artist residencies. These exhibitions will be open to the public, highlighting the art, culture, and creativity that our retreat has nurtured. This platform will not only promote the work of resident artists but also provide an avenue for local artists to gain recognition.

Activities

​​​​​Funding Model

Scarlett Arts Society's funding model is anchored in three pillars: grants, donations, and revenue generated through art competitions. We recognise the importance of a diversified funding strategy to ensure the longevity and stability of our organisation. By securing grants from government agencies, private foundations, and art institutions, we aim to access essential financial support. Donations from individuals and businesses will be vital in sustaining our operations and promoting our mission. Additionally, organising art competitions with entry fees not only generates revenue but also promotes artistic engagement, aligning with our mission.

Services Offered

Residency Programme

One of the core services provided by the Society is the artist residency Programme. We will offer paid residencies to artists of all disciplines, including visual arts, writing, music, and performance. Artists will have a private living space and access to shared facilities such as studios, darkrooms, and exhibition spaces. The Residency Programme will typically last for 4-6 weeks, depending on the needs of the artist. During their stay, artists will have the freedom to explore the island, participate in workshops, and engage with the local community.

Workshops

In addition to the residency Programme, the Scarlett Arts Society will also offer workshops for local schools and community groups. These workshops will be led by the resident artists and will give participants the opportunity to learn new art techniques and be inspired by the artists' work. The workshops will focus on promoting creativity, expression, and understanding of different art forms.

Exhibitions

Throughout the year the Society will host exhibitions to showcase the work created by the resident artists. These exhibitions will be open to the public and will aim to promote the work of the artists as well as the retreat itself. The exhibitions will also serve as a platform for artists to sell their work and generate income.

Current opportunities

Small non-profit CIC is seeking an experienced solicitor to help up write several policies, terms of entry and terms of membership.