June 02, 2022
Here's our Members Newsletter for June 2022, with updates, links and information for you.
June is Pride Month!
SAU would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our LGBTQIAE+ members a very Happy Pride!
Last month, Rosa Moxham (who serves on the Exec Committee) represented SAU at the Scottish Trade Union Congress LGBTQ+ Workers Conference. It was very exciting because this is the first year that SAU has sent a delegate to this conference!
There are Pride events that will be taking place across Scotland over the next few months, more info here.
If you are unable to attend a Pride event in person, here is a link to the Fresh Meat Festival, an online international Trans and Queer arts festival based in San Francisco, June 16th - 26th 2022.
New T-shirts and Totes!
Wondering how you can support the union and spread the word to other creatives?? Check out our rather stylish new merchandise available to buy from our website..... Mens
Artists Walking Group
Lunchtime Lecture, Friday 10 June, 12 - 12:45pm
This month Gill Russell will share her interest in places of 'significance’ and how they resonate in a wider context through an online presentation as well as leading our third member's walk. Gill works across a range of forms and media, including installation, audio, mapping, drawing, poems and texts. Walking is often key to her exploration.
Online - Zoom Registration
Walk #3, Friday 17 June, 10am - 12noon
Come and meet up for an actual walk (in real life!) with Gill Russell and other SAU members at Glenkindie, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire.
If you'd like more information or to attend this walk please email [email protected]
Next Climate & Sustainability Sub Group
The next SAU C & S Sub Group meeting will take place online on Zoom on Wednesday 8th June 5-6pm.
Please email [email protected] for a link to attend.
Next Intersect Discussion Group
The next SAU Intersect Discussion Meeting will take place on Thursday June 16th, 5-6pm. To join the group contact [email protected] and we will send you the zoom link.
The Intersect discussion will focus on 2 short videos by Dean Spade on the subjects of:
If you are interested in the whole series of Dean Spade videos, here is a link to the website - Workshop Series: Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups (Dec 2021) Note: because these were made with a North American audience in mind, the sign language interpreter is using ASL not BSL.
C A E Ɔ GLASGOW – Conversations about Art in a time of Environmental Change
A programme of monthly online talks organised by C&S Sub Group member Tim Collins.
Date: June 14, 2022
Time: 18:30 to 20:00 pm.
Sign up: please RSVP for this event at Eventbrite
For further information and recordings of previous talks go to the website.
Glasgow Sculpture Studios Production Facility Manager :You can find further information about the vacancy and download the person specification and application form here.
North Sea Artist Residency - more information here.
Here are links to this years Insurance Documents and Recommended Rates of Pay for 2022/23
Here's a link to our Recommended Rates of Pay, that should be used for the current financial year.
Here's a link to this year's Insurance Documents, which comes as part of you membership and that you can download when you need them. (We have stopped sending these out as paper documents in order to save on unnecessary paper and postage).
Have you checked out our list of Members Discounts ? As well as the free Insurance and legal advice that comes with your membership, you can benefit from big savings on art and materials supplies and various other relevant services.
Also: The Edinburgh International Festival have informed us that SAU members qualify for a 30% discount on tickets for Art Workers at this years EIF. Go to their website for more information. Tickets are subject to availability.
We have produced NEW Leaflets that are now available to distribute to your studio spaces and around the Art College Degree shows. If you would like to help promote the Union please get in touch and we can send you a bundle.
Email us at [email protected] with the title 'Leaflets'
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS YEAR'S SAU AGM
We will be holding our annual AGM on the Evening of Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August, please Save The Date. More details to follow.
Alberta Whittle at the Venice Biennale
Alberta Whittle, is currently Representing Scotland at the Venice biennale. Here is the press release from Scotland + Venice
There is also a really lovely video on Twitter of Skinder Hundal sharing his experience of Alberta's video installation 'Lagareh - The Last Born'.
Show your solidarity with fellow artists by using our new "I'm a Member Sticker"
Have you tried using our 'Fair Work Contract Templates'?
Our 3 FWC Templates can be used for creating or checking contracts for Exhibitions & Projects; Sales & Commissions; Workshops & Events; and are available for our members to download from the Resources section of the website HERE.
Also more useful information from ACAS here.
Brexit information for creatives working in the Arts in Europe http://ukeartswork.info
Please help us promote the activities of the union on social media by following and sharing posts.
@SCOArtistsUnion | FB: ScottishArtistsUnion | Instagram: artistsunion.scot
Support Your Union!! Together We Are Stronger!!
Stay warm, safe & healthy everyone.
Keep on Keeping on!!
Yours in Solidarity,
Everyone at Scottish Artists Union