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Our latest newsletter is packed with creative content which we hope will help lift your quarantine spirits in these trying times. Keep an eye on our socials, as well as our newly launched Digital Programme for more arty treasures for you to enjoy.

If you love what we do, we ask you to continue supporting our organisation in order to safeguard its future.
You can do that by either Becoming a Friend or Making a Donation.
NEWS from Phoenix Art Space 
Artist Studio Providers Network:
 The coronavirus crisis has brought particular financial pressures on artists' studio providers with the urgent call for a rent free period to support artists. Sarah Davies, Director of Phoenix Art Space, has created a network of fellow studio providers and is looking to develop this to create a voice on behalf of the sector within cities, towns and suburban infrastructure that we operate across the UK. Sarah is gathering evidence on the coronavirus impact on studios so that they can work together. This work is vital to the future of the provision of artists studios. Please contact sarah@phoenixbrighton.org directly if you would like to input into the network from an artist or studio providers point of view.
The Rocket Artists studios - based at Phoenix Art Space - have appointed a virtual Poet in Residence. Ruby Dine will respond over the coming weeks to artworks that were included in their latest exhibition, Work in Progress: Towards Inclusion. You can read her first poetic response below. Discover more of Ruby's work.  
 

The artists in the gallery feel proud 

They feel over the moon

And high and mighty

Sploshes of paint

Angry red

Happy yellow 

Joyful pink

Fill your windows with art this May...
 
We spoke to studio artist Denise Harrison about her initiative to fill Brighton's windows with art this May as an alternative to the now postponed Artists Open Houses. Open Windows 2020 calls on people to display art in their windows so that it can be seen from the streets by those passing by.

"It is not about sales, but rather a way of getting everyone at home involved with creativity and a chance to show their work. It would be great to get as many people as possible involved so that at least each street has a piece of art in the window, bringing art to those on their local, daily walk. It is about getting people involved in art for all, an inclusive project that also gives a creative purpose."

Those taking part are encouraged to photograph their work in situ and post on Instagram, tagging it with #OpenWindows2020 for the chance to be featured on the
Open Windows account. Contributions from all parts of the country - and beyond - have now been included!
What are our studio artists up to?
Whether in their studios at Phoenix or in temporary work spaces at home, many of studio artists are continuing to create and make while under lockdown. Stop by our Instagram to see the Virtual Studio Visit series, to get an insight into the lives of our studio artists during these strange times.
Recommendations from the Phoenix team
Have a look at these recommendations from the staff at Phoenix Art Space on what to watch, read and listen to this month. 

Visit the South London Gallery's Instagram every Thursday afternoon for the Bad Drawing Club, join in and submit your bad drawings using the hashtag #BadDrawingClubUK.

For tips on both arts activities and mental wellbeing, see the Arc Centre.

Under lockdown many have turned to recreating famous paintings from history with items from around the house. See the best of the bunch here

See artists.at.home. for images of artists and practitioners working from home! 

For games, quiz's and activities for children stuck at home visit Tate Kids.
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