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We ARE RE-OPENING!

Quay Arts will be re-opening on Saturday 4th July. And we want to reassure all our customers that we are working hard to put all the measures in place so you can have a safe visit here at the Quay.

In line with the latest Government guidance, we are excited to confirm that Quay Arts will be reopening on Saturday 4th July – we can’t wait to welcome you back!

Your safety and our staff’s safety continues to be our top priority and this is the first step of a phased reopening. And we want to reassure all our customers that we are working hard to put all the measures in place so you can have a safe visit here at the Quay.

CAFE RE-OPENING

  • A new queuing system to protect customers and staff
  • Socially distanced table plan in the café
  • Hand sanitisers available around the building
  • One person at a time in the toilets
  • Limited menu available and additional take away options
  • Staff wearing PPE for table service
  • Protective perspex on the bar
  • Reduced opening hours to 10am – 4pm
  • Tables and chairs will be wiped down and sanitised after every customer use

Please DO NOT come into Quay Arts if you are showing any COVID-19 symptoms – coughing, sneezing, sore throat high temperature or loss of taste and smell. DO NOT come into Quay Arts if you have been in contact with someone with COVID-19.

GALLERIES

The galleries will be re-opened as of Saturday 4th July, with a one way system in place for guidance in regards to social distancing. Due to the current situation, the exhibition which will be on display in the West Gallery will be the ‘Great Leap Forward’ Exhibition, which was running before lock down. We also have a NEW exhibition in the Clayden Gallery, ‘Battle of the Bands’, musical icons rendered in cardboard from the Hullabaloo At Home Festival 2020!

CRAFT SHOP TO REMAIN CLOSED

The craft shop will remain closed but we hope to re-open very soon. The box office has been re-located to the cafe office for the time being.

LIVE EVENTS

As we are following the government guidelines, we are still unsure when we will be able to resume with our live events. For the time being, we have had shows reschedule for the later on in the year, and we will be regular contact with ticket holders to any shows which have been rescheduled or cancelled. Watch this space for more updates.

COURSES & WORKSHOPS AT JUBILEE STORES

We are currently working on a risk assessment for the re-opening of Jubilee Stores. This may involve reducing class sizes and putting measures in place for regular classes to run smoothly and safely for all participants and tutors. Watch this space for more updates!

THANK YOU – WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

We can’t thank the public enough for the all the ongoing support we have received during this difficult time, whether that’s by making a donation or simply sharing your support online. We can’t wait to see you all again – please bear with us whilst we try work out the new normal! Thank you.

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Mike Howley Trust: Funding Round now OPEN!

Funding Opportunity for Young Island Creatives

The 2020 Mike Howley Trust awards are now open for applications.

Mike Howley, who worked for many years as Director of Cultural Services for the Isle of Wight Council, died in May 2013, leaving part of his estate for the specific benefit of aspiring young actors, musicians, dancers and writers, between the ages of 18 and 30, living on the Isle of Wight”.

 Trustees welcome applications from people within the stated age range and art forms for investment in areas such as training, equipment, marketing & promotion, recording, rehearsal space, staging, publishing costs, or simply time to create.  If you fit the bill and have an idea you are burning to put into action, we would like to hear from you.

Due to the advent of the coronavirus and our current state of lockdown, we will be looking at all applications digitally and via email this year.

Please read the guidelines carefully and return your application form to Megan at m.stisted@quayarts.org by Fri 24 April 2020, together with a short video about your project – no longer than 2 minutes.. This can be an example of your work if you wish.  Please also contact Megan if you have any questions.

The selection panel will look at all submitted applications and contact you if they have any questions.

We hope to be able to let you know if you have been successful by Monday 4 May.

To download the guidelines please click here.

To download an application form please click here.

Check out this video of last years MHT recepients, talking about how the funding helped them…

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Volunteer Stewards needed!

Quay Arts is looking to grow its team of volunteer stewards! If you are able to spare a few hours a week – on a regular or ad-hoc basis – we’d love to hear from you.

Stewards play a vital role in ensuring our galleries are always open to the public as well as welcoming visitors.

A typical shift is 3 hours in the morning / afternoon. Seating plus a voucher for drink & cake is provided to our stewards for each shift.

If you’d like to join the team / know more please contact Ian Whitmore, Visual Arts Manager, Quay Arts i.whitmore@quayarts.org