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Call out for Collaborative Sketchbooks Project


Collaborative Sketchbooks​​​​​​​ is one of four strands in Tanya Raabe-Webber’s project ‘Practice in a Digital World’. Funded by Art Council England and the National Lottery.

All four strands intertwine, drawing particular attention to the pandemic’s impact on the limited mobility of disabled people.

These strands include Collaborative Sketchbooks - digital and handmade collaborative sketchbooks, CountrysideSpecial - a series of self portraits within a 10 mile radius of Tanya’s home studio, ArtStudio01 - Home Studio practices in an online studio space, and Postcard Art Express, an international creative postcard exchange.

Collaborative Handmade Sketchbooks

Tanya is looking to work collaboratively with 4 Deaf/Disabled Artists/Ethnically Diverse Disabled Artists/Learning Disabled Artists/Neurodiverse artists.

Tanya explores collaborative inclusive practice that has a Disability cultural perspective. Through this collaboration, diversity, intersectionality and our over lapping identities will form the basis of these visual conversations.

This will be a 1-2-1 collaborative and creative exchange between each artist and Tanya to create 4 separate hand folded sketchbooks. Tanya and the artists will take turns to respond to each others artworks in the sketchbook. The rules are there are no rules!

The sketchbook will be posted back and forth using the postal service. Hand folded sketchbook and postage and packaging will be provided by the project. Each artist will use art materials they have at home.

The theme for collaborative sketchbooks will be Local Environments, drawing attention to the pandemics impact on the limited mobility of disabled people.

Artists Fee £400


Collaborative Digital Sketchbooks

Tanya is also looking to work collaboratively with 2 Deaf/Disabled Artists/Ethnically Diverse Disabled Artists/Learning Disabled Artists/Neurodiverse Artists.

This will be a 1-2-1 collaborative and creative online exchange between each artist and Tanya using iPads to create two separate individual, digital sketchbook artworks.

Tanya and the artists will take turns to respond to each others artworks online using iPad creative Apps, Procreate, Notes and Photos/shared albums to exchange and interact with each other’s artworks. iPads and apps will be loaned to the artist for the duration of the project.

The theme for collaborative sketchbooks will be Local Environments, drawing attention to the pandemics impact on the limited mobility of disabled people.

Artists Fee £400


How to apply for Collaborative Sketchbooks

To apply please send an image (jpeg max 5mb) of one artwork created within the last 12 months to Tanya to one of the following:

• Facebook messenger, Tanya Raabe
• Twitter Direct Messages @tanyaraabe
• Instagram Direct Messages @tanraabe
• Email tanartwks@gmail.com

Please state your name, your art form and the title and medium of the artwork that you are submitting.

Please state what part of the country you are in.

If you are on social media please list your tag, if you have one.

Selection Process

Tanya will select a short list based on her creative connection to the images submitted.

Shortlisted artists will be invited to a short informal zoom/online/phone chat with Tanya to share creative processes and to find out more about each other.

Tanya will choose the 6 sketchbook artists based on these creative connections. All shortlisted art works and the artists will be profiled on Tanya’s instagram page during the project.​​​​​​​
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The closing date for applications: is Wednesday 7 April at 5.00pm

Successful artists will be informed by Friday 30 April

The project will start: on Mon 10 May

The project ends: 31 August