Open Call for Artists’ Proposals
An opportunity for an artist with an interest in participation to develop a new artwork with the public, amongst the fun and hub bub of Bedford’s River Festival and other cultural events in 2018.
We are a contemporary arts organisation and Arts Council England national portfolio organisation that has been working in Bedfordshire for over thirty years. We create possibilities for artists to make new art with and within communities. Each year, as part of our programme, we take part in a number of public cultural events in Bedford. For 2018 we would like to invite an artist to work with the public to develop a new artwork during the course of these events, and which results in a final outcome to be shared at the end of the project.
Develop a new artwork with the public in response to the theme of Future Town. The artist is required to use four public cultural events in Bedford in 2018-19 in the process of the making of the work. The events are in July, September and October 2018 and March 2019 and include the outdoor Bedford River Festival 14-15 July 2018 and Bedpop at The Higgins, Bedford in October 2018.
The process and final artwork can take any form. The development and making of the work with the public must be achievable both indoors and outdoors, and be engaging creative activity for families to participate in. This commission can be part of a larger project the artist is engaged in.
The available budget is £3,000 (inclusive of VAT) made up of £2,400 artist fees and £600 production. The artist will receive Producer and Marketing support in the development, promotion, delivery and final realisation of the work.
Click here for a detailed brief and how to apply.
Image credit: Maria Anastassiou, Bedpop, The Higgins, 2017.