Artist Opportunity

We're looking for

PLEASE NOTE:  We have revised the project plan in-light of Covid-19, but we are still seeking artists!  The project IS happening but with a delayed schedule.  Read on for details.

Somewhere in Ely is a project in partnership with Babylon Arts exploring community commissioning of art.  We are looking for artists to respond to the creative brief with ideas for temporary artworks, performances, interactions and site-specific works.  In total 3 artists will be commissioned to create work to share with the wider public in Autumn 2020.  1 artist has already been identified, but we are looking for 2 more proposals to fund.

Who? Artists, makers, creators, performers and practitioners.  We particularly welcome expressions of interest from artists with experience of site-specific, interactive or socially engaged work.
Where? The project is taking place in Ely, Cambridgeshire.  We are looking for work that local people can see, enjoy or interact with in public locations in the city.
How much? £1800 commission, plus an additional expenses budget of up to £300
When? Deadline for proposals:  Friday 15 May, 12 noon. 

4 shortlisted artists will be invited to share their ideas with the public through an online video pitch.  In June/ July the local community in Ely will then vote for their favourite.  The commissioned artists will create work to share with the wider public in October 2020.

Please download the REVISED Creative Brief and Artist Proposal Form for full details about the project, what we’re looking for and how to apply.

This project is in partnership with Babylon Arts, Isle of Ely Arts Festival, Ely Markets and Ely College.  The project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Find out more about Somewhere in Ely here You can also follow my work on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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