ARTIST ON MY STREET – ARTIST CALL OUT 1
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Over the course of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture Coventry Artspace will be administering 21 x £500 bursaries for local artists to create work for Coventry communities.
This project is inspired by artists, all over the world, who have found ways to bring moments of light to their neighbourhoods during the pandemic by sharing their work in windows, balconies and on the streets. The project is funded by Arts Council England, Coventry City Council and Coventry City of Culture Trust (CCCT) and builds on the Window Wanderland trails led by CCCT.
In addition to the £500 commission there will be support with signage, funds for materials, free training and access to 3 hours of free 1-2-1 mentoring through the new Coventry Artspace Consultancy Bank. For some artists there will also be additional funding for engagement activities.
Artists will be featured on a special website page and their details will also be shared on an audio app so that visitors can find out more about them and their practice. The work will be professionally photographed and promoted through Coventry Artspace and Coventry City of Culture Trust social media channels.
In this first round we will be allocating commissions to 5 artists to develop and share work for at least 21 days between Sunday 25 July and Sunday 5 September.
All artists selected will be linked up with a building-based community group or empty building in one of these areas of Coventry:
Westwood Binley and Willenhall Longford Foleshill Cheylesmore Radford Holbrook Upper Stoke Earlsdon Wainbody
Artists will be expected to create work in the windows of the building they have been allocated, in consultation with the community group as appropriate. The work must be suitable and relevant to the neighbourhood and to the City of Culture themes. It must be on displayed for at least 21 days (minimum 5 hours per day), between 25th July and 5th September 2021.
How to apply
To apply for the first round of commisisons, please complete this online form, or submit a video with your answers to the application questions, by 10pm Wednesday 7 July 2021
Coventry Artspace is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer actively working towards becoming a safe(r) organisation welcoming, supporting, and caring for beings from different routes and with different needs. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or any other category protected by law.
Please contact us on 024 7655 3533 or email email@example.com if you would like support with completing this application.
The successful artists will be selected by members of the Artspace Artist Advisory Group and a representative of Coventry City of Culture Trust and will be informed within 1 week of the closing date for applications.