Meeting Point

in partnership with Arts&Heritage

A 2-year fully funded project to support contemporary artists responding to collections and spaces in South Central England’s Museums and Heritage sites

The project

Five successful applicants from Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Isle of Wight will be selected to take part in a fully funded programme of lively and informed workshops that results in a new artwork responding to site and context.

This unique opportunity gives you a chance to develop a brief to meet a need identified by your museum – whether that need is around engaging with new audiences, reinterpreting your collections or telling a new story about your site. As part of the process, museums will benefit from support, expertise and funding to deliver a high-quality new work for your museum or heritage site.

This 2-year fully funded programme includes visits to artists’ studios, meeting with art curators and learning from peers who have been part of previous programmes. Participants receive and manage an £11,000 commissioning budget, with additional PR and marketing support supplied by Arts&Heritage. They will also receive £500 for bespoke marketing and £500 for bespoke engagement activity to promote and raise the profile of their projects.

Applications are now closed for this project.

Meeting Point during the Covid-19 crisis

Meeting Point is temporarily paused.  We had just started shortlisting when the public lockdown was announced. We are in discussions with Arts&Heritage to agree how to best restart the project when restrictions are lifted as a great deal of the training in Year 1 involves meetings and site visits.


Image: Ropner’s Ghost Ship by Stephen Dixon and Alison Welsh at Preston Park Museum for Meeting Point © Jonathan Turner

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