A 2-year fully funded project to support contemporary artists responding to collections and spaces in South Central England’s museums and heritage sites.
Five successful applicants from Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Isle of Wight were 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 museums a chance to develop an artists’ brief to meet a need identified by their museum – whether that need is around engaging with new audiences, reinterpreting their collections or telling a new story about their site.
The 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.
Project Update: March 2021
Participants have been announced: Didcot Railway Centre; National Paralympic Heritage Centre in Aylesbury; Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology in Reading; Furzey Gardens in the New Forest National Park; A-Space Arts; and The Brickworks Museum in Southampton.