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Becontree Estate August Residency





Sunday 8th August - Monday 30th August 2021

Application deadline: 

Wednesday 28th July 6pm 

3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room, generous garden


Hypha Studios & Becontree Forever are looking for a creative practitioner to live in & make use of this house to develop their practice, explore new ideas or create a new project. The space is provided for free* along with an artist fee & small grant towards your public event or community engagement.


You are welcome to bring family members with you on your residency & to treat the house as your home for the duration. You may wish to use one of the bedrooms as a studio, or create work within and around the whole building. *we provide the space for free but you have to put down a deposit which you get back when you leave the property on time and in good condition We welcome your inventiveness in your use of the space & how it can support you develop your practice.


Perhaps you want to make a part studio / part gallery, or develop a horticulture-related project in the garden, maybe you want to turn a room into a collaborative workshop, or develop a theatrical performance. You may want to make work about the entire estate, or just a tiny physical detail of the house’s fabric.


All we ask is that you consider the following:

A site-responsive proposal though we encourage a broad interpretation of what “site” is to you & could include the architecture, social history, garden, archive or more

Community involvement which can be from any local community you identify & can be involved in your research, development, or public event

Your public event proposal as a critical element of your application, please give creative consideration  to this, who it will be for, & how it weaves with your creative practice


The Becontree Estate, in the borough of Barking & Dagenham, was the largest public housing estate in the world when it was constructed between 1921 & 1935. In total, it is over 26,000 homes to a ‘garden city’ model. Your work on this residency could consider the radical roots of the estate, seek to be part of the dialogue with existing communities, or help inform its future story.



Becontree Forever is a year-long program of art, architecture & new infrastructure to mark 100 years of the Becontree Estate. It is led by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, in collaboration with residents and local partners such as the schools on the estate, Arc Theatre, Barking & Dagenham Youth Dance, East End Women’s Museum, Girls Like Us, Green Shoes Arts, Love Music Hate Racism, Studio 3 Arts, Soul and Sound & The White House, with national partners such as Create London, EFG London Jazz Festival, Focal Point Gallery, Serpentine Galleries & the Wellcome Trust.


We are committed to communities and culture.

The council have allocated this house as a space for the integration of culture into the estate for the duration of the Becontree Forever centenary celebrations, to further understanding of the architecture and histories of the estate, and as a central space for local communities to participate in culture. It has been used by other artists, and after the completion of these Hypha Studios residencies the house will be refurbished and returned to the local housing stock in Autumn 2021.

Public engagement is critical to the mission of this project and we ask you to deeply consider how you will involve local residents, schools or other groups within the creation of your work or in the public events. Support will be available to help you connect to local communities as your idea requires in order to best celebrate the estate’s history and community’s future through culture.

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The Song Between Our Stars: Open Call for Artists and Writers






The Song Between Our Stars was founded in 2020 as a way of documenting creative reactions to contemporary issues.

We seek diverse, divergent, and atypical voices and to showcase work from emerging and established writers and artists alike. We seek literature and art that explores themes evident in current events, or is focused on contradictions and divisions: within our selves, within and between communities, and the various ways that individuals and groups nevertheless overwhelm their separateness.

The Song Between Our Stars is produced in both print and digital editions. Artwork should display well in A5 landscape. Photography, digital art, painting, sketches, collage and photos of 3D work are accepted. 


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
After July 21, $2-$3 USD
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Call to Artists and Art Organizations: 2021 ISC Innovator Award





International Sculpture Center Innovator Award
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2021

The ISC Innovator Award was established to recognize the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture. The recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment to their community and effects social change through their work.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of professionals in the field, who will select one final recipient. After confirmed by the ISC Awards Committee and Board of Trustees, the recipient will be honored at community awards ceremony (date TBD). Submissions will close August 12, 2021.

Please read the following award criteria carefully. 

Eligibility and Award Criteria:

  • Applicants may apply as individuals or groups (such as but not limited to artists, cultural organizers, curators, nonprofit, organization, collaborative, etc.)
  • Available for both domestic and international entities.
  • Applicants may not be a current graduate or undergraduate student (*Student eligibility through the  ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in contemporary sculpture awards program)
  • Open to sculptors/groups working in any material or medium

Examples of innovation include:

  • Develops new thought processes
  • Is a unique benefit to the community and/or society
  • Encourages social change
  • Creative use of sculpture/materials/technique/processes
  • Demonstrate the promise of continuing creative and professional growth

Award Recipient Benefits:

  • $1,000 Cash prize
  • One year Professional (individual) or Associate (organization) level ISC Membership
  • Recognition on and in Sculpture Magazine
  • Virtual event to present work/project to the ISC Sculpture Community
  • Residency opportunity (if available)
Prize summary: 
Recipient awarded a $1000 Cash Prize and more

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Rule Breakers: The Art of Invention




Calling all innovators, artists and visionaries! You’re invited to share your experience and positive outcomes from the 2020 pandemic. In celebration of the emergence of invention and as part of the Peckham community, we are looking for three local artists of any discipline to collaborate with goya design on an exhibition and artists in residence programme at our studio in Peckham Levels. Artists can apply to one or both as they wish. 

The exhibition centers on the process of invention and looks into how the pandemic created the perfect playground for visionaries and inspiration for new forms of creativity. Inspired by the new forms of neighbourhood attachment and collaboration, goya design will be launching tether, an invention that gives cyclists the freedom to move safely and open up new forms of dialogue amongst road users from drivers to skateboarders. Conceived, designed, tested and manufactured by goya during lockdown, the idea responds to. the increased reliance on new forms of micro-mobility, and the return of our cities becoming playgrounds.

We want to see artists' own interpretations of invention; and how the pandemic shone a spotlight on creating something meaningful in reaction to what has been a tough year for many. This can be as broad and conceptual as you like.

This exclusive opportunity offers a unique take on the residency programme; where artists will get the opportunity to network, promote their work, skillshare, use the newly designed studio space to create, and of course, the chance to work with goya design on paid commissions from clients. The 3-6 month residency will take place at goya design studio space in Peckham Levels, in return for 1-3 commissions and fixed drop-in studio times.

We would especially like to hear from under-represented artists within the local community, we welcome all applications irrespective of experience or background.

Final selections will be made in mid-May 2021.

About goya design: goya is an invention company that launches new products, services and ventures. We are a collective of designers, tinkerers, futurologists and artists that spot opportunities, imagine the future, develop new physical and digital products. Working hands-on and closely with our clients to launch new ventures and to incubate new companies from our studio in Peckham. Our mission is to bring a new perspective to our design and business problems through attracting and supporting a diverse creative community.

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Green Hill Gallery EXHIBITION SPRING 2021





Green Hill Gallery is pleased to announce the open call for the new exhibition on the topic of identity, connectivity and community. This exhibition wants to be a journey in the discovery of what identity means nowadays and how it can be influenced by changes, as well as by the way one connects with oneself, others and the outside world. It challenges artists to explore the confrontation between showing oneself to oneself and showing oneself to others.

We invite emerging and established artists working in any medium from Berlin and from all over the world to participate in this call, as long as the topic is explored through the artwork. Please be aware that, since the Green Hill Gallery is run by the non-profit organization Kulturschöpfer e.V., accepted artists living outside Berlin will have to take care of the transportation of their artworks.

The exhibition will be displayed in our Green Hill Gallery and will be part of our diverse identity project. The project will entail additional events to explore the concept of identity and connectivity from different perspectives (online and/or offline, depending on the Coronavirus regulations).


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2021 Lead Artists for NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project





Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Lead Artists for NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project

NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine


NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine (AIM), with support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, is seeking a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for lead artists to work on the NYC Health + Hospitals Community Murals Project (CMP). Continuing the tradition established in the 1930s when the Works Progress Administration supported hundreds of murals across New York City’s public hospitals, the CMP will connect artists and local community members to re-imagine hospitals and promote greater neighborhood wellness.

Visual artists will engage with patients, staff, and local residents to create an integrated internal or external mural at selected NYC Health + Hospitals facilities. The aim of the program is to use a collaborative mural making process as a tool to build trust and engagement between the hospitals and their communities, build neighborhood pride, and reduce the stigma associated with hospitals through community building activities.

Proposed themes can include:

Heart & Soul
Health Care Heroes
​Power of Community

NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine anticipates selecting nine (9) professional visual artists to work closely with nine (9) NYC Health + Hospitals facilities to engage staff and community members in a participatory design process and to create and install nine (9) health themed murals. Murals will be installed in both internal and external locations at the facilities, all of which will be highly visible public areas. This collaboration will last from February 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021. This RFQ is soliciting nine (9) professional visual artists that have a portfolio of work executing large-scale murals, have connections with the boroughs and communities of New York City, and experience facilitating workshops and events that engage diverse communities in the creative process.

Project Budget:
The Project Budget is $8,000.00 per location for artist fees including design services, community engagement, site preparation, fabrication, travel, and installation. NYC Health + Hospitals AIM will provide any necessary supplies, permits, insurance, and documentation. NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine Department will execute a deliverables-based MOU valued at $8,000.00 with the lead artist. Lead artists will be paid 1/2 upfront, and 1/2 upon completion. NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine Department will cover all costs related to art supplies and additional materials for workshops and community events, equipment for the installation, special insurance, permits for mural sites and other relevant costs relating to the production of the murals.

Who May Apply:
Professional visual artists or artist teams working in any media, legally authorized to work in the United States, and who are at least 18 years of age, are eligible to apply. Artists with ties to neighborhoods and communities of the participating NYC Health + Hospitals facilities are encouraged to apply, as well as artists with experience in community engagement practices. NYC Health + Hospitals is committed to the values of inclusion and advancing diversity in the field of arts and health. We highly encourage applicants that are traditionally underrepresented* to submit to this RFQ.

*Including, but not limited to: Immigrant, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, Person of Color, Person with Disability, Socioeconomic Disadvantage)

The project period will occur from February 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021.  

Deadline for Submission of RFQ:

Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

**Late applications may be disqualified from considerations.** 

Finalist Interviews will be held during of February 8 and February 12, 2021.

Selected artists will be notified on February 15, 2021

Project Locations:

Please choose at least one or as many preferred locations:

(Size of each mural will not exceed 300 square feet)

Harlem Hospital (Interior Wall)
506 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10037

Segundo Ruiz Belvis (Interior Wall)
545 East 142 St, Bronx, NY 10454

Gotham/Morrisania (Interior Wall)
1225 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10452

Gotham Health, St. Nicholas
281 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027

East New York (Interior Wall)
2094 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207

Gotham Health, Dyckman-Clinica de Las Americas
175 Nagle Avenue, New York, NY 10034

Cumberland (Interior Wall)
100 N Portland Ave, Brooklyn NY 11205

Gotham Vanderbilt (Interior Wall)
165 Vanderbilt Ave, Staten Island, NY 10304

Sydenham (Interior Wall)
264 118th St, New York, NY 10026

Project Calendar:
Mural Artists will be required to be on site for 5 public events, plus additional days to present to the facility CEO, prepare mural panels before the Paint Party, finish painting after the Paint Party, and installation. Time required for preparation, finishing, and installation will be dependent on mural size and detail.

Each mural project will be executed over a period of three (3) months, on a rolling basis from February 8, 2021 through December 31, 2021. The NYC Health + Hospitals facility will choose their start date and mural artists may be paired accordingly.

All mural artists will be required to attend virtual training and onboarding in February 2021, exact date TBD.

Artists are expected to develop mural concepts, themes, imagery through engaging with the H + H staff, patients, and greater community during virtual Focus Groups and CEO Presentation. Designs will not be considered final until approved by the facility CEO. The CEO will be asked to limit rounds of revisions to a maximum of two (2).

View calendar and more information via this link.


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