Call for proposals “Creative practices as a tool to work with heritage. Theater, performance, live art” Summer Symposium




Call for proposals “Creative practices as a tool to work with heritage. Theater, performance, live art" Summer Symposium

Oslo, Norway, July 28 - August 4

Deadline: June 1st


We warmly invite you to take part in the Summer Symposium organized by the Nordic Summer University. Our section will be focusing on the Nordic-Baltic regions’ heritage and all kinds of performative practices which will be considered as a tool to interpret, redefine and appropriate heritage.

This focus seems to us important and relevant for at least two reasons. Firstly, today many researchers consider heritage as a process and even as a performance. Secondly, the interaction between heritage and art opens up new possibilities, ranging from the inclusion of the body and perception to the chance to discover something for one's own experience.

Future participants can propose both theoretical presentations (up to 30 minutes) and practical workshops (up to 90 minutes). Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

site-specific theater and performance in historical sites or on historical topics

embodied knowledge and body memory

theater and performance in museums

historical reenactment

performative commemoration

interventions in a city space

connection between urban environment and people, social practices

heritage as performance

Since our Study Circle was created specially for Nordic Summer University, we are eager to focus on cases and topics dedicated to the Nordic-Baltic regions and will prioritize applications connected to this geography.

Find full information in the links below

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This Land

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b-side are inviting expressions of interest for two artist commissions:

  •  An artist or collaboration working in any medium for a commission to create artwork in response to the last area of unquarried land on the Isle of Portland, Dorset 
  • Artists experienced in community engagement, co-creation and socially engaged practice, for a commission on the Isle of Portland, Dorset 

Fee: £4,000 plus travel & accommodation allowance + Materials: additional budget of up to £2000 for materials and equipment per commission opportunity

Both commissions are part of 'This Land' -  a two year project exploring and celebrating the unique natural and built heritage of the isle of Portland, Dorset and responds directly to community concerns about their environment. Exploring land use and access, land and property rights, biodiversity and climate change, the project aims to raise awareness, gather and share knowledge, and upskill and empower the community to protect and enhance their environment.

See website for full information on both opportunities and how to apply


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4,000 GBP + materials
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The Gladstone Park Public Art Commission seeks to develop three high quality artistic interventions which acknowledge the park’s link to the transatlantic slave trade whilst celebrating and amplifying hidden histories of Brent's Black community. The long-term vision is to create a space for learning, reflection and continued conversation with the community so this hidden past is embraced as part of the borough’s history.

This is an exciting and high-profile commission with the opportunity to create a lasting legacy for the borough. The council are seeking expressions of interest from artists/organisations to design, develop and deliver the following three artworks;

  • Land art/landscape artwork; a space for reflection and celebration of the contribution / achievements of Brent’s Black community, using the earth’s natural resources to create an artistic response to last for future generations.
  • A history trail which re-presents factual history of the park’s links to the transatlantic slave trade and in addition, amplifies the presence of historical Black icons from the borough and references places / organisations / companies of cultural and social significance for the Black community.
  • A ground mural that through high impact artwork celebrates the boroughs rich Black history using a visual language which can be understood by all members of Brent’s diverse communities

Commissioning procedure

A working group of key stakeholders and representatives from Brent Council has been established to oversee the commissioning process.

Selection Method

The working group will advise on the selection of up to five artists to be invited to work up a more detailed proposal to bring to a Stage 2 interview in early April 2022.

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Shortlisted Artists 

A fee of £500 is available in honorarium for the Stage 2 interview.

Up to £18,000 is available for artist fees which should cover all fees including workshops and expenses. 


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Call for proposals to the Symposium “Creative practices as a tool to work with heritage. Part I. Objects"




Call for proposals to the Winter Symposium “Creative practices as a tool to work with heritage. Part I. Objects”

9-10 April, Vilnius, Lithuania

(Deadline for submission of proposals is 23th February)

We warmly invite students, artists, theorists and practitioners interested in art, museums, heritage research, interpretation, etc. to the Winter Symposium. It will be focusing on object-oriented art and creative practices related to the Nordic-Baltic regions’ heritage. This may include exhibitions, public art, installations and other types of artworks, interpretation of the archives or artifacts, curatorial practices, museum expositions, etc. The programme consists of theoretical part (formed of participants’ proposals) and practical workshops (prepared and conducted by the coordinators).

Participants are invited to propose theoretical reports, case studies, presentations about one's own practice, analysis of artists' works, critical notes, food for thoughts, etc. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- Creation of a new art object inspired by heritage, reflecting it, etc.

- Historical object/document in art space and creative practice.

- General questions of the intersection of creative practices and heritage studies.

Feel free to propose your own topics and ideas. It is important for your proposal to be related to the Nordic-Baltic heritage and focus on art practices and physical objects: created, exhibited, interpreted, etc.

More details about the programme, application and organizational issues could be found on the Web link below and inside the registration form (link under the title).

Symposium is affiliated with the Nordic Summer University (NGO with a long history and huge research experience) and the European Humanities University.

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Artist Open Call - New Portraits from England`s History



English Heritage is commissioning an England-based artist who defines themselves as either of the African diaspora, Black, African, African-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, African-American or mixed heritage, to create a portrait celebrating the life of a person of the African diaspora whose story has contributed to England’s rich history.

This portrait of a male leader of African descent, whose name will be provided by English Heritage to the commissioned artist, will be hung at an English Heritage site in the North of England. English Heritage particularly welcomes applications from artists based in the North of England for this opportunity. 

This commission is part of a larger project which will see the display of 5 other portraits of people of the African diaspora, at sites connected to their subjects, between May and November 2021, alongside an accompanying public programme. With the lives of shortlisted portrait subjects spanning between AD 145 and 1982, this project will bring light to the stories of the African diaspora throughout England’s history.

The selected artist will be supported by English Heritage curators and historians to creatively depict their subject. 

The deadline for completion of the portrait is Monday 5th April 2021.

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An award of £2000 will be made to the selected artist for the creation of the artwork which will then become the property of English Heritage. 


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Open call for artists- heritage photo reproduction competition



We are looking for artists of all ages working across all mediums to create a piece of artwork for us- the winner of our competition will have their artwork displayed, pride of place, in the entrance to the Beonna.

To enter, we would like you to use any pictures of the building across our website or social media and create your artwork based on your own interpretation of it.

Perhaps you will use watercolours to recreate the photo, create a collage version of the building or use software to digitally alter the image?

Whatever you choose, we would like you to send us a JPEG picture of your artwork for us to put to a public vote across our social media channels. The deadline for entries is 6pm on Friday 29th January 2021. The public vote will take place between Monday 1st – Friday 5th February 2021, and will be judged on the number of ‘likes’ your picture gets in this time. The winner will be announced on Saturday 6th February 2021.

We would love to display your original artwork, so please be prepared to part with it.

All pictures received of your artwork will be put in an online exhibition on our website so get your artwork in as soon as it’s done.

Entries are unlimited and free - please email JPEG pictures of your artwork to: manager@thebeonna.co.uk .

We really look forward to receiving your entries- please share this competition with your family and friends so we get as many participants as possible.

Happy creating!


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