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MESSUMS 4X20 Emerging Choreography Platform

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4X20 is a choreographic platform supporting emerging choreographers, founded by Messums Wiltshire in 2022.
The organisation provides two emerging choreographers with a commission and support to re-rehearse an existing piece and develop a second one, all to be presented at the Festival of Dance in 2023. In addition, the award provides access to support networks, crucial for sustainable future careers of the artists.

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To apply, you must:
● Be over 18 years old
● Be based in the United Kingdom
● Have at least 1 year of professional experience working in the dance industry, preferably in the role of a choreographer/assistant choreographer/rehearsal director/director or other similar roles
● Have previously presented choreographic work (live or digital) nationally or internationally
● Be available for all engagement dates
● Be able to present 2 pieces of choreographic work:
- The chosen choreographers will be expected to present one piece of their previously created work and to develop a new piece utilising the commission provided by Messums.
- Both pieces must be 10-20 minutes in length and include no more than 4 dancers.
- Open to all styles of dance.

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Engagement dates: 15-19 July 2023

Engagement location: Messums Wiltshire in Tisbury, Salisbury

The offer includes:
● £3500 commission for preparation leading up to the performance
● Additional financial support for 1 week of rehearsal space
● 3 days of rehearsal space at Messums Wiltshire and production support in preparation for the performance
● Lighting Designer support in preparation for the performances and at the venue
● Performance on 18th of July at Messums Wiltshire, Barn Stage
● Networking event with potential sponsors and partners after the performance
● Accommodation, travel and per diems organised and paid in full for the choreographer and their cast by Messums Wiltshire

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The chosen artists will be expected to:
● Lead one community workshop at Messums Wiltshire
● Utilise the provided rehearsal space
● Prepare to present two pieces of work
● Manage and direct their cast
● Participate in the after-show Q&A and supper with guests
● Communicate efficiently with Messums to agree on all logistics and prepare for the week in Wiltshire
● Work with Messums marketing team and support marketing activities on social media

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Application Timeline:

Application Deadline 1 of December 2022 23:59
Successful applicants will be contacted by 11 of December 2022
Interviews will be held online between 12-21 December 2022

Contact:
Please email your questions to gabi@messumswiltshire.com

Prize Summary: 
£3500 commission.
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The offer includes:
● £3500 commission for preparation leading up to the performance
● Additional financial support for 1 week of rehearsal space
● 3 days of rehearsal space at Messums Wiltshire and production support in preparation for the performance
● Lighting Designer support in preparation for the performances and at the venue
● Performance on 18th of July at Messums Wiltshire, Barn Stage
● Networking event with potential sponsors and partners after the performance
● Accommodation, travel and per diems organised and paid in full for the choreographer and their cast by Messums Wiltshire

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Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, SP3 6LW
Deadline: 
01/December/2022

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No application fee.
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OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS' EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: GLADSTONE PARK PUBLIC ART COMMISSION 2022

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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.

Prize Summary: 
£18,000
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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. 

Deadline: 
27/March/2022

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Statue Commission Opportunity

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A campaign has been launched to install the first statue of a black woman in one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings.

To mark International Women’s Day, St George’s Hall Charitable Trust has announced its intention to install a statue of Mary Seacole in the Great Hall – a woman believed to be Britain’s first nurse practitioner who devoted her time to nursing soldiers during the Crimean War.

The trustees believe this statue will not only pay tribute to the heroine, but it will also act as a ‘thank you’ to the NHS and the extraordinary scarifies they have made in keeping everyone safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A call out to artists is now open to apply to be considered to take on the role of creating a marble portrait statue that will take pride of place in the stunning Great Hall.  

The Mary Seacole statue will be the second female represented in St George’s Hall – the first was of pioneering health campaigner Kitty Wilkinson which was installed in 2012. There are currently 13 statues in total in the Great Hall.

Prize Summary: 
To feature artwork in St George's Hall as a fully commissioned statue
Deadline: 
30/April/2021

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Free to enter
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Commission for Artist aged 18-24

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As part of our commitment to support the next generation of creative talent 2Faced Dance are offering one young maker or collective of young makers, the opportunity to create a new work as part of the company’s Spring 21 season.  

If you’re a young artist aged 18-24, working in any form or medium and currently based in the UK and you have an idea involving up to 5 dancers then this is for you. The result could be an exhibition, film, performance or installation.

What we are offering:

  • A commissioning fee of £3000
  • A project budget of £800 for any set, props, costume, licensing etc.
  • Up to 15 days of free rehearsal space
  • Use of up to 5 professional dancers from 2Faced Dance
  • Marketing and Project Support

The process and product must be able to be delivered in a Covid Secure manner. Please think about this when making your application.

Prize Summary: 
£3000 (plus £800 budget for any set, props, costume, licensing etc.)
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A commissioning fee of £3000 plus a project budget of £800 for any set, props, costume, licensing etc.

Deadline: 
12/November/2020

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Call for Artists

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Call for artist collaborator with Chloe Dewe Mathews and The Ballad of Peckham Rye 
February – April 2020 (9 hours)  Honorarium: £150 Please note the honorarium is for the initial time required to develop a collaborative proposal.  
  
The Project 

Since 2013 artist Chloe Dewe Mathews has developed a body of work that explores the urban environment of the London Borough of Southwark and its rich community of African churches. Sunday Service (2013), commissioned by Tate Modern, explored the reinvention of architectural space in the urban environment, cataloguing a rapid shift from industrial to religious space, while its companion piece, Congregation (2015), looked more closely at the collective religious experience and the nature of expressive worship. Many of Dewe Mathews’s projects take years of preparation, however this body of work is unique in that it represents a sustained engagement with the specifics of her local area and its communities over an extended period.  

Dewe Mathews initially produced Sunday Service as a response to the remarkable fact that in 2011 Southwark had the highest density of African Christianity anywhere in the world outside Africa. Five years on, Dewe Mathews is interested to return to this subject and has been working with Dr. Andrew Rogers (Principal Lecturer in Practical Theology) at Roehampton University on new research that suggests the African population is now moving east, away from Southwark. Peckham has been going through the process of gentrification for over a decade and much anecdotal evidence from church leaders suggests that issues finding space are more keenly felt within the community than ever.  

TBOPR are seeking to commission Dewe Mathews to develop a new work that would use the research and questions posed in Sunday Service and Congregation as a starting point, from which to examine the specific nature of Pentecostal worship in Peckham today. As part of the commission we are seeking to develop a collaborative partnership with an artist whose practice explores similar themes and/or has a connection to local communities in Southwark, to ensure this project brings a necessary and relevant response to Peckham’s changing religious landscape. We envisage the collaboration will result in a co-authored work made in discussion with TBOPR and other members of the community. 

Sunday Service

Sunday Service (2013) C-type print photographic series, 150 x 120 cm and 76 x 61 cm  Sunday Service was commissioned by Tate Modern in 2013. The work was exhibited in the McAulay Gallery, Tate Modern, 28 May – 13 July 2014 and was accompanied by a free publication. 
http://www.chloedewemathews.com/sunday-service/ 

Located in small industrial estates, opposite railway stations, on busy high streets, in former office blocks and bingo halls, in 2011 there were said to be 240 African churches in the south London borough of Southwark, more than double the number of other types of churches in the area. Research by Roehampton University suggested that this represented the greatest concentration of African Christianity in the world outside of Africa. Sunday Service explored the reinvention of architectural space in the urban environment, cataloguing a rapid shift from industrial to religious space, in this pocket of South London. The series combined portraits of people who use and have repurposed the buildings, with photographs of the spaces themselves, which act like collaged records of a local history. 

Congregation (2015)  
Three-channel video installation, commissioned by Tate Modern, first shown in 2015 at Bosse & Baum, Copeland Park Industrial Estate, London. With sound by Coby Sey. Duration: 08:57 http://www.chloedewemathews.com/congregation/ Link here: https://vimeo.com/user104036403/review/367755130/998d6787d3 Password - Congregation 

Congregation is a three-channel video installation exploring collective religious experience and the nature of expressive worship in south London’s African churches. The nine-minute piece, featuring a number of Pentecostal churches in Peckham and Camberwell, combines intimate footage of personal reflection, with large-scale shots of communal ecstasy. In a departure from her practice at the time, Dewe Mathews used moving imagery and sound, rather than still photography, to respond to the dynamic and multi-layered church experience. 

Dewe Mathews said: “I became increasingly interested in the range of spiritual experiences that people were going through on any given Sunday. It’s the fascinating question of how personal experience becomes something else when in a group - a collective experience. How we all influence each other, affect each other and feed off each other. I'm intrigued by congregations as a whole, sometimes performative, other times contemplative but each week a slightly different collective character emerges and it’s more than the sum of its parts.

Congregation was commissioned by Tate Modern and the first screening of the video installation was hosted by Bosse & Baum, a gallery based in an industrial estate on the site of a former church in Peckham. The video footage was projected directly onto the warehouse walls, referencing the building’s history as well as the strong audio visual presence in many of the churches she was working in. The original soundtrack was created by Coby Sey, using recordings made during church services.
 

Deadline: 
20/December/2019

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£150
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Portobello Wall Public Art Project: 2019 Comission

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Portobello Wall Public Art Project

The Portobello Wall Public Art Project is an annual public art commission for a stretch of brick wall linking two of the most vibrant and well known market areas in London: Portobello Road and Golborne Road. Since the introduction of this project in 2009, successful installations have created a visual link between these two unique markets, and attract over 1.3 million visitors each year.

The budget for the commission is £11,000 inclusive of all artists’ fees, materials, labour and outreach programme costs.

This 100-metre long stretch of wall has proved an ideal setting to promote the work of local artists and encourage visitors to continue their journeys further up Portobello Road to the vibrant Golborne area.

Find out more about the history of the project here.

2019 Commission Brief

THEME: This is the twelfth commission for the Portobello Wall Art Project, with the following theme: Rhythm and Sound. From the dance-steps and steel-pan beats of Notting Hill Carnival to the bustle and banter of Portobello and Golborne Road markets; from momentous performances at the Tabernacle to the original Rough Trade Record shop; Rhythm and Sound is woven into the rich cultural heritage, identity and place of North Kensington. We are looking for an engaging art installation that creatively interprets the theme, drawing inspiration from the distinctive and diverse nature of the area.

Proposals should include ideas for potential outreach events complementing the installation. These could include artists’ talks or tours, school workshops, in situ and in other locations in North Kensington. Prospective and confirmed partner organisations should be mentioned where applicable.

DEADLINE: Midnight Sunday 12 May 2019

Deadline: 
12/May/2019
Fee Detail: 
£11,000
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