Artist Commission – Crossing Borders

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire is looking to commission a contemporary arts practitioner with a background in participatory practice to deliver a series of arts workshops with an Asian women’s group in Rugby to explore recent migration stories and co-create new artwork for exhibition.

Crossing Borders is a 6 month collaborative project led by Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) that uses the collections of Warwickshire’s Museum Service to engage the Apna Ladies group based at the Benn Partnership Centre in Rugby; collecting oral histories and creating new artworks for display in their community centre and at the Market Hall Museum, Warwick. Through this project we will deliver a programme of curator talks, object handling sessions, arts activity and temporary exhibitions to increase access to collection items not currently on display, reach out to new audiences in their own community setting, and enhance the representation of Warwickshire communities within our collections.

The commissioned artist will be expected to devise and deliver up to 10 art sessions between October 2017 and February 2018 using the arts as a tool to help participants explore their past and present and create their own responses to the Museum collection and themes of identity, migration and belonging. Final outcomes could include group or individual pieces, process works and documentation in any artistic discipline.

There is a total artist fee for £1500 to cover delivery (inclusive of planning and travel). There is an additional budget of £350 for workshop materials.

For further information and details of how to apply, please download the full artist brief

Applications should include CV, artist statement, up to 3 images of relevant work and a brief proposal describing how you would approach the delivery of the project and your experience for the role. Please email your application with ‘Crossing Borders Application’ in the subject line to by 5pm on Tuesday 19th September 2017.