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Opening the Floodgates: Artist Commission Opportunity, Canal & River Trust

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The Ring, a new arts programme for the waterways of Worcestershire in collaboration with Canal & River Trust is proud to launch Opening the Floodgates on Friday 23rd June 2017. We invite interested artists to attend a special riverside launch event led by Artistic Director Cathy Mager at Diglis House Hotel at 6pm on Friday 23rd June 2017.

Opening the Floodgates is a new commissioning opportunity open to all artists living or working in the West Midlands. Individual artists or artist collectives are invited to submit proposals to re-purpose and recycle flood waste that has been collected from canals and rivers in the Worcestershire area to make a public artwork. We want to see ideas that explore aspects of the biodiversity and wildlife of the area and visualise the future of the waterways of Worcestershire. The budget for the commission is £10,000 inclusive of artist fees and production/installation costs. Find out more about the Ring by visiting the Canal & River Trust’s Arts on the Waterways webpage .

The launch features special guest speakers Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford and Faheem Majeed of the Floating Museum project in Chicago, US. There will also be a chance to meet Canal & River Trust experts during a short guided walk to Diglis Island to view the stockpiled flood materials that will be made available to the selected artists. Networking with local artists and arts organisations will follow the event.

We encourage applications from artists at all stages in their careers. We’re looking for original, exciting and site specific ideas constructed from flood waste will draw in visitors near and far to discover and explore the waterways of Worcestershire.

How to apply:

Following the launch, applications for entry will open on Saturday 24th June 2017 and close on 31st August 2017. The winning artist/artist collective will be announced in mid September. Application forms will be made available on our new website due to launch in June 2017, in the meantime follow us on Facebook or sign up for e-news here.


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