Open Call for Medway Artists

Open Call For Medway Artists

We invite submissions from artists based in Medway, to work on a new work by Bob and Roberta Smith, a co-commission between Cement Fields and Medway Council for Estuary 2021.

Artist Bob and Roberta Smith will create a temporary structure sited by the river in Chatham for the duration of Estuary 2021, entitled Draw Hope. Smith will issue invitations for ‘art tasks’, through social media, and live events (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions) for people to join in to make a large-scale collective artwork made up of many, many individual elements over the four weeks of the festival.

We are seeking five Medway based artists to create participatory workshops for the engagement programme of Draw Hope.

Each artist will receive £1,000 to plan and deliver four workshop sessions for groups/families during the festival dates, to take place on site at the pavilion (COVID-19 dependent, an alternative plan for online workshops will be developed if in-person workshops aren’t possible). 

We are looking for innovative, exciting, creative ways to work with participants and are interested in submissions from artists who work in any medium within the arts (including visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, sound artists etc).

For full details of this opportunity, please download the full commission brief.

How to apply
To apply, please email the following to [email protected]:

CV and short text (no longer than one page) outlining your practice and previous experience of engagement/running workshops
Equal Opportunities Form (download here)
Deadline for applications has been extended until 9am Friday 26 February 2021.

If you would like to request a call back, respond via another format not listed above, or have any other access requirements, please contact [email protected].

Image credit: Bob and Roberta Smith, Draw Hope Pavilion, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

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Major Partners

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Commissioning Partners

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Festival Partners

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Festival Supporters

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