We are looking for three artists to each create a new temporary artwork in response to currently unpublished research collected by Grangetown Local History Society (GLHS) over the last 10 years, including a collection of audio interviews, at one of four locations affected by the Blitz in Grangetown. The work, funded by the Heritage Lottery, will be site-specific and take place at night-time. We particularly encourage local artists, artists with experience making site-specific work, working with light, sound, installation, film or performance, or those who are strongly drawn to the brief to apply.
The work should be informed in some way by the research collated by the Grangetown Local History Society, first hand conversations with people affected by the Blitz in Grangetown and/or materials held at the Glamorgan Archives. A link to some of the existing GLHS research can be provided on request. Art Shell is the primary point of contact for this project and will provide ongoing support, GLHS will support research and the Glamorgan Archives will provide Archives training.
The commissions are set to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Blitz, January 2nd 2021 and the project aims to provide the opportunity for a wider range of local people to find out about the history in their locality though an engaging experience on the sites that the Blitz hit. The selected artists are expected to work mainly in their own studios/spaces, but there is the possibility of also being based at the Glamorgan Archives to conduct research, working at the Grangetown Pavilion or another site in Grangetown if required and following further discussions.
The main roles of each artist are:
*To engage in research with the Glamorgan Archives, Grangetown Local History Society and older people in the Grangetown community
*To run two workshops in local schools in Grangetown
*To be open to engaging with a group of 10 local young people who will be undertaking a 10-week mentored program to produce work for the fourth site
*To develop work suitable for a night-time exhibition/performance on one of the four agreed sites in Grangetown
*To engage with the project and to share information / outputs which can be used for publication / evaluation.
Fee per artist £2500 + £1500 for materials
Please send us a pdf, which includes:
*An expression of interest (up to on A4 page)
*3-5 images of your previous work or links to video/audio
*Application deadline May 5th 2020
*We will let you know whether you have been successful by May 22nd 2020
*Research and making of the work will take place June – December 2020
*School engagement will take place Sept/Oct 2020 (subject to confirmation)
*Dissemination of the work will take place the evening of 2nd January 2021
*An informal conversation for the purpose of evaluation between January and March 2021 (date to be agreed depending on mutual availability)
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