Portland Pathways Artist Commission

b-side has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding for a project exploring the historic origins of footpaths on the Isle of Portland, Dorset and their relationship to the landscapes and sites they connect. 

We would like to commission an artist to respond to information gathered by the community research team to create work in any media that animates footpaths and informs and engages visitors to Portland over the 9 day period of the b-side festival in September 2018. We would like the work to incorporate walks and talks in some form and to link to an associated map based guide to the footpaths. The artist/s would be welcome to join the research team and contribute to, collaborate on or incorporate the production of the map as part of their work. NB A separate budget covers design and print for the map.

Fee: £2000 to include artist fee and all costs including materials, production, installation and de-installation of work. [plus separate budget for design and print of map if applicable]

Expenses: An additional allowance of up to £760 is available for travel and accommodation.

Dates: Research and development - anytime from March/April onwards. Final work to be presented as part of the 2018 b-side festival from Saturday 8 – Sunday 16 September 2018. 

How to Apply: 

Download the full brief below.

Applications must be made online via Curatorspace applications portal - use this link to make an application https://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/artist-commission/2014

Your application may be submitted EITHER in writing using the online form OR as a video recording uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. The link for this must be part of your application.

Your application will need to include the following - either in writing OR video (max length 10mins):

  • An expression of interest outlining your interest in the project and how you might approach it including any initial ideas or proposals. Final proposal to be devised and agreed at later date.
  • Any resources or technical support you would need access to
  • A summary description of your practice
  • Images (10 max) or weblinks illustrating your previous work

Deadline: Applications to be submitted no later than 9am Monday 19 February 2018

Closing Date: 
Monday 19th February 2018 - 9:00am