Artist Open Call – This Land (Brandy Row)

Open Call for artists experienced in community engagement, co-creation and socially engaged practice.

Deadline: 25 April 2022

Expressions of Interest invited from artists experienced in community engagement, co-creation and socially engaged practice, for a commission on the Isle of Portland, Dorset as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project called This Land.

Fee: £4,000 plus travel & accommodation allowance

Materials: additional budget of up to £2000 for materials and equipment

Deadline: 25 April 2022

This Land is a two year project exploring and celebrating the unique natural and built heritage of the isle of Portland, Dorset and responds directly to community concerns about their environment. Exploring land use and access, land and property rights, biodiversity and climate change, the project aims to raise awareness, gather and share knowledge, and upskill and empower the community to protect and enhance their environment.

The project focuses on two ‘at risk’ sites and aims to reach those who might not usually get involved in heritage. The two sites are the remains of a Tudor cottage in Brandy Row on the seafront at Chiswell and the last remaining area of unquarried/agricultural landscape at Portland Bill.

Artist commissions will respond to and interpret the community-led research and create artworks/activities/dialogue engaging a wide range of people, sharing knowledge, and raising awareness of environmental issues for residents and visiting audiences.

How to Apply

Download full brief below.

You will need to create a free ‘basic’ CuratorSpace account before you can submit your proposal (CuratorSpace is a great way to find other opportunities as well).

Create your free Curatorspace account HERE

Please complete the online application form with the following information:

  • An expression of interest outlining your interest in this work
  • A summary covering your approach and potential ideas for this project
  • A summary description of your practice
  • images or weblinks links to examples of your work /projects or experience

As well as written responses, we can accept audio and video responses too. If you want to submit responses to any of the above via video or audio, please record your video / audio response, save it on Youtube/Vimeo/ Google Drive/Dropbox, and then add the link to the video within the CuratorSpace form (where the written response would usually go).  Max video length 7 mins total

Any queries please contact:

Please let us know if you need any of the information in a different format. Additionally, please contact us if there is anything we can do to make the application process more accessible to you. For further support email Molly Scarborough (b-side’s Access lead):