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Great Place Scheme: Annual Art Commission 2018

On Wednesday 9 May 2018, we published an Open Call briefing for Artists' Expressions of Interest to a major new socially-engaged artist led project which uncovers, celebrates and showcases the industrial heritage of Park Royal by connecting it to the lived experience of its contemporary communities and businesses.

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) has been awarded funding from the National Lottery, through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of their Great Place Scheme initiative. The goal of the scheme is to ensure that art, culture and heritage are at the heart of the major development planned for the area.

The opportunity to submit an Expression of Interest for the Annual Art Commission closed on 10 June 2018 at 11.59pm.

The Annual Art Commission 2018

To achieve this, an ambitious three-year cultural programme is being developed with local people, businesses and organisations, which will uncover, connect and showcase the culture, creativity and heritage of London’s largest and most vibrant industrial area, Park Royal. This work also aims to shape and influence the development plans for Old Oak, one of the UK’s largest regeneration projects, which is adjacent to Park Royal.

A major part of the programme will be an Annual Art Commission and we are now seeking Expressions of Interest from artists to work with communities and businesses to deliver a project which responds to the industrial heritage of Park Royal.

The call is open to individual artists, or groups of artists, living and working both nationally and internationally, although a commitment to understanding the local context is essential. The Annual Art Commission will be managed and delivered by Create London, the Creative Programming Partner for OPDC’s Great Place Scheme.

Artist Briefing

To develop and deliver a major new socially-engaged artist led project which uncovers, celebrates and showcases the industrial heritage of Park Royal by connecting it to the lived experience of its contemporary communities and businesses.

The project can take any form and we are open to ideas which encourage us to think about the heritage of Park Royal in new ways and that can respond to local socio-political themes and the wider London and UK context.

Proposals should clearly demonstrate how they will embed and engage local communities, artists, workers, businesses and/or schools throughout the process. Proposals should also describe how the work will be presented in a way which is fully accessible to a wide and diverse audience, both locally and from across London.

For more information and further details, please review the Annual Arts Commission 2018 document.

Timeline

  • EOI open: 9 May 2018
  • EOI close: 11:59pm, Sunday 10 June 2018
  • Selected artists for Stage 2 notified: 18 June 2018
  • Stage 2 applications presented to interview panel: w/c 16 July 2018
  • Selected artist notified: 30 July 2018
  • Commission begins: September 2018
  • Commission delivered by: Spring 2019

Annual Art Commission FAQs

Following the Open Call briefing for Artists' Expressions of Interest for this annual project, we’re sharing our responses to all questions about the Open Call to keep the process as open and fair as possible. 

Read the FAQs.
 

Our sponsors

The Great Place Scheme has been supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Great Place Scheme has been supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.