Ropewalkers – Commission Brief


OSR Projects Contemporary Art Commissions

OSR Projects has secured Arts Council England funding to commission three artists to make new work inspired by Dawe’s Twineworks museum and social history project in West Coker, Somerset, UK.

This is an exciting opportunity to explore issues of identity and place. The commissioning opportunities vary in value, to allow for flexibility in the range of materials, methodologies and approaches possible.

Work produced as a result of these commissions will be hosted by Dawe’s Twineworks and the OSR Project Space during autumn 2016.

We welcome submissions across a diverse range of creative practice from writing, drawing and installation through lm and moving image to socially engaged, site-specific and research based practice.

Public involvement, conversation and the sharing of ideas are part of the natural vocabulary of OSR Projects and we would be interested learn how applicants intend to connect with audiences, participants and volunteers in their expression of interest.

Artists will be selected on the following:

• Clarity of ideas within the expression of interest
• Vision and scope of previous work
• Approach to working with participants if appropriate to the proposed idea
• Level of ambition in relation to time and budget is realistic

The selection panel will be led by OSR Projects alongside a representative from Dawe’s Twineworks and South Somerset District Council.

Deadline for Expressions of interest: 5th January 2016 (12 noon)

The 3 artist commissions available are at fixed sums, to include fees travel, materials, expenses and all other costs.

See website for details:

OSR Project Space
The Old School Room,
Church Street,
West Coker,
Somerset, UK.
BA22 9BD


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