Opportunity: Artist Commission, Kilver Court, Somerset Art Works

We are inviting proposals from UK based artists working in any medium to create a site-specific contemporary artwork to be shown during Prospect: Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2017 (23 September – 8 October) at Kilver Court, Somerset.

Part of A Landscape of Objects, a multi-site project takes place at Lytes Cary Manor, Hestercombe Garden and Gallery, Ford Abbey and Kilver Court in Somerset, consisting of a series of site-specific commissions, residencies, bursaries and curated shows, including new work from the local to international artists in a range of media. It is a major artistic programme by Somerset Art Works (SAW) to encourage research by artists into the spirit of the place, local identity and rural context in the making and presenting of contemporary arts and craft, investigating innovative and imaginative uses of these important man-made landscapes.

We are looking for:

  • Work that responds or relevance to the historical, social and cultural landscape of Kilver Court, the surrounding communities and areas.
  • Contemporary visual arts production, i.e. installation, site-specific, sound, performance and multi-disciplinary.
  • Audience focus: engaging, inspiring and original.
  • We prefer new work which has not been previously shown. However, a proposal which re-contextualises previous work, presented in a new way, will be welcome.

About Kilver Court: www.kilvercourt.com/gardens

Fee: Up to £4,000 available to include artist fee, transportation, production and installation.

Application deadline: Monday 27 March 2017, 5pm

Shortlisted artists will be invited for a site visit and interview on the week commencing 17 April 2017.

For informal discussion, please contact Zoe Li, Programme Associate on 01458253800 or email zoe.li@somersetartworks.org.uk

For full details: http://somersetartworks.org.uk/2017/02/kilvercourtcallout/

A Landscape of Objects at Kilver Court is funded by Arts Council England Lottery Programme in partnership with Kilver Court.

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