Artist or Other Creative Practitioner

We are seeking proposals for the impossible ‘Museum of Contemporary Farming’ to explore the reality of farming today. What would you include? Perhaps your idea is too conceptual, expensive or ordinary to be acquired by a “real” museum. Previous submissions to our Museum have included “improvisation”; precision tractor technology; the mobile phone; sticks and string.

If your idea is selected, this is a £100 commission (plus expenses) to take part and to make a ten minute presentation of your proposal at a discussion event at The Museum of English Rural Life in Reading on Thursday 26 April, 5:30 – 7:30pm.

To apply, please tweet your ideas with the hashtag #MuseumContemporaryFarming and send us a message on twitter to @MofCFarming with a link to your website and travel costs. An accompanying image is encouraged. If you are not on twitter, please email your idea to in a sentence of up to 280 characters, and include a link to your website (or a short CV) and your travel costs.

The Museum of Contemporary Farming is commissioned by The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading and funded by the Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust. For more information email, visit and view our twitter feed #MuseumContemporaryFarming.

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Contact Name

Georgina Barney

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Start Date

26th April 2018

Closing Date

28th February 2018