Call for Socially Engaged Artists

Location: Crow Park, Keswick, Cumbria
Trust New Art (TNA) helps to grow people’s love of our special places by using contemporary arts to explore and express ‘Spirit of Place’ It is supported by partnerships with Arts Council England. The programme helps to build new and repeat audiences for the arts and our properties and follows the Trust’s approach to programming. It provides commissioning and career opportunities to both emerging and established artists and has become recognised in the arts sector as a mark of quality. In 2020 there are eight TNA projects in the North region exploring different aspects of Art and Environment, Nature and Culture. We want to work with socially engaged artists for our 2020 TNA programme in Cumbria.
What we want to achieve: We want to work with artists alongside community engagement to explore what people need from the places we care for now and in the future. Through collaboration with our audiences, local partners and arts organisations we will creatively explore alternative ways to engage in these areas in the future and test ideas at Crow Park through events and installations throughout 2020.
Crow Park – one of the original c1750 Thomas West’s Lake District “Viewing Stations” and boasts panoramic 360 views across the town towards Skiddaw, Blencathra, Derwent Water, Catbells, Newlands and the Jaws of Borrowdale.
Application closing date: 10 November, Crow Park  
Find out more about the Commission –

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Contact Name

Suzanne Coxon

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Start Date

16th October 2019

Closing Date

10th November 2019