Arts organisation Beam has been appointed by Wentworth & Elsecar (WE) Great Place scheme to develop an ambitious programme of three temporary site specific public art commissions across the three ‘Great Place Scheme’ heritage sites of Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth Castle Gardens and Elsecar Heritage Centre.
Aiming to increase understanding of the shared stories and connections between these three sites, the commissions should provide a physical interpretation of the shared stories of Wentworth, Elsecar and Wentworth Castle Gardens, and will be delivered before the end of the WE Great Place programme in September 2020.
In parallel with this work, and supported by wider stakeholder consultation, Beam is developing a set of ‘Guiding Principles for Public Art’ about how public art can be delivered across the three sites as a legacy of the WE Great Place Scheme. The process of delivering these commissions will help to inform and develop the guiding principles.
The commissions are funded as part of a Great Place Scheme, a partnership between the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), Arts Council England (ACE) and supported by Historic England. The Great Place Scheme is designed to pilot new approaches that enable cultural and community groups to work more closely together and to place heritage at the heart of communities.
Download the full Artist Brief with details about how to apply via the Beam website https://www.beam.uk.net/events/three-artist-commission-opportunities-wentworth-elsecar-great-place-scheme/
Contact NameFrances Smith
Start Date9th January 2020
Closing Date31st January 2020