BCA is now calling for artists to join their new Queen’s Park Cultural Capital project; a two-year action research and co-creation project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Harpur Trust, with additional support from Arts Council England, Bedford Borough Council and bpha housing association.
The project is set in the diverse community of Queen’s Park, Bedford where residents of all ages will be invited to collaborate with artists on a series of artworks exploring cultural capital in today’s society. It will culminate in a co-created festival in year two. The project will ask how development of cultural capital in a diverse community can contribute to greater connectedness, sense of place and belonging.
BCA are seeking proposals from artists with social engagement integral to their practice and with experience of working in the public realm in response to place. Due to the embedded and durational nature of the project, they are particularly interested in artists living and working locally to Bedford or within a 30-mile radius of the town.
For a full copy of the brief and for details on how to apply, visit their jobs page here.
The project will run until April 2021 and the application deadline is Friday 5 July 2019 10am.