Generation: Phase 2 Call For Artists

Generation is an innovative collaborative project between four visual arts venues in the North of England who share an ambition to increase engagement with family focused audiences who do not currently engage with their visual arts venues.

Generation are now looking for artists to take part in phase two of the project.

The venues are:

  • Berwick Visual Arts, Berwick-upon-Tweed(North East)
  • The DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham (North East)
  • Towneley Hall, Burnley (North West)
  • Central Art Gallery, Ashton-under-Lyne (North West)

The project will target primary school aged children (aged 0-11), their parents and grandparents through partnerships with local Children’s Centres and other local groups.

The project has been made possible through the support of the Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.

Generation is commissioning artists or arts organisations over the duration of the project to create high quality, inspiring, thought provoking, fun and challenging artworks of the highest quality that will engage with and enable interaction from family audiences.

Generation is a three year project and we are currently looking for artists to take part in phase 2 of the project. Artists who applied for phase one of the project can apply for phase two but are asked to submit fresh or reworked proposals.

We require established artists UK based artists who are recognised for producing high quality works of art and have been out of college (BA graduate or international equivalent) for a minimum of six years.

Applicants should have experience of producing works of an interactive nature and an understanding of the requirements of producing work for touring and working across a range of different venues with a range of different partners.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 31st October 2014. Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on Wednesday 10th December in York.

Please see www.generationtour.org.uk for details of the first phase of the project, and head to this page to download the artist brief for phase two.