Next year the National Trust embarks upon a new programme of activity that will see a series of joined-up, research-based programmes of public engagement activity at selected National Trust places and beyond.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England. Through our programme ‘Prejudice and Pride’ they will explore places in the Trust that have been shaped by the sexuality of their inhabitants, workers, owners and guests.
The National Trust wish to support an artist or artist collaboration to develop bold, broad-thinking proposals in response to their LGBTQ national theme for a 6-month ‘agile’ residency and commission. They seek an artist that has a specific interest in LGBTQ history, and who is keen to contribute creatively to sharing the Trust's stories. They would like the artist to engage the perspectives and stories of a diverse group of people including the Trust's staff, visitors and LGBTQ community. They hope that an artist (or collaboration) will create some stimulus, inspired by the Trust's places, to engage with LGBTQ communities about the significance of LGBTQ heritage. The National Trust anticipate that the outcomes could be an enhanced presence at Pride, a voice for the LGBTQ community into the NT, and content that could be shared online and through property and conference screenings.
More information on the residency can be found here.
Deadline: Tuesday 17 January 2017.