Call Out for Artist | Lon-art Collaborative Community Exhibition at Oxford House

Application Deadline: 5th May

Lon-art, a non-profit art education organisation that works with the local community in East London, will be undertaking its third exhibition project, Now and Then, Here and There, in October/November at Oxford House in Bethnal Green.

We are looking for an artist using the written word for collaboration on the project.

The project will centre around two encounters: the first artist will work with a community group for local women, using textiles, while the second artist will work with sixth form pupils at a local school, using the written word as art. Focus will be on the textile and linguistic history of East London respectively, with interactions and discussions centred around tradition, contemporary life, memories and experiences of the local area.

Schedule
Workshops: 1.5 to 2 hours per week over five weeks from mid-October – negotiable
Exhibition: late November
Workshop for general public: one evening during exhibition, late November

We will be offering an artist fee for the development and undertaking of workshops. Please contact Lon-art for full details.

Person Specification
A background in the artistic area specified
Experience working with community groups/schools

Knowledge and appreciation of the local area and its communities (Bethnal Green/Tower Hamlets/East London)
Affinity with Lon-art’s objectives and values

Application Documents
CV (including both artistic background and art education/community work)
Five examples of recent work (jpeg or pdf)
Statement detailing ideas for the project, including draft budget for materials needed
We will be applying for funding from trusts and foundations in order to realise this project and thus need to secure the participation of the artist by early May in order to begin these applications. Deadline for applications: 5th May, 5pm
Please send your application to socialexhibition@lon-art.org