Artist Open Call: In Search of Refuge Commission

Updated: 09 November 2021

The Kent-Medway Museum Partnership (KMMP NPO) seek artist proposals for a new artwork which will explore the often-hidden links and impact refugees have had upon our collections, towns, and communities both past and present.

The commission comprises two elements, the chosen artist or group will be commissioned to:

  • Research the links and impacts of refugees as found in the collections of the KMMP NPO partner museums (see below for list of museums and their collections).
  • Create a physical object that can be exhibited, and which forms the focus through which audiences can engage with, and further explore the research made by the artist or artist group.

Eligibility: All. Submissions from artists or artist groups working in any medium are welcome.

What you get: Paid commission of £10,000. We will provide assistance in your application for this project where possible. This can be through correspondence, conversations, and checking all desired information has been submitted correctly. We are open to a variety of ways in which you can apply for this project and can support additional access requirements if requested. General assistance will be available for administrative, press and comms promotion. Alongside helping with additional access to collections, specialists, and networks, the team can provide support in engagement and workshop activities, touring and exhibiting the work. We endeavor to enable your development as an artist and professional, providing guidance, peer feedback and reflective evaluation. Your work will be accessioned as a permanent object within the museum collections and be cared for by our specialist teams.

Deadline 17 December 2021

Kent-Medway Museum Partnership

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