Opportunities for artists

Create an illustration for Seed

We are looking for a local artist to create an illustration for Seed.

The artwork will illustrate the agricultural activities of ‘Ploughing, Sowing, Growing and Harvesting’ in a way that indicates a progression or regenerative cycle.  The work will also illustrate an additional component of uncultivated land or wildlife or even ‘the hares corner’ (see : https://burrenbeo.com/thc/) that can be used to illustrate the idea that Seed ‘Values the Margins’. This is essential as we wish to use this metaphor to illustrate our delivery model which is described as follows:

All of the activities undertaken by Seed contribute to the overall purpose of growing new opportunities for people living or working in Sedgemoor to participate, create and celebrate through creative arts, culture and heritage activities.  Our methodology comprises four overlapping business development stages: Plough, Sow, Grow, Yield.

An example image can be found here: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/harvest-panorama-robin-moline.html?product=art-print

You can read the full expression of interest here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VyLWjf5TIahod8bWzUylQaZTBJT6sdcB/view?usp=sharing

To apply, we ask artists to submit the following:

  • A cover letter
  • An Expression of Interest document comprising no more than two A4 pages in response to this Artist Brief including:
    • their concept for the artwork, 
    • how it responds to the required theme, 
    • dimensions and materials proposed
    • timeframe for delivery of the commission
  • An up-to-date CV setting out how the artist(s) demonstrate the skills and experience required for the project.
  • Examples of relevant past work including contacts for referees who commissioned or installed previous works.

The deadline for submissions is 12 Noon on Wednesday 13 October 2021.

For an informal chat about this opportunity, please contact Scott at info@seedsedgemoor.com

Make your mark on the sea wall in Burnham-on-Sea

Together with Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge Town Council (BoSH Council), Seed are offering an exciting opportunity for a local artist to create artwork for the sea wall in Burnham-on-Sea.

In conjunction with the creation of a new playground at the South Esplanade end of the Burnham-on-Sea sea front, Seed and BoSH Council are commissioning a new public art project for the Sea Wall in the area between the playground and the Burnham-on-Sea Pavilion. This artwork will require an expected life of at least 10 years in situ and the theme should respond to the local natural environment.

You can read full details of the commission and how to apply here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MFSTMMZ8xStXxxZJ_ijIRebObctjKGFQ/view?usp=sharing

The deadline for submissions is 12 Noon on Monday 8 November 2021. For an informal chat about your Expression of Interest before submission, please contact Scott O’Hara at info@seedsedgemoor.com

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