Artists invited to breathe new life into London's unloved spaces

Brookys Crofte - Design by Max Dewdney Architects. Photo by Simon Kennedy.

Brookys Crofte - Design by Max Dewdney Architects. Photo by Simon Kennedy.

UK-based artists and practitioners are invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces with creative installations in each of its 20 wards.

Waltham Forest residents have come together to nominate sites across the borough that they believe deserve an artistic transformation. Making Places is an ambitious £1m arts and cultural programme, funded by Waltham Forest Council, aiming to revitalise the area.

The Making Places open call invites talented artists, architects, designers, collectives and creative practitioners from anywhere in the UK to propose an idea for one or more of the nominated sites with an imaginative installation or intervention. Projects will need to have a minimum lifespan of five years and require low-cost maintenance.

Proposals of up to £40,000 per site will be considered and the winners announced in mid-November 2017. Installations will begin in early 2018, with at least four projects to be completed before April 2018.

The proposals will be shortlisted by an outstanding judging panel comprising of experts from across the creative sector, including: Louise Jeffreys, Director of Arts at the Barbican; Tamsie Thompson, Director of London Festival of Architecture; Mark Godfrey, Executive Director of Soho Theatre and Hadrian Garrard, Director of Create London.

The opportunity opens for proposals on Wednesday 23 August 2017 and closes on Sunday 8 October 2017.

More information can be found here.