Open call for artists to join London Borough of Culture 2019 (Deadline 14/10/18)

The London Borough of Culture 2019 has announced an open call to artists from across the world to take part in a major new series of seven projects and be part of the creative programme that will be delivered across Waltham Forest. 

In 2019 Waltham Forest will be the first ever London Borough of Culture. The year will explore the themes 'Radicals', 'Makers' and 'Fellowship' in a collaboration between local residents, artists and creatives creating a once in a life time celebration of the place we call 'home'.

Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 will shine a light on the character, diversity and cultures of the borough, the things we have in common and the things that make us different, a year-long celebration of the real cultures of London by the people who live here.

This initiative for artists is open to creatives across all disciplines and offers the chance to work with Waltham Forest's local communities. 

Each project will explore how culture informs identity in one of seven wards of Waltham Forest. One opportunity partners with Waltham Forest's award-winning William Morris Gallery to offer a visual artist the opportunity to be Artist in Residence, exploring new responses to William Morris's legacy and to the gallery.

The remaining six opportunities are open to artists of any discipline. Three will be offered to artists based in East London and three to those based anywhere worldwide. Successful proposals will work with our residents to co-create projects over the course of six weeks to three months, and receive an artist fee, project budget and full support from the London Borough of Culture's creative and marketing teams.

London Borough of Culture 2019 would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and people are invited to apply as individuals or in collaboration with other artists.

The deadline for submitting all proposals is 11.30pm on Sunday 14 October and a selection panel will take place on 2 November.