Portland Pathways Artist Commission

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b-side has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding for a project exploring the historic origins of footpaths on the Isle of Portland, Dorset and their relationship to the landscapes and sites they connect. 

They are commissioning an artist to respond to information gathered by the community research team to create work in any media that animates footpaths and informs and engages visitors to Portland over the 9 day period of the b-side festival in September 2018. They would like the work to incorporate walks and talks in some form and to link to an associated map based guide to the footpaths. The artist/s would be welcome to join the research team and contribute to, collaborate on or incorporate the production of the map as part of their work. 

Fee: £2000 to include artist fee and all costs including materials, production, installation and de-installation of work. [plus separate budget for design and print of map if applicable]

Expenses: An additional allowance of up to £760 is available for travel and accommodation.

Dates: Research and development - anytime from March/April onwards. Final work to be presented as part of the 2018 b-side festival from Saturday 8 – Sunday 16 September 2018.

Deadline: 9am, Monday 19 February 2018.

Further information on the opportunity can be found here.