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Brentwood Dunton Hills Garden Village Artist Commission

Budget: £10,000
Deadline: Friday 30 April 2021

Essex Cultural Diversity Project has teamed up with Brentwood Borough Council to create a new opportunity for artists. We are looking for creative responses to the evolving housing development of a new Garden Village on land at Dunton Hills, a site that sits within the Brentwood Borough but is also very close to Basildon and areas of Thurrock.

Essex Cultural Diversity Project commissions provide an opportunity for creative practitioners to not only create new work, but also explore diversity and develop their socially engaged and participatory practices. The projects capture the spirit of place, connect communities and give people a platform to tell their stories in their own words.

For this commission we are looking for a project that will focus on the engagement process with the local community to connect them to the site and the new place. Community consultation is already taking place as part of the planning, and we see this commission as an opportunity for artists to compliment this work by helping communities articulate a shared vision, to capture and archive the site at this particular time, and explore what the development may offer its new communities in the future.

For more info and how to apply, visit https://essexcdp.com/commission/call-for-proposals-dunton-hills/