Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS) is a place that changed the world. It is a place where the dramatic power of the landscape was harnessed through human ingenuity, leading to industrial developments that revolutionised the way people worked and lived. Derwent Valley Mills was inscribed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.







Beam has been appointed as Creative Producer to lead on an ambitious contemporary arts programme as part of the DVWMHS Great Place programme. The activities are funded as a Great Place Scheme, a partnership between the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Arts Council England and supported by Historic England.

This is an open call seeking to appoint two artists, collectives or creative organisations for 2 separate commissions under this brief.

The aim of the commissions is to deliver 2 ambitious arts commissions that will serve to shine a light on little known aspects of the World Heritage Site and attract profile for the DVMWHS from both visitors and local communities alike.

We are very open to a wide range of artforms or interdisciplinary work provided that the chosen medium has the potential for large-scale impact on the profile of the site. It is likely that the outcome of the commissions will be of a temporary nature, although we are open to alternative proposals.

The deadline for submission of applications is Monday 5 November 2018, with interviews planned in Derbyshire on Monday 19 November.

Submission is via Curatorspace.

For any queries please contact / 07718 564 376

You can download a full copy of the brief below.

181010 FINAL DVMWHS Main Commissions Artist Brief


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