Are you an artist who loves working with communities?

Do you have a passion for engaging people with place in a creative way?

Can you help us celebrate the uniqueness of Chesterfield through art?

If so, this opportunity could be perfect for you.

********Please note the deadline for this opportunity has now passed *********


Beam has been appointed by Chesterfield Borough Council to develop an ambitious two year programme. The vision for Animate: Chesterfield & Staveley public art programme is one of dynamism, playfulness and exploration. Communities will be at the heart of the programme and will shape, influence and participate throughout all commissions, ensuring that they are an authentic celebration of the place.

We are seeking a socially engaged artist to undertake a residency in the heart of Chesterfield aimed at engaging the community and visitors in exploring unique and hidden stories about the town through creative participatory activity and animation.

Research through the residency will: inform other artists commissioned through the programme; result in artwork displays at the residency base, and a temporary creative output in the town centre.

All inclusive Fee: £14,700 + VAT if applicable

Application deadline: 9am : Monday 8th July 2024

Timeframe: July 2024 – January 2025

Download the full ARTIST BRIEF here.

Image source: Destination Chesterfield

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