Arts Derbyshire


Visual Artist Open Call – Beam Uk

We are seeking a visual artist with excellent engagement skills to deliver a series of creative workshops with schools and community groups to produce multiple temporary artworks that will feature at the final celebration event for the Walking Together mining memorial.

2022 marks a significant moment in the Walking Together project, in the 10th year of the project the voluntary Markham Vale Heritage Group, supported by Derbyshire County Council and Beam, will complete the mining memorial.

Funding secured from the National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us to recognise this occasion, to celebrate the memorial’s completion, remember the miners and highlight all those involved – the volunteers, relatives, community members, schools, the artist, fabricators and businesses who have all contributed time, money and passion.



● Development of schools engagement workshops producing outline lesson plans and
relevant risk assessments
● Delivery of minimum of 8 sessions with schools and community groups resulting in some
for of temporary artworks for use/display at celebratory event e.g. lanterns (potential for
hybrid/ digital delivery if required due to restrictions). Participatory sessions take place in
September after schools return.
● Site visit with Beam.
● Communication and attendance at meetings with Beam (virtual wherever possible)
● Attendance at the final celebration event and support the showcasing of artwork created by
schools at the event

Key info:

Deadline for applications: 9:30 am: Monday 6th June

A Fee of up to £4,500 + VAT if applicable, is available.

Timeframe: May – November

Click here to DOWNLOAD the Artist Brief and find out how to apply

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