‘This Place We Call Home’ is a three-cycle commissioning process (2018-2020) that will further establish East Durham’s reputation as a place that creates relevant, exciting and inspiring art. Our approach will put collaborative working at its heart – bringing field-leading artists in to work with local groups from all walks of life. The artists we work with will share our passion for experimenting, fully understand what high-quality art looks and feels like, able to take risks and be ambitious.
The commission could be theatre, music, film, dance, fine and digital arts, circus and more. The work could take place in people’s homes, within clubs, community centres, residential centres, care homes, within health sector settings, in a wood, in the streets, on the sea, within digital spaces – anywhere.
Applications to our open-call artistic commission are assessed by East Durham Creates/ East Durham Trust team members and members of the ‘This Place We Call Home’ Advisory Group. The Advisory Group is made up of local arts champions, critical friends and funding representatives.
We will select artists that have imaginative ideas and will deliver a wide range of arts activities where you become the creators to make something new – showing our place in a different light and telling local stories.
Each commission (one per year) will work with a different group – families, older adults and young people.