South Central Museums and Heritage Sites: Apply for Meeting Point!

11th December 2019

Ropner’s Ghost Ship by Stephen Dixon and Alison Welsh at Preston Park Museum, Meeting Point © Jonathan Turner

Funding to support contemporary artists responding to collections and spaces in South Central England’s Museums and Heritage sites

Information Event: Monday 20 January 2020, 12:30 – 16:00

God’s House Tower

Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY


Five successful applicants from Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Isle of Wight will be selected to take part in a fully funded programme of lively and informed workshops that results in a new artwork responding to site and context.

Find out about this highly regarded, competitive Arts Council-funded programme led by Arts&Heritage that mentors and funds museum staff as they commission a new artwork with an artist, writer, performer or musician for their site.

This unique opportunity gives you a chance to develop a brief to meet a need identified by your museum – whether that need is around engaging with new audiences, reinterpreting your collections or telling a new story about your site.  As part of the process, museums will benefit from support, expertise and funding to deliver a high-quality new work for your museum or heritage site.

This 2-year fully funded programme includes visits to artists’ studios, meeting with art curators and learning from peers who have been part of previous programmes. Participants receive and manage an £11,000 commissioning budget, with additional PR and marketing support supplied by Arts&Heritage. They will also receive £500 for bespoke marketing and £500 for bespoke engagement activity to promote and raise the profile of their projects.

Join us on 20th January to find out more about this exciting opportunity.  The event is open to senior staff and board from museums of all sizes across Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire with little previous experience of programming artists. Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to book your place, please click here.

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