Launching Blue Sky Museums

5th May 2020

Calling artists working in all disciplines

Image: Sew Near, Sew Far by Lynn Setterington © Jonathan Turner for Meeting Point

During the Covid-19 period, Arts&Heritage is initiating a new project, inviting UK-based artists to create unusual and ambitious responses for some of the Meeting Point museums that we have worked with. This is an opportunity to engage in untethered idea development, without the restrictions of practical delivery or limitation of a budget.

For Blue Sky Museums, we are issuing 6 artist briefs that have been written in collaboration with previous Meeting Point museums based in the North East, North West and Yorkshire. Each one presents a different opportunity for artists to develop creative, ambitious ideas – in short, we encourage blue sky thinking.

Arts&Heritage will select 25 responses to appear on our website and to be shared on our newsletters and social media channels. Each artistic response we select to show online will receive £500. We want to demonstrate that artists generate extraordinary ways to experience and look at the past and place a new lens on heritage narratives.

The full Blue Sky Museums application pack with all the details can be found here: BlueSkyMuseums_ApplicationInformation

The six museums taking part in Blue Sky Museums, their deadlines and the link to their briefs can be found below:

Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum: BlueSkyBrief_Chantry Bagpipe
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 29 May

Shandy Hall: BlueSkyBrief_Shandy Hall
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 12 June

Workhouse Museum, Ripon: BlueSkyBrief_RiponWorkhouse
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 26 June

Lion Salt Works: BlueSkyBrief_Lion Salt Works
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 10 July

Kelham Island Museum: BlueSkyBrief_Kelham Island
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 24 July

Brontë Parsonage Museum: BlueSkyBrief_Bronte Parsonage
Deadline: 5pm, Friday 7 August

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