Call for Artists: commissions for the REFLECT Projectopportunity
Call for artists for commissions for the REFLECT project
Applications are invited from artists for a series of commissions which will form part of an innovative project combining science and the arts to explore mental health, starting at the Cornish coast.
The REFLECT Project, produced by Sound UK in association with the University of Exeter and LV21 will use art to reconnect people to the coast that surrounds them; challenging people to explore the link between the sea and our mental health. REFLECT will take place in and around Bude Sea Pool in North Cornwall in October 2019.
Celia Morgan, Professor of Psychopharmacology at the University of Exeter, who is involved in the project, said,
“Research from Exeter has shown that living in or near the coast can benefit out mental health. I live in North Cornwall and it’s an incredible area, yet one with high levels of deprivation and rising levels of suicide and mental health. We want to engage residents and visitors using an innovative series of art installations and performances on the theme of the sea and mental health. We hope to challenge people to get back in touch with the sea and use our coastal resource to improve their mental health.”
The project will culminate in a large-scale site-specific art installation marrying soundscapes, music, visual art and light displays.
REFLECT will initially be presented on the cliffs of Bude, North Cornwall in October 2019, before relocating to Gravesend, Kent.
A call out is currently open for 10 commissions:
• A new sound commission by a Cornish artist for a beach hut at Bude Sea Pool
• A new sound commission by a Kent artist for LV21, a unique ship arts venue in Gravesend
• 4 local Cornish artists to decorate benches in Bude
• 4 local Kent artists to decorate benches in Gravesend
The project is Funded by the University of Exeter, Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust.
Find out more about the REFLECT project on their Facebook page.
For more information about call-out for artists, including the brief and how to apply, please contact Maija Handover at email@example.com.
The deadline for responses to the call for artists is 3 April 2019.