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Lead Artist required for a Schools Project for Estuary 2020

3rd Sep 2019

Cement Fields are looking for an artist to plan, deliver and manage a schools programme for Estuary 2020.

Estuary 2020 takes places from September to October 2020, in partnership with Metal. It is a month long festival of visual art, literature, performance, film & discussion. Taking place on the river itself, and along the South Essex and North Kent coastlines, an ambitious programme of new and existing artworks and events will explore and respond to powerful themes resonant to the Estuary, including how it is likely to change over forthcoming decades including population growth and rising sea levels due to climate change.

The aim of the schools programme is to inspire children to think expansively and imaginatively about the Thames Estuary, and to encourage new and increased critical understandings of the place. The project will have a main focus on (primary and secondary) schools in North Kent, but there is also the potential to stretch across the river to include some schools in South Essex, and/or to connect schools across the river.

Estuary 2020 is part of Creative Estuary, one of five Cultural Development Fund projects across England, which will create the foundations for a transformational, culture-led innovation and growth strategy for North Kent and South Essex. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport funds the Cultural Development Fund which is administered by Arts Council England.

For more information and how to apply click here.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Wednesday 18 September.

Image: GenZ trip to OOMK, 2019. Photograph: Jane Packham.

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