Call Out for Artists – LOV Visual Arts Commission 2013/14

Terry O Toole Theatre Text Project with artists Electric Angel (photo credit; Electric Angel)2The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD), The Collection and LOV Young People’s Programme wish to jointly commission an artist or artists group to undertake a residency at NCCD and The Collection over 6 months from October 2013 – March 2014.

Aims of Commission
■To commission an artist(s) to make new work for Lincolnshire One Venues. The Collection, Lincoln and The National Centre for Art and Design, Sleaford.
■For an artist(s) to work with, and respond to, two groups of young people. To use this experience to create a temporary, semi-permanent or permanent commission based on text and/or language for the venues.
■For an artist(s) to spend a minimum of 5 days at each of the consortium venues during the residency and to be ‘public facing’ during this time; working with the venue learning team(s) to promote the residency possibly through artist talks and an ‘open studio’ for children, young people and families.
■Give young people the opportunity to work with artists – to inspire and teach new skills and increase their understanding of the creative/cultural offer in Lincolnshire
■Bring young people in to NCCD and The Collection
■Present a new way of working and a collaborative way of working
■Engage audiences digitally


Artist Fee (min. 25 days incl. Expenses) £3750

Materials (workshops and final piece) £1000

Total Fee £4750

How to apply

Applications must include:
■A current CV including artist work and any educational or work shop experience no more than 2 sides of A4, to include two referee details.
■A proposal for how you would approach the project, including why you are interested in this opportunity. No more than two sides of A4
■Up to 8 images ( jpeg no more than 2mb each ) or up to 5 minutes of film work or 8 examples of written work (totalling no more than 6 A4 sheets )

Please send to:

Deadline for applications: 9am, Monday 2 September

Download the full LOV Visual Arts Commission call out here


Save The Date – LOV Conference: Monday 21 October 2013


Monday 21 October 2013
10am – 5pm
Lincoln Drill Hall, Freeschool Lane, Lincoln, LN2 1EY

In April 2012, Lincolnshire One Venues with funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation embarked on a collaborative project that aims to engage young people aged 12 to 25 from Lincolnshire within the 10 venues.

The programme seeks to provide young people with access to the widest possible range of opportunities to see, participate in and engage with the arts, listening to the interests and aspirations of young people in order to deepen their engagement and increase their influence on the venues as consumers, critics, programmers, aspiring artists and creative entrepreneurs.
This includes opportunities for young people to commission creative practitioners to produce new work with and for young people as well as skills development for young people interested in becoming involved in the governance and programming of the venues.

The one-day conference is the first phase of a broader project focusing on sharing the learning, journeys, stories and inspiration from the LOV Young People’s programme so far across three central themes – Developing Skills, Creating and Commissioning & Empowering Young People as Leaders.
A range of guest speakers from across the UK will also be invited to share their experiences and learning across these themes.

Chaired by Piotr Bienkowski, the conference has been organised specifically for organisations and practitioners working directly with young people from across the East Midlands region both within and external to the arts and culture sector.

Delegate Fee: £5

Details of the days programme and invited speakers will be announced shortly.

Booking available from 25 July 2013: contact Drill Hall Box Office on 01522 873894 or visit

For more information on the LOV Young People’s Programme contact