Call for Artists - Green Lungs Project

Ampersand Projects are currently developing the second iteration of the Green Lungs Project in partnership with MAC Birmingham, Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust and St. Chad's Sanctuary. The project is due to take place April - July 2018. Read more about the first Green Lungs project here.

Green Lungs will include the following activity:

  • A series of artist led workshops which will introduce people with refugee status and those seeking asylum to Cannon Hill Park and the Centre of the Earth wildlife centre (Winson Green). The project aims to be a symbolic welcome to Birmingham’s green spaces: havens of peace and quiet in the urban, post-industrial landscape.
     
  • A live exhibition space at MAC Birmingham (April - end of July) showing the participant exploration of the green spaces and new works by the commissioned artists.
     
  • The commissioning of two artists to create new work and contribute to the development of the exhibition.  We're looking for artists with a process led practice who can develop exciting new work in collaboration with participants with low levels of arts engagement experience. 
     
  • The project will be co-produced with a group of voluntary young creative producers from Birmingham, who will work collaboratively with us, the artists and the participants to creatively document the project and to shape the exhibition.

We are looking for expressions of interest from artists who would like to be considered for a paid artist commission for the Green Lungs project. We are looking to commission contemporary artists working with experience of, or interest in creating exciting new work in collaboration with participants with low levels of arts engagement. We welcome expressions of interest from artists based in the West Midlands, and from diverse backgrounds, including BAME artists and those with and without disabilities.

Please note that the progression of the Green Lungs project and any related artists commissions are subject to successful funding, which is currently unconfirmed.

Please fill out the form below to express your interest. Deadline 26 January 2018.

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 Sound works by Justin Wiggan. Photograph by Stephen Burke.

Sound works by Justin Wiggan. Photograph by Stephen Burke.

 Project participants from St. Chad's Sanctuary.

Project participants from St. Chad's Sanctuary.