Freelance artists for Project eARTh (arts and health), High Peak Community Arts

Description

High Peak Community Arts is looking for freelance artists to send in project ideas for Project eARTh, its programme for adults experiencing mental distress.

We encourage and welcome applications to broaden the diversity of our pool of freelance artists, to include artists from different cultural backgrounds, disabled artists, or those with lived experience of mental ill health. Please get in touch to discuss any adjustments which would help you carry out this work.

Project eARTh usually holds 2 groups per week, one in New Mills and one in Buxton. During the past year, we have instead used postal and home delivery arts kits, but are looking forward to face to face work in the near future. When this happens, we envisage still working in smaller groups (half of each group on alternate weeks) whilst covid restrictions necessitate.

The ethos of Project eARTh is based on participants’ collective working towards a common goal, to create artworks for the local community. We use many art forms and create public art works for indoor and outdoor spaces - railway stations, parks, woodland trails, GP surgeries, care homes, church halls, art centres etc. – or for publication/release. We have worked in ceramics, textiles, mixed media, occasionally steel (with extra funding); willow, glass, music, animation, photography, and are happy to embrace all artforms. We aim to work mainly on nature - based themes, as we appreciate that the natural world is integral to our wellbeing. We usually hold a celebratory event once artworks are installed / launched (on hold due to covid!).

 If interested, find full details at https://www.highpeakarts.org/artists-call-out/ or email alison@highpeakarts.org 

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