Open Ramble East
Opportunity for Artists
Open Ramble East are seeking expressions of interest from East of England based LGBTQI+ Artists, Writers and Musicians to contribute to a series of walks and social gatherings in Spring 2019.
Artist Ian Giles and Open Ramble East are organising walks for LGBTQI+ people in Colchester, Great Yarmouth, Cambridge and Norwich. The rambling walks will move from urban centres out in to more rural spaces. They will enable walkers to socialise, have fun and form links. After each walk there will be a social event with food and music.
What we are looking for
We are looking for creative minds to respond to individual walks. This might entail collecting items, drawing, object making, sound recording, foraging, song writing or any manner of responses during the walks. We are also very interested in inviting artists and makers to contribute to the post-walk social events, this may include: table decorations, flower arranging, food, music, DJing, performance, table cloth and napkin design and all manner of outcomes. What you can do as a response is open at this stage of the process but you should share some interest in the natural world, social practices and also be thinking about gay and queer lives within the East.
We want to hear from you if you are interested in contributing to these walks and social events in any form. To submit please send an introductory email briefly outlining your interest and 5 examples of your work (as a pdf or weblinks if sound / film) to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 14/12/18
-Be based in or from the East of England
-Identify as LGBTQI+ or be a friend of the LGBTQI+ community
-Be able to attend a public meeting in February and at least one walk in April / May 2019.
£300 - you will be paid an artist fee (to cover your planning, attendance of a public meeting, and up to 2 walks)
£50 - £100 materials budget (dependant on needs)
£50 – Transport expenses within the east of England
Friday 14th December 2018 – Deadline for submissions
February 2019 – Selected artists to attend a public meeting in either Colchester [16th Feb], Cambridge [22nd Feb], Norwich [23rd Feb] or Great Yarmouth [24th Feb].
April & May 2019 – Selected artists to realise their contribution to a walk in either Cambridge [27th April] or Norwich [28th April], Colchester [4th May] or Great Yarmouth [18th May].
September – November 2019 – Fragments and ephemera from all the walks to be displayed in a touring exhibition across the East of England.