A unique art project is currently looking for applications from young Medway artists to win a £2,000 commission and create outdoor site specific work for a village church yard.
The St. Peter’s Prayer Walk is a public art project, to create a series of installations as part of a permanent Prayer Walk at St. Peter’s Church, in Bredhurst. The aim is to offer one young artist or a recent graduate the opportunity to develop, design and deliver outdoor art for a woodland site alongside St. Peter’s Church. The awarded artist will be supported throughout the process and gain valuable experience to aid their art career.
Heather Burgess is the coordinator of the Medway Open Studios and Arts Festival and has been working with St. Peter’s Church to develop this opportunity. “We hope that this commission will offer an early career artist a really big opportunity to kick start their career. The awarded artist will be given a budget to design and create some amazing site specific work, and gain valuable insights into the world of a professional artist. The support on offer is very hands on, with business advice available throughout the process and mentoring from an experienced artist in this field. When the Prayer Walk is complete I will work with the awarded artist to create and promote a showcase and exhibition of the finished work.”
To apply, you should be from Medway and under 21 years old or graduated in the past 5 years from a creative course. Other criteria apply and to find out more you should refer to the attached Commission Brief and Application Form
The closing date to submit an application is Friday 21st March, with a launch event planned on Easter Saturday, 19 April at St. Peter’s Church.