Call for artists
'The World In The Woodland' Artist Commission
A commission to explore the multiple histories, expansive geographies and new imaginative possibilities within the Tortworth Tree collection.
Tortworth Forest Centre invites applications to an artist commission, ‘The World In The Woodland’, which aims to explore the multiple histories, expansive geographical connections and new imaginative possibilities within the Tortworth tree collection. Using preliminary research carried out by the Tortworth Forest Centre team as a starting point, the selected artist will be invited to create a participatory and site-specific creative walk for Tortworth audiences. The form and content of the walk is to be determined by the artist, however, we ask that they draw upon the biographies of specific trees on the Tortworth site to communicate the complex ways that human and arboreal lives are intertwined. The walk will be shared with Tortworth visitors, volunteers and surrounding communities at an event on Saturday June 17 2023. The artist is also expected to contribute to a small publication, which captures some of the project’s creative and organisational learning, to share with Tortworth’s audiences beyond this performance day. The selected artist will receive a fee of £5000 along with a separate production budget to undertake the commission. For full commission information, visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gow0ksBLgTf7vrFZP0fsMO10ByHfLLszCRG9y-1zCXk/edit?usp=sharing