Who Do We Think We Are? Open call

An open call for cre­ative respons­es that explore and play­ful­ly pro­voke notions of migra­tion, belong­ing and home.

12:00 30/06/22
£1600 + travel
Contact Name
Sally Watkins
An open call for creative responses that explore and playfully provoke notions of migration, belonging and home
Fee: £1,600 fee (with an additional allowance of up to £400 for travel and accommodation)

Deadline: Thursday June 30th Midnight

b-side is a locally loved and nationally recognised arts organisation based on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. London-based Counterpoints Arts are a leading national organisation in the field of arts, migration and cultural change. Together, we are inviting creative responses to the question: Who Do We Think We Are? (WDWTWA).
There are two commission opportunities: one for an artist or creative resident on the Isle of Portland, Dorset and one for an artist or creative from elsewhere.

WDWTWA? is a development of b-side’s work on Portland exploring our relationship to the place and people we work with: residents, artists and multi-disciplinary partners. Artists have made work on the theme of belonging and home by talking with, listening, and collaborating with Portland residents about their shared relationship to the island and places from their past.

We want to widen the lens and extend the conversation further. We want to explore notions of belonging, displacement, and thoughts on migration – historically and currently. We’d like to hear from new voices, adding richness and variety, challenge, and provocation to the conversation. For this opportunity, creative responses do not need to respond to the Isle of Portland.