Share Writing Commission 2022, Women Artists of the North East Library (paid)

The Women Artists of the North East (WANE) Library are seeking to commission an artist or writer to develop a new text work that responds to the library collection, histories of women artists in the North East and archive practice.

The WANE Library was founded in 2017 to document, archive and celebrate the legacies and creative practices of women artists in the North East. It is a growing, nomadic project that brings together research and donated material to form a cultural resource.

We are commissioning an artist to create a new piece of writing that critically engages with the WANE Library and its collection. The text may take any form and be informed by any artistic practice, but will be written for publication and an event in December 2022.

The successful applicant will be interested in learning more about the library’s activities. They will have an interest in archival methodologies and a desire to engage with histories of artistic practice, exhibition history or pedagogy of the region. The commission might respond to the WANE Library’s content, its aims or the wider context of revisionist work.

The commissioned artist/writer will be supported with a fee of £1,500 to research and produce a new piece of writing, to be launched as part of our public events programme. They will receive support accessing the collection and making contact with WANE Library networks, editorial support from the WANE Library team, and design support to create a final publication of the work. There is additional budget for print, public programme and travel.

Artists who identify as women, transwomen or nonbinary and have a relationship with the North East are eligible to apply. You do not need to live in the North East.

To apply send ONE PDF including: an example of previous writing [max word count 1500], an artist CV and a 500 word proposal describing how you will approach the commission. Send to with examples of past work and commission proposal attached as pdf documents or links to published writing.

Find out more here.

Deadline: 11 August 2022

Source: Art Jobs

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