Artist Callout – Living Legends: Hidden Histories

Made in Corby is a programme of new arts activities focusing on working with local communities, artists, arts and voluntary organisations, businesses and the public in Corby to ensure that the arts are at the heart of positive change in the town and the borough. To find out more visit

Living Legends: Hidden Histories aims to uncover the hidden stories of Corby and reflect the changing population of the town. Taking inspiration from the ‘Humans of New York’ social media campaign, we will be looking for local people who have an extraordinary story to tell; an incredible experience, an uncelebrated achievement or a surprising fact about their life. The project is about reflecting the diversity of Corby and discovering the new story of our community.

Using social media and visits to community groups, we will seek nominations from local people suggesting their friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. From these nominations we will select 10 Living Legends that reflect the town, who will then be visited by a writer, to document their story, and a photographer, who will create a series of portraits. The resulting photography and stories will be displayed in an exhibition at the Rooftop Gallery, on poster sites around the town centre and collated in a book.

We will also run a series of workshops, enabling the local community to document their own ‘legend’ through photography and writing with expert advice and guidance. The results from these workshops will be displayed alongside the main exhibition, alongside a projection of all the nominations that we receive.

This project is made possible thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

We are looking for a writer and a photographer to:

  • Visit up to 10 Living Legends nominated through the project.
  • Capture their stories through writing and photography.
  • Advise and support the Made in Corby team in curating the exhibition and accompanying book

You will be required between February and May 2018.

Please download and read the Living Legends Artist Callout for information on how to submit your application.

Deadline for Applications: 9am on Friday 22nd December 2017

For an informal discussion about the event, call 01536 267895.

Made in Corby is committed to equal opportunities. We are working to achieve diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. If you require additional support in making an application, or would like this information in an alternative format, please contact the office on 01536 267895 /

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