Wellingborough Stories Artist Commissions (now closed)

Wellingborough Stories Artist Commissions

Please download the brief for full details

Commission brief

Wellingborough Stories is a community-led oral history project with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery Players. The project aims to capture untold stories from the town’s diverse communities, and represent them through a number of arts and cultural works and events engaging local people. Community groups and representatives including Wellingborough African Caribbean Association, NN8 Writers Group, St Marks Church Wellingborough, the LGBT and Disabled communities, Teamwork Trust, Ukrainian refugees and local artists have been involved in gathering local stories around the following themes:

  1. Leaving and arriving / Coming to Wellingborough / Growing up in Wellingborough
  2. Memories of home – Wellingborough, the UK and abroad) / What does it take to call a place home?
  3. Life in Wellingborough – Wellingborough as an inclusive community? Experiencing the Covid Lockdown in Wellingborough
  4. Connected lives – Family and neighbours / Opportunities in Wellingborough

These stories have all been documented to a high standard, including audio recordings, and will be provided to the commissioned artists.

The Wellingborough Stories Community Panel will commission up to three artwork/s or projects/events that present these stories in new and innovative ways that include community participation (e.g. could be exhibited, performed, or have community input in terms of production). The Wellingborough Stories Festival will take place in February 2023.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 5th September 2022 – please download the brief for full details, including how to apply.

Equal Opportunities

Made With Many is committed to equal opportunities. We are working to achieve diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. In support of this, we have an access budget available to disabled artists delivering aspects of our programme. If you require additional support to complete this contract, please outline these in your application. Any such requests will not affect the outcome of our decisions. 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 /info@madewithmany.org

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Published 10th August 2022

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