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Creative Call-out For Covid Community Memorial

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure and Greenspace Scotland are seeking to commission an artist to collaboratively create a COVID memorial for the local area.

The Remember Together programme, managed by Greenspace Scotland, aims to bring together communities and artists/creative practitioners in collective acts of reflection, remembrance, hope and healing.

The appointed artist will work with communities to explore how COVID has affected them, reflect on experiences and honour those who have lost their lives to COVID.

Supported with £4.1 million provided by the Scottish Government, memorial projects will be co-created in every local authority area of Scotland.

Moira McFadden from East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure said: “We are looking for an artist to support, shape and mould a community led piece that encapsulates the experiences of all residents. The memorial will provide a lasting legacy and opportunity to reflect on this period of time for residents in East Renfrewshire.

“Working in partnership with Greenspace Scotland, we want to find an artist or creative practitioner to work in co-creating or participatory practice in any artform, including dance, theatre, visual art, craft, film, live art, literature, poetry, music, and more with our communities. This artist/practitioner will have an interest and experience working with individuals and communities, with the emphasis on a co-creation approach, along with experience of working collaboratively with diverse communities.”

Expressions of interest in phase one of the programme should be submitted by Thursday 7 April 2022. This is when ideas and opportunities will be developed with communities, which could include gardens and physical structures, as well as work that is digital or can exist in many locations. These ideas will be realised in phase two of the programme, beginning later in 2022.

Artists and communities can find out how to be part of the Remembering Together project on the dedicated website: www.rememberingtogether.scot. Further information on the project call-outs and requirements for the expressions of interest is also available: https://www.rememberingtogether.scot/artist-commission-callouts.

To apply for this opportunity please send an expression of interest, as per the requirements listed in the artist call-out, by 12 noon on Thursday 7 April 2022 to: artsandheritage@ercultureandleisure.org.

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