Call for Proposals: Artist Commission in Harlow, Essex Cultural Diversity Project

  •  South East
  •  Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)
  •  Part time
  •  Closes September 21, 2018


Essex Cultural Diversity Project is currently calling for proposals for our second place-based artist commission, which will focus on Harlow:

  • Budget: £10,000
  • Deadline: 21 September 2018
  • Interviews: 1 October 2018

For ten years Essex Cultural Diversity Project (ECDP) has been working closely with many different organisations to enhance the artistic and cultural diversity of the county, ensure that excellence is thriving, and that cultural integration and understanding is supported and enhanced through arts and cultural activity. This is more important today than it has ever been since ECDP was established 10 years ago. 

ECDP is now an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) with a key role to play across Essex and the East of England in continuing to support diversity in arts and cultural practice. We aim to achieve this through a programme of exciting but challenging place-based commissions for artists to work in different areas of Essex. For 2018-19 we are focusing on five towns/places – Canvey Island, Harlow, Basildon, Grays and Jaywick Sands. 

Harlow is the focus of this commission, and we are looking for artists interested in exploring diversity through their practice, who want to work with Harlow communities, residents and local partners, including the Harlow Arts Trust and Gibberd Gallery, which will involve engaging with Harlow’s public sculpture collection.

For more information about the Commission, visit

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