The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is working to empower local people to shape and influence the development plans for UK’s largest regeneration project. In March 2017, we were awarded funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England as part of their Great Place Scheme initiative. This national fund puts arts, culture and heritage at the heart of successful communities. Using this funding and along with local people, businesses and organisations we’ve curated an ambitious, three-year cultural programme that uncovers, connects and showcases the culture, creativity and heritage of London’s largest and most vibrant industrial area, Old Oak and Park Royal.
We’re now seeking expressions of interest from artists to engage with communities working, living and/or socialising in the area and locally based businesses to deliver the 2019 Annual Art Commission which responds to the heritage of Old Oak and Park Royal. The call is open to individual or groups of artists, you could be living and working both nationally or internationally, but a commitment to understanding the local context is essential. The Annual Art Commission will be managed and delivered by Create London, the Creative Programming Partner for OPDC’s Great Place Scheme.
Up to £50,000 is available which includes all artist fees and production costs.