Artists wanted for exciting project at Fort Burgoyne

30th July 2019

The Land Trust and partners are looking for expressions of interest from highly creative artists for an exciting project in Dover.

As part of the Pioneering Places: East Kent project, DAD (Dover Arts Development) is working with the Land Trust to develop the historic Fort Burgoyne’s West Wing Battery.

The West Wing Battery is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and part of the wider Fort Burgoyne complex: a remarkable military site originally built in the 1860s to defend Dover from invasion and in permanent military use until 2006.

The artwork should enhance the site for local residents, tourists and new residents of the adjacent planned housing estate. The work should help to deliver interpretation for the site and facilitate long-term community activity.

Artists are asked to state the life expectancy of their artwork to inform the Scheduled Monument application and management planning and give an indication of required maintenance.

The opportunity is suitable for:
• Established artists with a proven track record of working to a tight brief and limited budget in the public realm with at least 5 years in practice.
• Artists who can demonstrate how their work would respond to the Scheduled Ancient Monument site.
• Artists who are prepared to fully commit the time necessary to the process and to ensure that the opportunity is maximised.

The deadline for expressions of Interest 6th September 2019

For the full brief and to submit an Expression of Interest please click here.

Pioneering Places is part of the national Great Place Scheme, an ambitious project that will make East Kent an even better place to live, work and visit by exploring heritage, developing civic pride and connecting artists and communities. Four projects in Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Ramsgate are being led by cultural organisations to encourage local people to get involved and shape the place where they live. Supported through Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with Historic England and Artswork, the South East Bridge.

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