Art in Parliament, Race Relations Acts Residency
The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art seeks applications to be the House of Commons’ Artist-in-Residence, tasked with exploring and celebrating the legacy of the 1965, 1968 and 1976 Race Relations Acts.
To develop their understanding of how Parliament reacted to demands for racial equality, the Artist-in-Residence will travel across the UK, visiting + working collaboratively with distinct communities affected by the Acts. The residency will focus on those with direct experience of life in the UK before the Race Relations Acts, of the campaign for changes in legislation, and of championing the needs of BAME communities today. A specific artwork will be created reflecting each community’s unique experience. The artworks will be exhibited locally before being displayed in Parliament at a special exhibition in early 2019, after which they will be returned permanently to the communities that inspired them.
On completing the residency, the artist will be invited to present a proposal, based on their research and experiences, for an artwork for permanent display in the Houses of Parliament and inclusion in the Parliamentary Art Collection.
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DEADLINE: 12 April 2017