Artist Open Call for Rivers of the World: A Free Creative Project For Key Stage Three Pupils – Metal Culture

Artist Open Call for Rivers of the World: A Free Creative Project For Key Stage Three Pupils

Rivers of the World is a free arts-based learning project linking schools around the world through the study of rivers. We are looking to recruit 2 artists  who will connect with Rivers of the World artists in Ghana, Mozambique and Nepal. You will work with Liverpool pupils in Years 8 and 9 to create collaborative artworks exploring the meaning of rivers in local and international contexts, taking inspiration from the River Mersey. The finished artworks will be exhibited in Liverpool, on London’s South Bank, as part of the Totally Thames Festival and in each participating country. We aim to encourage the international exchange of creative ideas and environmental learning, led by artists and young people. 

Following the project briefing meeting in March 2021 to meet with staff from participating schools, you will need to work with 3 Liverpool schools, delivering creative workshops (usually a full day and a half day in each school arranged between March and July 2021) to create collaborative artworks with young people.

Please make sure your project proposal shows flexibility to be adapted digitally if school visits are not possible due to Covid-19 between March and July 2021

Project themes:

  • River of life: the river’s ecosystem
  • Polluted river: the problem of pollution
  • Resourceful river: the value and power of water
  • Working river: the river economy
  • River city: river architecture and living
  • River culture: tourism, recreation and spiritual 

Closing date: Monday 7 December


Artist fee: £1500

To apply, please complete the Jotform application here.

Rivers of the World is in its 15th year and is delivered in partnership with Thames Festival Trust and The British Council. For more information about the project, visit: