Call for Proposals: Dunton Hills Commission

Brentwood Dunton Hills Garden Village Artist Commission (Year 1)

Essex Cultural Diversity Project has teamed up with Brentwood Borough Council to create a new opportunity for artists. We are looking for creative responses to the evolving development of a new Garden Village on land at Dunton Hills, a site that sits within the Brentwood Borough but is also very close to Basildon and areas of Thurrock.

Essex Cultural Diversity Project commissions provide an opportunity for creative practitioners to not only create new work, but also explore diversity and develop their socially engaged and participatory practices. The projects capture the spirit of place, connect communities and give people a platform to tell their stories in their own words.

For this commission they are looking for a project that will focus on the engagement process with the local community to connect them to the site and the new place. Community consultation is already taking place as part of the planning, and we see this commission as an opportunity for artists to compliment this work by helping communities articulate a shared vision, to capture and archive the site at this particular time, and explore what the development may offer its new communities in the future.

They welcome proposals that reflect on one or more of the key themes underpinning the development: A Strong Sense of Place, Land Use and Design, A Forward Thinking Village, Sustainable Movement, and Landscape.

The commission will run from June until the end of November 2021, so proposed projects need to consider the timescales of the development: the Dunton Hills Garden Village site could be under construction from 2022 onwards, so final creative pieces should be mobile, able to be digitally exhibited or have a flexible home outside of the site, until such time as it may be possible to be integrated or exhibited in the new Garden Village.

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