Turner Contemporary: Artist Commission

Building on its significant expertise in developing children’s leadership through the arts, Turner Contemporary is now delivering Pioneering Places East Kent, which is funded by Arts Council England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Kent County Council, Thanet District Council, Canterbury Christ Church University, Artswork, the South East Bridge organisation, and supported by Historic England .

60 children from 2 primary schools in Ramsgate have recruited artists and heritage researchers to work with them. They have collaborated with the Turner Prize winning collective Assemble to create a toolkit which aims to inform planners, decision makers and those in the education and creative sectors about how children can positively contribute to place making. They are learning about artists’ practice and they have created this brief to invite artists to produce a new work for Ramsgate Harbour which will launch in summer 2020. The children will select the artist.

This is a significant opportunity for an artist or artists’ collective to create a new work, with a Production Budget of £60,000 and a fee of £7,000.

To apply, please download the detailed brief and application form below.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 08 September

Interviews to be held in Margate: Wednesday 18 /September

Applying for a position at Turner Contemporary

If you wish to apply, please download our application form.

Before completing your application form, please ensure that you read the brief. If you have any difficulty completing your form, please call us on Josephine  Martin, Pioneering Places Project Manager on 01843 233033 or email jmartin@turnercontemporary.org

Once you have completed your application form this should be returned to Josephine Martin, Pioneering Places Project Manager, jmartin@turnercontemporary.org  or by post to J Martin, Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG.

Please note that applications need to be received by 5pm on the closing date unless otherwise stated.

Turner Contemporary takes promoting the equality of opportunity seriously and is committed to building a diverse workforce. All our vacancies are advertised to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities within Turner Contemporary.