CALL TO ARTISTS: SHOW YOUR WORK IN BRISTOL'S CREATIVE SPACE PROGRAMME

Bristol City Council’s temporary creative space project is open to proposals from creative practitioners to use The Control Room and The Edwardian Cloakroom during the autumn season (September – November 2014). Proposal forms can be downloaded from http://bristolcitycouncilcreativespace.wordpress.com/booking-info/booking-application/. BCC invite proposals for visual art, installation, musical and performance projects. They are particularly interested in proposals which respond to the spaces and their unusual qualities as ex functional council buildings.

Application Deadline: Thursday 26th June 2014

Successful proposals will be selected by 17th July and listed on www.bristolcreativespace.org from the beginning of August.

This project is a legacy of Bristol City Councils Capacity scheme, headed by Ruth Essex which aimed to turn Bristol’s disused spaces into creative places. Capacity changed the creative landscape of Bristol, providing the one thing that artists and arts organisations need: affordable space. This encouraged a surge of empowered creative communities and alternative creative economies to emerge and flourish across the city.

The temporary creative space project continues the legacy of Capacity through offering affordable space to artists to show work. The spaces make an invaluable contribution to Bristol’s arts ecology. Opening the spaces for arts activity has opened them up to passers-by and visitors also interested in the architecture and histories of the venues.