Artist call out: Tewkesbury, Coleford & Dursley Library


Are you interested in testing out creative ideas that inspire imagination and learning in and out of library settings?

Artist call out: Tewkesbury and Coleford Library

Tewkesbury and Coleford Library as part of the Art of Libraries test programme are seeking designers, makers, performers, visual and digital artists who are experienced in working with children and young people to creatively transform spaces inside the libraries and out on the road in the mobile library bus during the summer holidays.

Inspired by this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme Animal Agents, we are looking for proposals around the idea of Story Detectives. The library spaces will act as a ‘crime scene’ providing a creative and immersive experience for children and their families as they uncover clues in unusual spaces, which might include dusting for fingerprints, tracking smells, searching for footprints and solving puzzles. We want this crime scene to be a space for fun exploration and discovery! 

Fee:  There is an overall budget of £4000 inclusive of VAT, travel and materials

Deadline for submissions: Monday 3rd July 2017, Midday to

More information on the commission here

Artist call out: Dursley Library

Dursley Library is looking for an artist or artist group to propose a story intervention, performance, workshop or community engagement to be delivered using the Gloucestershire mobile library bus on three occasions between 23 – 28 October 2017. 

Fee:  There is an inclusive fee available of £1300 inclusive of prep, delivery, sharing and any materials and expenses. 

Deadline for proposals: Wednesday 12 July to

More information on the commission here.