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Commission: Interpreting Living Landscapes

Deadline: April 30, 2013, 9:00 am

Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) on behalf of Dorset Design and Heritage Forum wish to commission an artist or designer to explore new approaches to interpreting the concept of ‘Living Landscapes’ at a number of its nature reserves in West Dorset. The Living Landscapes concept seeks to restore, recreate and reconnect wildlife habitats in harmony with the way people live and work with nature, giving wildlife a better chance to cope with changes in the economy, communities and climate.

The Trust is particularly interested in creative approaches which might integrate static interpretation into existing infrastructure or use new technologies to provide a platform for multifaceted interpretation.

The commission forms project 6 of of N3: Nature Network Neighbourhood, a funded programme of six creative projects focussing on developing innovative creative responses in the public realm within Dorset. It is an initiative of the Dorset Design and Heritage Forum, co-directed by ruralrecreation with Ginkgo Projects.

DWT is a charitable membership body committed to ensuring there is a future for Dorset’s nature ­ its distinctive wildlife and natural spaces. DWT uses its influence and practical experience of land management and marine conservation to inspire, inform and engage people in Dorset.

Total budget including fee, expenses and materials: £4,500
Deadline for submissions:
30th April 2013
Selection of artist:
May 2013
Deadline for delivery of project:
30th September 2013

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this project, please send:

  •     A recent copy of your CV
  •     A brief written statement about your work
  •     Up to 10 images or other material showing examples of your previous work
  •     A brief outline of how you might approach this project (no more than a side of A4)

Applications should be sent by email to Jane Franklin by 9am on 30th April 2013. Shortlisted artists will be invited to interview on 10th May at the Kingcombe Centre in West Dorset.

Supporting information may also be sent by post to Jane Franklin at Dorset Wildlife Trust (see contact details below)

Contact Details
Jane Franklin -  Email: [email protected]
Dorset Wildlife Trust
Brooklands Farm
Telephone: 01305 264620

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Please click here to download the Artist's Briefing Document for full details of this commission project.(1,002 KB)