We are writing to see if you would be interested in creating some quick turnaround content as part of a new digital/online programming strand from Waltham Forest Arts Service. This will be the start of our 2020 programme of hope, positive action and practical support for the creative sector In Waltham Forest and for residents and has been created as an urgent response to the Covid19 pandemic.
We would like to commission artists of all disciplines who are ready and set up to produce filmed work, live streams, online workshops or other digital projects and can produce content quickly in the next few weeks. The thinking behind the programme is to support quarantine and lock down by providing fun and interactive activities, connect people through working on a collaborative projects plus providing paid work opportunities for artists and creatives in Waltham Forest. We are looking for activity suitable for all residents – families, older people, teenagers, young adults –either targeted work that will appeal to a particular age group or a more general offer. This could be in any discipline but MUST be virtual and not require physical events or face to face meetings. Specifically we are looking for ideas around the following:
However we are hoping to be able to provide the following support – please let us know If you have any other specific support needs:
We can offer fees ranging from:
This is the start of a bigger programme so if you are not yet ready to go or set up there will be other opportunities available in the next few months, you’ll still be able to apply for these if you deliver a project now.
This initial phase of commissions is for work that can be created and delivered quickly and simply. If you have an existing workshops or project idea that fits these criteria please send an email with a simple proposal, ideally by Friday 27 March but we will accept proposals until Monday 30 March. We are aiming that the first content will be live by 6 April with additional work being created throughout April and May. We’ll be selecting projects to ensure that we have a balanced and varied programme.
Please tell us:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or queries please email email@example.com otherwise we look forward to hearing from you
Thanks Abby and Abi
Waltham Forest Arts and Culture Team
Culture and Heritage Services I Economic Growth
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Court 1, The Magistrates, 1 Farnan Ave, Walthamstow, London E17 4NX