Reimagine Redditch seeks artist for art installation in August 2024

We are delighted to invite applications for the Planting Healthy Minds project. An artist, collective or arts organisation will work with residents in Woodrow to co-create a distinctive artwork in the Woodrow Centre for a Community Celebration dedicated to Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Richard Bromhall, Programme Director for Reimagine Redditch said: ‘Every community can experience mental health and wellbeing challenges, and the need for ways to overcome and work through these challenges is something Woodrow residents we’ve spoken to are crying out for.

“We know that creative activities are a balm for anybody experiencing mental health challenges, and Planting Healthy Minds will create new networks of support for people in Woodrow through creativity.”

We are recruiting an individual, collective or organisation to co-create an artwork in the Woodrow Centre and to create a distinctive installation or exhibition in the centre. The successful artist, collective or organisation will co-create the installation with people from Woodrow, and this will form the focal point of a community event dedicated to mental health in in August 2024.

This commission emerged from consultation with parents that identified mental health challenges among young people in Woodrow.

We are interested in hearing from a broad range of practitioners to deliver this project, who could be an/a:

  • artist
  • creative practitioner
  • arts organisation
  • collective of artists

The installation or exhibition will reflect local people’s stories and will create a new, temporary creative environment within the Woodrow Centre. As such, the artwork will be distinctive and ambitious. We are particularly keen that the commission delivers the aims of the project:

  • Improve health and wellbeing among young people through creativity.
  • Increase community pride and cohesion.

Time Frame

  • Applications Open: Monday 10th June 2024
  • Application Deadline: 9 am, Monday 8th July
  • Community Commission: Thursday 11th July
  • Project completion date: end of August 2024

How to Apply:

To apply, send your proposal to by 9 am on Monday 8th July (and submissions after this time will not be considered). For the full brief, including what to include in your proposal, click below.

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Reimagine Redditch is funded by Arts Council England as part of the Creative People and Places programme.