Making Places: Open Call

UK-based artists and creative practitioners are invited to breathe new life into Waltham Forest’s unloved spaces as part of Making Places.

Making Places is an ambitious £1m arts and culture programme aiming to revitalise neighbourhoods across Waltham Forest with public art, architecture and design projects that have a lasting impact on local communities, embedding art and creative practice into public realm improvements.

20 sites across the borough were nominated by local residents: eight sites have been transformed already with many more under construction, and Waltham Forest Council are now looking for proposals for the final five sites.

Spaces include a traffic island in Leytonstone, an underpass in Larkswood, a housing estate in Chapel End and station bridges in Wood Street and Leyton. Projects can cost up to £40,000 and could include lighting installations, artworks, outdoor furniture and more but must engage the local community, have a lifespan of at least five years and be easy to maintain.

Deadline: November 18th, 2019 at midday.

For interested applicants, please join Waltham Forest Council for a bus tour of the sites and a public Q&A on October 22nd. Register here.

Full info & apply here