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Commissions: Co-Creating Change National & International Festival, 22-26 November 2021

Image of members of the Co-Creating Change taking part in an in-person workshop in 2019

As part of the Co-Creating Change National and International Festival (22-26 November, more details coming soon!) we have several call-outs that we would like you to share widely and consider applying for.

International Commissions Call Out

We are seeking 2 x UK arts/community based organisations to work with us on a new international partnership project between September-November 2021.

What is the partnership?

We’d like to pair you with an international organisation that you admire who has a body of practice that would support you and the communities that you work with.

The budget of £5,000 will give you and the international partner time to spend talking (online, sorry no air miles) about the work that you are doing, the change(s) that you are trying to make and how you are co-creating with your community. We expect that the budget will be split between yourself and the international partner, or used to cover translation or other costs. There are no specific outcomes expected from these conversations; we are hoping to find new global ways of working and sharing ideas that don’t involve flying but enable us to have meaningful international dialogue and exchange.

We will support you and your community over a 3 month period to have regular meetings with a brilliant international partner who is working in a similar way but somewhere else in the world.

We’d then like you to share how this dialogue has supported and possibly changed your ways of co-creating and what the benefits of international exchange in this way can be.

You will work with our dedicated Producer on this, unearthing learning and sharing with the wider arts community.

We are working with the excellent DHAQAN Collective on our international day and they will be coordinating this exchange project.

For more information on how to apply, click here: International Commissions Call out

National Commissions Call Out

As part of the festival, we are commissioning 5 national events to sit within the week long festival. Each commission is worth up to £3,000.

What are we asking for?

We’d like to showcase five of the best co-created projects/methodologies from the Co-creating change network to a wider national/international  audience. This is an opportunity to:

  • Advocate for your work and share it with other arts and community groups
  • Share your work with funders who may be interested in your working practice and you
  • Share your work with commissioners who may be interested in commissioning it
  • Be part of an international/national festival of co-created work

For more information on how to apply, click here: National commission call out

Small Commissions Call Out

We are also commissioning 10, one hour online events to sit within the week long festival.We have £500 to spend on each event.

What are we asking for?

We’d like to share 10 workshop style events of the best co-created projects/methodologies from the Co-creating change network to a wider national/international  audience. This is an opportunity to:

  • Advocate for your work and share it with other arts and community groups
  • Share your work with funders who may be interested in your working practice and you
  • Share your work with commissioners who may be interested in commissioning it
  • Be part of an international/national festival of co-created work

For more information on how to apply, click here: Small commission call out

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