This activity builds on a previous UK audit of contemporary art projects in the heritage and museum sector, undertaken by Arts & Heritage in 2013. Our research will update and digitise this material to generate a new map of the field, describing the artistic content and distribution of the projects created, and the network of sites, artists, curators and organisations involved in their production. This activity is delivered through the project’s ‘Exchange’ strand and will feed into a number of our key research outputs, including the 2019 conference and a series of journal articles.
Tell us about your projects!
Have you been involved in creating or commissioning contemporary art for a Heritage site? If so, we want to hear from you.
What do we need from you?
We are currently building an archive and interactive map of contemporary art in heritage sites. Our focus is on temporary, site-specific artworks that fit within the broad category of visual arts practice (including fine art, craft, lens-based work, installation, performance, sound, digital arts).
We are interested to hear about UK projects located in and responding to a wide range of heritage sites, i.e. a site defined as: 'a place, locality, natural landscape, settlement area, architectural complex, archaeological site, or standing structure that is recognized and often legally protected as a place of historical and cultural significance.' (International Council on Monuments and Sites, 2008).
If you have been involved in a relevant project - as artist, commissioner, curator, or arts organisation - we ask you to complete a short online project questionnaire. This asks for basic information about you and your project activity. If you have been involved in more than one project, please complete a separate form for each one.
We will be doing a number of more detailed case studies so we might contact you for further information if you agree.
Your responses will provide important information for our research. This is also an opportunity to put your project on the map! So please get involved. The Call is open until 30 June 2018.