Open Commissions for Participatory Projects in Libraries

Fri 27th February, 2015 by Transported

Following on from the success of our collaboration project with local libraries in 2014 – Open Book – Transported is looking to commission two further projects for 2015:

1. Participatory Project for Mobile Library

Transported is inviting applications from an artist or company to run a participatory, non-performance based arts project that will run along the mobile library route once a month for four months. The project must be accessible, engaging and exciting to library service users as well as offering an element of sustainability for regular clients. The proposal should indicate clearly how the artist or company will work with the mobile library service to create an innovative and captivating arts project, which will engage library service users, as well as attracting new clients and audiences both to this facility and to Transported.

2. Participatory Project for Static Libraries

The proposal will tour three static Lincolnshire County Council run libraries located in Spalding, Boston and Long Sutton. This project is to be a non-performance based arts project. The proposal must be accessible and attractive to a wide demographic of potential library service users whilst also being engaging and sustainable for regular clients. The proposal should consider the outcome of the commission and how it may be used after the project has finished, bearing in mind that space for storage and display in the libraries is limited.

At this stage there is some flexibility around timescales, but it is anticipated that the two projects will start at some time after April 2015 and be completed by September 2015.

The fee available for each Open Book commission is an average of £250 per artist per day. For the full brief and application form, visit

The deadline for all proposals is 4pm, Tuesday 17 March, with interviews taking place on Friday 27 March.

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