New Narratives Artist Commission

14 October 2021

Deadline: October 29, 2021

The British Council is looking for 10 artists, aged 18-35years, to visually interpret the New Narratives report. This research investigated perceptions and stereotypical narratives of countries of Africa and the UK, and how it affects UK – Africa relations, and British Council would like to bring the research conducted by M&C Saatchi World Services to life visually, through an artist commission.

Eligible artists will be from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Wales, and Zimbabwe.

The artists must be:

  • Proficient, native, or fluent in reading English (so as to be able to navigate the text)
  • Interested in interpreting an in-depth rereport on narratives artistically / visually
  • Prepared to explore and further investigate the ideas from within the paper in a local context
  • Able to create works of art that help tell a story / show a perspective on narratives from the youth’s perspective
  • Are prepared and able to present their work to a public audience
  • Comfortable with and mindful of deadlines
  • Able to welcome constructive criticism with respect to their work
  • Able to attend a briefing workshop with other commissioned artists, the New Narratives team

There is a fee of up to £5,000 for each commission.

Details here


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