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Peterborough Harvest Festival Commissions


Arts organisation Metal is working with international artists Lucy + Jorge Orta to create a new Harvest festival weekend in September 2015 in Peterborough. At its centre will be an outdoor dinner for 500 people, a ritual procession, farmers market and a ceilidh.


10 smaller commissions are available to artists/makers (all disciplines) based in the UK working alongside Studio Orta. Where appropriate, they should include community engagement through research, collaboration or workshop activity. Selected artists will be required to attend a mentored Research and Development LAB at Metal in Peterborough (Tuesday 19th May – Friday 22nd May 2015); and travel to Paris (Tuesday 2nd June – Thursday 4th June) to tour Studio Orta.


Each artist will receive a fee of £3,000. All accommodation, travel and expenses will be covered for the LAB week, and the trip to Paris. Full details here.


Please send 5 images of your work, a CV and supporting statement (no more than 1 side of A4) outlining your artistic approach and areas of interest that link to the theme of Harvest,  by Wednesday 22nd April to Mark Richards, Director at Metal Peterborough, Chauffeurs Cottage, 1 St Peters Road, Peterborough, PE1 1YX or email


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