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Textiles Artist Commission: Reimagining Soho House


Don’t Settle aim to present the histories of minoritised communities that reside in the diverse area of Handsworth at Soho House.

Through the theme of innovation, we hope to bridge the gap that exists between the House and the community by showcasing the innovation of Handsworth that has developed over time and exists in the community to this day. Don’t Settle are commissioning a textile artist to create two separate textile pieces of 1m by 2.4m to hang vertically on display in the entryway of Soho House. The design must take into account imperative Don’t Settle values such as: - The reclaiming of heritage spaces that have traditionally excluded minoritised communities. - The importance of presenting alternative narratives in heritage sites and museums. - The valuable position that young people of colour play in telling these narratives and how they will carry the work forward. Further details: - We are looking for artists who have experience of working with textiles. - We encourage artists based in and around the Handsworth area. - We encourage applications from individuals from minoritised communities. - The fee is £2000, including all expenses for resources/materials/travel. If successful, you will be expected to attend a meeting on the site of Soho House in late August (date to be arranged) and the piece must be completed by October 21st 2019. Deadline: 9am, 26 August 2019.

How to Apply

Please go to our website for further information about this commission, including our downloadable information pack: https://www.beatfreeks.com/opportunities-list/artist-commission-soho-house