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Artist/s sought for Middlesbrough Mela

How would you engage people with the River Tees at the Middlesbrough Mela?

We’re looking for creative ideas and approaches to activities that two artists could work together to deliver, on both days of the Middlesbrough Mela on 6th and 7th June, on behalf of the River Tees Re-discovered Project.

What we’re offering

tva will provide a stall at the Mela from which we’d like you – and a partner – to offer the public the chance to take part in an arts activity, for which we will pay each artist (up to 2) a fee of £200 per day + materials budget.

Please note you must have public liability insurance and be available for both days.

What we’re looking for

An arts activity, which is:

  • enjoyable and engaging
  • relates to the River Tees
  • gives people something to take away

What’s worked before

At the River Tees Re-discovered community launches, earlier this year, we placed artists Adrian Moule and Emily Hesse on site to deliver the fabulous River Tees Willow Pattern Plates project, engaging over 400 people, who designed their own plates inspired by the river and the willow pattern.

Send us your ideas

Please send an outline proposal of no more than 500 words to Ree Collins at projects@teesvalleyarts.org.uk by no later than 12 noon, Friday 15th May.

tva will then shortlist the most attractive ideas and will speak further with the artists to make a final selection.

More Information

For more information on the River Tees Rediscovered Project please click here and our role as arts delivery partner please click here.

Or if you’d like to speak to an actual person please call Ree Collins on +44 (0) 1642 264 654.

Peter is office co-ordinator at Tees Valley Arts. He has worked for over a decade as a freelance small business consultant @nealandco. You can follow him personally @pneal.