OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS – Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?

Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves? 

Seventeen, Aberdeen and Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden are commissioning two artists; one established and one early career artist to work within a new collaborative project.

Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves? is a durational project curated by Rachel Grant set within Seventeen, and linking with the monthly Belmont Saturday market in Aberdeen. Artists will generate public interventions and events over a period of four months. This will encourage dialogue between artists and citizens who inhabit the city centre. The project will ask the question: How do we feed ourselves?

The main project activity will take place between August and November 2015 with public talks, interventions and events, culminating in a final showcase and symposium at Seventeen. The project will also involve one week artists’ residency at Scottish Sculpture workshop from the 31st August to 7th September 2015.


– Individual Artist Fee: £1500
– Graduate artist fee: £1000 (up to three years out of graduation from undergraduate or post graduate education).

Travel and accommodation

Project travel and accommodation is available on a case by case basis. Interview travel expenses will be provided within reason and agreed before interview takes place.


Deadline for application is 7 July 2015 at 5pm. Applicants will be informed that their application has been received within 2 days. Interviews will take place at Seventeen in Aberdeen on the 12 August 2015 between 2 and 5pm. Those unable to attend the interview in person, should make arrangements to interview via skype. Applicants will be notified of the final decisions within 3 working days.

Application format:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Project concept (max 400 words)
  • Project activity (max 400 words)
  • Preliminary timeline/key dates of activity
  • Preliminary materials/events budget
  • Contact details of two referees

Interested artists should submit the application, CV, and a portfolio of up to five images of previous work. Portfolios should be kept to a maximum of 1MB or alternatively sent via dropbox.


Please submit application ‘Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?’ with your name in the subject header and email to

or alternatively mail to:

Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1 Main Street, Lumsden
AB54 4JN

Offer of opportunity is conditional on full attendance during the following key dates:

– Public talks: 22rd August 2015.
– Residency: 31st August – 7th September 2015
-Interventions: 26th September, 17th of October 31st October, 2nd November 2015.
– Set up and Final Event: Set up: 10th 11th 12th 13th November. Final event 14th of November 2015.

To discuss the opportunity and project concept further please email Rachel Grant on
This opportunity is supported by Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland through the Aberdeen Place Partnership.

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