Open Call for Artist: Creative Conversation

Ripon Workhouse Museum - Family day out

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Artist’s Brief for 2024.

Artists and groups of artists are invited to apply for this year’s community art project titled The Historic Lived Experience of Families at the Workhouse

The open call follows on from the success of the last artist led project in 2023 in partnership with Stephen Lee Hodgkins.

This year’s project which will explore the stories and experiences of families from the past. Exploring how they interacted with the social welfare system, specifically in the Ripon Workhouse, from the mid 1800s to the 1920s.

In the past for various reasons, many different types of families had to live in the Workhouse. To find out more, you can read about the one of the Workhouse families here: Wintersgill Family

Please read the 2024 Artist’s Brief  and find out more about the project and how to apply.

If your submission is selected for the first stage you will be invited to an interview at Ripon Workhouse Museum which will take place the w/c 6th May.

For those applying, if you would like to visit the Workhouse Museum in preparation, or if you need any further information, please contact our Community Engagement Officer Andy Bates [email protected] or call on 01765 538876.

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