Commission opportunity - Winter Droving

Nutkhut Mela Logo Colour

End Arts, Nutkhut and the Mela Partnership wish to commission a new festival piece that will be first seen at this year’s Winter Droving in Cumbria (25/26 October).

We are seeking artist/makers to design and deliver a portable (wearable) peacock in full display mode – we are looking for a show stopper – a piece that will symbolise the Mela Partnership!

The completed piece will need to work primarily in the dark ie have lighting built in, be robust enough to have repeat uses (it is envisaged that the piece will tour to festivals, carnivals and Melas in 2020), be able to be dismantled for transportation. It is likely that this piece will be based upon lantern making principles but there may be other ways! The lighting is extremely important as this is primarily (but not exclusively) a night time display. LIGHTING IS KEY TO THIS COMMISSION!


£3k to include all costs - fee, materials and delivery.

Eden Arts have a workshop (a fire station engine bay) in Cumbria where the make can take place (accommodation can be arranged).

Nutkhut have access to archives and potential research materials and are based in London.

Nutkhut HQ can offer desk space for research and development.

Full details are HERE

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